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Top entry fetches $40,000 at March Madness Holstein Sale
By CARYL VELISEK
FREDERICK, Md. (March 29, 2016) — The 2016 March Madness Holstein Sale held at the Frederick County fairgrounds March 19, averaged $6,800 on 103 lots with the three top lots bringing more than $20,000.
Topping the sale at $40,000 was Lot 1, Greenlark Lucille Atwood, a Sept. 5, 2014 daughter of Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood- ET, and out of Greenlark Linda Jasper by Wilcoxview Jasper ET.
She was a consignment from Trent-Valley, Jason Mill, Pat Lundy, Aaron Eaton, and MD-Hillbrook of Thurmont, Md., and was purchased by Budjon-Vail of Lomira, Wis.
She was the 2015 Reserve All-American and Reserve All-Canadian fall calf; second place fall calf at the 2015 International Holstein Show; and second place fall calf at the 2015 Royal Winter Fair.
The second high seller was lot 7, Jacobs Doorman British of Quebec, Can. She sold to GlamourView Farms in Woodsboro, Md.
A Sept. 3, 2015 heifer, she sold for $24,000. She is a daughter of Val-Bisson Doorman and out of Jacobs Goldwyn Britany - ET, by Braedale Goldwyn.
She was a consignment from Ferme Jacobs and Ty/D Holsteins of Quebec, Can.
Selling for third high money was lot 40, Claircrest Doorman Classical, another daughter of Val-Bisson Doorman.
Born June 3, 2015, she is out of Claircrest Goldwyn Classic, another daughter of Braedale Goldwyn.
She sold to Conner Butler of Springfield, Ill., and was a consignment from Trent Valley Holsteins of Peterbourough, Ontario, Can.
The top selling First Choice Female, due in December 2016, was lot B, consigned by Eaton Holsteins and Brad & Cindy Murphy of Marrietta, N.Y.
Also by Val-Bisson Doorman and out of Jacobs Sid Beauty, by Pine-Tree Sid - ET. She sold for $18,700 to Budjon-Vail.