Stud holds first dis­per­sal sale

Shepparton News - Country News - - DAIRY NEWS - By Rod­ney Woods

The top price of $17 000 was achieved twice at the on-farm first stage com­plete dis­per­sal sale of the dual Mas­ter Breeder herd, Paringa Hol­steins, at In­ver­gor­don last week.

The sale, opened by owner Pam Malcolm, saw Paringa Destry Ap­ple (ET)VG 87 (2nd lact) fetch equal top price.

She was sold to Avon­lea Hol­steins owned by J. and C. Gar­diner of Car­dinia (south-east of Mel­bourne).

Also sell­ing for the top price was the young cow Paringa Af­ter­shock Stacey VG 87 (2nd lact), a ninth gen­er­a­tion VG from the noted Supreme fam­ily, who was pur­chased by the Dee Fam­ily of the well-known Cly­de­vale herd at Ma­corna (south of Kerang).

The next high­est price of $14 000 went to the close-to­calv­ing cow Paringa Steady Micka VG 86 from the long es­tab­lished Mar­lene line, who was also pur­chased by Avon­lea Hol­steins, and also to sixth gen­er­a­tion EX cow Paringa Damion Nico (ET) EX 91, who was bought by a Sale buyer.

Mrs Malcolm said she was over­whelmed by the amount of sup­port she re­ceived.

‘‘It means a lot. I re­ceived texts, emails, cards, phone calls from ev­ery state in Aus­tralia,’’ she said.

‘‘The neigh­bours who helped out were un­be­liev­able.’’

She said she was happy with where the cat­tle were headed.

‘‘They’ve all gone to good homes. That’s my great­est sat­is­fac­tion.’’

The sale saw a near-com­plete clear­ance, with Dairy Live­stock Ser­vices re­port­ing an av­er­age of $3360.

‘‘It was a pretty good sale. They went all over Vic­to­ria and NSW,’’ DLS north­ern Vic­to­ria agent Lee Hamil­ton said.

Pen­tal Is­land (south-east of Swan Hill) farmer Greg Ran­dall was the top buyer, pur­chas­ing 22 cows.

Mrs Malcolm will hold a clear­ance sale on Oc­to­ber 11 be­fore the next stage of the stud sale is held early next year.

Big day out . . . En­joy­ing the sun be­fore the sale are Bob Thatcher of Co­bram, Gipp­s­land’s John Gar­diner, Frank Sor­raghan from Wagga Wagga, Lind­say Mar­shal, of Fin­ley, Stuart Plat­t­fuss of Fin­ley and Se­mex area man­ager Howard Hod­getts.

Fam­ily sup­port . . . Mrs Malcolm’s grand­daugh­ters Bob­bie Ash (left), 15 months, and Jessie Ash (right), 2, with Mrs Malcolm’s daugh­ter Kel­lie Malcolm (sec­ond on right) and the chil­dren’s nanny T’Sharn Gill.

Be­gin­ning of the end . . . In­ver­gor­don’s Pam Malcolm opened the dis­per­sal sale that was held on-farm last week.

On the move . . . There were 146 cows up for sale, with those sold find­ing new homes all over Vic­to­ria and NSW.

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