She's the most expensive Jersey cow ever sold at auction, and her new home is now in Connecticut.
Arethusa Farm in Litchfield bought Karlie the Jersey cow for a record-breaking $172,000 at a show cow auction in Syracuse on Monday. That's almost twice the previous record high for a cow.
Matt Senecal of Arethusa Farm said they were willing to pay such a high price because she has the potential to be a great cow for breeding. She is only 2 years old and the farm hopes to have some of her daughters to show.
The farm is both a breeding and showing operation with a worldwide reputation and walls filled with awards. It is also a working dairy farm.
"It does sound like a lot of money," Senecal said, but "she actually sold as a package. She already has three pregnancies in surrogates coming in September and we also have more calves coming in December."
Senecal explained that the most important quality of a show cow is her udder, but that's not the only consideration. They also look at body structure, how much rib they have and how deep they are because that determines how much milk they can produce.
"When you start getting into these types of cattle you can really tell which ones go right to the top, and she's one of those cows that people love to look at," Senecal said.
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