Clay Hill Dispersal

Clay Hill Jerseys Disperse

With the last fall of the gavel, another great Jersey story was brought to a close for Jerseys in Poseyville, Ind. The Clay Hill herd, developed by lifelong Jersey breeder James Arnold was dispersed at the farm on April 13, 2019.


Jim has offered numerous consignments at many regional and national sales, including the Kentucky National, over the years. His consignments have gone on to perform for other herds in the show ring and in the tank. A prime example of James’s genetic accomplishments is Clay Hill Ogston Rita, Excellent-91%, who became one of the matriarchs of the Tom Cooperrider Buttercrest herd in Croton, Ohio. Many sons from this family went into A.I. and many female descendants went on to be successful both at Buttercrest and other herds.

The 135 lots sold for an average of $594.44 and a gross of $80,250.

Clay Hill Shine Rosele C87 was the day’s high seller at $1,700. She was the sole purchase made by Dante Carpenter of Russell Springs, Ky. This homebred two-year-old is a Very Good-84% daughter of Freeman Blackstone Shine-ET, GJPI +3. She was fresh in November and sold due to JX ABS Hotline {4}-ET, GJPI +182, in early December.

“Rosele” is the seventh consecutive Very Good cow in the “R” cow family line. In addition to type, her pedigree is also loaded with plenty of production stars. She is out of the same family as Clay Hill Ogston Rita, Excellent-91%, with four lactations over 20,000 lbs. milk and a best record of 24,360 lbs. milk, 1,130 lbs. fat and 925 lbs. protein.

The second dam is Clay Hill BTime Rachel, Very Good-85%. She has an m.e. average of 18,401—810—658 on three lactations and two Very Good daughters.
Clay Hill Elegant Rose, Very Good-82%, is the third dam, out of Clover Farms Hallmark Elegant, GJPI -34, with a 2-2 record of 17,890 lbs. milk, 718 lbs. fat and 573 lbs. protein. The next dam is also Very Good-82%. The next dam has a best record of 5-0 305 21,500 4.4% 947 3.6% 766 93DCR.

The second high-seller was purchased by Eric Paschal, Harrodsburg, Ky., for $1,500. Clay Hill Nutjob Paris D11 is homebred on the top and bottom of her pedigree, sired by ClayHill Impuls Nutjob, JPI +72, and out of Clayhill Impuls Pam, Very Good-80%.

“Paris” is backed by generations of consistent, strong production records. Her grandam, Clay Hill Penny, Very Good-85% is sired by Mason Lemvig Jacinto-ET, GJPI +1, and has a best record of 18,440 lbs. milk, 757 lbs. fat and 625 lbs. protein at 3-3. “Penny” is out of Clay Hill Iatola Paula, Very Good-86%, who has a two lactation m.e. average of 19,934—866—687.

Clay Hill Freedom Phyla, the fifth dam of “Paris”, is appraised Very Good-83%. She has three records over 17,000 lbs. milk and made a record of 20,160 lbs. milk, 863 lbs. fat and 683 lbs. protein at 4-1. “Phyla” retains high production genes from her Very Good-82% second dam, Clay Hill Bold Pewee who has a seven lactation m.e. average of 21,802—923—770. Her best record is over 24,000 lbs. milk.

The volume buyer of the day was Bok Jersey Farm, Defiance, Ohio, who purchased 17 head for $14,500. David Stanford of Sharpsburg, Ga., took home 25 lots for a total of $11,350. In all, 25 buyers from seven different states made purchases.