EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farm considered by some to be the “Mercedes” of the cattle world has sold the last of its famous Holsteins.
Lylehaven Farm in East Montpelier held a final auction Friday.
Jerry Rappaport, a philanthropist and real estate developer, is getting out of the business of cattle breeding.
The 87-year-old told NECN that “he got fascinated with the idea of breeding the perfect cow.” Nearly a decade ago, Lylehaven sold a cow for more than $1 million.
On Friday, the cows went for several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars.
Adolf Langhout from the Netherlands attended the auction. He says Lylehaven is recognized in breeding as “like a Mercedes or Audi.”