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DATE: Monday, April 1st
TIME:  10:30 am  (Sale order; Small items, farm equipment, cows, heifers, calves)
LOCATION:  3519 Hicks Rd., Gratiot, WI. From Gratiot, WI go south on Hwy. 78 to White School Rd, go west to Hicks Rd, go north to farm.
For questions phone Keith @ 608-558-6641

IN CASE OF RAIN AUCTION WILL BE HELD UNDERCOVER 

112-REGISTERED JERSEY COWS & HEIFERS
  • 65-Cows w/ 25-fresh under 90 days, 15-dry & bred 7- 8 1/2 mos w/5-close & due by sale, balance in all stages of lactation
  • 15-Large Heifers, due May thru November
  • 12-Heifers, Ready to Breed
  • 6-Yearling Heifers
  • 5-Short Yearling Heifers
  • 15-Weaned Heifers, 2-4 mos.old
  • 4-Bottle Heifer Calves (may be more by sale day)
HERD NOTES:¬† The Whitcomb Family have been dairy farming for 37 years starting with Holsteins and the past 25 years have transitioned to Registered Jerseys concentrating on AI breeding and developing their herd. A few sires used is Joel, Blizzard, Tequila, Valentine, Casino, Chrome & Pine. The Whitcomb’s are presently shipping a 62 lb. average with individual cows peaking from 100 to 130 lbs of milk with 4.82F & 3.56P.¬† ¬†The fat is usually over 5. Prior to heifers freshening the RHA was 19,000, 1027F-676P. Individual records up to 25,000.
The SCC is at 88,000 and has been as low as 50,000.  Cows are being milked in a tie stall barn with comfort mats.  They are being fed baleage, corn silage, dry hay & TMR. One third of this herd is in their first lactation. Individual SCC will be posted on sale day. This herd is on monthly herd health check & will be pregnancy checked with Argyle Vet.  They are vaccinated annually with Bova Shield Gold TP 5L5 HB and vaccinated after confirmed pregnant with Vira Shield. Cattle are all registered. Buyers to pay for transfer fee. Cows have been classified with 22-Excellent & 45-Very good.  Sellers will accommodate overnight stay.  Trucking available by semi or gooseneck.  Call ahead to make arrangements.  Mark your calendar for a rare opportunity to purchase an all Registered Jersey herd.  These Jersey ladies are the hard to find kind consisting of large framed cattle carrying excellent flesh and bred for production.   If these are the kind of cattle you are looking for you will not want to miss this auction.
MILKING EQUIPMENT: GEA Surge 10hp vacuum pump; GEA Surge Compass pipeline washer; 6-Dema Tron 40T Milkers, shows milk weight, auto shut offs, Westfalia Surge Classic 300 Claws;    6-Demax CT Stimulus pulsators;
FARM EQUIPMENT:  Patz 420 Series 1200 TMR mixer w/scale;  Kuhn Knight XL118 Slinger Spreader; H&S 860 Blower, Sharp; Glenco 9-shank chisel plow w/leveling bar ; Noble 6RN 3pt cultivator; DMI 300 bu. grav.box w/extra tire & rim;  Metz 8-rd. bale cart w/dolly;  flat rack w/wood rack w/gear; Metz bale cage wagon w/gear;  4-section drag w/cart; wood hauler spreader;
CATTLE EQUIPMENT: 14-Calf-Tel Huts; buckets, holders; METZ calf mover for skidloader, holds 6-8 calves, nice;   500 gallon water poly tank; 3-calf heater boxes;  neck straps; poly manger liner; milk house supplies;
FEED: 50 2nd crop large squares and 50 3rd crop large squares
FEED CART & BEDDING CHOPPER:  CSF Model 1526 electric feed cart; Patz  bedding chopper w/Honda 13hp motor;
MISC: 2-Push Mowers;  app. one load of misc. farm items;
CONSIGNED by NEIGHBOR:  JD 435 Rd. Baler, net wrap; JD 925 MoCo Discbine; H&S 8-wheel V Rake; 2-Badger 1200 Chopper Boxes, 18ft, tandem, Very Good; Haybuster 2560
 
TERMS: Cash or good check. Not responsible for accidents or losses.

AUCTIONEERS: Tom Bidlingmaier, Browntown, WI  608-328-4878 & Cory Bidlingmaier, Auction Time Rep, Monroe, WI 608-558-4924.  WRAL #740 & 1283. B&M Auctions of WI, LLC, Browntown, WI   WRAL#166

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