Jerseys sell to $7500

19 Jan, 2017 09:31 AM
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The top-priced Jersey Jireh Valentino Bell with buyer Scott Whitten, Tamworth, NSW.
He initially bought in as many Jerseys as he could and now wanted better lines.
The top-priced Jersey Jireh Valentino Bell with buyer Scott Whitten, Tamworth, NSW.

Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.

The top-priced lot, Jireh Valentino Bell, offered by Chris and Pam McKenzie, Cooriemungle, Vic, was bought by Scott Whitten, Tamworth, NSW, who also bought another heifer for $6500.

Mr Whitten said he was looking to bring some quality animals into his 140-head herd.

He started dairyfarming seven years ago, having moved into the industry after 21 years as a lucerne share farmer.

Mr Whitten said he started in dairy also as a sharefarmer with a farmer from Dorrigo, NSW, and now owned his farm.

His herd was initially Holstein Friesian but he had changed it to a Jersey herd because the Holsteins had been too big and too heavy for he and his wife to handle on their own.

He initially bought in as many Jerseys as he could and now wanted better lines.

Mr Whitten operates a grazing farm system, conserving hay and silage in the spring to feed out in the drier months.

Second top-priced lot was Cairnbrae Valentino Estelle 24, offered by Cairnbrae Jerseys, and sold to AJ and CL Coombes, Long Flat, NSW, for $7200.

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