Top-selling Kentucky animal went for $4,400
LOUISVILLE (April 20, 2016) — Buyers from Kentucky and several other states gave a total of $425,915 for 206 head at the 54th Annual Kentucky National Dairy Show & Sale April 7-9 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
More than 50 Kentucky breeders had consignments in the show and sale. The top-selling Kentucky animal was a Holstein consigned by Katie Yocum of Salvisa and sold to Down & Dirty Company of Minnesota for $4,400.
The overall sale topper was a Brown Swiss consigned by Rich Hill of Cattaraugus, N.Y., and sold to Carol Regusi of Modesto, Calif. for $7,500. A Jersey consigned by Dick and Rhea Miller and family of Osgood, Ind., brought a high bid of $6,800 from Jason Nagel and Carlson Cymberly of Panama, N.Y.
The Brown Swiss show saw 36 head bring an average of $2,683 to lead all breeds. A total of six breeds were represented.
“The Kentucky National Dairy Show & Sale remains a major event on the U.S. dairy calendar,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Several Kentucky cattle did well, and Kentucky breeders bought top animals from other states to improve their herds. Congratulations to our Kentucky dairy farm families on another successful event.”
Quarles awarded $4,000 checks to each of five Kentucky dairy breed associations during the show and sale.
The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Farm Bureau, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association.