The Northwest Dairy Showcase Sale, sponsored by the Whatcom County Holstein and Jersey clubs, took place on Thursday evening, July 5th and averaged $2,416 on 28 live Holsteins and Jerseys. Five embryo lots averaged $385 per embryo.
Topping the sale at $5,500 was Lot 1 – Westcoast Windbrook Amalee, a 12/11 Windbrook heifer out of Butz-Butler Durham Amy-ET EX-93-CAN, then EX-96 2E Angel and EX-96 2E Ashlyn. Amalee leaves her Westcoast home headed to the LaFollette Holstein herd of John & Joan Judd in Wisconsin.
Lot 3 – Ronelee Manoman Devisha – was 2nd high at $4,700. Devisha is a +2101 GTPI 10/11 Man-O-Man out of a VG-86 Zenith daughter of Ronelee Outside Dabble EX-91 2E GMD DOM – the dam of Domain.
Consigned by Sherman & Jeff Polinder and John Sickleton of Lynden, WA, Devisha will move north of the border as she was purchased by Dick Carlson of BC.
Westcoast Holsteins placed the final $4,600 bid for Lot 14 – Vyecroft Carol Atwood, a 7/10 Atwood due in September to Epic out of a VG-87-CAN Mr Sam then back to the Corry family. Consigned by Vyecroft Holsteins of Rosedale, BC, Carol makes a return trip home to the neighborhood!
Other Holstein high sellers:
Lot 7 – $4,200 – Wedgwood Sonora Windbrook, a 10/11 Windbrook out of VG-87 Rosedale Shakira, back to EX-96 3E Blackrose
Lot 2 – $4,000 – Bradner Goldchip Hailing, a 3/12 Gold Chip out of a VG-86-CAN Advent daughter of Quality-Ridge Stormi Hazel 2E-96
High selling Jersey at $2,800 was Lot 25 – Rocha MVP Genna, a 2-year-old MVP daughter fresh in April out of an EX-92 Chairman dam. Consigned by Cris & Doris Rocha of Tillamook, OR, Genna was purchased by Jerald Visser of Sumas, WA.
2nd high Jersey at $2,750 was Lot 28 – Pacific Pride Humvee Nadine, a 7/11 Gro-Lyn Humvee out of a 83-point Governor dam, back to Waymar Patrick Nadin EX-97 6E.
The dynamic duo of D.L. Lautenbach and Brian Behnke handled the auctioneering and pedigree reading duties.
Well, most of the auctioneering duties anyway! Recent auctioneer school graduate Kyle Demmer stepped to the box to sell the last few lots of the sale in his Washington debut!