Louisville, Kentucky - Post Time - 10:30, July 3
Overall Average: $5530!
 

 

The horse race theme continued as the bugler from Churchill Downs made his official appearance Saturday morning at The National Brown Swiss Sale and called the contenders into starting position. It came as no surprise that the early favorite to lead the race, Brothers Three Wisp “E91”, was the Stakes Winner and high seller of the day at $37,000. Already a two time All-American as a two and three year old, Wisp sold due to the service of Zeus with her eye on the prize for another year. Wisp will now run under the banner of Elite Dairy for Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY. Her consignors, promoters, and breeders were all in attendance in the winner’s circle - Brothers Three Brown Swiss from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as well as The Gibsons, KY-Bluegrass Genetics, Eminence, Kentucky. Final contender on this special young cow was Rob Donaldson, Abbotsford, BC, Canada for his Bradner Farms.

Standing on the end of the row and drawing much pre-sale praise, Random Luck Vision Twyla ET sold just fresh and recently rescored “E91”. Twyla was last year’s Reserve All-American Senior Three Year Old as well as Reserve Champion to Wisp at the Southeastern National Show. Her awesome udder and extreme dairy frame caught the eye and the final bids from two quality minded cow men.  Rex Mort, Pierceton, Indiana was the winner as he placed a $23,000. bid to take her home.  Jeff Woods, Madison, Wisconsin was the contender for Renegade Swiss. Random Luck Farm, Darlington, Wisconsin was the consignor and the breeder on this 5th generation “Ex” from the phenomenal  brood cow dam, Sun Made Jetway Taps ET “2E92” with 43,270m.

Selling last in the sale and the highest selling heifer of the day, Top Acres M Agenda Sunset was consigned by Dr. Kenny Manion, Scottsville, Kentucky and Top Acres of St. Paris, Ohio. After an extended race to the finish line, Ken Main and Peter Vail added this promising heifer to their herd for $15,000. Chris Durbin was unable to attend the sale in person as the result of a serious health issue, but was on the phone with Brian Garrison placing his contending bid. Sunset is a large Agenda from the twice All-American Hill-N-Dale Ensign Sue and has some well known maternal siblings including Power Surge and the All-Americans, Top Acres Pilot Suki “E92/94MS” and Top Acres M Coll Sue ET “2E93/94MS”.

The Kentucky National Convention Sale was managed by Modern Associates of St. Paris, Ohio with Wayne E. Sliker on the pedigrees assisted by auctioneers Darrell Worden and Tim Eiting. A talented group of cow men worked the ring and the phones including Brian Garrison, Dave Wallace, Lee Barber, Richard Sparrow, and Terry Trowbridge. Lindsey Rucks, Skyler DeGroft, as well as Joe, Ben and Kirby Sparrow capably presented the cattle in the ring. Connie Sliker and Cindy Worden handled clerking details with Jenna and Deb Hoffman providing decoration and design. Cattle care was first class with Jason Robinson and Dale Bendig heading up an ambitious preparation crew.

 

   
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HIGH SELLER at $37,000 - Brothers Three Wisp - l to r: Jake Hushon, Josh Hushon, Dan Hushon, Patti Hushon, Joe Hushon, Casey Hushon, Jeff Gibson, Katie Gibson and Lisa Gibson, all form the consigning families; Lindsey Rucks, holding Wisp; then Ken Main and Peter Vail, the buyers, and Brian Garrison of the sales force representing Bradner Farms, the contending bidders. In the box: Wayne E. Sliker, sales manager and Tim Eiting, auctioneer.
   
         

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SECOND HIGH at $23,000 - Random Luck Vision Twyla ET - l to r: Rex Mort, buyer as well as the breeder of Mort Matt Tammy, Superior Brood Cow and the famed foundation cow for Twyla; Bob Osborn, Twyla, Jeff Woods, contender, and Rick Thompson (RT), Twyla's breeder and consignor.
 

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THIRD HIGH AND HIGH SELLING HEIFER at $15,000 - Top Acres Agenda Sunset - l to r: Lee Barber, Darrell Worden, Brian Garrison, of the sales force representing contending bidder, Chris Durbin; Kenny Manion, consignor; Sunset held by Kirby Sparrow; Ken Main and Peter Vail, buyers. and Dave Wallace of the sales force. In the box: Wayne E. Sliker, consignor and sale manager; Tim Eiting, auctioneer.
 
         

 

MORE HIGH SELLERS

Choice of Heifer calves - Sunnyisle Colby Twilite x Wonderment . . . . . $10,200.
Consignor: New View Swiss, Mechanicsburg, OH
Buyers; Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Springhill T Dominique OCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,100
Consignor: Ben and Kirby Sparrow, Owenton, KY
Buyers: Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Old Mill Wonder Sizzle ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,600
Consignor: Alan Bassler, Jr, Rectortown, VA
Buyers: Jeff Woods and Paul Trapp, Madison and Taylor, WI

Jo Dee Wonderment Nuclear ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500
Consignor: Jo Dee Swiss, Tillamook, OR
Buyers: Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Reeber Agenda Whisper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,000
Consignors: Vine Valley Farm and Donald Fox, Rushville, NY
Buyers: Russ Geisy and Assoc., Leesburg, FL

Choice of Calves - Power Surge x Sunnyisle Colby Twilite ET . . . $7,500.
Consignors: New View Swiss, Mechanicsburg, OH
Buyers: Sunshine Genetics, Whitewater, WI  

Top Acres Garbro Brinky ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,000
Comnsignors: Top Acres and Garbro, St. Paris, OH
Buyer: Alayna Renner, Ferndale, CA

SDF HP Wonder Sensation ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900
Consignors: Hillpoint Partners and Garbro Swiss, Cross Plains, WI
Buyer: Saltzman’s Cavern View Farm, Alvada, OH

Wind Mill Legacy Camo ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500
Consignor: Andrew Daubert, Pine Grove, PA
Buyer: Forest Lawn Farm, LLC, Wausau, WI

Fairdale Zeus Nitro ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,300
Consignor: Ben and Kirby Sparrow, Owenton, KY
Buyers: Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY

DSKM Denver Tink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,800
Consignor: Michelle Fluty, Bloomington, IL
Buyer: Richard Love, Scottsdale, PA

Choice of Females - Kulp Gen Starbuck Shania ET x Nemo. . . . $5,800
Consignor: Terra Rose, Woodstown, NJ
Buyer: John Paul Regusci, Modesto, CA

Milk & Honey Total Tia ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,600
Consignor: Cedar Lane Farm, Oldwick, NJ
Buyer: Sunshine Genetics, Whitewater, WI