Mid Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale a Big Success
Frederick, MD. -- The Mid Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale celebrated its 44th year with another good Spring sale. Consignors and buyers were met by a long awaited nice spring day—as it has been so unseasonably cold in the east and the Mid-Atlantic states. But Maryland got lucky with a great day, great calves and a crowd to appreciate the quality calves for this year’s sale held recently at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
Topping the sale at $10,400 was a Big time fall Show calf, Blessing Garbro Nor Patty ET, tall and long, exceptional style, and what a sweep to the rib, and featuring (7) Excellent dams from the Priscilla family! This top calf has winning written all over her!! Patty is a Norwin daughter out of Sun-Made GB PLT Pretzel “3E-93” “MS-94” and a proven winner herself—and making the right kind for the show ring. Patty was the consignment of Blessing Farms & Garrison Bros. Ft. Wayne, IN. and she is headed to the west coast to her new owner, Danielle Pacheco, Kerman, CA. Contending bidder on this calf was also from CA., Carol Regusci, Modesto, CA. So Patty goes coast to coast from the Maryland Calf sale!
There were two tied for second high seller at $6100. Lot number 1- Radical G Fly TO Alabama sold for $6100 to Danielle Pacheco as well. This stylish and very correct calf came to the sale with a proven show record as she was the 1st place fall calf at the New York Spring Show in early April, Syracuse, NY. Alabama is sired by Old Mill Tray Goliath, and out of Cutting Edge W Amber ET “2E-91”, nominated All American Sr. 2-year-old, and other show winnings. Maternal line has multiple High “EX” dams with All American credentials. Bidding was brisk and she was the consignment of Lindsey Rucks, Okeechobee, FL. Contending bidder on Alabama was Ernie Kueffner and Terri Packard, MD.
Also selling for $6100 was a big and stylish, ready to show Spring Yearling!! Round Hill Supre Welcome ET is sired by Supreme, and out of the popular Top Acres Garbro Wanda cow, “E-91”, Honorable Mention All American 4-year-old, 2014. Wanda was the dam of the 2017 Reserve All American fall calf, sired by Talant that topped this Maryland Calf sale last year. Welcome got the final bid and goes to her new owners, Emmy Heffner and Nate Goldenberg, MD. and TX. Contending bidder was Laurie Beggs, NY. Welcome was the consignment of Cindy Warner, Frederick, MD.
The third high selling animal was another show stopper!! Staying in the famous “W” family—Top Acres Durham Win Win ET was a well grown, and correct calf and sold to Ron Allen, VT. for $5600 and was the consignment of Wayne Sliker, OH. Win Win is out of the famous Grand Champion cow at World Dairy Expo, 2017- Top Acres Supreme Wizard. This cow is no stranger to the show arena as she was also the Unanimous All American Sr. 3-year-old in 2013 and has numerous Nominations and Reserve All American titles. This famous Whizzbang family make the All American Kind!! Win Win was sired by Hilltop Acres W Durham, making a mark in the showring!
The fourth high seller was a Real nice, very angular and dairy, standout June calf out of the Top Acres Garbro Wanda “E-91’ and sired by Seaman. She was silky hided, and has such a correct cut—Round Hill Seaman Winky ET sold for $4600 to Izzy Bohrer, Walkersville, MD. She was the consignment of Cindy Warner, Frederick, MD.
And rounding out the Top Five high sellers was another fancy Spring yearling, and was the consignment of a first time consignor to the sale, Michala Kuhlman, Athens, PA. Kuhlkows R Wanted ET is out of Cutting Edge Sup Whistle “VG-88”, and goes back to the Whizzbang family! Wanted is sired by Rosco. This nice show heifer sold for $4000 and went to Billie Jo Swope, Churchville, VA.
“The Demand for Swiss continue here on the East Coast, as we saw with repeat buyers in this area, but also from the West coast who have bought out of this sale in the past,” said Cindy Warner, Sale Manager. “We had some new buyers, and the sale saw calves go to eight different states.” This sale runs deep for a tradition of excellence as it produces great results for the new owners ,by winning at different show levels, going on to be Bell Ringers, and All Americans,”, concluded Warner. Others helping with the sale and attending made comments and compliments on the uniformity and overall quality of the consignments.
This calf sale is the association’s major fund raiser each year—and was another successful sale for the buyer’s and the seller’s. Warner said, “We hope to see several of these calves come to the Maryland State Invitational Show slated for Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, MD. with Dennie Patrick, Woodbine, MD. doing the judging. News releases with information will be sent to breeders and associations, and will be highlighted in an upcoming Farmshine. This show has a reputation of quality animals, and some have referred to it as a “Little All American”, as top animals go on to do well in the fall shows. So please look for information on this special show, qualifying show on Maryland’s Facebook page and website.
The auctioneer for the sale was Denny Remsburg, while Wayne Sliker read pedigrees. Brown Swiss members and juniors were instrumental in helping in the barn, and on sale day. The animals were very well prepared by Darin Sentelle and Stephanie Edmonds, and especially special thanks goes to Jeff Hubbard and his son Jonathan for all the effort it took to have them looking their best on sale day!! It was a great effort as well from members and families of the Maryland Brown Swiss Association.