South Australian Master Breeder Warramont Holsteins (David and Trudy Fiebig) captivated a large audience last week as they showcased their First Stage Complete Dispersal sale.
The sale was held at the Warrnambool Selling centre and also attracted many bidders online.
The exceptionally well presented line of Holstein cows met strong demand averaging $3,900 with the in-milk and springing cows averaging $4,042 and the two-year old heifers averaging $3,494.
Topping the sale at $24,000 was the outstanding young cow Warramont Diamondback Fondue, VG88. Granddaughter of former Melbourne and Adelaide Royal Champion Warramont Winluke Frosti EX91 and descendant of the World famous Quality Fran family in Canada, this top young cow showed exceptional breed type. She sold to Simon Wilkie of Bacchus Marsh.
The second highest seller at $13,500 was Warramont Doorman Daybreak 10 VG87 with a BPI +401 and 497 kgs fat on her most recent lactation and traces back to Donor’s full sister Elite Mountain Dreamer VG87, 12 SBC. She sold to Peter Fullerton of Nirranda who also selected maternal sisters (11 generations VG) Warramont Heath Dallas VG for $6,750 and Warramont Xmas Dallas, VG86 for $6,000.
Terang buyers B & J Dickson of Emu Banks snapped up 4 top young cows all bred from the high performance Mountain Dreamer family including Warramont Contender Deluxe VG86, (14 gens EX and VG) for $7,250, Warramont Kingboy Daybreak 11 VG87 for $7,000, Warramont Superhero Davina, BPI +432 for $6,500 and Warramont Christmas Delight VG for $6,000.
Donnybrook Proprietors selected several young cows including the fine-uddered red cow Warramont Licorice Fuschia VG at $6,000.
The polished line of autumn calving heifers sold for a top of $5,750 for Warramont Solomon Lady, bred from the famed Glomar Lucky family and daughter of an EX92-3E dam with near 100,000 litres. She was purchased by A & M Lindquist of Scotts Creek who also chose Warramont Akyol Tint-Red for $5,400.
J & J Hibberson proved to be strong buyers throughout the day snapping up Warramont Solomon Darling (bred from 3 gens of 100,000 litre Lifetime dams) for $5,000 along with Contender Daybreak 25 at $4,600 and Byway Dixie for $4,500.
Dairy Livestock Services agent Ross Suares says “David and Trudy have a lot of high-profile cow families and very well-bred cows. When you lined them up it was hard to find a cow you wouldn’t be happy to buy.”