BO JOY/GRAYSTONE DISPERSAL SALE
Robert, Joyce and Steve Wagner & Friends - Quarryville, PA
93 Brown Swiss Averaged $3,192 - - - 147 Head Overall averaged $2,734

 

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Pictured Lot #1 - Bo Joy Ensign Miss Gee ET - $21,000 with Robert, Joyce and Steve Wagner.      View of the standing room only crowd at the Bo Joy/Graystone Dispersal.



After a warm sunny week of preparations, the weather turned brisk and windy for sale day Saturday, March 11 at Bo Joy Farm. While it was chilly outside, the standing room only crowd warmed up the inside with active bidding on the quality offering. The sale started with the introduction of Robert, Joyce, and son Steve Wagner who welcomed the crowd and voiced appreciation to his parents and others that have assisted in developing and presenting this fine farmer breeder herd. Several banners, awards, and pictures on display were a testament to the accomplishments of the breeding program on the National Stage. A walk through the cows quickly demonstrated the results of a program based on good udders and correct overall type. Additionally, the calf and heifer lineup provided buyers with a sweet tooth for winning the opportunity to pick a winner . . . and they did including some of the very tops.

Bo Joy Emory Gretchen “3E93” has proven to be a fantastic foundation brood cow with nearly one third of the Swiss herd from her maternal line. It was no surprise when the four highest sellers all came from her maternal line. One of Gretchen’s 3 All American daughters was Lot 1 in the catalog and first in the ring to start the day at $21,000. Bo Joy Ensign Miss Gee ET “VG89/90MS” is the youngest daughter of Gretchen and has 8 “EX” full sisters. Miss Gee will make her new home in Enosburg, VT with a new Brown Swiss partnership of Tim and Sharon Abbott & Steve Wagner. The different breeds were sold in groups with the second heat of Brown Swiss starting with the high seller, Bo Joy Jet Pilot Gelindy ET, a Jet Pilot from Bo Joy Ensign Glee ET “2E94/95MS”, full sister to Miss Gee and thus a granddaughter of the famed Gretchen. Following active bidding, Gelindy was struck off at $26,000 and was also taken by the Vermont partnership of Abbott and Wagner.

An extra fancy lineup of calves and heifers attracted bids from Maine to California and Florida to Oregon. Leading this group at a price tag of $13,200 was Get-R-Done Kingpin Galaxy, a “stick-out” spring yearling prospect by Kingpin consigned by Craig Walton and Donald Harwood. She was purchased by the enterprising group of Robert Yeoman, Tim and Sharon Abbott & Steve Wagner from OK and VT. Another eye-pleaser from the same family and bred the same way (Kingpin x Braiden) was next in line at $11,000. Graystone Kingpin Galena was taken by Linda and Leslie Bruchey, Westminster, MD.
The sale was directed by Modern Associates with assistance from The PA Holstein Assn. and Chris Hill. Chris Hill served as auctioneer with Wayne Sliker as box-man. Brian Garrison, David J. Lentz, and Nick Raggi took bids from the sizeable crowd with Dave Wallace, Michael Heath, and Dale Bendig supporting the action with their phone contacts. The PA Holstein Association provided the clerking.

OTHER HIGH SELLERS

PA-STONE MILL SHOT OF TEQUILA (Jersey)..............................................$7,000.
Buyer: Rivendale Farms, Bulger, PA

TERRA-ROSE GO SHELBY ET.....................................................................$6,700.
Buyer: Wood Stone West, Lake Junaluska, NC

TERRA-ROSE BOSEPHUS SHELLY ET..........................................................$6,600.
Buyer: Wood Stone West, Lake Junaluska, NC

BO JOY SUPREME GOLD ET......................................................................$6,500.
Buyer: Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY

JOY-WIL ATWOOD MERRY ET (Holstein)..................................................$6,400.
Buyer: Alpheus Stoltzfus, Gap, PA

WHITE SWITCH APPLE STELLA- RED (R&W)..............................................$5,700.
Buyer: Tim and Sharon Abbott & Steve Wagner