Darling Downs dairy farmers showed confidence in the local dairy industry at the Balcarres Holsteins Spring Sellabration Sale at Crows Nest last week.
Buyers competed on 68 in milk cows and heifers and eight bulls.
68 cows and heifers topped at $3800 for a "Mr Burns" heifer on her first lactation currently producing 35.6 litres. Females averaged $2690 with the Roche family from Canning Vale purchasing a very tidy line of 12 heifers.
Bulls topped at $4000 for a 22-month-old Aftershock to average $2350.
Vendors Shayne Lambert and Sue Dowling were very happy to see a large crowd turn up to the sale with many repeat buyers active.
"At Balcarres Holsteins we use sex semen and focus on rearing the calves to produces high quality heifers that will perform in any dairy operation,”Mr Lambert said.
Elders Toowoomba Dairy specialist Jon Padman said it was a “very buoyant” sale that that defied the negative sentiment in the industry during recent times.
“All the females in the sale were backed by herd recorded figures with an average SCC of 66, 3.77 fat and 3.19 protein,” he said.
Buyers travelled from as far away as Gympie in the north to Kyogle in the south.
Balcarres Holsteins are anticipating on having another on farm sale early autumn 2017.
Selling agents: Elders