Leongatha farmer tops dairy week


Leongatha farmer tops dairy week

Top price: Leongatha dairy farmer Robert Calder with his heifer Wandilla Goldwyn Amelie 4 and Tasmanian producer Jayde Lee from South Riana, who purchased the heifer on behalf of her parents Garry and Bev Carpenter for $28,000.

A LEONGATHA bred heifer has received the highest price at International Dairy Week.
Rob Calder’s Wandilla Goldwyn Amelie IV earned $28,000 when it went under the hammer at the Semex Spectacular Sale.
“It’s really the feather in our cap,” Mr Calder said.
“And to get that price at Dairy Week makes the whole dairy world look at you.”
Mr Calder said the animal drew the crowds with around 20 different bidders making an offer.
“Once it got past $20,000, there were three strong bidders left, then one left at $28,000,” he said.
“I’m very happy with the price.”
The 18-month-old heifer was bred from an embryo from the leading Canadian female Holstein and was fertilised by leading sire Braedale Goldwyn.
“We’ve got four sisters to this heifer that are just as good, so this was just a gauge of what we could get for them as well,” Mr Calder said.
Garry and Bev Carpenter from South Riana in Tasmania were the proud buyers of the heifer.
Leading auctioneer Brian Leslie called the sale of the Holstein.
Other locals had success at IDW with Bushlea Farms (Pat and Keith Kuhne) from Leongatha and Hill Valley Holsteins (Roger and Helen Perrett) both winning awards.
Bushlea Farms’ First Choice Com Iola was named Reserve Intermediate Champion in the National Jersey Feature Show on Wednesday.
The National Holstein Feature Show saw Hill Valley Holsteins’ Page House Shottle Noni take out Grand and Supreme Champion in the final day of showing.
Roger Perrett from Hill Valley Holsteins was more than pleased with the win.
“It was a great thrill. She’s done very, very well for us,” he said.
“She’s won up there before getting intermediate champion two years ago. She was one of the contenders and she came through with flying colours.”
Roger also purchased a cow for $17,000 at IDW.

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