SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale Grosses $240,000

SUNY Cobleskill’s 36th Annual Dairy Fashions Sale on April 22 drew huge crowds from across New York and beyond to bid on high-quality Holstein and color-breed dairy cattle. The sale grossed $240,710 with an average Holstein lot price of $2,591.

The annual sale is organized by the SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club and is the club’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds fund trips, community philanthropy, club apparel for members, and sponsorship of the Dairy Cattle Judging Team, which finished its most recent season in first place among two-year agriculture and technology colleges in New York.

The sale offered 100 lots of Holsteins including several fresh heifers and cows milking more than 100 pounds per day, show-age calves and heifers from “Excellent” dams, as well as 20 lots of color breeds including Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn, all with strong pedigrees and many great show prospects.

Sale crowd

The highest seller this year was a Red Avalanche consigned by Four-Hills Farm of Vermont that sold to Mason Ziemba for $6,000. Topping the colored breeds was an Ayrshire heifer consigned by Scott Haynes and purchased by Lori Benson for $3,200. Twenty-four lots reached the $3,000 mark or higher, with cattle selling to 10 states plus Ontario, Canada.

The sale was managed by The Cattle Exchange with Dave Rama performing auctioneer duties.

The Dairy Fashions Sale gives students of the Dairy Cattle Club an opportunity to network with industry professionals and experience the demands of a competitive cattle auction.

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(Header photo: The SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club)