Kentucky Ag News

Sales exceed $474K at Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale


Kentucky Agricultural News staff report


LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale generated $474,025 in sales of dairy cattle at the 53rd annual event April 9-11 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

The sale topper was the junior champion Brown Swiss, which was consigned by Wayne E. Sliker of St. Paris, Ohio, and purchased by Chris Durbin of Leitchfield for $9,600. The top-selling Kentucky animal was the reserve champion Holstein consigned by KAGEO Farms (Gabby Gabriel and Chris Carter) of Stanford, which sold for $5,500.

The average per lot came to $2,374.60. The 32 Brown Swiss lots sold for an average of $2,800, best among the breeds represented at the sale.

The results compared with total gross of $453,000 and an average of $2,409 per lot at the 2014 Kentucky National.

Buyers and exhibitors from about a dozen states were on hand for this year’s event.