The Dupasquier Complete Dispersal was held at the farm yesterday in Guelph, Ontario. A massive crowd gathered for the opportunity to purchase individuals from the Winnie, Patricia, Apricot, Silver, Mandy and Caria families. At the end of the day, the sale averaged $5,364 on 216 lots, including embryos.
Entrance to the beautiful Dupasquier facilities
The Dupasquier farm office displays just a portion of the show ring awards the herd has captured over the years.
Just a few of the heifers that passed through the sale ring.
Dupasquier Carisma Patricia – EX-93 – 4th generation EX cow who goes back to Mawacres Warden Patricia (EX-3E-CAN), a matriarch of the Dupasquier herd.
Dupasquier Gibson Annie- EX-93-2E – Her dam is Walnutlawn Astre Apricot (VG-89-2YR), All-American Senior 2-Year-Old 1998
Atoz Lucius Marvel – EX-95-3E – Reserve All-American and Reserve All-Canadian Junior 2-Year-Old in 2000
The sale was managed by Encans Boulet, Inc. Johanne Boulet, at left, was the sale clerk and also worked the ring, Pierre Boulet was the auctioneer and Roger Turner read pedigrees. Above them is one of the banners that hung over the show ring at World Dairy Expo commemorating some of the ‘Legendary’ champions from Madison, including Dupasquier’s Boalcrest Sterling Silver (EX-2E) who was Supreme Champion there in 1997.
The Dupasquier family – Eric Dupasquier welcomed the crowd and gave credit to his father, Oscar, for having the vision to move from Switzerland to Canada and to build the herd that has achieved a remarkable level of success over the years.
A standing room only crowd took in the sale. As the sale began, the crowd was actually three and four people deep at the tent openings.
High seller on the day at $65,000 was Pierstein Dundee Rolita, a 4/08 Dundee daughter of Thruland James Rose (EX-97-2E), the legendary show cow. Purchased by Pierre Boulet, this stylish heifer will join her mother at Ferme Boulet in Quebec.
Second high seller at $46,000 was Dupasquier Windstar Presence, a Dupasquier Windstar daughter that just scored VG-88-2YR only 10 days fresh. Her dam is a VG-88 Primetime daughter and her 2nd dam is Dupasquier Prelude Presca (EX-3E). Presence was purchased by Gene Iager of Maple Lawn Farm in Maryland.
Dupasquier D Windstar Winter (EX-94) brought $43,000, good for third high. Just raised to EX-94, Winter is out of Dupasquier Charles Winnia (EX-2E 3*) and her 2nd dam is the memorable show campaigner, Dupasquier Starb Winnie (EX-3E 8*), the many-time All-Canadian and All-American.
Dupasquier Carisma Patricia – EX-93 – and her 1/09 Mr MDMapleLawn Electricity daughter in the ring. Patricia sold for $27,500 to Bosdale Holsteins and her daughter brought $8,300 from Ebyholme Holsteins.
Other high sellers:
- Dupasquier Maple Lawn Elegance (VG-87-2YR) – $24,000 – Dundee daughter of Sunny-Valley Durham Electra (EX-95), All-American Junior 3-Year-Old 2004
- Dupasquier Wildfire Penny (EX-95-2E) – $19,500 – Dupasquier Wildfire daughter from the Mawacres Warden Patricia family
- Gleneil Carisma Bo Lark (EX-94) – $19,000 – Nominated All-Canadan Junior 3-Year-Old in 2007
- Dupasquier Carisma Winne (VG-89) – $15,000 – Carisma daughter from the Winnie family
- Dupasquier Linjet Clarissa (EX-92) – $13,200 – Linjet daughter of England-Ammon Emory Cari (EX-2E 5*)