Jersey Show Families Featured in She’s Worth the Money
Three Minnesota Holstein breeders—Feltmann Dairy, Flower-Brook and Hoese Holsteins—joined forces for She’s Worth the Money on April 5, 2019, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The sale dispersed the Hoese herd and auctioned lots from the other two Holstein herds and several guest Jersey consignors. The 19 Registered Jerseys sold for an average of $1,263.16 and a gross of $24,000.
The KCCK partnership of Kaleb, Cole and Carter Kruse of Dyersville, Iowa, purchased the high seller, Flower-Brook Goggles-ET, for $3,700. The daughter of Chilli Action Colton-ET, GJPI +18, sold due to sexed River Valley Venus V I P-ET, GJPI -11, with her first calf in mid-July. The potential sixth-generation Excellent hails from the “Griffen” cow family.
Her dam, Budjon-Vail Tequila Glossy-ET, Excellent-90%, made 22,586 lbs. milk, 1,173 lbs. fat and 803 lbs. protein in 341 days at 2-2 and followed that up with a 365-day record of 21,654 lbs. milk, 990 lbs. fat and 782 lbs. protein at 3-3. Her grandam is two-time National Grand Champion, Llolyn Jude Griffen-ET, Excellent-95%. “Griffen” has also been named Junior National Grand Champion, Supreme Champion of the junior show at World Dairy Expo and Reserve Supreme Champion of the open show at Expo. She has also won the NASCO International Type and Production Award at both the All American Jersey Show and the International Jersey Show. The long-lived matriarch has three records over 24,000 lbs. milk and made her best record of 27,980 lbs. milk, 1,456 lbs. fat and 978 lbs. protein at 5-0.
The third dam of “Goggles,” Llolyn Fred’s Gold, EX-2E (CAN), was Reserve All-Canadian Senior Yearling in Milk in 1994 and earned a seven-star brood cow award from Jersey Canada in 2011. The next two dams are also Excellent in Canada.
“Goggle” was consigned by Andrew Stuewe of Flower-Brook, Hamburg, Minn.
Jill Dice, Fredericksburg, Pa., purchased the second high-seller, Harmony Corners Fan-Fay, for $2,800. The Very Good-87% daughter of Lencrest On Time-ET, GJPI +2, freshened with her first calf in mid-November and has a projected m.e. of 17,769–906–631 at 2-5.
Like the high seller, “Fan-Fay” is also backed by a show-winning pedigree, along with seven generations of Excellent dams. Her dam, Harmony Corners Frosty-ET, Excellent-94%, has a five lactation m.e. average of 16,267–827–593. “Frosty’s” maternal sister, Harmony Corners Fozzy-ET, Excellent-95%, was named Overall Premier Performance Winner and Reserve Senior Champion of the All American Jersey Show in 2014 and 2015. As well, she earned All American laurels for topping her class the same years as a five-year-old and aged cow. The next two dams are Excellent-93% and Excellent-94%, respectively.
“Fan-Fay’s” fourth dam is Pleasant Nook Berretta Felice, Excellent-95%. She has eight lactations—six over 20,000 lbs. milk—and made a best record of 4-11 305 24,280 4.9% 1,178 3.8% 925 87DCR. She won the NASCO International Type and Production Award at the All American Jersey Show in 2003. Her daughter, Family Hill SD Favorite, was Reserve Intermediate Champion of the All American Jersey Show in 2004. A maternal sister, Family Hill Sambo Fern, Excellent-95%, was selected to represent her sire in The Art of Fine Breeding contest in 2008.
“Fan-Fay” was consigned by the Fran and Favor Syndicate of Glencoe, Minn.
John Busacker, Jordan, Minn., placed the final bid of $2,200 on the third high-seller, Flower-Brook Vind Gold-ET. The Very Good-86% daughter of Vindication, GJPI -33, is a maternal sister to the high seller. She sold springing to sexed Guimo Joel-ET, GJPI -36.
“Gold” was consigned by the partnership of Andy Stuewe and Ritchie Heida, Hamburg, Minn.