Cow sells for more than $5,000 at Green and Gold Sale

4/19/2014 7:00 AM

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Reid and Bradley Hoover, Lebanon, Pa., shelled out $5,300 for Ammon Farms Spsre Odessa-ET at the Delaware Valley College Green and Gold Sale held March 29.

The cow, owned by Michael and Jill Ammon, Lewistown, Pa., was one of 69 total live cattle lots sold at the sale.

Other notable cows included Santee-Acres Braxton Plum, a fresh senior 2-year-old that sold for $3,900. Miller & Rex Inc., Andreas, Pa., bought her from the Pa. Holstein Association, State College, Pa.

Michael and Jill Ammon also sold another cow, Ammon Farms Digger Sherika GP-82, to Stephen Mundrick, Aaronsburg, Pa., for $3,850.

The live cattle lots brought a total of $162,925 and averaged $2,361 per lot. Four lots of embryos, with a total of 21 embryos sold, went for $3,835 in all, at an average of $959 each. The overall volume sold equaled $166,760, with an average of $2,284 per lot.

The Delaware Valley College Green and Gold sale was held in the Equine Arena at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa. The Delaware Valley College Dairy Society and the Pennsylvania Holstein Association co-managed the sale.

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