Search Under Way for Holstein Convention Sale

12/8/2012 7:00 AM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Northwest District of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association and the Pennsylvania Holstein Association are searching for the “Best of the West” for the 2013 state convention sale on March 2.

The live sale will be held at the Lesney family farm in Butler. Owned by Steve and Paula Lesney, the farm is off Route 422 near Interstates 79 and 80 in Butler County.

“We are seeking the best Holsteins our state membership has to offer,” said sale chairman Wade Sturgeon of Fombell. “Consignments can be franchise genomic individuals and/or choices, top-flight polled cattle, show cows or calves, or time-tested deep pedigrees with the eye appeal that meets all markets.”

This convention sale will kick off the association’s 100th year anniversary, and Sturgeon and his selection committee are seeking to catalog 70 to 75 lots, including 10 choices, of superior quality for a memorable event.

The 2012 Pennsylvania Holstein Convention Sale brought in an average of $5,368 on 84 lots. That sale featured a variety of genomic, polled, show-type and deep pedigrees, including the summer yearling, Welk-Shade Sanchez Kate-ET, who was nominated 2012 All-American after winning the class at the Eastern National Holstein Show at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg and placing second at the International Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

Contact Wade Sturgeon at 724-333-5723 or David J. Lentz, Pennsylvania Holstein Association director of sales, at 717-329-9202 or djl1018<\@> to consign to the 2013 state sale.

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