Buyers broke no records at last night’s premier dairy cattle sale at International Dairy Week, but paid consistently high prices for more than 30 Holstein lots.January 23, 2014 8:01am
Buyers broke no records at last night’s premier dairy cattle sale at International Dairy Week, but paid consistently high prices for more than 30 Holstein lots.
A crowd of about 1000 people at Tatura’s Blackmore-Leslie complex saw bidders go up to $12000 for a Numero Uno heifer offered by the Gordon family.
This was the top auction price.
Although the prices did not reach last year’s top of $14000, buyers paid more than $70000 for the first 10 lots of young stock.
The average lot price was $6823.
Sold under the hammer of veteran auctioneer Brian Leslie, the crowd was not disappointed with the rapid fire delivery of commentary on bidding, punctuated by the breeding history.
One three-week-old imported embryo that was not born when the catalogue was put together, and was not at the auction, owned by a NSW stud was sold for $11000.
Buyers saw a video of the calf projected on to a large screen.
A Noni calf offered by the Perrett family sold for $11500.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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