The Buckeye Dairy Club of The Ohio State University manages the Buckeye Classic Sale each year relying on student help from start to finish and giving students practical experience in sale management. 10 Lots of Guernseys averaged $2,230 with two animals bringing $4,000 to top the sale. Aaron Crosser of Marysville, Ohio, consigned a four-year-old cow that was purchased by Faria Farms of Escalon, Cal., and Amanda Sparks of Greenville, Indiana, consigned a July, 2003 calf that was purchased by Spring Walk Farm of Big Prairie, Ohio. Eighteen Jerseys in the Buckeye Classic Sale averaged $1,997 with the top seller bringing $3,850 for her consignor John Greiwe & Family of Sidney, Ohio. This September 2003 calf was purchased by Brian Hoy of Plant City, Florida. Thirty-five Holsteins averaged $2,464 for the Buckeye Dairy Club members. High seller at $6,500 was a first choice of several calves due in the fall consigned by Marlin Hoff of New Windsor, Maryland. The purchaser was Dan and Cassie Benjamin of Webberville, Michigan.
The Spring Expo Holstein Sale was managed by the Ohio Holstein Association and averaged $3,428 on 54 lots. Top seller at $12,000 was a first choice female consigned by Bill and Nancy Burkhart of Magnolia, Ohio. Two other consignments sold for over $8,000.
The Mid-West Review continues to be one of the most prestigious Registered Brown Swiss sales of the year and the 2004 version was no exception as 60 lots combined to average $3,687, over $1,000 more per animal than the 2003 edition. The top seller was a three-year-old cow purchased for $16,400. Consigned by Thomas Schaeffer and Wayne Sliker of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, she was taken home by Todd Hoesley of Brodhead, Wisconsin. A first choice of several calves due from the Supreme Champion of the 2003 World Dairy Expo sold for $11,500 to the Hoffman Family of Mingo, Ohio. The sale was managed by Modern Associates of New Paris, Ohio.
The Ayrshire Spring Expo Sale was managed by the Ohio Ayrshire Association. Considered one the biggest and best spring sales in the Ayrshire breed, this year’s edition averaged $1,320 on 46 head. The top seller was a Two-year-old cow consigned by Shawn and Karen Hernley of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and purchased by Jessica Gatton of Crane, Missouri for $3,900.