Jelbarts’ auction a success

ALMOST 300 cows were sold in the Jelbart family’s complete herd dispersal sale at Leongatha VLE on Friday.
The Jelbarts were selling their stock from the Caldermeade farm.
In total, 272 milking cows and 21 heifers were sold at an overall average price of $1931 per head.
The highest priced milking cow went for $3900 and averages 43.5 litres.
Director Tim Jelbart said the family was happy with the result and was pleased to see many local buyers.
Caldermeade farm was bought by the late Max and Barbe Jelbart in 2006.
Max was an icon in the dairy industry and had a lot of success at his farms in Caldermeade and Pound Creek.
Tim said the time had come to sell Caldermeade so the family could focus on the Pound Creek property. The Jelbarts currently have 1000 head of cattle at Pound Creek.
The cattle sold on the day were in prime condition, a mix of ages and averaged 30 litres.
Tim thanked the farm staff at Caldermeade, and Gerard Brislin from Genetics Australia for ensuring a successful auction, and Dave Dorling and his team for trucking the cows to Koonwarra.

Sale day: from left, Gerard Brislin from Genetics Australia, director George Jelbart, Pound Creek farm manager Mike Kilkenny, director Tim Jelbart and Caldermeade farm manager William Ryan had more than 300 head of cattle up for auction at Leongatha VLE on Friday.

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