High selling animal at $12,700, Towpath Dynasty Lora ET, pictured with (left to right) Brian Garrison, a member of the sale force and representing the buyer, Sunshine Genetics; Kenny Joe Manion, contending bidder; Jordan Thomas, sale crew, at the halter; Kathy and Gordon DeMay, owners. In the box: Wayne E. Sliker, sales manager and pedigrees; Darrell Worden, auctioneer.
 

Towpath Intel Disco, second high seller at $12,200, is pictured with (left to right): Brian Garrison, sales force; Jeff Woods, sale force member and representing the contending bidder; Kenny Joe Manion, buyer; and Dan Putman, sales crew at the halter; Gordon and Kathy DeMay, owners. In the box: Wayne. E. Sliker, sales manager and pedigrees; Darrell Worden, auctioneer..

 

     
 
Towpath Titanium Peaches was the high selling open heifer at $6800. She was lead in the ring by Kelly DeMay, daughter of Gordon and Kathy.
 

One of the largest crowds ever - couldn't fit them all in the tent!

Pictures by Katie Henson

 


Gordon and Kathy DeMay dispersed their fine herd of predominantly homebred Swiss on May 2nd at the farm along the Erie Canal near Palmyra, NY. One of the largest and most active Brown Swiss sale crowds in recent history attended the event on a beautiful spring day in western New York. An overall final average of $3408. was achieved on 102 head with a pair of homebred young cows topping the event.

Towpath Dynasty Lora ET, a super uddered Dynasty three year old from the LuAnn family, sold fresh with loads of presale interest. Sunshine Genetics, Whitewater, WI are Lora’s new owners with a final bid of $12,700. placed on the telephone thru Brian Garrison of the sales force. Contending bidder on this potential 8th generation “Excellent’ young cow was Dr. Kenny Manion of Scottsville, KY.

Dr. Manion stayed in to the end and took home the second high seller for $12,200. Towpath Intel Disco was recently scored Excellent at 93 points and promises to be a major competitor in the four year olds for 2009.  Jeff Woods of the sales force handled the contending bid on this “end of the row” eye pleaser with a huge future.

Next in line and selling for an even $10,000 was the lovely dry cow - KMB Dalton Primrose “E90”. A Dalton daughter with her first two records over 1000 fat, Primrose was selected by Christian Blais and will make her new home in Saint Henri, Quebec.

The DeMay’s hosted a much appreciated and heavily attended pre-sale gathering the evening prior to the sale for family, friends and guests. A large number of Swiss enthusiasts were on hand to view the remarkable lineup of high quality cattle, enjoy refreshments and visit with guests from several states and three Canadian provinces. On sale day, the tent over-flowing crowd created an active and interesting auction - start to finish.

The Towpath Farm Dispersal was managed by Modern Associates, St. Paris, OH with Wayne Sliker handling sale details and pedigree announcements. Darrell Worden was the auctioneer and worked with a lively sales force including Brian Garrison, Jeff Woods, Denny Ferguson and Dale Chambers. Preparation and presentation were well covered by Ron Kuhn, longtime Towpath herdsman, and Scott Hussey with his fitting crew.


 

More of the High Sellers

Cornerstone Jet Spectacular...............................................................$8,950
Buyer: Woodwind Farm, Mondovi, WI

Towpath Dynasty Lindsey ET.............................................................$7,750
Buyer: Woodwind Farm, Mondovi, WI

Towpath Titanium Peaches.................................................................$6,800
Bruce Dearborn, Milford, MA

Towpath Agenda Dancer.....................................................................$6,500
Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Towpath TD Luann..............................................................................$6,000
Vine Valley Farms and Donald R. Fox, Rushville, NY

Towpath TD Lucinda............................................................................$5,200
Scott Hood, Middletown, MD

Towpath TD Pear-Twin........................................................................$5,000
Scott Hood, Middletown, MD