Past Sales

The Breeder’s Touch

Columbia City, IN---APRIL 30, 2022

The sale is successfully in the books with a final average of $6660. on 93 Lots going to 20 different states with an outstanding top of $45,000 for Hilltop Acres DB Whisper ETV. 23 Hi-level embryos averaged $1391. The well attended event was hosted by Blessing Farms and conducted at the Whitley Co. 4-H Fairgrounds with support from Balchem Animal Health & Nutrition, Select Sires, Boviteq, New Generation Genetics, Dairy Agenda Today, Golden-Link, and JaCher Graphics. The offering was loaded with high quality consignments from Master Breeder herds and Friends. A Pre-Sale event held the evening prior featured sale cattle viewing and Bar-B-Q as well as history displays by the Brown Swiss Historical Society and Blessing Farms.

Modern Associates managed the Breeder’s Touch with nationwide selections by Wayne Sliker, Brian Garrison and Dale Bendig. Long time associates Darrell Worden and Tim Eiting handled auctioneering duties with Wayne Sliker as Boxman. Working the ring and the phones were Brian Garrison, Norman Magnussen, Lee Barber, Joe Sparrow, Jake Hushon, Kathi Brown-Meier and Gordon DeMay. Erica Davis was active online representing Cowbuyer bidders. The seasoned clerking staff included Connie Sliker, Deb Hoffman and Cindy Worden.

The five high sellers are pictured below along with the players involved---followed by the additional lots selling for over $10,000 with their consignors and buyers.

Starting the sale off with a bang and tops for the day at $45,000. was Hilltop Acres DB Whisper-ET, the current #1 PTAT cow of the breed with a deep pedigree and consigned by Hilltop Acres Farm, Calmar, IA. Dylan Fry of Robbinsville, NJ placed the winning bid with Main & Manion, NY contending.

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The All-American, Brook Hollow C Pristine second high seller at $28,500.  Kathi Brown Meier represented Peter Vail, FL, buyer; Heather Oros Yoder and Delbert Yoder, were the consignors.

 

Empire Famous Lucy $23,000. was 3rd high and consigned by Jason Demay of NY. Ryland Nierman and Brian Nierman were the buyers. 

 

VB RF PZ Sega Jackpot ET $20,500. sold to Kathi Brown-Meier representing ST Genetics,TX, buyer; Chris and Hilary Voegeli, consignors.

 

Edge View F Destinee ETV sold for $17,000 as the fifth high seller for consignors Ken Main and Kenny Joe Manion. She was purchased by Peter Vail, FL and Clark Woodmansee of CT. 

 

The exceptionally dedicated sales team included Richard Kepler, Makenzie Resler, Brian Garrison, Hunter Smalley, Bryce Birk, Dylan Duncan, Emily Fisher, Andrew Evans, Hannah Harvey, Heather Oros Yoder, Lee Barber, and Dale Bendig. 

Listed below are additional lots selling for $10,000 or more:

 

Blessing Garbro Famous Fire       $16,000

Consignor: Blessing Farms & Garrison Bros., IN/OH

Buyer: Landree and Dakota Fraley, PA

 

Blessing Garbro F Patricia            $15,000

Consignor: Blessing Farms & Garrison Bros., IN/OH

Buyer: Brooke and Braxton Foote, Dolgeville, NY

 

Top Acres Famous Wrazor ETV  $13,600

Consignor: Top Acres, OH

Buyer: Caylee Nicole James, IN

 

Choice of 3 Famous X Jenlar Carter Waltz ET       $11,500

Consignor: Brianna, Austin & Abby Meyer, WI

Buyer: Don Graft, IN

 

Ruhls Ranch Braiden Eve             $10,700

Consignor: Ally Jones & Hadleigh, Ezra & Kenna Jones, KY

Buyer: Ameila Somers, NY

 

Top Acres Rampage Wizer ETV  $10,700

Consignor: Top Acres, OH

Buyer: Billie Jo Swope Rhodes, VA

 

Wizard x Doboy Embryo Package             $10,500

Consignor: Top Acres, OH

Buyer: Rager Brothers Farm, OH

 

A Joy T Snowfall               $10,200

Consignor: A-Joy Swiss, PA

Buyer: Peter Vail, FL

 

Blessing Garbro C Pasha ETV      $10,000

Consignor: Blessing Farms & Garrison Bros., IN/OH

Buyer: Blessing Farm, IN

 

Top Acres HP Winanna ET           $10,000

Consignor: Ken Main & Kenny Joe Manion, NY

Buyer: Trevor Bigelow, NY

Eastern Breeder’s Sale

Muncy, Pennsylvania | October 23, 2021

88 Lots Averaged $2,108.

The 85th Anniversary Edition of the Eastern Breeder’s Sale was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Muncy, Pennsylvania at the Fraley Auction Company. Eighty-eight lots averaged $2,108 and were purchased by breeders in 16 states.

Topping the sale at $9,000 was lot 100 and Junior Champion of the 2021 Premier National Junior Show, Bo Shona Doboy Hermoine. Consigned by Keelan Pavelski of Pennsylvania, this fancy summer yearling by Switzer Tals Drdvl Doboy ET also sold with a first Junior and third Open Summer Yearling credits at the recently held World Dairy Expo. Hermoine sold checked pregnant with a heifer calf by Jobo Wonder Bosephus ET and is from the Meadow Hill Jade Aburie 3E92 family. Watch for her at future shows as her new Junior/Senior owner combo, Amelia Somers and Ken Main of New York continue to develop her winning ways.

Genomics was the name of the game for the second-high seller of the day at $7,500. Pine-Tree Dairy of Ohio, consigned the Portmann BS Bays Jonmar sired calf, Pine-Tree 6717 Jonm 9151 ET. The July 2021 calf sold with a PPR +176, PTAT +0.5, UDC +0.91, +794M +49F +38P +596NM$ and health traits of PL +4.2 and DPR +0.6. She is out of a Hilton ET two-year-old dam with PPR +144 and +560NM$. The next several dams are all Very Good or Excellent with records to 33,840M. She was purchased by ST Genetics of Texas.

The top-selling embryo package also sold for $7,500. Five #1 IVF (fe sorted) embryos from the combined Champion families of Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET 3E95 and Cutting Edge T Foremost were consigned by Top Acres of St. Paris, Ohio.  Wizard, the 2017 Grand Champion of World Dairy Expo is from the World of Whizzbang. Foremost’s full sister, Faye, was recently named the Grand Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion of this past World Dairy Expo. These potential champion embryos were purchased by Cripple Creek Farms of New York.

The sale was managed by Modern Associates Sales of St. Paris, Ohio with facility owners, Adam Fraley and Harold Fraley as auctioneers. Pedigrees were read by Wayne Sliker. Brian Garrison, Gordon DeMay and Larry Hill were ringside with cattle preparation by Dale Bendig, Andrew Evans, Bob Nagel and Justin Kaufman. Providing the clerking were Kathy DeMay and the Fraleys. The talented Fraley twins, Dakota and Landree, presented the sale cattle along with Levi Cooley and Wesley Brantnder.

 

Additional Top Sellers of the day:

 

A Joy D Sheraton..........$6100

Consignor: Michala Kuhlman, PA

Buyer: Nierman Family, IN

5 Embryos - Brown Heaven C First Choice x Jenlar Carter Waltz ETV..........$5250

Consignor: Brianna Meyer, WI

Buyer: Peter Vail, FL

R N R F&F Prima..........$4900

Consignor: Ron & Renee Michalovich, OH

Buyer: Emily Fisher, NH

Blessing Garbro D Petra ETV..........$4700

Consignors: Blessing Farms & Garrison Bros, IN

Buyer: Kently Thompson, WI

Richmond-FD Madison ET..........$4500

Consignor: Leila Richmond, NY

Buyer: Pine-Tree Dairy, OH

Top Acres Cade Whiffle ETV..........$3800

Consignor: Wayne E. Sliker, OH

Buyer: Dylan Fry, NJ

Round Hill Carter Wasabi ET..........$3800

Consignor: Kaylah Simpson, MD

Buyer: Cindy Warner, MD

Round Hill Carter Wink ETV..........$3600

Consignor: Kortney Smithling, NY

Buyer: William Harrison, VA

4 Embryos – Norwin X Top Acres Famous Winzer ET..........$3600

Consignor: Cripple Creek Farm, NY

Buyer: Bruce Haase, SD

Nutmeg Acres CP Pepper..........$3500

Consignor: Ken Main, NY

Buyer: Alan Brisson, VT

The New England SUPER SWISS National Sale

Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future

July 2, 2021—Three County Fairgrounds—Northampton, MA

Modern Associates, St. Paris, OH - The New England SUPER SWISS National Sale averaged $5,580 when the final tally was made on 50 lots selling in this successful event. Buyers from 19 states, from Maine to California and Alaska to Florida made the offering truly national in scope as well as in quality.

In keeping with “Celebrating the Past theme,” The Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA served as the setting for the presale social and cattle viewing on Thursday afternoon and the sale on Friday, July 2. Balchem Animal Health and Nutrition sponsored the presale gathering and refreshments for convention goers and potential buyers. This historic fairground had provided the venue for Brown Swiss sales of the past including the famous Diamond Jubilee Sale held in 1955.

The sale was sponsored by the New England Brown Swiss Association and was the final activity for National Convention week. Modern Associates managed the event with Adam Fraley as the auctioneer and Wayne Sliker, boxman. Brian Garrison, Lee Barber and Norman Magnussen took bids from an active crowd. Cowbuyer provided the online bidding option with Modern Associates clerks.  The consignments were expertly presented in the ring by Ashlynn Foster, Hayden Pike, Brooke Clark, Laylah Clark and Adele Biasini.

The very hot and humid week made cattle preparation a difficult task for the talented barn crew that included Dale Bendig, Andrew Evans, Jack Cliffe, Dalton Freeman, Jordan Stookey, Jonathon Hubbard and Mike Mott. A rainy sale day provided some relief for both cattle and people.

Here are the high-selling consignments for the day:

Lot 37 - TOP ACRES CADE WIZENE ETV carrying a DAREDEVIL X WIZARD heifer calf…$15,500

A Cadence from an “E91” Biver daughter of Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET “3E95,” Wizene sold due in September as a Potential Milking Yearling prospect and carrying a Daredevil x Wizard heifer calf.

Seller: Top Acres, St. Paris, OH

Buyer: Alan McCauley, Mount Corey, OH

Lot 14 - EMPIRE WINRITE LOTUS    ……………………………………………………………………………$14,500.

Lotus caught the eye of most everyone that saw her presale. An extremely stylish spring calf prospect, she drew bids from across the crowd as well as the internet thru Cowbuyer .  Sired by Top Acres Cade Winrite, Lotus is from a “E92” Seaman out of the reliable LuAnn Family.

Seller: Jason DeMay, Palmyra, NY

Buyer: Dylan Fry, Robbinsville, NJ

 

Lot 3 - EDGE VIEW N DREAMER ETV   ……………………………………………………………..………  $13,000

One of the early features of the sale, Dreamer is a March 2021 Norwin from the 2x WDE Supreme Champion Delilah “2E95.” After spirited bidding both visual and virtual, she found her new home at Cripple Creek Farm, Ballston Spa, NY.

Seller: Ken Main & Kenny Manion, Copake, NY

Buyer: Cripple Creek Farm, Ballston Spa, NY

 

Lot 1 - IROQUOIS ACRES C TEARIN ………………………………………….…………………………………$12,250

A standout in both the sale lineup and the catalog as Lot #1, Tearin is a big-time Senior Two-year-old show prospect for 2021. She is a potential seventh generation Excellent from the famed Timberline Jetway Toni Family.

Seller: Aaron Ouellette, Bridport, VT

Buyer: Brian Pacheco, Kerman,CA

 

Lot 16 - Choice of RASTAS X JENLAR CARTER WALTZ ETV ……………………………………………$10,750.

Seller: Brianna Meyer, Chilton, WI

Buyer: Olsen, Beckard, Read & Lickfelt, MN

 

Lot 43 - BLESSING GARBRO W PAYGE ET   ……………………………………………………………………$10,250

Seller: Blessing Farms & Garrison Bros., IN & OH

Buyer: Ryland, Braydon &Camdyn Nierman, Brownstown, IN

 

Lot 36 - EDGE VIEW D WAVERLY ETV ……………………………………………………………………………$10,000

Seller: Ken Main and Kenny Manion, Copake, NY

Buyer: Donald Graft, Fort Wayne, IN

 

Lot 10 - SHELBURNE DYNAMITE DIPPY      ………………………………………………………………………$9,700

Seller: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Buyer: Blessing Farms & Garrison Brothers, IN & OH

 

Lot 4 - CUTTING EDGE B DISNEY    …………………………………………………………………………………$9,400

Seller; Brand Swiss Breeders, Hart, TX

Buyer: Alizabeth Dumont & Bowen Blye, Albion, ME

 

Lot 25 - DJ NORWIN CHEYENNE       ………………………………………………………………………………$9,000

Seller: Bendig & Heizer, Gettysburg, PA

Buyer: Peter Vail & Lindsey Rucks, Engelwood, FL

 

Lot 17 - Choice of CARTERS/DAREDEVIL X TOP ACRES GARBRO S WISH ET ………………….$9,000

Seller: Acclaimed Swiss, Epworth, IA

Buyer: Dylan Fry, Robbinsville, NJ

 

LOT 5 - VB THUNDER MOCHA ET    ………………..……………………………………………………………..$8,000

Seller: Voegeli Farm, Inc., Monticello ,WI

Buyers: Blessing Farms & Garrison Brothers, IN&OH

 

Lot 32 - WIZARD x FAMOUS Embryo Package     ………………………………………..………………..$8,000

Seller: Top Acres, St. Paris, OH

Buyer: Peter Vail, Engelwood, FL

2022 Sales
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