Shows and Sales Results

The Pursuit of Excellence Sale
DATE: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 @ 11:00am
LOCATION: The Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond Du Luc, Wisconsin
HEAD SHOWN: $2210 on over 100 head

Sale Results

A large crowd was on hand March 24th at the Great Northern Sales Arena for the Pursuit of Excellence which featured 108 lots from long time breeders from Wisconsin and the Northeast that share a great deal of passion and dedication to the Registered Holstein cow.  This Breeders’ Event was presented by Ridgedale Farm, Ryan-Vu Holsteins, Glenn-Ann Holsteins, Jeffrey-Way Holsteins, Plum Line Holsteins, Liddleholme and Ovaltop Holsteins.

A standout in the heifer row was Ryan-Mvloo Solo Response-ET.  This fall calf by Solomon hails from the same branch of the Roxy family as the high type Solomon son, Blondin Raptor +4.46 PTAT. Backed by an EX-93 Reginald who had claimed All-Wisconsin honors, Response was consigned by Ryan-Vu and partners Majestic View LLC and Crailoo Dairy.  Claire Betley, Pulaski, WI placed the final bid of $8,000 to add this impressive heifer to her show string for 2018.

The first live offering from the breed’s newest 96 point cow attracted a great deal of attention.   The October, 2017 Diamondback from 2017 Reserve All-American Aged Cow, Liddleholme Resur Lu-Red-ET EX-96 3E was a clean cut, deep ribbed heifer with loads of style.  Rachel Coyne and Sierra Swanson, Hutchinson, MN paid $7,000 for Liddleholme Diamond Lust-ET *RC consigned by Cyrus Conard and Richard Witter.

Another attention getter was the Red Defiant fall calf from Cyrus Conard.   Ridgedale Reputation-Red-ET is a beautifully cut daughter of the 5 time All-American Red & White nominee, Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red EX-96 4E.  Reputation is headed to California as Donovan Miguel from Hilmar paid $6,900 to claim this potential 9th generation Excellent.

A silky, black, mid-April spring yearling by King Bailey *RC continually caught the eye of sale spectators.   This consignment from Liddleholme is a daughter of Ms Doorman Lysette-ET *RC VG-86, a favorite among the young cows at Liddlehome and a sister to the popular Jacot-Red.  Hailing from the Licorice family and a potential 14th generation Excellent or Very Good, Liddleholme Lotto-ET *RC was chosen by the Avant Garde Group, Dundas, Ontario for $6,000.

High selling cow at $5,200 was Hobby-Acres Rosanne-ET EX-90 EX-MS consigned by Cyrus Conard.  This 8th generation Excellent Brokaw from the Roxy family was named HM All-New York Senior 2 Year Old in 2017 and is due back in August with a Diamondback heifer calf. Kathy Nieman placed the final bid to take her home to Monroe, WI.

The cattle were expertly prepared by Jared Buske, Patrick Carey, Cyrus Conard, Tyler Endres, Travis Krohlow, Dawson Nickels, Brock Liddle, Cody Schultz and Shawon Vande Zande.  Presenting the cattle in the ring were Brandon Ferry, Brooks Hendrickson, Riley Miller, Rachel Coyne, Paige Nelson, Hailee Liddle and Taylor Behnke.

Cattle sold to buyers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Texas as well as Ontario and Alberta.  At day’s end the sale averaged $2210 on over 100 head.

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. with David Rama selling the sale and Roger Turner providing pedigree updates.  The sale staff included Rick Bovre, Brian Behnke, Lynn Harbaugh, Kevin Jorgensen, Adam Liddle, Chad Ryan and Chad Griffith from

Sale Catalog

The Pursuit of Excellence Sale will be taking place on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 11:00am in Fond Du Luc, Wisconsin. Selling will be 108 fantastic lots. Online bidding will be available on Cowbuyer. The Catalog is available HERE or by clicking the image below. The PDF is available to download.

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Sale Order

Sale order here
Added Lots 109 & 110 here

Sale Updates

Sale Photos

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Sale information

Friday, March 23rd-4:00 – 8:00 PM
View Sale Cattle & Enjoy Hospitality

Saturday, March 24th-9:30 AM – Sale time
Continental Breakfast

Online Bidding available on Cowbuyer


Sale Contacts

Sale Management
Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.
Rick & Paula Bovre, mgrs.
W4226 SR 23 E, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: 920-923-6991

Sale Contacts

Rick Bovre 920-960-0487
David Rama 607-435-0792
Roger Turner 608-770-0012
Brian Behnke 608-279-2016
Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524
Kevin Jorgensen 920-210-3992
Adam Liddle 518-361-9946
Chad Ryan 920-960-1449
Dusty Schirm 815-670-2110
Paula Bovre 920-960-0655