Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 26, 1994, Image 36

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    A36tinfc*iier >wtnlng, Saturday, March 26,1#4
Maryland Correspondent
Maryland “Elite” Jersey Heifer
Sale 11. sponsored by the Mary
land Jersey Cattle Club, was held
last Saturday here at Maryland
Sunset View Farm.
Sixty head of some of die best
Jersey heifers in North America
were auctioned off at an average
price of $2,173 per head, with a IS
percent commission going to the
sponsoring club.
The high mark for the sale was
a -summer yearling, “Curtsey
Imperial JJenny,” which went for
$6,500 to buyer Lome Ella of
Rock-Ella Farm in Canada.
The heifer, out of “Valley
stream Tide June EX-92,” was of
Curtsey Farms, Hubbardstown,
Maine. Her pedigree contains a
background of all “excellent”
Show Clerk, Chris Forsythe
said, “All of the heifers in the sale
were approved by sale committee
before die sale.” Sale organizers
included Micheal Heath, Wayne
Stiles, Jim Stonesifer (owner of
choice male or female from Ed and Carol Kahler of Keymar,
Md., which went for $6,200. Pictured are, from left, back,
Russell Gammon, Chris Hill, and Michael Heath. Front, buy
er, Bernie Way of Patch Farms, consigner, Jack Kahler and
contender, Roger Ray.
gnancles from Waverly Farm in Clsaibrook, Vt.) told for
$5,950. A portrait of tha dam, a two-time All American Win
ner, was displayed in the sale ring to show the calf’s poten
tial. With the potrait are, from left to right, back, Russell
Gammon, Chris Hill, and Michael Heath. Front Lome Ella
(buyer) Bemle Way of Patch Farm (contender), and seller
Claire Dufford of Waveiiy Farms.
d. Holds ‘Elite’ Jersey Sale
Mike Heath. Cattle came in from
Canada, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
Ohio, New York, Virginia, Ken
tucky, and Maine. The Maryland
State Jersey Queen, Miss Katie
Norman of Fulton, Maryland was
on hand to help with the clerking.
Auctioneer Chris Hill pressed
for top prices with the aid of Cana
dian Russell Gammon who read
pedigrees and outlined each heif
er, relating the dams top pounds of
milk production and protein
counts as well as show history.
The second highest selling heif
er was a summer yearling which
came out of Star Point and Clay
Bank Farm in Quarryville, Pa. The
heifer, “SMS-CBS Hermitage
Quiz Et,” sold for $6,350 to
George Debam of Terra View
Farm, Worton, Md.
The heifer came from a presti
gious background. Its dam was
sold for $13,000 two years ago at
the All American Sale and had a
record of 57 pounds of protein,
while the sire boasts sperm sales
to Argentina, Canada, and
The third highest price brought
choice male or female calf out of me Way of Patch Farms. An oil Clerk Chris -Forsythe said
“Gaywinds Durtcan Cris-Et EX" portrait of the dam was displayed everyone involved was pleased
owned by Ed and Carol Kahler of in the ring to show the calf's with the outcome of the sale. “It
Keymar. Md. The buyer was Ber- potential. was a success!”
The top-Mlling Jersey et the st. was a $6,500 summer yet g c*.., . Curtsey
Imperial Jenny. Pictured with the heifer Is, from left to right, back, Russell Gammon,
Chris Hill, and Michael Heath. Froi bi> r, Lome Ella and Emily Birch.
„ond highest selling. jrsey was a summer yearling, SMS-CBS Hermitage Qulz-
Et of Star Point & Clay Bank Farm, Quarryvllle, PA which sold at $6,300. Pictured with
the heifer is, from right to left, hack, Russell Gammon, who read pedigrees during the
sale; Chris Hill, auctioneer; and Michael Heath, sales chairman. Front, buyer, George
Debnam of Terra View Farm, and consigner, John Batchelder of Star Point and Clay
Bank Farm. Heifer Is held by Emily Birch.
Juno Magic of Billings from Ths Billings Farm In Woodstock, Vermont sold for
$5,t00. Plctursd srs, from loft to right, back, Russsll Gammon, Chris Hill, and Michael
Heath. Front, Lome Ella, contender, and Scott Stansford and Danielle Nauman,