The Kaarmona ‘Once in Decade’ Sale showcased “an outstanding line-up of dairy cattle” last month with the Sprunt Family reaching a top price of $21,000 at their on-farm auction.
Topping the sale after a bidding storm was Kaarmona Nacash Destiny 19; a 7 month heifer who boasts a gBPI of +486 and a GLPI of +3763 and sold to Australian Fresh Milk Holdings of Orange, NSW. She is backed by 12 generations of EX and VG from the World famous A-L-H Oman Destiny family. Additionally, Destiny 19 recorded a gBPI of 469 in the April 2021 Australian Breeding Values release.
Kaarmona owner Rohan Sprunt says she has the most credentials of any heifer in the Kaarmona herd and they're "really proud" of her achievements.
The second highest seller for $15,000 was young cow Kaarmona Slamdunk Destiny 6-ET who was snapped up by Bryan and Jo Dickson of Emu Banks Holsteins, Terang. Her sons are in AI with gBPI’s over 500 and are listed in the top five genomic sires in the country.
The same buyers secured her daughter, Kaarmona Complete Destiny 14 for $10,000 with a gBpi + 407. Emu Banks Holsteins also took home a focus heifer from a VG Wrangler dam; Kaarmona Nacash Deo 3 for $5,000.
Trailing closely behind the 3rd highest seller at $13,700 was Kaarmona Kingdoc Amaretto 5, purchased by Hallyburton Farms of Cobden. She is a 1st lactation cow from Kaarmona Kingdoc Amaretty, sold in calf to sexed Deltalambda and is bred from 11 gens of EX and VG dams.
Her full sister Kaarmona Kingdoc Amaretto 4 sold for $7,000 in calf to Diamondback to buyer L Prout of Kerang.
The April ABV release saw the Kaarmona herd listed in the top 10 Holstein herds in Australia.
Auctioneer Brian Leslies says “there is tremendous demand for top end lots and it was an outstanding line-up of cows”.
The vendors offered 55 Holsteins who averaged $4,455 with many prospective buyers bidding online and on farm from all over Victoria.
Mr Leslie says “I'm sure all these cows will go away and do a terrific job for their new owners.”