2019 Kentucky National Sale

One-of-a-Kind Choice Tops Kentucky National Sale

The 57th Kentucky National Jersey Sale took place on March 4, 2019 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. The annual sale is held in conjunction with the Kentucky National Jersey Show. The event draws in consigners and buyers from across the country and this year auctioned 35 lots for an average of $1,267.86. Nineteen different buyers representing eight states placed their bids in this year’s sale for a gross value of $44,375.

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The volume Jersey buyer, Zeinstra Farms LLC, Shelbyville, Mich., purchased the two high sellers. The dairy bought the high-seller, JX SHJ Got Maid Dori {6}-ET, for $2,800. From the same cow family as the early genomic standout, Pearlmont Impuls Daffy, the five-month-old heifer calf is sired by JX Sunset Canyon Got Maid {5}-ET, GJPI +187. She has GPTAs of +877M, +65F and +40P. She has a GJPI of +159 and is +4.1 for Productive Life.

She has five maternal brothers in A.I. and a pair of maternal sisters that ranked on the top genetic lists on sale day. Their dam is a Very Good-87% daughter of JX Den-Kel Hendrix Jammer {4}-ET, GJPI +148, with 22,210 lbs. milk, 1,314 lbs. fat and 846 lbs. protein at 3-4. She has a GJPI of +151, which ranks among the top 1.5% for genotyped cows.

The grandam of “Dori {6}” is a Very Good-82% daughter of All Lynns Legal Visionary-ET, GJPI +131. The Very Good-86% third dam has a three lactation m.e. average of 20,575–996–747. Her fourth dam is a Very Good-87% maternal sister to “Daffy.”
“Dori {6}” was consigned by Southern Heritage Jerseys of Lascassas, Tenn.

Zeinstra Farms LLC placed the final bid of $2,200 on OSU-ATI Disco Chita 2646-ET to bring home the second high-seller as well. The six-month-old daughter of Oaklane Dazzler Disco 2127-ET, GJPI +177, has GPTAs of +732M, +32F and +28P and is +125 for GJPI. She is backed by seven Very Good or Excellent dams.

Her Excellent-90% dam has a two lactation m.e. average of 21,097–1,095–803. Her Excellent-93%, high component grandam is sired by Richies Jace TBone A364, GJPI +39, and has an m.e. average of 21,296–1,176–809 on four lactations. Her Very Good-85% third dam has six lactations—two over 21,500 lbs. milk, 1,000 lbs. fat and 720 lbs. protein.

“Chita 2646” was consigned by OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio.
In all, Zeinstra Farms purchased five lots for $7,900. Nine other Jersey breeders from five states also made purchases.

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Corey E. Lutz purchased the high selling lot of the day. He won a choice of the heifer barn at Reich-Dale Jerseys for a final bid of $4,500. Among the choice are 32 elite heifers bred by the Reichard family. Corey is pictured with Greg Lavan, left, of Jersey Marketing Service and auctioneer, Lynn Lee, in the box.

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Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore., placed the final bid on Jasmari Colton Fabulous-ET, the second high seller of the day. The junior yearling heifer was purchased for $3,700. Pictured are Isaac Gaby, left, and Andrew Coyd, on the halter. Greg Lavan and Lynn Lee are in the box.