Livestock

Dairy sale tops at $5000

By Rodney Woods

A multi-vendor sale at Shepparton Regional Saleyards on August 22 topped at $5000.

The five-year-old Ingoldale Like Tossette, owned by J & D Gilmore, of Yarrawalla East, is close to calving and was sold to Ferguson Farms at Toolamba.

The next top priced cow, Coldara Hunk Mickie, sold for $3600 to Eloora Pastoral Company of Blighty.

These buyers also selected other Coldara heifers from Kyabram's Graeme and Bev Joiner, including Coldara Unix Sharrie, backed by nine generations of EX & VG dams, which sold for $3000; and Coldara DH Solice, which also sold for $3000.

The sale averaged $1805, with buyers mostly coming from northern Victoria and the southern Riverina.

The sale was run by Dairy Livestock Services.