Ocean View Genetics
Now that was cow power! Not so sure about the fashion statements of the men, but you'd be amazed at how many of today's Holsteins can trace their lineage to this cow family...true cow power lives on forever!
T H A N K Y O U
It's been gratifying to see that breeder cows are still appreciated. The traffic through the farm this week has been simply amazing. We are glad to have shared our life's work with so many from far and wide - it's simply made for memories we'll always cherish. Good cows are still appreciated by those of us who live and breathe bovine. The HARVEST of a LIFETIME is now one for the history books. 38 head sold via cowbuyer.com with close to 800 internet bids! 112 lots sold to 14 states and 3 countries: New Zealand, Uruguay, WI, CA, SD, NY, TX, IL, OH, IA, MN,NJ, PA, UT, WA, IN, Manitoba, Ontario.
112 head average $4,065
May these cows spread to the winds today - be the seeds for the foundation of many more generations to come. COW POWER LIVES ON!
AS THE HARVEST OF OUR LIFETIME NEARS TO AN END
We want to take a moment to thank those who have made this week possible. It's has really been one of those "it takes a village moments" We've had a small but great crew behind the scenes putting in 20 hr days. We want you all to know how much you've meant to us this week. Most of all we're so touched by how you've poured yourselves into this event and will shed tears like us as these cows head to their new homes. If we'd found help like you a few years ago this might be a different scenario!
Mackenzie Sarbacker - you're my rock! Glenn Mickelson - you've become the best money ever spent on a night hawk! It's been our honor to watch you turn from our 13 yr old night hawk into the capable cow man you are! Kirsten Waldman - "the little engine that could" I hope Luc Sassel knows how lucky he is - our door is always open if you want to move to America with Sassy and us.We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate you leaving behind your work and family to fly across the world and be with us at Expo time for so many years! Your simply the best! To the Scott sisters - Mary & Naomi - the offer still stands to your parents - we will trade cows for you! The kids we wish we were so lucky to have. Thank you Mary for extending your summer internship and roping in your little sis along the way! Mena Schmitt you've been with us wince you could drive and we're so thankful for the many times you continue to jump in where needed around here! Patty Davis you helped make our dream come true by taking home the banners one last time at District 6 and even better walking away with a winner at "mini Madison" WI State Show this year. Ben Kronberg - where have you been all this time - I should have know you'd be great! Hayden Hauschildt - I hope your arms won't fall off but let's look for a brown one now! Rhett Borth - thanks for coming back to pitch in - it's been a pleasure having you around! To Sophie Grieser - you've been a super tail washer and been a great help rounding up friends and family to help get ready for the event. Last but not least to our moms for the week Phyllis and Jeanne - thanks for keeping us fueled with food, in clean clothes and for leaving the lights on! We know there are so many more of you that have helped along the way and we thank you for your help and friendship! It's been a great ride...
LET THE NEXT CHAPTER BEGIN...
PUT YOURSELF IN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
Bid last today on any one of the many great show prospects that fill the pens. The heifer crop that sells today is simply the best - people ask how they are so consistently good - we've transitioned from 600 head down to 100 and we keep making harder and harder decisions every day to narrow he gene pool. You're looking at daughters from the VERY best this breeding blood has to offer...
BID LAST TODAY - THE FOUNDATION IS HERE AND THE FUTURE AWAITS!
THE EPITOME OF OCEAN VIEW BREEDING SELLS TODAY
Lot 10 Ocean-View Sanchez Zandra - 5th national milk record leader with over 62,000k. Scored EX-93 SINCE completing her record. Due back in March and what a great ready-made foundation!
WE CALL HER SPARKLE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT SHE HAS DONE SINCE SHE HIT THE GROUND!
Bid last and put a Sparkle in your eye!
ADD A GLITTER TO YOUR EYE WITH SPARKLE
Ocean-View Sanchez Zandra sells as Lot 10. From the moment she hit the ground we've called her "Sparkle" if you've noticed for many years our cow families carried the same names OVER AND OVER. So when we moved to WI it became a problem to have 3 Zandras in the barn. So they all hive nicknames!
Zandra exemplifies balance breeding - a record leading milk cow with over 62,000M and since completing that record she scored EX-93. She will amaze you with her will to milk and the ease with which she does just that! She ran the meter over with 220 lbs of milk was Top 10 in her class, Production winner and a member of our Reserve-All-Wisconsin Best Three Females at WI State Show ALL in the same week!
ADD SOME BLING WITH SPARKLE - BID LAST TODAY!
THE POT OF GOLD CAN BE FOUND AT THE HARVEST
Make your way to 4274 Weier Lane by 11 am today to find your chance at the Pot of Gold! Lot 41 Golden Sunset sells - she is a Gold Chip potential 15th generation EX or VG from the Sheen and Zandra families. here will be something for everyone today from solid proven milk cows that will make you great daughters...to potential All-Americans! This off age calf is a great example! She's grown out well enough to compete against the older calves and will be a fun one for WI State Fair. BUT most of all she will make an outstanding foundation for your future herd. Come and check out her sisters and even her EX-93 grandmother who has over 250k and still going strong - it's a rare opportunity to see SO MANY family members at one time and buy them all!
STRIKE GOLD - THERE WILL BE BUYS OF A LIFETIME TODAY!
OWN THE LAST LIVING DAUGHTER OF A LEGACY
Blue Zandra sells as Lot 24. She is in fact the very last embryo ever recovered from Mandel Zandra - she was a poor quality grade 3 that must have had a great will to live! Now she's a proven heifer maker from the lady behind the legacy and a 5th generation EX who will carry the torch for this family into the future. She sells along with her Golden Dreams daughter.
REMEMBER - for our international friends - we can house this lovely lady for you and send embryos right to your door!
BID LAST ON THE LAST OF THIS LEGACY!!
COW POWER UP FOR GRABS
Not many sales will have 5 sets of 3 generation milking age females on the farm! They Dix family is a study in dairy strength and productivity! It's your chance to own any of these great broodcows - consider the facts: 10 generations average 90 pts and 9 generations average 193,000 lifetime. How do you go wrong with those numbers?
Buy they newest generation...the factory or the foundation - they can all be yours - from another potential 94 pt cow...to a proven flush cow...bid last tomorrow in the Harvest!
GET YOURSELF SOME EYE CANDY
Selling as Lot 80 is OCEAN-VIEW EYE CANDY a 9/16 Guthrie from max score EX-92 Ellie Mae. Ellie is a 6th gen EX with a really promising future. Eye Candy is her ONLY heifer! Plus imagine the potential with Guthrie on this udder...WOW!
GOTTA GETCHA SOME EYE CANDY!
WE HAVE 5 SENIOR CALVES FOR NEXT YEAR SELLING
Any kids looking for project calves to become future foundations - we have your answer. The hutches are full of heifer calves that have up to 14 generations of EX or VG dams behind them! Shown here is EX-94 PALERMO ELLE a 6th Gen EX whose dam is also EX-94 with over 200k and the next dam is EX-92 and also still on the farm with over 250k. Start your future from a proven past - her Aftershock already has a full sister who was Jr Champion as an April heifer out West!
BID LAST ON LOT 82 OCEAN-VIEW ENCHANTRESS!