Following the sale of their property and milking herd last year, the Dryfield Holstein Heifers of Colin (Meggsie) Steel of Numurkah were auctioned last week with the sale topper going under the hammer at $7,000.
This year’s Dryfield Sale showcased 36 Holsteins and featured both spring and autumn (2022) calving heifers, unjoined heifers and a single commercial heifer.
Topping the sale was the large framed heifer Dryfield Diamondback Presence who had show success as a yearling and is due to calve late spring. She sold to NSW buyers Eloora Past. Co of Deniliquin for $7,000.
The second highest lot sold was Dryfield Dempsey Chrissy who is backed by 7 generations of EX and VG dams and is in calf due to sexed Diamondback in spring. She was handpicked by Munden Farms of Nilma who also purchased several lots including Dryfield Doorman Lyne for $4,250.
Buyers G & M Anderson took home a couple of noted heifers including Dryfield Goldman Paradise; a Doorman from an EX91 Goldwyn dam and snapped up Dryfield Solomon GC Paris from the famed Paradise family, both for $4,000 each.
A Wright of Garfield also paid $4,000 for the stylish unjoined yearling Dryfield Tatoo Surprise who is backed by 9 generations of EX and VG dams.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, most lots were bought online through the Elite Livestock Auctions platform with buyers from all parts of Victoria and several in NSW with an overall sales average of $2,875.