It’s a gorgeous afternoon in West Union, IA as preparations continue for the 30 Something Sale this evening and the Field of Dreams Finale tomorrow.
The lineup is as impressive as for past Field of Dreams Sales which have yielded numerous national show winners and Grand Champions. There is a good variety of high genomic individuals, fancy show heifers and cattle with deep, deep pedigrees, both Holsteins and Jerseys.
Here’s a peek at some of the individuals selling tonight and tomorrow with more photos to come! Lots with ‘S’ indicate animals selling in tonight’s 30 Something sale.
As always, there is a beautiful group of Jersey heifers.
Michael Heath & Katie Phend get the exact info on Lot 2B – RJR Sid 3275-ET, a 9/12 Sid daughter out of RJR Sanchez 1914-ET (EX-92), the Sanchez daughter of RJR-BH Goldwyn 1154-ET (EX-95), the Grand Champion of the IA State Fair and IA State Show in 2011.
Lot 14 – Ms Velvet Epic Vine-ET, a 7/12 Epic daughter of DeBoer Gldwyn Snow Velvet-ET (EX-93), the All-American and All-Canadian Junior 3-Year-Old in 2010.
Lot 20 – Legendholm-N Angie, a 3/12 Sid out of Nabholz-H Armani-ET (EX-91), the Shottle daughter of Exels Goldwyn Anna 13384 (EX-94), Reserve Grand Champion of the IL State Show in 2012, then back to Chief Adeen.
Lot 25 – TJ-Kasper Goldwyn Leasia-ET, a 9/12 Goldwyn out of Gordie Hi-Metro Lucille (EX-93)
Lot 26 – Budjon-JK Litning Storm-ET, a VG-87 Lylehaven Lightning due in July to Gold Chip out of Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen-ET (EX-96 4E GMD DOM), then EX-96 3E Elegance.
Lot 38 – Fradon Spectrum July, a 7/12 Spectrum daughter out of Del-Hollow-I Destry Jae (VG-85-CAN), then four more EX-CAN dams from the Jodie family.
Lot J29 – Random Luck K Juliet, a senior 2-year-old Kenai fresh in April out of Random Luck Joy (EX-90), then Gil-Bar Sparkler Jolene (EX-91).
Lot S17 – Ocean-View Admiral Zamira, a 12/12 Admiral out of Ocean-View Blitz Zandra (EX-92), then Mandel Zandra (EX-95 2E GMD DOM).
Left: Lot J39 – BHF-SSF Raptor Ivory, a 9/12 Raptor out of an EX Bellevue, then and EX-90 Furor
Right: Lot J17 – Duckett Nabholz Sadie-ET, a 12/12 Shocker out of GD Comerica Sophie (EX-91), the Intermediate Champion at the WI Spring Show in 2011.
Left: Lot J21 – Lyon Jade Addie, an 11/10 Jade due July 1st out of an EX-91 Golden Boy dam
Right: Lot 31 – Schulte Bros TB Gingerale-ET, a 9/11 Tbone out of a VG-87 Vindication, then Mi Wil Deluxe Gorgeous EX-92
Lot S12 – Nabholz-Legend Acme Aria-ET, a 3/13 Acme out of Exels Goldwyn Anna 13384-ET (EX-94), a many-time show winner out of Amlaird Lee Amber (VG-88), then Chief Adeen (EX-94 DOM).
Lot S23 – Miss Licorice Uno Lavish, a 10/12 Numero Uno daughter of RockyMountain Tal Licorice-ET (EX-95), the All-American 4-Year-Old in 2011, then ten more VG & EX dams from the Lydia family.
Lot S29 – Heath-Dyment Marissa-ET, a 1/13 polled Meridian at +1995 GTPI +2.92T out of Pine-Tree 1258 Mity 4771-ET, a Mitey P out of the Rudy Missy family. A maternal sister to the Mitey P is the dam of Mogul.
Lot 6 – Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, a 3/12 Sid who was 1st spring yearling at the Midwest Spring National Show out of Quality-Ridge Ruben Sandy (EX-94).
Lot 1 – Hanover-Hill Preci Bunny-ET, a junior 2-year-old Alexander fresh in April out of RJR Jeeves 1830-ET (VG-88), then EX-95 RJR-BH Goldwyn 1154-ET.
Lot 55 – Go-Sho I Will Remember U-ET, a 4-year-old Jasper fresh in March from Go-Sho Bonvoyage Royale (EX-94), then two more EX dams.
Lot S13 – 3/13 Alexander out of BVK Atwood Alex-ET, a full sister to BVK Atwood Arianna, the All-American and All-Canadian Junior 2-Year-Old in 2012.
Lot J16 – Duckett Nabholz BS Sassy, a 7/12 Blackstone out of GD Comerica Sophie (EX-91), the Intermediate Champion of the Wisconsin Spring Show in 2011.
Norm’s pride and joy – Morningview Destry Lani (VG-88 @ 2-07) – is on display in the sale arena for tonight’s pre-sale social. Sired by Destry, Lani is out of Morningview Shtl Lucy (EX-90 2E DOM), then eight more VG & EX dams from the Lead Maes.
Morningview Destry Lani (VG-88) from the rear
Next to Lani is her 3/1/13 Runner-P-Red calf, Nabholz Fond Leah-Red. She sells tonight in the 30 Something Sale and is a big, fancy, red polled heifer from ten generations of VG & EX cows.
Gretchen Taylor did a beautiful job creating the banner and landscaping the sale ring.