Champion Guernseys top WDE Guernsey Sale
The Guernsey Edition of Fall for Colors at the International Guernsey Classic was one for the books, with quality, high-priced cattle and embryos selling to 10 U.S. states, one Canadian province and one lot to the United Kingdom! The event took place during World Dairy Expo on Friday, October 6 and was co-hosted by Tom Morris Ltd., City Slickers Farm and Guernsey Grove Farm. The sale averaged $3,733 on 26 live lots.
The high seller walked straight off the colored shavings with a Junior Champion win of both the open and junior shows, and was struck off at $9,100 to Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Nicleys HP GG Cordell Anne-ETV was consigned by Hillpoint, Daniel Basse and Morey Miller of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and was paraded in the sale ring by her young exhibitor, Logan Harbaugh. Anne is a full-aged Fall Calf sired by Cordell and out of two-time All-American Adams Creek MM Anisa-ET EX-94.
The second-high seller was the fancy Sniders HP GG Lonestar Amazing-ETV, a June 2017 calf consigned by Hillpoint, Snider Homestead and Daniel Basse. Amazing is a Lone Star daughter from an EX-92 Loral out of Cedar Fringed Altann EX-95, one of the breed’s top brood cows and a former All-American. She was purchased by the Amazing Syndicate, Wisconsin, for $8,500.
Eight embryo lots with a total of 36 embryos averaged an impressive $715 per embryo. The high-selling embryo lot, shattering previous records, was the consignment from Springhill, Big Prairie, Ohio, of five #1 IVF embryos by a mutually agreeable sire and out of the newly-named Grand Champion of NGS-Madison, Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET EX-92. Bidding was hot for the potential granddaughters of Dix Lee Tiller Joke EX-93, and the lot was finally struck off at $1,550 per embryo to Jim Woloohojian of Bridport, Vermont.