The Willows Edge Sale was held yesterday, Monday, August 17th on a gorgeous summer day in New Richmond, WI. A large crowd gathered at the farm and saw 69 lots pass through the ring for an average of $3,338.
Topping the sale at $12,000 was Lot #7 – a first choice Man-O-Man due in March, 2010 from Elk-Creek-Acres TS Linnaeus, a VG-87 VG-MS Toystory daughter backed by three VG & EX dams. A full brother to the choice is contracted to Accelerated Genetics and the choice was purchased by Pierre Boulet of Montmagny, Quebec.
Second high at $11,100 was the first choice Goldwyn out of Willows-Edge Lee Velcro (EX-93 EEEEE), the All-American Junior 3-Year-Old in 2007. Cowtown Holsteins of Derby, VT claimed the choice which was Lot 1 in the catalog. They already own a Kite daughter of Velcro that just went VG as a junior two-year-old.
Meyervilla Talent Trilby-ET, an EX-92 Talent daughter, sold for $10,700 to Voight Acres Holsteins of Shiocton, WI – good for third high and the top live seller. Her dam, Early-Autumn Tutone (VG-86) has sons in AI and a pile of Very Good and Excellent daughters. Fresh in June, Trilby sold milking 120# a day.
L to R: Lynn Harbaugh, representing buyer Voight Acres Holsteins; Peter Meyer, breeder of Trilby; Tyler Meyer, contending bidder; Jake Kruschke holding Meyervilla Talent Trilby; Jordan, Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk, sellers. In the box are Tim Abbot and Tom Morris.
Willows-Edge BI Improvise, an EX-93 Boss Iron daughter, brought $6,000 from Dan & Jeri Lindahl of Lindstrom, MN. Improvise was also fresh in June and has been a winner on the local show circuit.
The Willows-Edge crew with Dan & Jeri Lindahl, buyers of Improvise.
The sale was managed by Tom Morris, Ltd.