Last month buyers from across Victoria bid freely at the First Stage Complete Dispersal Sale of Master Breeders David and Glenyce Johnston.
The Segenhoe Park Holsteins sale was held at the Mortlake Selling Centre and many gathered to get their hands on some of the 91 Holsteins on offer.
Topping the sale at $7,000 was the outstanding close to calving cow, Segenhoe Park Impress Lorraine. She is backed by several generations of high VG dams with huge longevity and sold to Profitable Cattle Company.
The next highest seller at $6,500 was the 8 generation EX and VG cow, Segenhoe Park Steady Koo; bred from the famed Avonlea Koo family. She was purchased by P and M Kerr of Cobden, Vic.
Brendan and Sarah Glass of Gundowring, Vic remained strong buyers throughout the sale selecting the $6,300 Segenhoe Park Bailey Lara, bred from the Lorraine line. They also picked Segenhoe Park Stanton Sharp; a fine young cow from the noted Plana/Onkavale S family for $5,250.
Tim and Tanya Flemming took home the VG87, second-lactaction cow Segenhoe Park Impress Merle for $6,000.
Also purchased at $6,000 was great-uddered cow Segenhoe Park FR Pansy who sold to P & C Castle of Allansford, Vic.
Chocolyn Park Holsteins of Camperdown, Vic bought young VG cow Segenhoe Park LP Gem for $5,000.
Also sold at $5,000 was the very last lot Segenhoe Park Reginald Mandy VG86 who was purchased by well-known local Breeder Brett Cirillo.
The 91 Holsteins sold grossed $328,250 with an average of $3,610.
Prior to commencement of the auction, Vendor David Johnston was presented with the prestigious Holstein Australia Federal Honorary Life Membership award by former Holstein Australia President Patrick Glass.
DLS Auctioneer Brian Leslie said “it was wonderful to see David Johnston awarded his much deserved Life Member Badge from Holstein Australia”.