December 8, 2017 | Fun in the Sun “Vegas Style” | Las Vegas, NV

December 8, 2017 | Fun in the Sun “Vegas Style” | Las Vegas, NV Click here to view the sale catalog! Click here to view the sale order! Click here to view the In vitro fertilization records! Click here to view Genomic records! Click here to view images of all lots to sell! The #1 and #2 GJPI heifers of the Jersey breed will be offered! We believe the highest GTPI heifer of the Holstein breed will be offered!   December 8, 2017 | Fun in the Sun “Vegas Style” | Las Vegas,

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