Kiwi Cow Sold for over €13,000

A New Zealand Friesian dairy cow has sold for NZ$20,000 or €13,285 at an auction.

“There were four of five bidders on this cow. It was amazing and it kept on going up and we were thinking, ‘oh my god’”, said Irene, the owner of the cow, who is retiring from farming and has sold the farm including their cows.

The cow’s outstanding confirmation, stature and milking capacity were what contributed to the cow’s high price as well as its high lactation worth.

Livestock Improvement Corporation has the cow under contract, which means they choose the bull it got in calf with.

“She’s a machine. She’ll have a calf, and cycle and five to six weeks later you inseminate her and bang – she’s in-calf”, said Irene.

Article Source: Agriland, Amy Forde, May 06, 2015.

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