Sale sponsored by: Kentucky Gelbvieh Association
Auctioneer: Todd Barlow
Sale managed by: Slaughter Sale Management
Reported by: David Slaughter
7 Bulls $3,614
10 Bred Females $3,255
8 Open Females $2,300
The annual Gelbvieh show and sale at the Kentucky Beef Expo was held the weekend of March 1, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. The show was held on Friday, with the sale following the next day. The Kentucky Gelbvieh Association sponsors the sale. The sale featured 25 lots consigned by ten Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders.
The grand champion Gelbvieh bull was Lot 7, 3G Atlas 314A ET, consigned by 3G Ranch in Kendallville, Ind. He is a January 7, 2013, black, polled, 75 percent Gelbvieh son of 3G Time Machine. Danny Hunt of Richmond, Ky., was the winning bidder at $4,000.
Green Hills Gelbvieh of Mt. Ulla., N.C., exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh bull. Lot 1, Dream Factor 224Z is a March 20, 2012 son of SDCG X-Factor 202X. Adam Helm of Magnolia, Ky., purchased this bull for $4,100.
The grand champion Gelbvieh female was Lot 13, Tabby 313A, exhibited by Padon Farms, Salem, Ky. A May 5, 2013 open heifer, she is red, polled and sired by MMGG Rocky 90W ET. She was purchased for $2,900 by Maple Valley Farm of Hillsboro, Ohio.
Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch of Fredonia, Ky., exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. Lot 22, Bar None Ms. Decade 259X is a September 16, 2012, red, bred heifer sired by CIRS Decade 278U2. She found a new home with Miller Gelbvieh Farm in Strawberry, Ark., for $4,250.
In the Balancer division, the grand champion Balancer bull was also consigned by 3G Ranch. Lot 6, 3G Zeus 299Z is a December 30, 2012, 50 percent, black bull sired by S A V Bismarck 5682. He was purchased for $3,700 by H & B Cattle Company, Worthington, Ind.
The reserve champion Balancer bull was Lot 3, GHGR 10Z1ET, consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh. He is a September 29, 2012, 50 percent, black son of S A V Final Answer 0035. The winning bidder at $3,600 was Woodland Gelbvieh Farm of Greenville, Tenn.
C-Cross Cattle Company, Biscoe, N.C., consigned the grand champion Balancer female. Lot 25, Carolina Molly 2304Z ET, is a September 1, 2012, 75 percent bred heifer sired by JKGF Reflex X4 ET. Larry P and Sunny D Farms of Greensburg, Ky., was the winning bidder at $5,300.
The reserve champion Balancer female was Lot 20, WAM 132Z, consigned by McIntosh Farm of Georgetown, Ky. She is a 50 percent Balancer bred heifer born October 10, 2012 and sired by WAM Cash Advance. Padon Farms added this heifer to their herd for $3,400.