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The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

decades of dairy­ing came to an end at Shep­par­ton last week with the dis­per­sal of the Mor­gan fam­ily’s herd from Gir­garre.

The Mor­gans’ Hol­stein and cross­bred herd was highly rated, and was in the top 15 across Aus­tralia for the Bal­anced Per­for­mance In­dex.

Dairy Live­stock Ser­vices auc­tion­eer Brian Les­lie said buy­ers came from lo­cal ar­eas and Gipp­s­land to bid for the cows, with many sell­ing from $1600 to $1900.

The sale av­er­age for the 200 au­tumn and spring calv­ing cows was $1438.

“These cows were backed by 50 years of AI breed­ing and great man­age­ment by the Mor­gan fam­ily, and the cows were pre­sented in won­der­ful form, still milk­ing and due for au­tumn calv­ing,” Mr Les­lie said.

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