Byrne Lea Bradnick Jacobonia EX90 Lot 142 Byrne Lea Dispersal
The Byrne Lea Holstein Dairy Dispersal held at Mortlake Selling Centre on Wednesday 24th of March saw Craig and Fiona Fisher of Drumborg pull in a gross of $846,200.
The celebrated Avonlea Jacobonia family featured strongly with Lot 142 Byrne Lea Bradnick Jacobonia EX90 topping the sale at $14,250.
She sold to buyers Ben and Angela Tweddle of Glencoe in SA who also bought Byrne Lea Dealmaker Jaco; the daughter of Aftershock Jacobonia EX90 for $6,000.
Local Breeder Tim Fleming took home the in-calf Byrne Lea Alonzo Ding; the granddaughter of a two-time Intermediate IDW Champion for $10,000. She is due in mid-April to Bradnick.
The sale attracted bulk buyers including Hilltop Dairies at Victor Harbor, SA. They purchased 61 head including autumn calving young cows for an average of $3,150 and 28 young cows and heifers due in April.
The McDonald family from Orbost also bought in bulk, selecting 46 head that were mainly spring-calvers at a $2,444 average via livestream.
The 287 head sold across Victoria, South West Riverina and South Australia averaging $2,958.
165 registered Holstein cows and heifers averaged $3,201 whilst 44 spring-calving and unjoined heifers averaged $2,601 and 78 commercial cows both autumn and spring-calvers averaged $2,617.
The sale was conducted by Elders, Warrnambool and Flanagan Marketing Services in conjunction with Elite Livestock Auctions.