An in-calf Holstein Friesian heifer carrying a CRV contract mating has sold for the top price at a sale in Taranaki.
Muritai Gauntlet Winfall, bred by Wayne and Leeanne Taylor (Muritai Holstein Friesians), sold for $6,000 at the Taranaki Holstein Friesian Branch Sale in April.
The sale could not physically take place due to the Covid-19 lockdown, but 27 of the 35 lots in the catalogue still sold privately.
Winfall is out of Muritai Gold Winne-ET S3F VG86 and carries a Busy Brook Omah-ET-OC S2F contract mating.
She was bought by Paul and Lesley Grey (Maranui Holstein Friesians), who have purchased Sue Pembridge’s (Uhuru Holstein Friesians) Atiamuri dairy farm and are getting back into dairying.
Muritai sold five in-calf heifers for an average of $3,200 and five yearling heifers for an average of $2,480.
Muritai Mogul Wina S3F, another in-calf heifer, was bought for $4,000 by Jamie Taylor and Donna Manley from central Taranaki.
Mark Rowland (Makuri Holstein Friesians) sold 11 animals and made the top price for a 2019-born heifer of $5,250.
Makuri Unix Pameta-ET was the first daughter to be offered for sale out of Deloraine Wind Pamela, which Mark purchased in partnership with Ian McCormack (Bushview Holstein Friesians) for $16,000 as an in-calf heifer.
Makuri’s five in-calf heifers averaged $1,700 and its six yearling heifers averaged $2,458. They were all bought by buyers in the South Island.
Gary and Karen Peters (Rock View Holstein Friesians) sold six animals. Their top price was $3,500 for five-year-old Rock View Blitz Iris S3F GP84.
Their in-calf heifers averaged $2,516 and their yearlings averaged $1,600. Half of the animals were bought by Ryan Sutherland from Dunedin.