On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 a large crowd gathered for the dispersal of a great herd of Holstein cattle. Ernie Kueffner and his family from Connecticut hosted the event at Cowtown Holsteins in Derby, VT. Hundreds of people from both sides of the border were on hand to get a chance at purchasing some of the best Holstein genetics in the world. Approximately 150 lots were sold with a sale average of $17,685. The high seller was Rainyridge Talent Barbara EX-95 EEEEE at $230,000.
The event started Monday evening with a pig roast and live band hosted by St. Jacobs ABS Inc. to preview the cattle for the sale. Tuesday kicked off with breakfast from 8-10 AM hosted by Taurus Service and provided by the Northeast Kingdom Holstein Club. The auction started at 10 AM and wrapped up at about 3:30 PM. Lunch was also provided by the Northeast Kingdom Holstein Club.
Loan Officer Kelly Richardson from our Newport office was on hand to make pancakes and flip burgers for the day. AVP/Branch Manager Loren Petzoldt, also from our Newport office, was able to make it to watch the sale.
See Holstein World’s All Breeds Blog for photos and more info about this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Thanks to Kelly Richardson for the above report about this event.