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Dairy Club Sale Sets New Record Average
MARCH 24, 2006-- The University of Wisconsin - River Falls Dairy Club
Sale March 11 at University Lab Farm 2 set new records, according to organizers.
This biannual sale was sponsored by the UW-RF Dairy Club and assisted
by Tom Morris, Ltd.
Thirty-five Holstein lots averaged $2,654 and $3,050 for six embryo lots.
A new addition to this sale included 11 Jerseys selling for an average
of $1,531. The Semen Sale profited $2,160, and artist prints by Bonnie
Mohr and Jeannie's Originals sold respectfully for a combined total of
$950. The UW-RF Dairy Judging Team also raised $1,780 in a worker auction
to fund various travel expenses throughout their contest season.
The top seller among the Holsteins was a fancy 3/05 Champion ready to
hit the tanbark trail, consigned by Tom Wegner of Ettrick. Dale, Sharon,
Ana and Christine Anderson of Chisago City, Minn., made a final bid of
$5,450. Dr. D. L. Strandberg, Alma City, was the consigner of the Jersey's
highest seller. This deep-pedigreed 6/05 Sultan was sold for $3,000 to
Matt Linehan and Jerry Weiss from River Falls.
Jenna Wegner, the sale business manager and a UW-RF senior majoring in
dairy science from Ettrick, said the success of the sale was due to the
dedication of the dairy club members. "We have many dedicated and
hard-working members and without them our sale wouldn't have been as successful,"
The heifers for the Dairy Club sale were consigned from Wisconsin, Minnesota,
South Dakota and Illinois. Money earned from the sale goes to fund Dairy
Club trips, educational seminars, scholarships, a spring banquet and any
new opportunities that may arise to benefit the club members.
In addition to raising money for the club and providing members with experience
in running a sale, the event also served as an alumni gathering. The club
was privileged to have several distinguished alumni a part of the sales
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is home to the one of the largest
dairy clubs in the nation. With about 120 members, the club promotes the
dairy industry, provides contacts with other schools and industry professionals,
and serves as a social organization for members.
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