It was a picture perfect spring day in Wisconsin and an enthusiastic crowd traveled to Ixonia, WI for the Crescentmead Farms Dispersal on Saturday, May 24th. Located in southeastern Wisconsin, the Wendorfs of Crescentmead graciously welcomed people to their beautiful farm with a pre-sale pig roast and complimentary beverages throughout the day.
Sale hosts Elmo Wendorf, Jr and Carolyn & Niles Wendorf
The barn entrance features many of the show ring awards garnered by the Crescentmead herd.
Sale cattle in the tie-stall barn.
An addition to the main barn contains eight box stalls.
A large number of the sale cattle were tied in a separate pole shed.
Barn display highlighting the impact of Crescentmead breeding around the world.
Two of the high selling heifers stood on the end of the row. On the left is Lot #26 – Crescentmead-A Alicia-ET – a 11/05 Goldwyn from Sherona-Hill Champ Angel (VG-89) that sold for $35,000 to Gutman Brothers of Baltimore, MD. On the right is Lot #21 – Ms Crescentmead Amy-ET – a 9/06 September Storm from Amlaird Lee Alice (EX-92), the All-American Jr Two-Year-Old in 2003. Amy sold for $28,000 to Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, CT.
Amlaird Lee Alice (EX-92) – the All-American Jr. Two-Year-Old in 2003 – was impressive in both the barn and the sale ring. She is due September 1st and looks as though she could grace the shavings again this fall. A Comestar Lee daughter of Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ET (2E-94), Alice was the high seller on the day bringing $67,000 from her new owner, MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, WI.
A standing-room only crowd was on hand to see Alice pass through the ring.
Another display in the sale tent documented the many achievements and memories of the Crescentmead herd.
High seller: Amlaird Lee Alice (EX-92) – $67,000
L to R: Todd Wendorf; Elmo Wendorf, Jr.; Niles Wendorf; Alice with Rodney Hetts on halter; Tom Morris, sales staff; Scott Armbrust; and Kevin Jorgensen, agent for buyer MilkSource Genetics. Previously owned by Todd, Elmo & Niles Wendorf, Rodney Hetts and Scott Armbrust, Alice and her family members once again proved the immense popularity of the Starbuck Ada/Chief Adeen family line.
Second high seller: Crescentmead-A Alicia-ET – $35,000
L to R: Troy Wendorf, agent for buyer Gutman Brothers of Baltimore, MD; Scott Arbrust, seller; Alicia with seller Niles Wendorf on halter; Elmo Wendorf, Jr., seller; and Tom Morris, sale manager.
Third high seller: BKV Durham Donna (VG-87) – $34,000
Donna is three-year-old Durham out of Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ET(2E-94) sold by Wendorf, Hetts & Becker and purchased by Mike & Jill VanSchyndle of Cuba City, WI.
Fourth high seller: Ms Crescentmead Amy-ET – $28,000
Sold by Niles, Elmo & Todd Wendorf, Scott Armbrust and Rodney Hetts and purchased by Arethusa Farm.
Fifth high seller: Crescentmead-A Angelina-ET – $27,500
Rick and Paula Bovre with Angelina – the Bovres were agents for Angelina’s new owners, Lorita Holsteins and MB-Lucky Lady Holsteins of Modesto, CA.
A fancy 12/07 Shottle that carries a +2001 PTPI, Angelina is out of Sherona-Hill Champ Angel (VG-89) and her 2nd dam is Amlaird Lee Alice (EX-92).
Tom Morris, Ltd. managed the sale and brought together a sales staff from across the US and Canada. Unofficially, the sale averaged $6,355 on 112 full lots.