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The 65th edition of the Sale of Stars was held on November 9th at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont. A big crowd turned out for this evening sale which realized an average of $10,384 (unofficial) on 80 lots under the management of Brian Craswell Auctions Ltd. and Blondin Int’l Inc.

Commanding the sale’s top price of $80,000 was Pine-Tree 6809 Fraz 7605-ET, a July 2017 “Frazzled” daughter from the Pine-Tree Ramos Alexia-ET (Ex-91-2E-USA) family with a +2882 GTPI. Consigned by Pine-Tree Holsteins, Marshallville, Ohio, and selling in absentia, she is from a “Draco” dam who is due to calve in December. The second dam is a Very Good-85-USA “Shaw” with 14,873 kg milk, 4.5% fat, 3.1% protein. The fourth dam, Alexia, completes nine generations of Excellent or Very Good.

Parkhurst Modesty Samarie, a March 2017 “Modesty” heifer calf who is the number 2 Red Carrier GTPI heifer in the world at +2831 GTPI, sold for $57,000. Consigned by Ferme Parkhurst Inc., Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Que., she is from a Very Good-85-2y “Kingboy” dam who completes 12 generations of Very Good or Excellent in the noted Splendor cow family and is projected to make 12,905 kg milk, 5.2% fat, 3.4% protein (319-451-347) as a 2-year-old.

Another “Modesty” calf, Gillette Modesty Claryfischer, brought a bid of $40,000. Consigned by Ferme Gillette Inc., Embrun, Ont., this November 2016 calf has a +2818 GTPI  and +2.4 GPTAT. She is from a recently fresh “Lottomax” dam, followed by a Very Good-85-2y “McCutchen” grandam projected to 15,534 kg milk, 4.9% fat, 3.7% protein (305-405-353) at 4 years who completes five generations of Very Good or Excellent.