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Culminating Their Junior Show Careers
The All American Pot ‘O Gold sale is a
tradition for Jersey youth throughout the country. The tradition of
the sale is to encourage future breeders to learn about pedigrees,
stock selection, record keeping and all aspects of managing
The Pot O’Gold sales are junior-only
events allowing young people to build their own herds with solid,
profitable Jersey Genetics. Those who purchased animals in either the
2004 Western Pot ‘O Gold Sale or the 2004 Pot ‘O Gold Sale will be
competing, in the 2007 production contest, for the largest amount of
cash prizes to be offered in the series’ history—$19,108.
This year, the sale, which was
sponsored by Cow’s Match® Jersey Blend, continued the tradition of
offering Jersey youth deep pedigreed animals on November 6, 2004
during the All American festivities in Louisville, Ky.
The group of 31 heifers carried an
average P-Level of 8 and impressive Parent Average (PA) of +1,053M,
+44F and +38P.
Digging deep into the pedigrees, the
buyers noticed the quality of the offering and took the sale average
to an impressive $2,874.19 with an overall gross of $89,100. Making
the 2004 Pot ‘O Gold Sale the highest grossing in the sale’s 47-year
Topping the sale for $5,950 was
Celestial Golden Formal-ET. Amanda Mitcheltree, New Castle, Pa. placed
the final bid on this P9 heifer consigned by Scott and Kristin Carson,
New Lebanon, N.Y.
“Formal,” a stylish daughter of the
number two type sire in the breed, Golden Boy of Ferreira, JPI +184,
sold short-bred to ISDK Q Impuls, JPI +278. This September yearling
carries a PA JPI of +242 and +57F.
Her sire is not the only family member
on a JPI list. Her dam, Celestial American Fortunate, ranks 138TH in
the nation for JPI with a JPI of +300. “Fortunate” is a Very Good-88%
daughter of Al-Top All American, JPI +156. She produced a best record
at 3-2 of 21,620 5.3% 1,156 3.9% 847 99DCR in 305 days and her two
lactation m.e. average is 22,511–1,192–898.
“Formal’s” grandam is a Very Good-83%,
daughter of Dar View Sky Line Frosty, JPI +119, with three lactations
over 19,000 lbs. milk. The next dam is Shaker View Berretta Fashion,
Excellent-90% with over 20,000 lbs. milk.
For a final bid of $4,450, Allan Kutz,
Jefferson, Wis., purchased Wicks Jace 2091, the second high selling
animal of the day and one of three Windy Willow Montana Jace, JPI
+278, daughters in the top five of the sale.
“Jace 2091,” was born in October 2003
and has a PA of +1,210M, +41F, +41P and JPI +221.Her dam is a Very
Good-88% daughter of Barbs MBSB Declo, JPI +169, with a yield
deviation (YD) of +3,467M, +25F and +99P. She has a two-lactation m.e.
average of 21,474–876–736.
Her grandam is appraised Very Good-84%
and has a best record at 5-1 of 19,560 lbs. milk, 871 lbs. fat and 671
lbs. protein. Following her is another Very Good dam with over 19,000
lbs. milk. “Jace 2091” was consigned by Wickstrom Bros., Hilmar,
Another offering at the sale included a
member from one the most popular families in the breed—the “Babe”
Family. For the third high price of the day, $3,900, Thomas Anthony
Dias, Hilmar, Calif., purchased Prairie Harbour Jace Berries-ET.
“Berries” a “Jace” daughter is a
descendent of the WF/L&M Chief Babe family. She sold with a PA JPI of
+239, the second highest JPI of the sale. She has a PA of +1,175M,
+56F and +44P.
Her dam is a daughter of MVF Lemvig
Michael-ET, JPI +194, and is projected to 16,800–739–571 m.e. at 1-11.
She has nine brothers in A.I. sampling and five maternal sisters with
over 20,000 lbs. milk. Including Prairie Harbour HM Buddleia-ET,
Excellent-90%, and the dam of Prairie Harbour Bjorn-ET, PA JPI +228,
syndicated in the 2004 All American Sale the next day.
Their dam is Long Distance Lester
Babe-ET, Excellent-92%, with a best record of 4-4 305 28,070 4.6%
1,296 3.5% 994 DHIR and a two-lactation m.e. average of
The next three dams are Jerseyland
Duncan Babe 3rd-ET, Excellent-91%; WF/L&M Chief Babe-ET,
Excellent-92%; and Quicksilvers Babe, Excellent-94%. “Berries” was
consigned by Prairie Harbour Jerseys LLC, Glencoe, Minn.
Jace B Diamond, another daughter of
“Jace” was the fourth high selling animal of the sale. Caitlin Avila,
Hilmar, Calif., purchased her for $3,800. “Diamond” has PA of +1,315M,
+47F and +41P and a JPI of +232. Her dam, Blazer L Diamond is
appraised Excellent-90% and produced a 2-0 record of 18,590 4.3% 805
3.4% 628 95DCR. Her first-lactation m.e. is 25,528–1,075–856.
“Diamond’s” grandam is a daughter of
Highland Duncan Lester, JPI +78. She is appraised Very Good and has a
five-lactation average m.e. of 16,913–725—592. The next two
generations are both Very Good. “Diamond” was consigned by Rowzee
Jersey Farm, Newton, Miss.
Jeana Marie Fremstad, Westby, Wis., put
a $3,700 final bid on Ahlem Hallmark Jenny 4015, making her the fifth
high selling animal of the sale.
“Jenny 4015” is a daughter of Schultz Brook Hallmark, JPI +228 and has
PA of +1,115M, +34F and +41P. Her dam is an Excellent-90% daughter of
Greenwood Sooner Khan, JPI +149, with three records over 21,000 lbs.
milk, 900 lbs. fat and 800 lbs. protein.
“Jenny 4015’s” grandam is a daughter of
“Berretta” appraised Excellent-90% with a five lactation m.e. average
of 20,032–864–746. The next dam is Very Good with a best record of
22,930 4.1% 934 3.5% 809 94DCR at 6-4 in 305 days. “Jenny 4015” was
consigned by William Ahlem, Jr., Hilmar, Calif.
For more information on the 2004 Pot ‘O
Gold Production Contest see page 31 of the September Jersey Journal.
The 2004 Western Pot O’ Gold sale was covered in the same issue on
Sales $3,000 and Over (consignors in
- Amanda Mitcheltree, New Castle, Pa.,
Celestial Golden Formal-ET, bred heifer 13 mos., $5,950 (Kristin and
Scott Carson, New Lebanon, N.Y.)
- Allan Kutz, Jefferson, Wis., Wicks
Jace 2091, open yearling 12 mos., 4,450 (Wickstrom Bros., Hilmar,
- Thomas Anthony Dias, Hilmar, Calif.,
Prairie Harbour Jace Berries-ET, heifer calf 10 mos., 3,900 (Prairie
Harbour Jerseys LLC, Glencoe, Minn.)
- Caitlin Avila, Hilmar, Calif., Jace
B Diamond, open yearling 13 mos., 3,800 (Rowzee Jersey Farm, Newton,
- Jeana Marie Fremstad, Westby, Wis.,
Ahlem Hallmark Jenny 4015, heifer calf 8 mos., 3,700 (William Ahlem,
Jr., Hilmar, Calif.)
- Allison and Emily Waggoner,
Pendleton, S.C., Kulp Gen Pmont Rose-ET, bred heifer 16 mos., 3,500
(Kulp Genetivs and Craig Rhein, Manheim, Pa.)
- Todd Unkefer, Columbiana, Ohio, D&E
Paramount Sugar, bred heifer 15 mos., 3,500 (D&E Jerseys, Hilmar,
- Dore Baker, Wyoming, N.Y., Tenn
Rueben Bee Maid, open yearling 12 mos., 3,300 (University of
Tennessee Dairy, Lewisburg, Tenn.)
- Rachel Rawn, Charles Town, W. Va.,
Heartland Fanclub Kelsey, open yearling 12 mos., 3,200 (Heartland
Jerseys, Seneca, Kan.)
- Kyle M. Schirm, West Salem, Ohio,
Crescent Rueben Montana Jade-ET, open yearling 12 mos., 3,200
(Crescent Farm, Walpole, N.H.)
- Sidney J. Avila, Hilmar, Calif.,
Marv Du Barber Bill Ruby, heifer calf 10 mos., 3,200 (Marvin Duggan,
- Luke Richards, Erda, Utah,
Millstream Jace MBSB Aleta S714, open yearling 12 mos., 3,100
(Millstream Jerseys, West Chester, Ohio)
- Carolyn Lawrence, Port Deposit, Md.,
Tollenaar Jace 2682-ET, bred heifer 12 mos., 3,050 (Tollenaar
Jerseys, Elk Grove, Calif.)
- Wendy Marie Bok, Defiance, Ohio,
Al-Top Hallmark Spirit 320, bred heifer 14 mos., 3,000 (James Neale
Chaney, Bowling Green, Ky.)
- Cory Behrendt, Glencoe, Minn.,
Golden Meadows Fanclub Bianca, bred heifer 14 mos., 3,000 (Paul
Dias, Hillmar, Calif.)