Ovensdale Final Illawarra Sale sell to 5 States.
The Ovensdale Illawarra Stud of Robert and Maree Newton held their final stage complete dispersal sale on farm at Whorouly after 92 years of breeding. Buyers from SA, Tas, NSW, Qld and all over Victoria were keen to take home the outstanding heifers mostly due this Autumn and backed by huge production.
Sale top of $6000 was reached twice when Ovensdale Pearl 568 a daughter of the current IDW Grand Champion sold to Melissa Perrett of Kongwak. Also at this figure was Little Princess 153, a very smart Jedi daughter selling to R & A Heath of Boorcan. The Hunt daughter Rose 241 sold at $4500 to James Breen of Beeac while also at this price was Buttercup 419 one of many outstanding Storman Royal Standard heifers, she sold to Rachel English of Malanda, North Qld. The same buyer also selected Scarlet 410 from an EX 91, 12574 litre dam at $4250. Her brother Jerry English paid $4000 for Pixie 164 bred down from a former State OFC winner.
Tasmanian buyers the Bloomfield Family of Railton selected several top lots including Pearl 572 backed by generations of high PI dams at $4300.
Other noted sales included Rose 240, a Spring calving daughter of a 13571 litre dam at $4300 to I & J Mueller of Glenbrook Illawarras, Murray Bridge, SA. Ovensdale Scarlet 423 from a 412 kg protein dam sold at $4000 to R & A Heath.
Top selling bull at $4400 was the son of the EX 91 Scarlet 356, he sold to the famous Kangawarra herd at Pyree, NSW.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report
94 Autumn calving heifers av $2890
7 Spring calving heifers av $2814
4 Bulls av $3175
Congratulations to all of the buyers from the past and recent sales, and congratulations to Rob and Maree Newton and family for the excellent quality of animals sold.