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Top calf in sale hits for $4,500 in Frederick
By CARYL VELISEK
FREDERICK, Md. (May 2, 2016) — The 42nd anniversary Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale was held April 16, at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds.
Twenty-six calves averaged $2,100, selling to nine different states.
Nine calves sold to breeders in Pennsylvania, two to New Jersey, one to Connecticut, five to Virginia, one to New York, one to North Carolina, one to Kansas, one to Vermont and five sold to Maryland breeders.
The top selling calf, Lot 7, Radical Goliath Good Luck, sold for $4,500 and went to Trapp, Packard & Warner, of Frederick, Md.
She was calved Dec. 7, 2015 and was consigned by Lindsey Rucks of Okeechobee, Fla., and is a daughter of Old Mill Tray Goliath ET, by Shen-Val OMF Leg Tray ET, and out of Rad-ical B Glamours ETV.
The third dam, Bo Joy Design Gredel was Reserve All-American Jr. 3 Year Old in 1997, Reserve All-American 4 Year Old in 1998, Reserve All-American 5 Year Old in 1999, and was nominated All-American Aged Cow in 2000, and was Honorable Mention All-American Aged Cow in 2002.
The second high seller was Lot 2 at $4,400, was a Sept. 4, 2015 calf, Top Acres HP Peppy Glow ET. She sold to Larry Geiwitz of Volant, Pa. A consignment from Top Acres and Hillpoint Partners of St. Paris, Ohio, she is by Voelkers Windt Chilli Pepper, and out of Bo Joy Ensign Gloria ET and is a full sister to Bo Joy Ensign Gredel 5E94/94MS, the 1997, 1998, and 1999 Reserve All-American.
Third high seller was another Sept. 4, 2015 calf, a consignment from Wayne Sliker, Lot 8, Top Acres GS Snapple ET. She sold for $3,800 to Richard Sharer of Laceyville, Pa. Sired by Top Acres Grandslam ET, she is out of Siegerts Jetway Sable ET, a 2011 Honorable Mention Summer Yearling.
The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale was dedicated to Brown Swiss breeder, Jeremy McDonald of Virginia and long-time member of the Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Association, who was killed in a farm accident in December of 2015.
The sale was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Association. Wayne Sliker of St. Paris, Ohio, read pedigrees. The auctioneer was Denny Remsburg of Frederick, Md., and Junior members of the Association acted as leadspersons for the sale.