In-calf heifer Glanton Punch Bria ET has set a heifer price record for the Jersey breed of $23,600.
The heifer bred by Rob and Alison Thwaites, Taranaki, from their prolific bull breeding Blanche family, topped the 29th Jersey Pride Sale in Palmerston North, conducted by Link Livestock via Bidr.
Two other in-calf heifers from Lynbrook and Riverina Jerseys respectively made $16,800 and $13,000.
Top price of the R1yo heifers was the Trainor’s Ruanui Carrick Dixie at $9200 followed by the Pedley family’s Kaimatarau Lunar Peggy at $7000.
The only cow offered, Ruanui Terr Desire, made $8800 contributing to a sale average of $10,408 across 13 Jerseys in total.
There were also 16 lots of either 10 or 5 semen straws with a top of $310/straw for Bastille 317001. Other Bastille semen lots sold between $250 and $300.
Sale details and the photograph were provided by Ross Riddell, Link Livestock.
Brookview Genetics, Tokoroa, sold 70 lots of both Ayrshire and Holstein Friesian cows and heifers out of 90 offered and achieved a top price of $10,800 for HF heifer Brookview Imps Tina.
The Montrose Ayrshires dispersal at Waiuku was a two-day affair and on the first day lot 18, five-year-old CNJQ-16-20 made the top of $6100 and on the second day TBNG-20-16 made $7000.
In total 155 cows and heifers were sold and the averages were above $2500 for the cows and the heifers.