Dora Lee’s line-up for the 2011 Fleckvieh Forum Sale
My parents operation, Dora Lee Genetics, have set their line-up for the 2011 Fleckvieh Forum Sale, ‘Eastern Canada’s Premier Fleckvieh Showcase,’ to be held on October 2nd in conjunction with Bar 5’s annual female sale. My parents are founding members of the Forum group, and for the past 18 years it has represented the only way to access Dora Lee Genetics by public auction.
This years’ sale line-up is headlined by the introduction of Dora Lee’s Equinox, the exciting new homozygous polled herd sire that we have pictured above. We had the opportunity to help prove Equinox over the past 2 years, and to say we are pleased is an understatement. His first son to sell was our very own APLX Ensign 2X, which was the high-selling Fleckvieh bull at the 2011 Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, so we are really looking forward to how his first daughters are received in Ontario this fall. Three daughters, along with 30 doses of semen will be on offer.
Not to be outdone by his son, Dora Lee Eclipse will again be well represented in the sire group. Three daughters, and another semen lot, will also sell. With the high demand for calving ease bulls, Eclipse seems to be one of the few that combines calving ease with maternal calving, so I think his impact will stand the test of time.
Dora Lee will be selling 7 bred heifers in total, plus the two semen lots. Be sure to check out the catalogue; to be posted shortly on both the Bouchard Livestock and Bar 5 websites.