Dairy

Paringa sale

By Country News

A strong result has been registered for Paringa Holsteins’ third stage dispersal sale, with a top price of $8000 achieved.

The total clearance sale at Shepparton Saleyards saw 99 heifers sold for an average price of $2810, with the top-selling heifer Paringa Archrival Brook-Imp-Et sold to Les and Louise Calder in Meeniyan in South Gippsland.

With plenty of local and Victorian buyers represented, bidders also came from as far north as Tamworth in NSW and as far south as Tasmania.

Auctioneer Brian Leslie said he was thrilled with the results.

‘‘It was a very strong sale with strong bidding throughout,’’ he said.

‘‘Paringa has got so much history and a long reputation. The lots were presented beautifully in outstanding conditions.’’

A total of 16 heifers will now call Tamworth home, while several will be transported to the Gippsland region.

A large number will stay in the local area.

Paringa Holsteins’ owner Pam Malcolm made the decision to hang up the milking apron in September 2017.

Founded by her father in 1943, the Invergordon stud achieved a number of accolades including winning IDW Grand Champion Holstein for its cow Paringa Fever Opa at the 2016 International Dairy Week.