Sunny Maple Holsteins Dispersal


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The two-time Master Breeder winning Sunny Maple Holsteins herd of the Livingston Family was dispersed on June 2nd at their Beeton, Ont., farm. The entirely homebred herd realized a solid average of $3630 (unofficial) on 164 head under the management of Brubacher Sales.

Commanding the top bid of $20,500 was Sunny Maple Gold Chip Purple (VG-88), a 3-year-old “Gold Chip” who completes eight generations of Very Good or Excellent Sunny Maple breeding. She was purchased by Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick Ont. This young cow has first lactation credits of 11,925 kg milk, 4.5% fat, 3.2% protein (244-293-239) and had been fresh again since late March. She is from a Very Good-87 “Gibson” dam and Very Good, 2-Star grandam.

A 3-year-old “Aftershock” daughter, Sunny Maple Aftershock Tegan (VG-88), was claimed by Jamie Ellisen, Listowel, Ont., for the second best bid of $10,300. Fresh again since mid-March and with a 2-year-old record of 11,355 kg milk, 4.2% fat, 3.3% protein (236-268-241), she is backed by seven direct Very Good or Excellent dams with her mother being a Very Good-87 “Lheros”.

Sunny Maple Sid Killy (Ex-92), a 4-year-old “Sid” with 13,531 kg milk, 4.3% fat, 3.2% protein (247-280-243), sold for $9000 to Bruce Johnson, London, Ont. She is from an Excellent-91-3E, 1-Star “Gibson” dam with 97,091 kg milk lifetime, followed by an Excellent-90-6E, 8-Star “Astre” with 116,434 kg milk lifetime and then five more Very Good or Excellent dams.