A JERSEY cow from Bushlea Farms at Leongatha South shot into the history books recently, selling for the new Australasian record price of $50,000 at the Global Impact Sale in New South Wales.
At Camden Showgrounds, the reigning International Dairy Week (IDW) Supreme All Breeds Champion Dairy Cow Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10 EX-93 became the highest price Jersey Female in Australia, smashing the $34,000 record set 36 years ago by Warwick Daisy Lee.
Fernleaf 10 is the first ever IDW Supreme Champion to sell at public auction.
The deep pedigreed five-year old was purchased by a syndicate consisting of Canadian and North American buyers Cybil Fisher, Matt Senecal, Diane Borba, Avonlea Genetics (Jennifer and Andrew Vander Meulen), Jake Hanford, and one Australian, Bradley Cullen.
Wayne Kuhne of Bushlea Farms was very pleased with the sale.
“It’s just good recognition,” he said.
“It was a pretty exciting week, with the build-up [to the auction] and for her to sell so well was excellent.
“After winning [at IDW] in January, it’s just another great achievement for the farm.”
Wayne says Fernleaf 10 will remain at Bushlea Farms, with her embryos being sent to her new owners in America, Canada, and New South Wales.
Bushlea’s $50,000 record breaking cow