Ratliffs Proof of Progress Sale Preview

A lively crowd of Jersey enthusiast were on hand in Garnett, Kansas tonight for a preview of the Ratliff Proof of Progress Sale that takes place tomorrow, starting at noon (Central). Below are some images from the evening. You can find the catalog online here. The line-up is full of great Jersey cows with strong […]

Manannah-Valley Sale Pieces of the Puzzle Preview

Everything is coming together in preparation for the Manannah-Valley Pieces of the Puzzle Sale in Litchfield, MN. The Saturday event begins with a pre-sale pancake breakfast starting at 8:00 AM, then a youth clipping workshop at 9:30 AM and the sale kicks-off at 11:30 AM! The lineup of heifers and cows is amazing – there […]

Joleanna Spring Premiere Sale Preview

The excitement is building at Joleanna Holsteins in Unadilla, NY as Joleanna, Arethusa and Kueffner Holsteins get ready for the Joleanna Spring Premiere Sale set to begin at 11:00 AM Saturday morning. The cattle look stunning and they hope to see a large crowd at the farm tomorrow. If you are unable to make it, […]

Xcaret Holsteins Complete Dispersal

The dispersal sale of the Xcaret Holsteins herd happened today in Glencoe, MN and was supported by a standing room only crowd. Xcaret (pronounced esh-ca-ray) is the prefix of Tim & Sue Hoese, well-known for their success and love of showing in the Upper Midwest. The presentation of the animals today was exactly what you’d […]

Attention Baseball Fans!

The Illinois Junior Holstein Association is auctioning off a signed baseball from Chicago Cubs outfielder, Alfonso Soriano. The proceeds will go to fund their trip to National Holstein Convention this June in Bloomington, Minnesota. The auction will be held at the Stephenson Sizzler Sale on Friday, May 7th. Soriano currently ranks 8th in the National […]

Savage-Leigh Sale Highlights

Andrea Haines was on-hand at the Savage-Leigh Sale, held May 1 in Frederick, Maryland. Following are prices and photos from the event, which averaged $7516 on 73 lots. Lot 1- $107,000 Savage Leigh Lydon Laruel, VG89 EX-MS @ 2 years, Lydon x Luscious. Buyer was Bourba and Bourba, Calif. Contenders were Entourage Holsteins. Lot 1 […]

Scenes from the Elite Spring Selections Sale

The Elite Spring Selections Sale took place today at the Columbia Co. Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY. The sale averaged $4,930 on 133 lots. Below are some photos from the sale, for more price information scroll down for the earlier sale post. Friday night there was a pre-sale viewing and BBQ that was well attended with […]

A strong internet connection is a hard thing to find here in Chatham, NY; but great Brown Swiss cattle are not, they’re here at the Elite Spring Selections Sale. A large crowd is on hand for what is sure to be an exciting sale. I’ll try to update periodically throughout the sale with prices, as […]

Recap of Dairy Policy Testimony Presented to: U.S. House of Representatives – Committee on Agriculture April 20, 2010 – Harrisburg, PA by Tammy Graves Committee on Agriculture Members Present – 7: Collin Peterson (MN), Chairman Tim Holden (PA), Vice Chairman Leonard Boswell (IA) David Scott (GA), Chairman of Subcommittee of Livestock (handles dairy policy) Kathleen […]

Willsbro Sale & Open House

On Tuesday 13th April, Willsbro Holsteins hosted an Open House around their 1000 cow facility, attracting nearly 1200 people from all parts of the UK and Europe. Basking in glorious spring sunshine, visitors were treated to a wonderful tour of their facilities, and also were given the chance to see some of the cows at […]