BUYERS from right across Australia pushed prices to $7500 at Tatura today, but the calves were the talk of the sale.
The final dispersal of Midway Park Ayrshires averaged $1705 for 97 lots including 27 heifer calves.
These heifer calves averaged $1230 for what Dairy Livestock Services auctioneer Brian Leslie described as “enormous demand.”
Kevin Smith from Hillcrest Ayrshire stud in Queensland paid $7500 for one of three embryo transfer daughters out of the two-time International Dairy Week grand champion Midway Park Kates Orange by Des Chamois Poker-ET.
These three daughters sold for $5100, $600 and $7500 and had calved in either September or March this year.
This year’s Royal Melbourne Dairy Show grand champion Ayrshire Inverurie Vienna Charmed sold for $3100 to Munden Farms of Warragul.
Munden Farms picked-up 22 head.
Fifty-five milkers averaged $1920, 15 joined heifers to calve either in Spring or Autumn averaged $1770.
There was no interest in the two bulls offered. Both were passed-in at $1000.