The Fieldstone & Pinehurst Farms Sale was held today at the Great Northern Sales Arena in Fond du Lac, WI. A large crowd showed their appreciation for the deep, deep pedigrees carried by the cattle that passed through the ring as 78 female lots averaged $3,580.
The lineup featured animals from some of the breed’s most prominent cow families including Audrey Posch, Elegance and Ivory Mark. As Nancy Thomson commented in her welcoming remarks, “Appreciate the time it took to build these pedigrees. It’s a chance at a lifetime of breeding!” In addition to the Fieldstone and Pinehurst cattle, the sale also had a select number of guest consignments from Elegance Futures, Dutchmeer Holsteins, Sabofarm Holsteins and Michael Rammer.
High seller at $11,000 was Lot #43 – Budjon-JK DD Exposed-ET (EX-90), a 3-year-old Dundee daughter out of Budjon-JK Storm Emily (EX-92), making her a full sister to Budjon-JK Fallen Embers (EX-92) and Budjon-JK Emilys Edair (EX-92). Edair is the Reserve All-American and All-Canadian Junior 3-Year-Old and Fallen Embers was nominated All-American and All-Canadian 4-Year-Old in 2010. Exposed sold fresh in January and milking 128# out of a beautiful udder. Consigned by Elegance Futures, she was purchased by Lloyd & Denise Pease of Susquehanna, PA.
Following Exposed into the sale ring was another member of the Elegance family and Budjon-JK Goldwyn Eirene-ET (VG-88) brought $6,700 to rank as second-high seller on the day. Consigned by Elegance Futures, Eirene is out of Budjon-JK Dur Esquisite-ET (EX-92), then 2E-95 Encore Electra and 3E-96 Elegance. Eirene is a full sister to Rolling-Spring G Escence-ET (EX-92) who was Nominated All-American 4-Year-Old in 2010. Greg Letter of Brussels, WI was the final bidder on Eirene.
Topping the Pinehurst contingent at $6,600 was Pinehurst Fortune-ET, a 4/09 Dundee due in May to Roy out of four generations of multiple ‘E’, 94-point dams all over 200,000M or 300,000M lifetime. From the Fancy Faithful family that also produced 2E-94 Pinehurst Folk Dance-ET, Fortune was purchased by Fieldstone Farm and Robert & Laura Bachmann.
A stylish 7/10 Stormatic daughter out of the aforementioned Pinehurst Folk Dance-ET (2E-94) – Folk Magic of Fieldstone-ET – brought $6,000 from Arlin Buttke of Randleman, NC. She sold in the ring along with her 9/10 full sister who was also purchased by Arlin Buttke for $4,700. Folk Dance completes five generations of EX-94 cows all with impressive individual records and lifetime totals. Arlin Buttke was also the volume buyer on the day as he took home 14 head from the sale.
The sale was managed by Rick & Paula Bovre of the Great Northern Land & Cattle Co. In addition to Horace Backus, David Rama and Sonny Bartel, sale staff included Ray LeBlanc, Perry Phend, Robert Sabo and Robert Yeoman.
Other high sellers on the day:
Lot 88 – $5,500 – Cherrie-Kreek Sierra-ET (VG-87), a 2-year-old Durham from the Penn-Gate Skychief Finesse family
Lot 68 – $5,500 – OCD Mandy-ET (VG-88), a 3-year-old Talent out of Carrousel Lee Mandylynn-ET (2E-93) back to 4E-96 Broker Mandy
Lot 1 – $5,400 – Pinehurst Silver Sequin (EX-92), a 5-year-old Durham out of Fieldstone Secret-Red-ET (EX-92) that completes seven generations of Excellent cows.
Lot 30 – $5,300 – Castleholm Dundee Rhythm-ET (EX-90), a 15th generation Excellent cow from the Audrey Posch family
Lot 8 – $5,200 – Fieldstone Silver Sandal-ET, a 9/09 Goldwyn bred to Braxton out of Fieldstone Silver Solace-ET (2E-94)
Lot 39 – $5,200 – Sabofarm Stormatic Queen-ET (EX-91), a Stormatic daughter of Miss Stardust Quincy (4E-96), then 4E-94 Maryline Mark Queen
A large crowd filled the seats at the Great Northern Sales Arena for the Fieldstone and Pinehurst Farms Sale.
Long-time friends of David Bachmann, Sr. – Horace Backus and Henry ‘Sonny’ Bartel occupied the sale box for the beginning of the sale. Horace read pedigrees for the duration and Sonny later shared auctioneering duties with David Rama.
Nancy Thomson of Fieldstone Farms gave the welcoming remarks for the sale.