Dairy

Heifer dispersal sale in Echuca tops at $9000

By Rodney Woods

A combined Complete Heifer Dispersal Sale was held at the Echuca saleyards on July 13, with the top priced heifer selling for $9000.

While the Eagle Ridge and Ingoldale stud dispersals were the feature of the sale, a few other farmers also got the opportunity to sell.

Overall, 105 Holsteins sold, averaging $3165.

The top-priced heifer, Eagle Ridge Lmyfire Polly, owned by Finley's Russell and Kerry Eagle, was purchased by Luccombe Holsteins, also of Finley.

The next highest price paid for a heifer offered up by the Russells was Lavanguard Tiffany, a daughter of the winning five-year-old from the 2019 Victorian Winter Fair.

She sold for $5800 to S. and M. Portwine of Bamawm.

The top selling lot from Ingoldale Holsteins, owned by Jim and Dot Gilmore from Pyramid Hill, was the in-milk heifer Emilio Elga, which is backed by seven generations of EX and VG dams.

Emilio Elga sold to Marungi Park Holsteins, owned by Max Hall from Marungi, for $6000, while R. and R. Robins, of Cohuna, paid $5500 for Ingoldale Sweet Peaks.

Of the other sellers on the day, Bruce Fuller, from Tallygaroopna, sold Newhope 1stclass Berkeley, backed by a deep Canadian family, for $4000 to A. and C. Coombes, of Long Flat, NSW; while N. and H. Commadeur, from Numurkah, sold Madison Contender Ella to R. and K. Glover, of Katandra, also for $4000.

The sale was conducted by Dairy Livestock Services.