Thursday, December 7, 2023

Contracted cows sell well in Paynes sale

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Country’s top production herd draws buyers eager for best dairy genetics.
Four-year-old Kiwi-cross Paynes Piper topped the No Payne, No Gain sale online from Cambridge at $9000.
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The Paynes Farm online sale for Brad and Claire Payne of Cambridge produced a top price of $9000 paid for Paynes Piper and a sale average of just under $6000.

Paynes Farm is the No 1 herd for production worth in New Zealand at 422 and has an average milk solids production over 600kg per cow per season.

It has Jersey, Friesian and Kiwi-cross cattle.

Link Livestock agent Nigel Riddell said there was extremely keen competition for dairy genetics unrivalled in their calibre.

Prices made were back a little on last year but the younger cows under LIC contracts led the way to higher values.

Paynes Piper is a four-year-old Friesian-Jersey crossbred cow that has produced 500kg milksolids in 182 days of her current lactation.

She has BW 471 and PW 1005 and is under LIC contract this season and next.

The Paynes Genetics sale average was $5984 over 13 lots sold.

In the Kauri Gold Jersey sale of combined breeders in Northland, top price was $3100 paid for Shane O’Shea’s DPNL 20-28, a three-year-old cow with BW 393 and PW 565.

The average price paid for in-calf heifers was $2237, on behalf of Rivermere Jerseys, BW and IC

McClean, SG and LL Harrison, Lochnoor Farms, Totara Dale Farm and O’Shea.

Top price at the online Two View Jerseys dispersal for the Vowles family, Taupiri, was $7200 paid for Two View Cyclone Eva, a six-year-old cow with BW 397 and PW 563 that has averaged just under 500kg milksolids across four lactations.

The average price across 120 mixed age cows offered was $2200 and for 40 in-calf heifers about $1200.

Top price at the Upland Park Jersey dispersal at Walton was $7900 paid for UP Quads Brooke, a heifer in calf with a LIC contract mating this year and next.

Online buyers paid $7400 for UP Bruces Allie, a heifer in calf and under contract to LIC with a calf by Carnousties Matchpoint.

Upland Park also received $7000 for a yearling heifer called Lacinta.

The sale average was $2850.

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