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.
After spending two games in the WAFL Michael Barlow has been recalled to play for Fremantle against St Kilda this weekend.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders took a big stride into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League for 2016 with a solid, four-grade performance at Eaglehawk’s Truscott Reserve on Sunday.
THE town’s schools celebrated Education Week last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE Pre-school staff members were overwhelmed by the response to their annual Garden Express Spring Bulb fundraiser.
Youth services in Cobram have received a helping hand thanks to a new appointment made possible through a community store.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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