Kentucky Proud Connection staff report

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky dairy cattle gave a strong showing at the Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale April 5-6 in Louisville.

A total of 196 dairy cows brought $350,275, an average of $1,787.

"Exhibitors and buyers from all over the country came to Kentucky for top-quality dairy cattle," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. "Congratulations to Kentucky's dairy producers on a great event."

The sale topper was the grand champion Jersey, which brought a high bid of $6,700. The top Kentucky animal was the junior champion Jersey, consigned by Brittany Core of Salvisa and sold to Scott Sadford of Appleton, Wisc., for $5,750. Holsteins led all breeds with an average bid of $2,251 per head.