Top Firecracker Seller Fetches $5,300

7/12/2014 7:00 AM

The Pennsylvania Holstein Association’s summer picnic and sale last Saturday at the Romano 4-H Center in Honey Brook saw 78 full lots sell for an average of $2,691 with a top of $5,300.

The top seller, Kulp-Dale Heztry Lolly-ET, bred to Lookout Redburst and due to calf in September, was consigned by the association and sold to Lolly Syndicate, Abbottsford, British Columbia.

Other top sellers were Lin-Ro Symt Doris-ET, consigned by Robert Sensenig, Quarryville, Pa., and sold for $4,300 to Brian Sparling, Ralston, Pa.; Swampy-Hollow Bolton Angel, consigned by Joseph and Kristen Lusby, Atglen, Pa., and sold for $4,150 to Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill.; Lake-Effect Brax Whyme, consigned by Ronald Statler II, Greencastle, Pa., and sold for $4,150 to Luke Keister, Hummelstown, Pa.; Golden-Rose C45 Radiant-ET, consigned by Golden Rose Holsteins, Oxford, Pa., and sold for $4,100 to Joseph Lusby, Atglen, Pa.; and Welsh-Valley Jves Beauty GP-83, consigned by Mast & Umble, Atglen, Pa., and sold for $4,100 to James Mast, Morgantown, Pa.

The sale included 74 Live Lots grossing $199,600 for an average of $2,697, two Choice Lots averaging $2,925 and two Embryo Lots averaging $2,235.

The sales staff included auctioneer Chris Hill, pedigrees specialist Horace Backus, David J. Lentz, Nick Raggi, Dan Z. Stoltzfus, David Bitler, James Mast, Ken Umble and Tracy Wellar. The Mervin Stoltzfus family also provided a number of services for the sale.

Following the sale, almost 300 people stayed for a picnic dinner.

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