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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," said Wegner.

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 force.

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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