Cypress Grove V3 Ronimo Tiffany, top price, top BPI cow in the WWS Evolution Sale.
At the recent Worldwide Sires Evolution Sale the top BPI lot on offer, Cypress Grove V3 Ronimo Tiffany achieved the $12,000 top price, selling to Bryan and Jo Dickson of Emu Banks Holsteins.
Sold by Mitchell Jones of Foster, Victoria, Cypress Grove V3 Ronimo Tiffany is number 15 on Holstein Australia’s February list of top 20 genomic females with a Balanced Performance Index of 367.
Commenting on the Emu Banks purchase, Bryan Dickson says: “There were a couple of factors in the purchase decision, obviously her BPI – she’s one of the top heifers in the country – but also the family she’s out of, the Tiffanys.
“It was the fact she’s a Tiffany out of a Doorman. There’s three main production daughters out of the Tiffanys, and we’ve now got animals out of all three branches.
“Our plans for her are to flush her and produce more animals mainly for our milking herd, but I’m sure if we get some good looking ones, you’ll see them in the show ring in years to come, perhaps back at IDW.”
Holstein Australia Genetics Services Manager, Rohan Butler, says: “I understand that prior to the sale there was a lot of focus and interest in the Tiffany cow based on her genomic ratings. I think this is a real endorsement of the work Holstein Australia, DataGene and others have done over the last few years with the introduction and growth of the genomics system, and a sign of things to come in the future.”
Dairy Livestock Services’ Scott Lord says: “The average for the sale was $5,294, with all lots offered at the Worldwide Sires Evolution Sale sold. The average was $400 higher than last year, with competition strong from Gippsland, Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia.”
Pic: Farmonline / Carlene Dowie. Pictured with Cypress Grove V3 Ronimo Tiffany are vendors Kevin, Helen, Katie, Alanna, Paisley and Mitchell Jones and pictured in the centre Dairy Livestock Sales staff Andrew Mackie and Brian Leslie and handler Connor Griffiths.