Arethusa Farm pays record price for Jersey
Karlie the Jersey is shown at an auction in Syracuse, N.Y., where she was purchased by Arethusa Farm this week for $170,000. Photo courtesy of Syracuse Post Sandard.
Arethusa Farm in Litchfield added an expensive cow to its herd this week when it paid $170,000 for a Jersey at an auction in Syracuse, N.Y.
The sales price for Karlie the dairy cow was a New York state record. Karlie is a Jersey, which are known for producing sweet milk, and will take up residence at Arethusa's state of the art barn on South Plains Road.
The previous sales record for a cow was $96,000, set in 2006. Karlie is an award-winning cow, with accolades that include 2012 ABA All-American senior 2-year-old; 2012 All-Canadian senior 2-year-old; 2012 1st senior 2-year-old; International Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Royal Winter Fair.
The $170,000 price was nearly seven times more than the second-most expensive cow sold at the auction.