Western Victorian Breeders Ian and Karen McKie of The Points Holsteins held a very successful online sale last month featuring autumn calved cows and heifers.
Leading up to the sale, prospective buyers were able to view the stock on farm at The Points Pinnacle Sale Open Day, held two days prior to the online auction.
Buyers were also provided with an opportunity to start pre-bidding online from 2pm on the open day.
The Auction was conducted virtually from the DLS office through the Elite Livestock Auctions platform while the cows remained on the farm.
Topping the sale at $5,800 was The Points Megasire Pam VG86. She is a young cow bred from the famed Carmar Pam family who sold to Emu Banks Holsteins of B & J Dickson of Terang. The same buyers also handpicked 2 year old The Points Undenied Hoppy GP84 for $4,400.
Coming in as the second highest price was The Points Sammy Minisota EX90 who sold for $5,300. She is a 7 year old bred down from the renowned Marlene maternal line who sold to Munden Farms of Nilma North in Gippsland.
Local Breeder Tim Fleming took home The Points Solomon Kay VG86; a 3 year old who is backed by 4 more generations of EX & VG for $4,900.
G & T Dehne of Cohuna remained consistent buyers throughout the day and took home a handful of animals. Among their selection was The Points Megasire Lucy VG86 who sold for $4,800, The Points Bradnick Peta, a 6th generation EX and VG 4 year old for $4,200, The Points Corvette Dekol and The Points Maintime Judy who both sold for $4,100 each.
Other noted sales included The Points Guthrie Judy VG89 who sold to P Fullerton of Nirranda South for $4,600 and The Points Galaxy Lucy who sold to Justin Smart of Colac for $4,200.
100% of the 49 Holsteins on offer sold with an average sale price of $3,700 making the sale an online success with buyers across Victoria.