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.
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In a tight tense affair, the Yarrawonga Pigeons have defeated the Wodonga Bulldogs by 28 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
ECHUCA hospital’s Make Your Mark campaign has passed the $3 million mark.
LEITCHVILLE-GUNBOWER maintained an incredible 10-0 start to the Heathcote league season on Saturday with a crushing 18-goal win over Lockington-Bamawm United at Leitchville Oval.
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Scores of local farmers and concerned community groups will travel to Barham today to protest the Murray Darling Basin Plan in front of key Senators and Members of Parliament.
District emergency services were on high alert on Sunday after a 35-year-old Craigieburn man went missing in the Knowsley State Forest.
Police are treating a fire at a Cobram East orchard as suspicious with an estimated damage bill of $40000.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
Individual district pricing will eventually be abolished in a proposed major structural change to Goulburn-Murray Water’s water pricing.
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