There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
The sale topper, Paschendale Riggins Klassy-ET, offered by the Eagles family, Gooloogong, New South Wales, was knocked down to Greg Crowden, Meadows, South Australia, for $5000.
‘There was probably limited demand on the unjoined females, but overall, I think it was a good result, there was good demand for the top lots,” Mr Leslie said.
“It wasn’t the dearest sale, but it was okay, in light of the way the industry is.”
Seller Steve Eagles said he was very pleased with the price, especially with the state of the dairy industry.
“At the moment, everyone is feeling it,” he said.
Klassy was sired by Palmyra Poker Riggins, out of Paschendale Klassy Burd (Imp-ET USA).
“I own the only line of them in Australia, the Klassies, they are fully imported and it’s the first time I have put one up,” he said.
“It’s the last time, because, unfortunately, I lost the mother, not long ago.”
Mr Eagle said Ayrshires were a smaller breed, but were continually growing.
“There is a lot of youth in our breed now and a lot more unity than there probably once was and we are actually getting stronger, each year,” he said.
Paschendale Riggins Klassy-ET won the 12-18 month All Breeds section, at the Royal Adelaide Youth Show, last year.
“I have two sisters to her and I guess I will have to breed from them, I won’t be selling another one in a hurry, that’s for sure.”
The Ayrshire cows, embryo and semen packages sold to $5000 for an average of $2446.