Holstein World’s Frank Putman was at the Vente Classique Sale today in Victoriaville, QC, and reports a final average of $5,801 and the following were a couple of the high selling individuals: LOT 1 – $40,000 – Comestar Lilacary SanchezA 10/29/09 Sanchez daughter of Comestar Goldwyn Lilac (VG-88) Next dam is Lylehaven Lila Z (EX-94) […]

Ohio Convention Sale Preview

The Ohio Holstein Convention starts today. Holstein World’s Karen Knutsen is in the Buckeye State for the event and will bring you the latest news and results later today! One of the highlights will be the Convention Sale that takes place today. Cindy Howman sent us this photo from the sale line-up. She is Lot […]

We are saddened to learn that Ray Ruby is battling pancreatic cancer. Ray and Ida could surely use some support, friendship and prayers from the Holstein fraternity right now. Please feel free to send cards and positive thoughts along to them and keep them in your prayers. Their address is: Ray and Ida Ruby 37955 […]

43rd Annual Carroll County Calf Sale

Andrea Haines sent us these photos and information from the 43rd Annual Carroll County Calf Sale. The sale which took place Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Westminster, MD, averaged $2259 on 32 live lots. The title of all-time highest seller in the sale series went to lot #1, a June born calf, Windy-Knoll-View Profwyn-ET consigned […]

On Saturday, March 6th, the UW-River Falls Dairy Club held their biannual Falcon Premier Sale at the UW-RF Mann Valley Lab Farm in River Falls, WI. The gorgeous day held the promise of spring and people came out in droves to attend the sale. You couldn’t even call it standing room only because if you […]

Spring Thing for Illinois Juniors

We received the following report and photos from Dakota Grayling, the current Illinois Junior Holstein Association Reporter, regarding their recent Spring Thing. Thanks for sharing, Dakota! And attention all other state junior associations – we’d love to include reports and photos from your activities, too! Send them to me – Sarah Schmidt – at sschmidt@dairybusiness.com. […]

Images from the WI Holstein Convention

Some scenes from the Wisconsin Holstein Convention that took place over the weekend! WI Holstein Award Winners: Distinguished Breeder Allen Rippchen & wife Pat Rippchen; Young Distinguished Breeder Todd Borgwardt; and Distinguished Service Recipient, Mike Snyder. Top seller at the WI Convention Futures Sale (L to R): Sale Committee member Chad Ryan, Ron Sersland representing […]

As producers of “nature’s most perfect food” we should be aware of issues facing other segments of the food industry and two very interesting stories came across the desk this morning. One is very much an “are you kidding me?” type of story, while the other is a “it’s about time they found out” story. […]

Scenes from the PA Convention Sale

The 2010 PA Convention Sale committee “thought outside the box” and changed the concept of the sale to a video preview (both online and at the sale site) of the animals offered. That proved to be a wise move strategically due to the winter storms. The sale averaged $3,938 on 43 full lots. Lot 5 […]

At the end of a very successful day in Elkhorn, WI, the Parade of Perfection Sale averaged $35,276 on 145 lots. The sale grossed $5,115,100 in front of a large crowd on Saturday, February 27th.