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Champions Parade at North American International Livestock Exposition Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took place at the 2018 North American International Livestock Exposition on Thursday, November 15. Randy Daniel, Colbert, Georgia evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F, owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana. This daughter of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z born on April 15, 2018, first claimed the spring heifer calf division. SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E was named reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female and is owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois. This heifer was first named champion junior heifer and is the January 23, […]

Champions Named at NAILE Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) was held on Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. Judge Jason Duggin, Calhoun, Georgia, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer females. Grand champion Gelbvieh/Balancer heifer was GHGF Delilah 655D, owned by Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina. She was born on November 14, 2016. This heifer first claimed the senior heifer division and is the daughter of Gambles Hot Rod 9620. BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E, owned by Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Missouri, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh/Balancer heifer. This September 2, 2017 heifer is sired […]

American Gelbvieh Association Elects Leadership

Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to the board of directors at the annual membership meeting held November 30, 2018, during the 48th Annual AGA National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Newly elected board members are Todd Bickett, Chickamauga, Georgia, and Lori Maude, Hermosa, South Dakota. Re-elected to serve a second term was Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; and Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Nebraska. The AGA Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the executive committee for 2019. John Carrel, Columbus, Montana, was elected as AGA president. Dan McCarty, Rifle, […]

Fall Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational

Mount Sterling, Kentucky September 29, 2018 Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Submitted by Slaughter Sale Management Sale Average: $3,843 The Fall Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational was held September 29, 2018, in beautiful Mount Sterling, Kentucky. This was the 27th edition featuring the Bar None Ranch dispersal and the Gentle G Farm spring herd dispersal. The Bar None program has spanned three decades and has enjoyed much success. Topping the sale was Lot 2, Ms Fortune 63X ET, at $9,500 for 50 percent embryo interest. This homozygous black, homozygous polled proven donor is due to Godfather 575C for a fall calf. This elite female will […]

Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the American Royal was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. Judge Randy Daniel, Colbert, Georgia, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer heifers. Grand champion heifer was CBLG Six E Firefly 700E, owned by Abigail Schrader, Columbia City, Indiana. This heifer is the daughter of PZCT PZC Tmas Firestorm 1800 ET and first claimed the Gelbvieh and Balancer junior yearling heifer division. The reserve grand champion heifer is owned by Sarah Carroll of Raymore, Missouri. JNCC Miss Dimension 802F is the daughter of JNCC BROK Final Dimension 601D and first claimed […]

Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2018 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Jerry Grund, Wallace, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET. She is the daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83. Owned by Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Missouri, this heifer first claimed the senior heifer calf division. Coming out of the junior yearling heifer division is the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. DCSF Pettit’s Laura 42E2 is the daughter of DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8 and […]

American Gelbvieh Association to Host Commercial Cattlemen Educational Symposium

All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association’s (AGA) fourth annual commercial cattlemen’s educational symposium titled Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup sponsored by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Corn Growers Association. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee. Cattle producers from all segments of the beef industry are invited to attend this free event that will feature industry-leading speakers. A provided beef lunch will be served prior to the event starting at 12:30 p.m. This year’s Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup features industry-leading […]

North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s 34th Annual “Golden Rule Sale”

Mandan, North Dakota January 29, 2018 21 Bulls average $3,143 27 Females average $3,030 TOP SELLING BULLS: Lot 52: $4,750, ZIMM Ethan E409, March 17, 2017, black Balancer, SGRI Stevo C 263 x BT Pentleton 729, consigned by Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, ND, sold to Bernell Appledorn, Gladstone, ND Lot 35: $4,500, ZIMM Emmett E526, February 2, 2017, black Balancer, WOHL Everett Y24 x EXAR Upshot 0562B, consigned by Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, ND, sold to Jeff Wolf, Robinson, ND Lot 39: $4,250, ZIMM Eddie E170, February 6, 2017, Black Balancer, SGRI Stevo C 263 x JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564 JET, consigned […]

Slater to Serve as Gelbvieh Association Interim Executive Director

BROOMFIELD, CO – American Gelbvieh Association President Scott Starr and the Board of Directors would like to announce Megan Slater as its interim executive director. Slater has been with the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) since 2014 and has most recently held the position of director of operations and public relations. In her time at the AGA, Slater has played a vital role in maintaining the Gelbvieh message through marketing efforts and membership communication, office operations, and the planning of the AGA National Convention. “For the past seven months, Megan has done an impressive job of running the AGA by exhibiting […]

Gelbvieh Association, IMI Global Release Balancer® Edge Source and Age Verification Program

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce a recent partnership with IMI Global and introduce Balancer® Edge, a source and age verification program for feeder cattle sired by Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls. The Balancer® Edge program requires a minimum of 75% of the sires used to be registered Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls, and these bulls must be a minimum of 25% Gelbvieh genetics. The verification process for this program requires producers to submit first and last calf born date, head count support, and registration papers of the sires to verify Gelbvieh genetics. The Source and […]

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Ambassadors named for the 2018-2019 Year

Congratulations to Addison Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, and Cameron Nowack, Bland, Missouri, for being selected as the American Gelbvieh Junior Association’s (AGJA) ambassadors for 2018-2019. The two winners were announced on July 6, 2018, at the 2018 Corn Fed Classic, which was held in Waterloo, Iowa. Addison Starr, daughter of Scott and Raberta Starr, was chosen as the AGJA Intermediate Ambassador. In addition to her new role, she is actively involved in FFA, 4-H, volleyball, basketball and has won public speaking awards at regional speech contests. Addison also serves as sophomore class president at McPherson County High School. During her time as […]

Champions Named at Gelbvieh and Balancer® Junior National Show

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Corn Fed Classic Junior National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took pace on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, 2018, in Waterloo, Iowa. Brent Vieselmeyer, Amherst, Colorado, evaluated the 171 Balancer cattle, and Brad Bennett of Seward, Nebraska, evaluated the 88 Gelbvieh cattle and 20 steers. The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was LGNZ Mayweather 48E ET owned by Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, South Dakota. This bull born March 28, 2017, is the son of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z and first claimed the spring yearling bull division. Colton Ivers, Austin, Minnesota, owned […]

Gelbvieh Junior Board of Directors Elected in Waterloo

Elections for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Board of Directors were held at the 2018 Corn Fed Classic in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 4, 2018. AGJA members elected four candidates to serve two-year terms. The AGJA Board of Directors is comprised of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be 16 years of age as of January 1, and may not have reached his or her 20th birthday as of January 1. Newly elected board members are Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Nebraska, son of Rodney and Joanne Barwick; Colton Ivers, Austin, Minnesota, son of […]

21st Flying H Genetics Grown on Grass—Fescue Adapted Herd Bull Sale

March 17, 2018 Butler, Missouri Reported by Dick Helms A great crowd of repeat and new customers evaluated the 110 bulls and 50 registerable bred heifers on a cool March Saturday. Cattle sold into eight states with several volume buyers. Topping the Balancer division was a Homozygous Black BHSF Prophet B006 son with 5 Star Genetics for Disposition, Growth, Muscle, Carcass, Maternal and Forageability! Engeman Ranch kept him in Missouri with a bid of $6,750. The Balancers averaged $4,000. Lot 55, the top selling FUSION–a composite of Angus, Gelbvieh and Simmental—a Prophet B006 son with superior 5 Star genetics topped […]

Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls Included in Integrity Beef Alliance Program

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the acceptance of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls for use in the Integrity Beef Alliance program. The Integrity Beef Alliance simplifies cow-calf producer management decisions and increases the marketability of calves through the production of high-quality, uniform, preconditioned cattle. The Gelbvieh and Balancer breed is the latest breed to be accepted as a sire choice for calves entering the terminal calf program and joins five approved bull breeds: Angus, Beefmaster, Charolais, Hereford, and Red Angus. “The Integrity Beef Alliance is looking forward to a successful partnership with the American Gelbvieh Association. It […]

Buckley Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Buckley as the new data and member services coordinator. Buckley will assist AGA members and customers with DNA testing, as well as all aspects of the AGA Online Registry Service. She will also play a role in the AGA’s member education and communications team. “I am very excited to begin my career at the AGA; my combined passion for the beef industry and background in agricultural communications falls directly in line with the association’s purpose of serving its members and customers,” says Buckley. “I look forward to meeting the […]

2018 AGJA Western Regional

June 1-2, 2018 Cloud County Fairgrounds Concordia, Kansas Judge: Taylor Frank Reported by: Taylor Evans Showmanship Champion Senior Showmanship Grady Hammer, Wallace Kan. Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan. Champion Intermediate Showmanship Jaylea Pope, Ravenna, Nev. Reserve Champion Intermediate Showmanship Kale Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb. Champion Junior Showmanship Cody Brown, Dwight, Kan. Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship Cooper Beying, Leavenworth, Kan. Steer Show Champion Light Weight Steer George Weber, Lamar, Miss. Buddy 1042 Champion Medium Weight Steer Seth Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb. MoJo 1220 Champion Heavy Weight Steer Kale Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb. Rocky 1300 Pick of the Herd Futurity Gelbvieh Futurity […]

Kittle Farms Building a Legacy Spring Bull Sale

May 12, 2018 Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center Rainsville, Alabama Auctioneer: Clint McElmoyl Reported by: Dustin Kittle Sale Averages: 20 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls            $5,855 5 Heifer Picks / Embryo Lots                $12,080 On May 12, Kittle Farms had more than 400 guests in attendance at the “Building a Legacy” Bull Sale in Rainsville, Alabama. Bulls sold to nine states, including Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Kansas, with an embryo flush and heifer pick lot sold to Saskatchewan, Canada. The high selling bull in the sale was lot 2, KTGF Legend E002, who sold to Joshua […]

2018 AGJA Twain’s Riverside Eastern Regional

May 25-27, 2018 Marion County Fairgrounds Palmyra, Missouri Judge: Brett Sayer Reported by: Taylor Evans Gelbvieh Female Show Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET Jacie Carroli, Raymore, Mo. Sire: JRI Pop A TOP 197T83 Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf HIGH Ms Eva 16E125 Gage Swindler, Braymer, Mo. Sire: HIGH Stands Alone 9B73ET Gelbvieh Champion Spring Yearling Heifer BEA 7102E ET Casey Martin, Oregon, III. Sire: BEA 301A Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Heifer CBX BCFG Ruth’s Reflection ET E729 Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, S.C. Sire: JKGF Reflex X4 ET Gelbvieh Champion Winter Yearling Heifer Gelbvieh Champion […]

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 29th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 The Bull Yards, Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Reported by Eileen Davidson Sale Average: 89 Purebred Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls                   $4,725      Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson, and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara, Ash, Cameron, Jaime, and Flynn Davidson, hosted their 29th annual bull sale at their bull yards south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Weather and storm warnings for a vast area of the Western Provinces and northern United States brought much needed precipitation over the weekend —perhaps not ideal weather for a bull sale, but the moisture was […]

Flying H Genetics Roughage ‘N Ready Bull Sale

March 3, 2018 Flying H Sale Site Arapahoe, Nebraska Reported by Dick Helms A crowd of progressive cattlemen from 10 states took home 115 herd bulls at the 38th Annual Nebraska Flying H Genetics bull sale. The red Balancer® bulls topped the sale offering at an average of $5,886 with the top bulls all being ET calves.  Sale topper was lot 104, a Bieber Hard Drive out of the Flying H 51P 171Y donor going to longtime customer Jones Ranch in Alabama for $10,250.  The four Hard Drive ET brothers averaged $8,700.  An outcross red Balancer was produced by two […]

Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale

February 24, 2018 Kingsville Livestock Market Kingsville, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by John Burbank Sale Averages 128       Balancer® Bulls            $3,947 17        Gelbvieh Bulls              $4,504 145       Overall Average            $4,012 The well established Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a good crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 50 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. A total of 145 bulls went through the ring and every bull sold […]

Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale

March 24, 2018 Joplin Regional Stockyards Carthage, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by John Burbank Sale Averages 109       Balancer® Bulls            $3,379 26        Gelbvieh Bulls              $3,902 135       Overall Average            $3,480 The well-established Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a good crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 40 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. There were 106 registered buyers of which 82 bought from 14 states. Top selling […]

Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull Sale

March 3, 2018 Hope Livestock Market Hope, Arkansas Auctioneer: Lakin Oakley Reported by John Burbank Sale Averages 19        Angus Bulls                  $2,758 39        Balancer® Bulls            $3,198 13        Gelbvieh Bulls              $3,146 71        Overall Average            $3,071 The second annual Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull Sale was held in conjunction with the Four State Classic Female Sale. The overall market all day had a softer undertone due to local conditions but the bull sale was solid. Bulls were developed at Rose Bud Feeders, LLC in Rose Bud, Arkansas, and are sold with most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. All bulls […]

Seedstock Plus Red Reward Bull and Heifer Sale

March 10, 2018 United Producers Livestock Market Humansville, Missouri Auctioneer: Billy Bruce Reported by: John Burbank 46        Balancer® Bulls                        $4,105 11        Gelbvieh Bulls                          $5,114 57        Overall Bull Average                 $4,300 18        Registered Open Heifers            $1,630 69        Commercial Open Heifers         $1,286 The first Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale was a tremendous success. Giving customers the opportunity to evaluate and buy only red bulls and females was greatly appreciated by the attendees. The sale results are a testament to the enhanced customer service this format provided to buyers of red genetics. There were 117 registered buyers of which 54 bought from […]

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 29th Annual Bull Sale

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 29th Annual Bull Sale Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 The Bull Yards, Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada  Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock      Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson, and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara, Ash, Cameron, Jaime, and Flynn Davidson hosted their 29th Annual Bull Sale at their bull yards  south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada,  on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Weather and storm warnings for a vast area of the Western Provinces and northern United States brought much needed precipitation over the weekend —perhaps not ideal weather for a bull sale, but the moisture was very welcome for the large area that anticipated it!       Both […]

BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium

May 11, 2018 BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium Early Registration Due May 31; BIF Tour Stops Announced MANHATTAN, Kan. – Save $80 and register by May 31 for the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event, themed 50th Anniversary in the Rockies, will be June 20 to June 23 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel in Loveland, Colorado. Online registration is available at http://www.beefimprovement.org. Walk-in registration will be available during the event, but register online by May 31 to save $80. This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of […]

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Show and Sale

February 22, 2018 Auctioneer: Tracy Harl of Loup City, Nebraska Judge: Curtis Doubet of Sterling, Colorado Reported by Ronette Bush-Heinrich Sale Averages: 7 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls       $4,393 5 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifers   $4,450 12 Total Average                               $4,417 High Selling Bull: Lot 4, XXB Primo 541E ET sold for $8,750 Seller: JJ Boehler of Orleans, Nebraska Buyer: Robert Anderson, Jamestown, Kansas High Selling Heifer: Lot 12, SEPT RCO No Tan Lines sold for $8,000 Seller: September Farms of Franklin, Nebraska Buyer: David Sasse of Athol, Kansas The champion Gelbvieh heifer was Lot 10, SFGI Ms Stella, consigned by Steinkruger Farms […]

Eagle Pass Ranch Annual Spring Bull Sale

March 21, 2018 Highmore, South Dakota Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Reported by AJ Munger Sale Averages: 105 Balancer® Bulls         $3,885 37 SimAngus Bulls            $4,445 20 Red Angus Bulls          $3,825 41 Angus Bulls                   $3,311 EGL Enterprise E080 – Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, Kansas, purchased the top-selling red Balancer bull by H2R Profitbuilder B403 for $10,500. EGL Echelon E065 – Alta Genetics, Watertown, Wisconsin, purchased the high-selling black Balancer bull by EGL Lock and Load X415 for $9,750. Hamilton Farms, Hitchcock, South Dakota, purchased a full brother, EGL Echelon E066 for $9,000. EGL Expo E7194 – Griswold Cattle, Stillwater, Oklahoma, bought the top-selling […]

23rd Annual Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics Bull Sale

March 17, 2018 Lewistown Livestock Auction Lewistown, Montana Consignors:  Danell Diamond Six Ranch, Bolton Double B Ranch, and Linhart Angus Auctioneer: Kyle Shobe Reported by Omie Danell Sale Averages: 5 Purebred Gelbvieh Yearling Bulls    $5,450 20 Balancer® Yearling Bulls                $4,400 7 Purebred Angus Yearling Bulls        $4,286 32 Overall Average                             $4,539 Although the forecast threatened winter storms, sale day came in with warmer temperatures and only a heavy fog in the area.  What a blessing for our customers for calving and for traveling!  Thank you to all the buyers, bidders, friends, neighbors, and family for your help in bringing this offering […]

Feist Gelbvieh 30th Annual Bull Sale

March 12, 2018 Bowman Auction Market, Bowman, North Dakota Scott Weishaar, Auctioneer Sale Averages: 14 Balancer® Bulls                 $4,243 9 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls      $3,722 A small crowd of predominately long-time customers from three states attended the sale. Topping the sale was Balancer EH3, selling to the first-time customer Zimmerman Gelbvieh of Dawson, North Dakota for $8,750. EH3 is a calving ease bull sired by Lee’s Turning Point; he is homozygous black bull with EPD numbers in the top 5 percent of the breed. Long-time customer, Lex Burghduff, of Ludlow, South Dakota, purchased Balancer E49 for $7,250, a Lee’s Ten X […]

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale

March 3, 2018 At the Ranch, Selby, South Dakota Owners: Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson , Brian and DeDee Begeman Auctioneers: Seth Weishaar, Lynn Weishaar   Averages: 12      Gelbvieh Bulls            $4,979 120      Balancer® Bulls         $4,508 38      Angus Bulls                $4,979 170     Bulls                            $4,630   A sunny spring day greeted the crowd attending the Thorstenson’s  Lazy TV Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale held March 3, at the ranch west of Selby, South Dakota.  Buyers from nine states kept the bidding active both live and via the Internet. Topping the sale offering at $14,000 was lead-off Angus Lot 176 selling to longtime customer […]

Gustin’s Diamond D Annual Production Sale

February 15, 2018 Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt   Sale Averages 76.5 Bulls                             $4,662 20 Bred Heifers                 $2,295 There was a nice crowd on hand on February 15, a cold, snowy day, to bid and buy at the Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale.  The sale was consistent throughout and especially strong on the red purebreds and Balancers. High selling bull for the day was Lot 56, CMR Protégé 121E ET.  A son of the DDGR Nobleman sire and the DDGR Mandy 32S cow, he was a deep bodied, square hipped, red purebred bull that posted a yearling […]

29th Annual Taubenheim Gelbvieh Production Sale

February 5, 2018 Amherst, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by Justin Taubenheim Sale Averages: 89 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls     $5,059 39 Bred Heifers                                 $2,325 19 Open Heifers                                $1,250 Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 29th annual production sale February 5, 2018 at the ranch. A cold, but sunny day brought out many customers from seven states to evaluate the powerful set of herd sires and attractive group of females. Top Selling Bulls: TAU Mr. Outright 15E ET, is a 3/8 Gelbvieh homozygous black and homozygous polled son of TAU Outright 162A. This performance and carcass stud offers a 1450 lb. […]

Gelbvieh National Sale Blazes To $12,545 Average

Reported by: KK Seedstock January 7, 2018 Denver, Colorado Auctioneer Ronn Cunningham Sale Manager: KK Seedstock Sale averages 2.5          Bulls                                       $40,800 1             Semen Package                $25,500 12.5        Females                               $10,200 4              Pick of Herd Lots               $7,500 2              Embryo Flushes                $5,875 2              Embryo Lots                       $2,175 24 Total Lots                      12,545   The Gelbvieh breed kicked of the first sale of the 2018 season in grand fashion January 7 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Interested buyers packed the Beef Palace Auction Arena to a capacity level to bid on the elite Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics selling. The excitement could be […]

Prosser Named Gelbvieh Association Breeder of the Year

Bob and Judy Prosser of Bar T Bar Ranches, Winslow, Arizona, were honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2017 during the awards banquet held at the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas. Bob Prosser was present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. John Burbank of Seedstock Plus, St. Catharine, Missouri, presented Prosser with the award. Bob and Judy Prosser own and operate Bar T Bar Ranches which covers 326,200 acres of private, state and U.S. Forest Service lands between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. The operation consists […]

Champions Chosen at National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show took place at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 8, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Randy Mullinix, Toulon, Illinois, evaluated the 42 Gelbvieh females, 36 Gelbvieh bulls, 78 Balancer females, and 30 Balancer bulls. Grand champion Gelbvieh female was BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D owned by Clint Main, Seymour, Indiana. This heifer was born March 4, 2016, and is the daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W. She first claimed the junior heifer division. GHGF Deanna 77D owned by Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. This […]

Genetics on Display at NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer Pen Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, January 7, 2018. A total of 16 pens were exhibited at this year’s show. Eldon Krebs, Gordon, Nebraska, judged the pen bull show. Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen consisted of two January 2017 bulls and one February 2017 bull. This pen had an average weight of 1,239 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of […]

Champions Named at NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Kyle Conley, Sulphur, Oklahoma, evaluated the 19 Gelbvieh heifers and 40 Balancer heifers. Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D owned by Clint Main, Seymour, Indiana. This heifer is the March 4, 2016 daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W and first claimed the junior yearling heifer division. GHGF Deanna 77D, owned by Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer. This heifer was sired by FMGF Blue’s Impact […]

Christian Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Kelsi Christian to its staff where she began her role as multimedia coordinator on January 2, 2018. Christian is originally from San Antonio, Texas, where she was heavily involved in FFA growing up. Christian graduated from Texas Tech University in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications. She has gained experience with social media and communications through internships at National Sorghum Producers and the Pinto Horse Association of America. She has also worked with the Texas Tech Student Union and has experience taking showring photos for Show Champions Livestock […]

Future of the Beef Industry by Scott Starr

AGA recently held the 47th Annual National Convention. All who attended the event left with a clear vision of the future of the Gelbvieh and Balancer business. Growing pains surrounding the implementation of genomics were discussed. However, the future is incredible with the promise of BOLT, the single-step genetic evaluation, and all it can offer the largest beef animal database in the world in which Gelbvieh is a part of. Attendees also got a look at how Gelbvieh and Balancer fit into the beef industry and uphold the standards discovered in the National Beef Quality Audit. Marketing alliances with industry […]

The Gift of Knowledge by Angela Vesco

Knowledge is power. How many times have you heard that in your lifetime? How many times have you seen it come to fruition? Knowledge about an industry, a specific subject, or whatever is usually what gives people the power to succeed. How do you acquire knowledge? I am sure that I would hear a different response from everyone. But what it really boils down to is that you acquire knowledge by being studious. You take the time to read, to listen, to absorb, to think, and then put it into practice. So why am I talking about knowledge? Well, we […]

Youth Leadership in the Beef Industry by Kallie Mattison

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) provides opportunities for youth to grow as leaders. Through participation in contests and providing an environment in which the kids are encouraged to develop relationships with other members, many skills are developed that will help them in positions of leadership. The demand for youth involvement is high, and the future of the beef industry relies on those willing to take the lead. Youth organizations such as AGJA do just that by offering different contests for juniors to participate in, allowing them to choose ones that will highlight their strengths and improve their weaknesses. For […]

TJB Gelbvieh Sixth Annual Bull Sale

November 4, 2017 Chickamauga, Georgia Auctioneer: Dale Stith Reported by Kelsie Bickett Sale Averages: 18 2-year old ET Bulls                      $4,380 35 Fall Yearling Bulls                       $3,050 Sale Total (43 Bulls)                         $3,525 TJB Gelbvieh hosted their Sixth Annual Bull Sale at the farm in Chickamauga, Georgia on November 4, 2017. The sale weekend began with a good crowd of friends and buyers attending the dinner and viewing on Friday evening and enjoying a feast of roast and favorite “hot potatoes” with an appetizer of rocky mountain oysters. An active crowd evaluated the bulls on Saturday, and when the day ended, 43 […]

Flying H Genetics 20th Grown on Grass Bull Sale

October 28, 2017 Butler, Missouri Reported By Dick Helms A cool, sunny day greeted new and repeat customers to the BULL BARN at Butler, Missouri, for the annual October offering of Fescue Adapted, Grown On Grass bulls from Flying H Genetics. Representing eight states, the black and red bulls were well accepted with more bulls selling for a higher average than last year. Topping the sale was a Red Purebred Simmental with 5 Star genetics and great phenotype and was taken home by a Kansas buyer for $10,000.  He was also volume buyer with eight bulls. High selling group was […]

Breeders Win Big During 2nd Annual Gelbvieh Carcass Contest

Results of the Second Annual American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Contest were announced during the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention awards banquet on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Breeders from Iowa and Nebraska took home top honors with prize payouts totaling $6,950. The AGF continues to help advance the Gelbvieh breed through its support of research and development. For this reason, the AGF launched the Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Contest in 2016. These two projects together provide the information and funds necessary to generate datasets to advance Gelbvieh […]

Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale

October 21, 2017 Joplin Regional Stockyards Carthage, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 9         Angus Bulls                 $2878 135      Balancer Bulls              $3531 35        Gelbvieh Bulls             $3933 179      Overall Bulls                $3577   The Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale was a larger offering this year and relative to the current cattle market, was a successful sale. There were 120 registered buyers in addition to active bidding online. Bulls sold to 95 buyers in 16 states at a rapid pace with every bull through the ring selling to a new owner. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 40 percent of […]

American Gelbvieh Association Elects Leadership

Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to the board of directors at the annual membership meeting held December 9, 2017, during the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas. Newly elected board members are Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas; Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, Utah; Derek Martin, Bucklin, Kansas; and Dan McCarty, Rifle, Colorado. Re-elected to serve a second term was Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Mississippi. The AGA Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the executive committee for 2018. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, was re-elected as AGA president. Elected as […]

Ode to a Cow by Tom Strahm

Ode To A Cow By Unknown Author • The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1936 When life seems one too many for you, Go and look at a cow. When the future’s black and the outlook blue, Go and look at a cow. For she does nothing but eat her food, And sleep in the meadows entirely nood, Refusing to fret or worry or brood Because she doesn’t know how. Whenever you’re feeling bothered and sore, Go and look at a cow. When everything else is a fearful bore, Go and look at a cow. Observe her gentle and placid air, Her […]

Attending Local Shows Equates to Great Breed Promotion by Jesse Henson

Hi, everyone! Hope you are having a great fall thus far. I know it’s a busy time of year, but I wanted to discuss a little bit about junior livestock shows. Most local and state fairs are winding up by this point, and our juniors have represented well. I have been fortunate enough this fall to travel to a lot of fairs and shows, and I have to say, it is always refreshing to see our Gelbvieh breed represented at those shows. I think that it is very important for our American Gelbvieh Junior Association members to attend local and […]

Northern International Livestock Exposition

Champion Junior Gelbvieh Female Animal: EGL Lass E3200 Sire: E6L Roundhouse B019 Exhibitor: JW LeDoux Hometown: Ree Heights, SD Reserve Champion Junior Gelbvieh Female Animal: CJLL EMMA Sire: DCSF POST ROCK ASTR Exhibitor: Maddie Lehrkamp Hometown: Hermosa, SD Open Champion Gelbvieh Female Animal: CJLL EMMA Sire: DCSF POST ROCK ASTR Exhibitor: Maddie Lehrkamp Hometown: Hermosa, SD Reserve Champion Open Gelbvieh Female Animal: Cov Miss 662D Sire: Lazy TV Tank Exhibitor: Covington Gelbvieh Hometown: Montrose, CO Champion Open Balancer Female Animal: EGL Vivian C1083 Sire: Eagle Pass Protégé Exhibitor: JW LeDoux Hometown: Ree Heights, SD Reserve Champion Open Balancer Female Animal: […]

Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the American Royal was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. Judge Jim Bloomberg, Berwick, Illinois, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer heifers. Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was RUPP Roxi 623D, owned by Dallan Thomas, Perry, Oklahoma. This heifer is the daughter of JRI Crusader 285Y99 and first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division. Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was owned by Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Missouri. LLLJ London Crush 44D1 is the daughter of HIGH Stands Alone 9B73 ET and first claimed the Gelbvieh senior heifer calf division. Grand […]

Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer®  Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on  Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was RUPP Roxie 623D. She is the daughter of JRI Crusader 285Y99. Owned by Dallan Thomas, Perry, Oklahoma, this heifer first claimed the junior yearling heifer division. Coming out of the junior heifer calf division is the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. CIRS 22YE is the daughter of DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8 and owned by Circle S […]

American Gelbvieh Association to Host Commercial Cattlemen Educational Symposium

All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the  American Gelbvieh Association’s (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen’s educational symposium titled Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup will be held Friday, December 8, 2017, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. Cattle producers from all segments of the beef industry are invited to attend this free event that will feature industry-leading speakers. A provided beef lunch will be served prior to the event starting at 12:00 noon. This year’s Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup features industry-leading speakers who will provide insight on how the right genetics and […]

AGJA Members Gain Industry-Wide Exposure with Leadership Conference

In early August, the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) joined forces with the American Junior Shorthorn Association and the American Junior Simmental Association to put on a unique leadership conference in the beef industry called The Summit. Over 85 members from these organizations came together as strangers and left as friends and contacts they’ll have forever in the livestock industry. I could write in length about the impact this had on the participants’ AGJA experience and their lives going forward within the field of agriculture. At the beginning of the conference the organizers split the larger group into smaller groups […]

Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale XII & 9th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale

Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank Sale Averages: 6          Bulls                                        $7,208 13        Spring Pairs                             $4,327 26        Spring Bred Heifers                $2,812 11        Older Spring Bred Cows        $2,086 12        Fall Pairs/Breds                       $3,379 42        Open Heifers                           $1,713 1          ½ Interest Female                    $6,000 1          Pick of Bred Heifers               $5,250 1          Pick of Open Heifers              $2,450 1          Flush                                       $3,600 114      Lots                                         $2,865 This year’s Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale XII and 9th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale was enhanced with the addition of a black dispersal and red purebred dispersal for Kenyon Cattle/ Little Sioux Gelbvieh and a registered herd dispersal for Four Winds Ranch. […]

Over the Fence with Megan Rolf, Ph.D. by Angela Vesco

During the member education committee meeting at the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) National Convention in Wichita, Kansas, the AGA has invited Megan Rolf, Ph.D., assistant professor of animal breeding at Kansas State University (K-State) to visit with the membership about genomics. Megan Rolf is a Kansas native, growing up in LeRoy, on her family’s row crop and cow-calf operation. Rolf ’s involvement in the beef industry started young. She was involved in 4-H showing heifers and was a member of the North American Limousin Junior Association and was on the junior board of directors. Rolf received her college education from K-State […]

Gelbvieh Convention to be Held in Wichita

The 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention will be held December 7-9, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. This year’s event is themed “Meeting Modern Industry Demands: Setting the Standard”. The title sponsor for the event is GeneSeek®, a Neogen Company. The AGA convention includes events such as AGA committee meetings, the AGA annual membership meeting, kick-off reception, awards banquet, the third annual Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup, and more. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is the largest event of the convention and will be held on Friday, December 8, with a provided lunch at 12:00 noon; the program begins […]

Good Bulls Don’t Cost, They Pay by Kari White

Ranching for profit has long been a business of tight bottom lines. Savvy ranchers are always looking for ways to reduce costs and spread them over more production points for greater profit. In doing this, one area of expense that might come under question is the price for good bull genetics: is it really cost-effective to pay more for a genetically superior bull? Bull prices change frequently with the ever-changing markets, but investing in superior bull genetics routinely comes at a higher cost. Research done through the Noble Research Institute by Steve Swigert, agricultural economics consultant, show an additional $31.09 cost per cow for using known bull genetics versus using a bull with […]

A Foundation for the Future by Aubree Beenken

If you were fortunate to be raised in a small town you know how easy it is to become involved in a multitude of organizations. Growing up you can be a part of 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Student Council, breed organizations such as the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA), and countless other organizations. Youth programs are the backbone of American agriculture and they lay a foundation for the future by equipping youth with lifelong skills and connections that cannot be built within the walls of a classroom. Through my involvement with multiple organizations I learned one of the most critical skills of all: communication. Standing up to deliver the […]

Over the Fence with Kurt Johnson by Tom Strahm

Kurt Johnson is part of a multi-generational ranching family that runs a commercial cow-calf operation in north central Nebraska. Kurt is the fourth generation of Johnsons to ranch near Stuart, Nebraska, dating back to 1929. The family’s ranching roots run just as deep on his mother, Twila’s side of the family. Twila’s grandfather, Walter K. Smith, started out with Herefords in 1941. Today, the family runs approximately 500 commercial cows, and utilizes Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics to help accomplish their beef production goals. The operation raises hay and enough forages to maintain the cowherd. Twila and her husband, Ron Wherley, are still involved as Twila does all the recordkeeping and bookwork […]

Defined Success with Gelbvieh Influence by Rebecca Mettler

What does it mean to raise a productive cow? Does she have to have a calf every year, produce a calf that meets or exceeds your expectations at weaning and breed back each season without fail? Chances are you answered yes to each of these questions and maybe even require a little bit more out of your cowherd. Profitability on the farm or ranch starts with the cow. Selecting the right cow for the environment plays heavily into the success of a cowherd. A cow that cannot maintain her body condition with the resources available has a greater probability of being open when the vet comes to pregnancy check. And […]

Evans Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Taylor Evans of Denver, Colorado, to the staff as member and youth programs coordinator. Evans grew up in the agriculture industry where he gained vast knowledge of the beef industry. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in agriculture business and animal science. Evans has held roles in both the agriculture and construction industries. He has experience in construction management overseeing contracts, budgets, and subcontractors. Evans most recently served as the vocational agriculture teacher for Estes Park, Colorado, where he served as the agricultural […]

Recapping a Week in Grand Island by Callahan Grund

I know while reading this it feels like it’s been an eternity since we’ve all been at The Big Red Classic, and for those of you who were not in attendance, it was a fantastic week. June 25, 2017, junior members from across the nation gathered in Grand Island, Nebraska, for The AGJA Big Red Classic. The weather was fantastic and the facilities were above and beyond everyone’s high expectations. The Junior Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska and the Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska put in a lot of long hours and hard work to prepare for this event and on behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank you once […]

It’s Not Just Another Cattle Show by Andrea Murray

I hope that this issue of the Gelbvieh World finds our members caught back up on rest and back to the normal routines of their daily lives. I am sure many of you are busy putting up hay and preparing to wean calves; the fruits of your last year’s labor. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a great thanks to the Junior Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska and the Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska for the time and hard work they devoted towards hosting an amazing and successful 2017 AGJA Big Red Junior Classic. I also want to thank our junior board for the commitment and devotion they put into not […]

Over the Fence with Brad Bennett by Megan Slater

Brad Bennett is the extension educator for livestock evaluation and youth programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Brad serves as the UNL livestock judging team coach as well as the meat animal evaluation team coach in addition to teaching several courses. The primary focus of Brad’s extension program is youth education using animals as the vehicle to create knowledge, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication skills. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) was grateful to have Brad join the AGJA at the 2017 Big Red Classic in Grand Island, Nebraska. He served as the announcer during both show days and helped coordinate and officiate the livestock judging contest. What programs or […]

Ambassadors Chosen to Represent American Gelbvieh Junior Association

  Two junior members were selected at the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) 2017 Big Red Classic to represent the AGJA as ambassadors. Baxter Lowe of Adrian, Missouri, was selected to be the 2017-2018 AGJA Intermediate Ambassador. Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, was chosen to be the 2017-2018 AGJA Junior Ambassador. Baxter is the son of Raymond and Melissa Lowe. In addition to this new role, he is very active in several other junior associations including the Heart of America Gelbvieh Junior Association. Baxter raises Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle along with his sisters, Isabel and Jessie. \Braxton is the son of […]

Champions Named at Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior National Show

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association Big Red Classic Junior National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took place on Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30, 2017, in Grand Island, Nebraska. Alan Miller, along with associate judge Will Coor, both of Gridley, Ilinois, evaluated 135 Balancer cattle, and Jason Elmore of Waukomis, Oklahoma, evaluated 101 Gelbvieh cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh bull was GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D, owned by Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri. This December 22, 2016, bull calf is a son of DMF Mississippi Red 1918J, and first claimed the senior bull calf division. Hunter Sheeley, Hillsboro, […]

Keys to Association Success from a Scientific Viewpoint By Rebecca Mettler

As referenced in President Scott Starr’s “View from the Board” article on page 6 of this edition of Gelbvieh World, The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors had the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker at the latest board meeting. Matt Spangler, Ph.D., beef genetics specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, covered a broad range of topics and answered numerous questions from the board regarding the direction of the AGA. Genomics History Lesson  AGA and the rest of the International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners are moving away from a two-step approach to genetic selection and toward a single-step approach of incorporating genomics into genetic evaluations, using a software known as BOLT. “Instead […]

What Every Young Family Farmer Should Know By Austin Miles – Cattle and Technology Research Associate, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

The 2012 Census of Agriculture compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service revealed some shocking (and maybe not so shocking) truths: farmers and ranchers are getting older, fewer in numbers, and there aren’t as many “new” producers entering the industry. While these facts may sound gloomy and disheartening, let’s look closer at some of the information and, more importantly, how young producers like myself can contribute to their family’s operations. When looking at the farm facts below one wonders, what does this mean for you and your family operation? How does a young producer get involved? What can or should you do to improve upon the legacy […]

Going the Extra Mile By Caitlin Griffin

It’s that time of year to make sure your herd is up to par. Have you been checking on the productivity of your herd this year? Make sure your herd is up to date on vaccinations, provided with the proper minerals, good nutrition and parasite control. All four of these management practices go hand in hand to impact the productivity of the herd. Developing the appropriate vaccination schedule for a herd is what prevents disease and is a must for any beef operation. Base the vaccinations on what type of herd you are managing and the region in which you are located. Diseases can be transmitted from wildlife, insects or simply from the […]

Preparing for the Future with Today’s Growth and Change By Scott Starr

As the summer activities progress, there always seems to be many tasks that need to be completed before time can move on. By the time this publication reaches mailboxes, I will be finishing up calving and working on breeding decisions for the next calf crop. Many operations are past this point and are starting to see the fruits of the past year in calf performance. Breeding decisions are, in my opinion, the most important single act any one of us can make. As we are moving forward, the world’s best live animal protein source deals with the enormous handicap of a one-year interval for genetic advancement. The pork and poultry industry are much, […]

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Elects Leadership

Photo Caption: The American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected directors and officers for 2017-2018 during the annual meeting in Grand Island, Nebraska. Front row (left to right): Ex-officio Aubree Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa; Treasurer Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, S.C.; Kallie Mattison, Lamberton, Minn.; Secretary Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo. Back row (left to right): Wyatt Forbes, DeSmet, S.D.; Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan.; President Callahan Grund, Wallace, Kan.; Vice President Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Vice President of Leadership and Development Jesse Henson, Canton, N.C.; Anna Ring, Oregon, Ill. Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) elected five candidates to serve two-year terms […]

Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale

March 11, 2017 Springfield Livestock Marketing Center Springfield, Missouri Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 96 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                $4,531 A large crowd gathered for the Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale that was held at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, Missouri, on March 11, 2017.  Bidding to take home this standout set of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Inc. of Ava, Illinois, and J Bar M Gelbvieh of Stark City, Missouri, was competitive both live at the auction and through internet bidding. Lot 15, […]

Lemke Cattle 11th Annual Bull Sale

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 Lawrence, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Sale Averages: 50 Balancer®, Red Angus, and Angus Bulls                      $5,250 2 Balancer Open Yearling Heifers                                    $2,200 14 Commercial Red Angus Open Yearling Heifers           $1,400 The sale facility at the ranch was filled with longtime repeat customers as well as many new faces that were eager to invest in these cutting edge genetics. The average sale bull ranked in the top 35 percent of the breed or better in every single EPD or index and are leaders for thickness and phenotype. Bulls sold to Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado […]

37th Annual Flying H Genetics Roughage N’ Ready Herd Bull Sale

March 4, 2017 At the Ranch, Arapahoe, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Dick Helms Sale Averages: Balancer® Bulls                  $4,823 Gelbvieh Bulls                     $4,488 SimAngus Bulls                   $4,500 FUSION Bulls                         $4,333 A barn full of buyers plus internet buyers from 12 states battled for the Roughage N’ Ready bulls that offered superior genetics combined with athletic, muscular and sound footed phenotype without excess fat. Top selling bull was lot 1, a homozygous polled, black Gelbvieh sired by Flying H Traction 45B who had been voted runner-up in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh […]

Flying H Genetics 19th Grown on Grass/Fescue Adapted Bull Sale

March 18, 2017 Flying H Bull Barn, Butler, Missouri Auctioneer: Jared Shipman Reported by: Dick Helms Sale Averages: Red and Black FUSION Bulls                           $5,614 Red and Black Balancer® Bulls                    $4,588 Red and Black SimAngus Bulls                      $4,155 Red and Black Gelbvieh Bulls                         $4,100 Purebred Simmental Bulls                             $3,650 An overflow crowd started arriving early on a sunny day to study and bid on a superior set of GROWN ON GRASS bulls offered by the Flying H Genetics family. The athletic, muscular bulls that offered Gelbvieh, Simmental, Angus and Red Angus genetics were appraised by buyers from nine states […]

Carlson Hired as Gelbvieh Association Summer Intern

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) announces the hiring of Drew Carlson, Atwood, Colorado, as association intern. Carlson will be assisting in all aspects of the AGA operations including facilitating member programs and services, bull customer assistance, and marketing. Carlson’s interest include communicating the critical importance of a strong agricultural economy to youth, as well as working closely with producers in the cattle industry and striving to narrow the disconnect between production agriculture and the consumer. The AGA has a strong history of sourcing talent that contributes to the AGA in a positive way and we are pleased that Drew has […]

Index Comparison within the Multi-Breed by Kari White

One of the many benefits of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) participating in the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) multi-breed analysis is the fact that it makes our EPDs comparable with other breeds such as Simmental, Red Angus, and Limousin. This commitment to conformity makes it easier for bull buyers to compare genetic merit of animals from different breeds. For many years now, the AGA has been encouraging the use of indexes to make more continuous genetic improvement in the directions of terminal value, maternal genetics, and feed efficiency. As a reminder, the AGA offers three indexes: $Cow: Represents the genetic […]

American Gelbvieh Foundation Update by Al Knapp

The American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1991 to support youth, research, and member education. The AGF operates on charitable donations and AGF fundraising activities. The Mission statement reads: The American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) secures, grows and responsibly distributes assets for research, member education and youth development to sustain and grow Gelbvieh genetics. The AGF underwent reorganization in 2016 by entering into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) and a revised set of bylaws. These changes resulted in a new and expanded AGF Board of Directors from nine […]

Brush Up Your Beef Advocacy Skills for Junior Classic by Jesse Henson

First off I just want to say that I hope everyone is having a good spring. There are a lot of events coming up in the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) to be excited about! Western and Eastern regionals will kick the summer off, both are on June 2-4, with the Western Regional to be held in Las Animas, Colorado, and the Eastern Regional will be held in Batesville, Mississippi. I know both states are excited and working hard to make this year’s regional shows great. Following this, on the week of June 25-30, the AGJA Big Red Classic will […]

Versatility to Adjust is Key in Any Business by Dustin Rippe

The feedyard business is a highly competitive industry with many moving parts. One of the key ingredients to that is being able to adjust to what the market is asking you to do. The market asks you to do something different with dollars, e.g., premiums, discounts, paying a feedyard to feed cattle longer, paying feedyard a to feed a shorter time period, etc. Because of this, you have to purchase cattle that allow for market flexibility. One of the biggest reasons I prefer to feed Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics is because the Continental and British cross cattle allow me more […]

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 28th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017 Bull Yards at the Ranch Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Reported by: Eileen Davidson Sale Average: 95 Purebred Yearling Red & Black Gelbvieh Bulls      $6,226 Many repeat buyers, new buyers, producers and friends we’ve known for a lifetime attended our 28th Annual Bull Sale and weekend festivities at our bull yards southwest of Ponteix. The crowd bid enthusiastically to own and take home the sale offering. The phone lines were kept hopping and the online bidding was active; with bulls selected to go to work in herds both near and far! Sale attendees enjoyed a great day with accommodating travel conditions, a tasty beef dinner, and […]

44th Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale

February 14, 2017 Des Moines, Iowa Held in Conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo Auctioneer: Phil Schooley Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 13 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                $3,761 26 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females          $2,601 1 Embryo Package                                        $7,500 The Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa group put together a solid set of Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics to be showcased at the 44th Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale, which was held during the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Lot 43, VRT 6117D ET, consigned by Blackhawk Cattle Company and Lazy TV Ranch, was the high selling […]

IGS Breeds to Host Youth Leadership Conference

The American Junior Simmental, Shorthorn and Gelbvieh Associations will host a joint leadership conference August 3-6, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Summit is an all-new youth leadership conference. This Summit is open to any youth ages 14-22 interested in expanding their knowledge about the beef industry. Registration closes July 1, 2017 and can be found by visiting the hosting breeds websites or Facebook pages. Participants will get the chance to tour the United States Meat Animal Research Center and GeneSeek Laboratories as well as learn about different aspects of the beef industry. They will also learn about professional development and […]

33rd Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Rule Sale

January 30, 2017 Kist Livestock Auction Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 22 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                $4,572 25 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females          $2,820 Overall Average                                             $3,640 The North Dakota Gelbvieh Association membership did a phenomenal job of putting together a great set of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and females for their 33rd Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Rule Sale. Buyers from seven states and one Canadian province purchased genetics from the 17 consignors. Lot 14, WOHL Leverage’s Impact D55, consigned by Wohl Farms, was the top selling […]

Communication: The Key to Success by Tanner Aherin

Eventually, there comes a time when each individual has to enter the job market to find a career that best suits them. Strengths and qualities for each individual may be different, but there’s endless opportunities and professions where their skills can be valued. Currently, I am in the middles of this process, and one of my college professors presented some information I thought could be vital for being successful in finding the job I most desire. According to Job Outlook 2016 from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, over 70 percent of the employers seek potential employees who show […]

Is Your Cowherd Efficient? by Andy LeDoux

In today’s beef industry, there are many buzzwords: local, organic, and sustainable. These words are often used to compound what I like to call the drama effect, and this most often causes an emotional response. In this day and age, it seems most of us are too comfortable doing business as usual — like my dad, and his dad did things. Like most new technology in the beef industry, it seems that the first responders normally reap the benefits. The discussion on feed efficient cattle is still relatively new, but again, the first seedstock producers that acknowledged the need are […]

Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, Brooks Farms, Inc., and M5 Ag Services 14th Annual Open House and Bull Sale

Saturday, March 18, 2017 M5 Ag Services, Carthage, Indiana Reported by: W. Mark Hilton Sale Averages 17  Balancer Bulls                              $4,444 3   SimAngus Bulls                            $4,433 4    Calving Ease Angus Bulls         $4,675 24  Bulls                                              $4,483   Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants along with Brooks Farms, Inc. and M5 Ag Services/Chris Muegge, hosted their 14th Annual Open House and Bull Sale on March 18. Bulls were individually priced and buyers put their number by any bulls that fit their criteria. Sale […]

2017 Dixie National Gelbvieh/Balancer Show

February 13, 2017 Jackson, Mississippi Judge:  Curt Rincker Reported by: Beverly Manning  Gelbvieh Females Grand Champion Heifer  MDR Dynasty Kyson Thiel Res. Grand Champion Heifer  GHGF Zelda 20D3 ET Green Hills Gelbvieh Summer Heifer Calf Champion DGMC Moonlight Shown by:  McCurdy Cattle Co. and Ally Campbell Spring Heifer Calf Champion GHGF Zelda 20D3 ET Green Hills Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Reserve Champion  KTLN Miss Decadence Shown by:  Isabella Jordan Kent Winter Heifer Calf Champion MDR Dynasty 620D Shown by: Kyson Thiel Winter Heifer Res. Champion Ton Samantha Shown by: TRIPLE L Farms Intermediate Yearling Heifer Champion DGMC Bella Shown by: McCurdy […]

Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics 22nd Annual Bull Sale

  March 18, 2017 Lewistown Livestock Auction Lewistown, Montana Auctioneer: Kyle Shobe Reported by: Omie Danell Sale Averages: 8 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls                              $ 4,313 20 Balancer Bulls                                              $ 3,813 13 Purebred Angus Bulls                                  $ 4,327 41 Yearling Bulls Average                   […]

Judd Ranch 39th Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017 Pomona, Kansas Consultant: Roger Gatz Sale Averages: 57 Black Polled Purebred Fall Yearling Bulls                    $6,737 58 Red Polled Purebred Fall Yearling Bulls                       $6,780 50 Black Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls                     $6,940 14 Red Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls                         $6,464 3 Purebred 1A Red Angus Fall Yearling Bulls                   $6,000 17 Black Polled Purebred Spring Yearling Bulls               $6,326 9 Red Polled Purebred Spring Yearling Bulls                    $5,806 48 Black Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls                 $6,261 9 […]

Gelbvieh Association Welcomes Tom Strahm as Commercial Marketing Director

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Tom Strahm to the staff as commercial marketing director. Strahm is from Sabetha, Kansas, where he lives with his wife, Carrie, and three children, Payton, Elliott, and Vivian. Strahm has a wealth of beef industry experience, having spent time in several sectors of the industry including cattle procurement and cattle sales as well as in the cow-calf sector. In addition, Strahm also has experience in lending and finance after working as a loan officer for many years. “I’m looking forward to meeting and supporting the members of the AGA,” says Strahm. […]

2016 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale

Reported by David Slaughter On November 12, the 2016 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale kicked of an eventful week of Gelbvieh and Balancer activities at the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.  This sale has consistently produced show champions and breed influence individuals year after year. Topping this year’s sale at $10,750 was Lot 6, PMFG Cora 552C ET, consigned by Pleasant Meadows Farm.  Cora is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Lazy TV Watchman daughter whose maternal pedigree traces to the donor DARC P401.  Her EPD profile placed her at the top of the breed for multiple […]

27th Annual Taubenheim Gelbvieh Sale

February 6, 2017 At the Ranch, Amherst, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Justin Taubenheim Sale Averages: 80 Gelbvieh/Balancer Bulls $4581 40 Bred Heifers $2577 21 Open Heifers $1208 Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 27th annual production sale February 6, 2017, at the ranch. A great day of weather brought out a good crowd of new and repeat customers from 10 states. A great set of bulls and females including the National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Pen of 5 Balancers were in the offering. Top Selling Bulls TAU Mr. Carolina Leverage 28D, is a ¾ blood homozygous black […]

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 36th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017 At the Ranch, Selby, South Dakota Auctioneers: Lynn and Seth Weishaar Reported by Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson Sale Averages: 105 Yearling Balancer® $3,791 15 Yearling Gelbvieh-Influenced $3,490 38 Yearling Angus $3,921 18 Fall Balancers & Angus $3,804 176 Bulls $3,844 Warm spring weather and hospitality greeted the crowd on hand for Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 36th Annual Bull Sale at the ranch west of Selby on Saturday, March 4. Owners Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson and Brian and DeDee Begeman offered a quality set of bulls. A total of 176 Gelbvieh, Balancer® and Angus bulls averaged $3,844 […]

Gearing Up for the Main AGJA Events by Carter Mitchell

I hope that everyone’s 2017 is off to a great start! There are many upcoming American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) events for all of my fellow junior members and me to attend. For me, some of my favorite times each year are those spent at an AGJA event. From regionals to leadership conferences, there are so many ways to get incorporate the AGJA into your 2017 schedule. To backtrack a bit, we kicked off our year with our annual donation raffle. The heifer raffle is the largest fundraising opportunity for the AGJA. We couldn’t pull this off and be successful […]

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Annual Bull Sale

February 11, 2017 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Dickinson, North Dakota Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Reported by: Klint Sickler Sale Averages: 40 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls                         $4,408 Purebred Bred Females                                $2,675 Purebred Open Females                              $2,317 After a winter that has blanketed much of North Dakota in record snowfall, a spring heat wave arrived just in time for a beautiful sale day for Prairie Hills Gelbvieh. Lot 1, PHG Dominator D78, was the high selling bull of the day selling for $12,000 to the team of Fladeland Livestock, Gladmar, SK, and JSJ Livestock, Hartney, MB, for full possession and half […]

Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Production Sale

February 16, 2017 Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Averages: 74 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls:  $ 4,081 25 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer Bred Heifers:  $2,572 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 19: $7,000 for half possession and half semen interest, DDGR Resilient 275D, a March 5 purebred black son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A, sold to Rocky Top Gelbvieh and Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada. Lot 65:  $10,000, DDGR Budweiser 122D, a March 21 red Balancer son of DDGR Nobleman 79B sold to Brentt and Todd Eslinger of Elgin, ND. Lot 11:  $8,250, […]

Telling Our Story by Aubree Beenken

Last month I started another semester at Iowa State University where I am double majoring in animal science and agriculture and society. During my time at Iowa State, I have been fortunate to be involved in many different groups and organizations. Some of my activities include taking part in Iowa State Freshmen Council, the University Honors Program, Vermeer International Leadership Program, and serving as an ambassador for the College of Agriculture. Through all of my experiences I have met a multitude of people, each with their unique background and experiences. I grew up in a small town, like many of […]

Breed-Leading Genetics Sell at National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale

Reported by KK Seedstock January 8, 2017 Denver, Colorado Sale Manger: KK Seedstock Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham Sale Averages 1 Half Interest Donor Dam              $18,000 2.5 Bulls                                             $17,400 3.5 Bred Females                              $9,643 7 Pick of Herd Lots                           $7,821 10 Open Heifers                                $6,390 4 Embryo Flushes                             $5,625 Total: 27.5 Lots                                 $8,270   Progressive Gelbvieh and Balancer breeders from across the United States and Canada converged on Denver, Colorado, for the Gelbvieh events held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show January 5-9. In addition to the outstanding displays of Gelbvieh breeding cattle on the Hill and in the Yards, […]

Champions Named at the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The 2017 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show was held at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. A total of 203 animals were exhibited. Judge Shane Lindsey, Prairie City, Iowa, evaluated the 62 Gelbvieh females, 34 Gelbvieh bulls, 80 Balancer females, and 27 Balancer bulls. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was HIGH Ms Miranda 9C17 ET owned by Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kansas. This February 18, 2015, daughter of JRI Pop a Top 197T83 first claimed the junior heifer division. The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female came out of the winter heifer calf division. RUPP […]

Charriere Named Gelbvieh Association Breeder of the Year

Samee Charriere, of Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, Washington, was honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2016 during the awards banquet held at the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention on December 2, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Charriere was joined by her husband, Pete, at the banquet. Mark Hopfer, Days Creek, Oregon, and president of the Pacific Northwest Gelbvieh Association, presented Charriere with the award. Samee and Pete Charriere own and operate Ledgerwood Gelbvieh in conjunction with Rafter C Reds. The operation consists of about 130 registered Gelbvieh females, 20 Red Angus females, as well […]

Champions Named at NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Judge Brian Barragree, Absarokee, Montana, evaluated the 20 Gelbvieh and 37 Balancer females. Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer was HIGH Ms Miranda 9C17 ET owned by Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kansas. This heifer first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division and is the February 18, 2015 daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83. RUPP Roxi 623D, owned by Karly Alexander, Perry, Oklahoma claimed reserve champion Gelbvieh heifer. This February 19, 2016 heifer is sired by JRI Crusader 285Y99 […]

Higgins Named Gelbvieh Association Commercial Producer of the Year

Barry Higgins of Russellville, Kentucky, was honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Commercial Producer of the Year during the awards banquet held at the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday, December 2, 2016. Higgins was joined by his wife, Kim; son, Cody, and daughter Kameron at the banquet. Myron Edelman, AGA executive director, presented Higgins with the award. The AGA Commercial Producer of the Year Award honors individuals who use Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics in progressive commercial cattle operations and are proactive in their promotion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed. Higgins has […]

Breeders Win Big during Inaugural Gelbvieh Carcass Contest

Results of the inaugural American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Contest were announced during the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention awards banquet on Friday, December 3. Breeders from Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois took home top honors with prize payouts totaling $7,900. The AGF continues to help advance the Gelbvieh breed through its support of research and development. For this reason, the AGF launched its first ever Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Testing Contest. These two projects together provide the information and funds necessary to generate datasets to advance Gelbvieh […]

Ready for Veterinary Feed Directive? by Rebecca Mettler

The veterinary feed directive (VFD) discussion has been a hot topic in the beef industry for the past several months. January 1, 2017 is the date in which antibiotic regulations will change the way beef producers administer some types of antibiotics. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hosted a recent webinar on the VFD. NCBA is committed to providing their membership and beef industry partners with education regarding topics that affect the way the beef industry does business. To discuss the VFD in length, NCBA invited Mike Murphy, DVM, JD, Ph.D., Federal Drug Administration veterinary medical officer, officer of the director at the Center for Veterinary Medicine along with Tom Portillo, DVM, […]

Strategic Plan Goals to Propel AGJA into the Future by Sydney Bigger

Change. Grow. Progress. You can’t have one without the others, and the agriculture industry is one that perfectly displays this. Our industry is one that is always changing. Farmers and ranchers are being challenged to increase output on limited resources; and in response, technologies are improving to increase the efficiency of crop and livestock production. Consumers are demanding more information on the safety of their food products, so farm and ranch organizations and individual producers are working to educate consumers to help increase their confidence in the food that they feed their families. Things are constantly changing, and although it may not seem like it, you have a voice in how they change. […]

American Gelbvieh Association Elects Board of Directors

Photo caption: The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2017 during its national convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. Front row (left to right): Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Neb.; Vice President Andy LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; Executive Director Myron Edelman, Broomfield, Colo.; President Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb.; Secretary Duane Strider, Asheboro, N.C.; Treasurer Walter Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.; Neal Pearson, Lake City, S.D. Back row (left to right) Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; Leland Clark, Barnard, Kan.; Dustin Rippe, Belleville, Kan.; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.; John Carrel, Columbus, Mont.; Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Miss.; Dough Hughes, Max Meadows, Va. Not pictured: Dennis Gustin, Mandan, […]

Champions Named at North American International Livestock Exposition

The NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took place at the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition on Tuesday, November 15 in Louisville, Kentucky. Charlie Boyd of Maysville, Kentucky, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was SKYS BCFG-SKYS Kali 282C, owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois. This September 17, 2015 daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W first claimed the senior heifer calf division. SBSF Bee Lick Brooke ET was named reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. Owned by Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Kentucky. This heifer was first named champion senior heifer and is the September 10, […]

Seedstock Plus Bull and Female Sale

November 19, 2016 Kingsville Livestock Kingsville, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 26        Bulls                                                               $3619 48        Registered Pairs                                          $2275 52        Commercial Pairs 2 to 6-year-olds          $2226 20        Commercial Pairs 7 to 12-year-olds        $1266 89        Spring Bred Cows       […]

Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale

October 15, 2016 Joplin Regional Stockyards Carthage, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 11        Angus Bulls                 $3173 118      Balancer Bulls             $3700 37        Gelbvieh Bulls             $3708 166      Overall Bulls                $3668 With the significant market decrease over the last year, this annual bull sale posted a 30 percent decrease in the overall sale average compared to last year. It was a larger offering this year and relative to the current cattle market, was a successful sale. There were 136 registered buyers in addition to active bidding online. Bulls sold to 98 buyers in 16 states at a rapid pace […]

16th Annual Kansas Gelbvieh Association Pick of the Herd Female Sale

November 26, 2016 Salina, Kansas Auctioneer: Ron Cunningham Sale Management: Bulls-Eye Genetics Reported by: Risa Overmiller The high selling female was lot 15 consigned by Dawson Creek Ranch.  BDCG DC 39D4 is a January 2016 born black homozygous polled purebred sired by JRI Next Step 285X72.  When the gavel fell at $7,250, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Missouri, was the new owner. The 2nd high selling female was lot 36, the youngest female in the offering. RROG Deal Her In 396D a black homozygous polled purebred consigned by R&N Overmiller Gelbvieh. This daughter of 3G Zip Line 266Z commanded $6,000 to 4T […]

Dave and Cindy Judd Inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame

Dave and Cindy Judd of Pomona, Kansas were inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame for 2017. The induction took place on Thursday, December 1, 2016, during the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup lunch at the 46th Annual AGA National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dave and Cindy were joined by their son, Nick; daughter-in-law, Ginger; and grandchildren, Lily, Levi, and Lacy at the awards ceremony. Roger Gatz, Hiawatha, Kansas, and past AGA Hall of Fame inductee, presented Dave and Cindy with the award. The AGA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development […]

South Carolina State Fair Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show Results

Columbia, South Carolina Gelbvieh and Balancer Open Show: 10/20/2016 Open Show Judge: Mike McGuire, Waverly, Alabama Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Show: 10/22/2016 Junior Show Judge: John Rayfield, College Station, Texas Reported by: Cindy Durham Open Show Results Grand Champion Heifer GGGE 3G Crimson Cowgirl 583C Connor Durham, Belton, SC Sire: GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z Reserve Grand Champion Heifer RAAB BCGF Ms. Star 13C Karen Eby, Duncan, SC Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077 Grand Champion Bull SDSC Mr. Handy Man Karen Eby, Duncan, SC Sire: CRAN Buddy Boy T729 Reserve Grand Champion Bull SDSC Mr. Charming Karen Eby, Duncan, SC Sire: […]

Evolve to Meet Demands by Neal Pearson

Evolution: the dictionary has numerous definitions pertaining to this word. No, I’m not going to be giving a science lesson here, but it does have a significant meaning as it pertains to Gelbvieh and the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA). The primary definition means, “a process of change in a certain direction.” Let’s for a moment look back in time as it relates to the evolution of the cowherd we now have here in the United States. First, we had the Texas Longhorns. These cattle were responsible for the development of the first cattle ranches and the first markets. Now as time went by, some well-known ranchers of that time period had the inspiration to improve […]

2016 Tulsa State Fair Open Gelbvieh and Balancer Show

Monday, October 3, 2016 Judge: Scott Werning, Parkston, South Dakota Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer MDR Dynasty 620D Kyson Thiel/ Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla. Sire: JRI Top Dog 68T14 Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer GAMB Dottie Murray Farms, Kingfisher, Okla. Sire: BAG Mr Quick Sand 135A Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull HIGH Ace in the Hole 9C87 ET Hightower Cattle Company LLC, Lacygne, Kan. Sire: JRI Pop a Top 197T83 Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull HTFB Mr Casanova C520 Brad McWilliams/Hill Top Farms, Asbury, Mo. Sire: TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P Gelbvieh Premier Exhibitor Jason Hightower, Hightower Cattle Company LLC, Lacygne, […]

Flying Without GPS: The Old Way Just Doesn’t Cut It by Neal Pearson

I want to recount something that happened to me on a recent flight to Denver. This flight originated in Watertown, South Dakota, with a stop in Pierre. Here is where things became interesting. After an additional 14 people had boarded and a little time elapsed, the captain shut down the plane’s engines. Now having flown numerous times, not once on any of those flights did the plane’s engines ever shut off. A passenger then said, “must be saving fuel.” I thought to myself, not likely. After a considerable amount of time, the pilot came on the intercom and told us the computer that runs the GPS system was not working, but not to worry, we will still make the flight to […]

Gelbvieh Convention to be Held in Lincoln, Nebraska

The 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention will be held November 30 through December 2, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event themed “Meeting Modern Industry Demands” is focused on improving profitability in all sectors of the beef industry. This year’s convention will be held at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in the heart of Lincoln. The title sponsor for the event is GeneSeek®, a Neogen company. The AGA convention will include events such as AGA committee meetings, the AGA annual membership meeting, kick-off reception, awards banquet, the second annual Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup and much more. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is an […]

Juniors, Join Us in Lincoln! By Colton Spencer

Summertime is behind us and school is up and going. The Gelbvieh industry had a jam-packed summer full of leadership events and cattle shows. Maybe for your family the best shows are yet to come or maybe your favorite show heifer has been grazing in the pasture for months now. Who knows, school might even be a time where the world slows down and you have time to think about what’s next on the agenda. However, the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) never stops and new events come up each month. One event that is coming up on the horizon is the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention. This year’s convention […]

The Time is Now! By Myron Edelman

Did you attend the American Gelbvieh Association National Convention last year held in Kansas City? Did you know that convention attendance and voting at the AGA annual meeting was more than doubled last year compared to the year before? The time is now to become part of the excitement at the AGA, advance your operation and maximize the benefit of your AGA membership. Everywhere you look, someone is talking about the general election. As a U.S. citizen, you have the right to vote on candidates and ballot initiatives that impact you. As important as that may sound, only 53.6 percent of U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote did so […]

Is Modern Technology Worth It?

Beef cattle breed associations are proving that they can, and will service the beef industry far beyond the seedstock sector. The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) provides many services to the commercial cattle producer. As any business owner knows, you are not successful unless your customers are successful and satisfied. So why not provide the AGA members and their customers the tools necessary to be successful? The beef industry has known for years the importance of collecting data at the seedstock level but is also finding the value in gathering information for commercial operations as well. Collecting information can help find the management practices that are producing the best results as well as […]

The Cattle Business: You Get Out of It What You Put Into It by Myron Edelman

Do your cattle sell for the average price? Do you ponder the thought of why some cattle sell for more than other cattle selling on the same day, that are seemingly the same? The better question is, what steps are you taking to ensure your cattle are reaching their full marketable value? The fundamental value drivers of cattle health, weight, growth, efficiency and carcass value really do not change. However, words like “value-added” have taken on many different appearances over time. Most of us remember the beginning of USDA process verified programs (PVP). The most common PVP was source and age verification that once automatically added dollars to the bottom line. Now […]

A Young Producer’s Perspective by Morgan Winchester

Growing up in the center of cow-calf country, I have gained respect and understanding for cattle breeders and for the amount of time and the work put into each calving season. I’m also reminded that I am thankful for the Gelbvieh breed because I have learned the importance of raising the right breed fit for the environment. Choosing the right breed for an operation will help make your herd best for the goals and purposes you set for your operation. I have grown up on our family’s farm that was started by my great-grandpa and has been passed down to family members since then. My uncle currently runs the farm with […]

Breed Associations: Thing of the Past or Key to the Future? by Kari White

Any cattle producer knows that margins are getting increasingly tighter even in the most successful beef operations. Savvy producers are constantly assessing inputs into their business, looking for places to become more efficient. It’s at times like these breeders may ask whether being part of a breed association worth the cost. Breed associations in the United States formed in the early 1900s as a way to keep track of pedigrees for purebred animals. Since that time, breed associations have evolved to store and process huge amounts of data used for large-scale genetic evaluation on every animal in the database. Such evaluations are beneficial for every sector of the beef industry, as high performing […]

American Gelbvieh Association Relocates

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the relocation of its headquarters office to Broomfield, Colorado. This relocation took place the first week in August. The AGA’s new and current physical and mailing address is 350 Interlocken Blvd., Suite 200, Broomfield, Colorado 80021. The new location is just two miles from the old location on Dover Street in Westminster, Colorado. The relocation was made possible by a strategically planned sale of the Westminster office building. “Leadership at the American Gelbvieh Association continues to make sound financial and business decisions. The relocation of the AGA headquarters reduces […]

The Future of the Beef Industry by William McIntosh

The phrase, “The future of the beef industry,” gets tossed around a lot. That phrase can refer to technology, cattle markets, advancement it genetics, and on, and on. The truth is, the future of the beef industry lies in the next generation of cattle producers.The “kids” of today will be the leaders, the decision makers, and the innovators of this industry in the next 20 years. Ultimately, the best thing we can to for the future of the beef industry is to develop our youth. As I write this article, I am at the AGJA Junior Classic in Stillwater, Oklahoma. […]

Unforgettable Experience by Aubree Beenken

For many of our families the summer is filled with baling hay, fixing fence, going to cattle shows, and a hundred other tasks that need to be done on the farm. While most days become very long and tiring, it is always exciting getting ready for another show. Of all the shows that are attended during the summer months Gelbvieh Junior Classic is the best. Junior Classics are not just “another” cattle show, it’s a reunion of friends and family, a time to test your true knowledge of the industry, exhibit the cattle you have spent months working with all while creating memories that will stay with you forever. […]

Champions Named at Gelbvieh Junior National Show

Stillwater, OK – Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) gathered for the 2016 AGJA Dirt Road Classic in Stillwater, Oklahoma, July 3-8, 2016. 145 members participated from 17 states and Canada. The Gelbvieh show and steer show took place on Friday, July 8. Judge Doug Satree, of Montague, Texas evaluated the 15 steers, 12 bred and owned Gelbvieh bulls, and 84 Gelbvieh females. The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was owned by Karen Eby, Duncan, South Carolina. SDSC Mr. Handy Man is the May 2, 2015 son of CRAN Buddy Boy T729. HSCF Charming Charlie claimed the reserve […]

Rounds Joins Gelbvieh Association Full Time

Westminster, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce Kim Rounds has joined the AGA staff full time as data services specialist. Rounds grew up on her family’s ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Grass Valley, California, where they raise commercial cattle and she showed her own string of club calves. She previously served as the California representative on the National Beef Ambassador team, traveling around the country promoting beef with the American National CattleWomen. Rounds graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in May of 2015 with a degree in animal and equine sciences. […]

25th Annual Sooner Select Sale

Date: March 26, 2016 Location: McAlester, Oklahoma Auctioneer: Joel Birdwell Sale Management: Mitchell Marketing Services Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                                  $3,516 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females                            $3,211 Commercial Females                                                  $1,620 Embryo packages                                                         $675   The Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association hosted its 25th Annual […]

Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale

March 12, 2016 Springfield Livestock Marketing Center Springfield, Missouri Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 105 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls                $4,891.61 J Bar M Gelbvieh, J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc. and Hilltop Farms drew a packed house at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, Missouri for their Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale in mid-March. Buyers from 10 states and one Canadian province capitalized on the great selection of genetics put together by the three seedstock suppliers. Lot 109, JKGF C51 ET, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc., was the highest […]

Leadership is Not About the Next Election, It’s About the Next Generation by Emily Griffiths

It is hard to deny that we are in an extremelydynamic presidential election year. And while I believe in refraining from talk of politics at the dinner table (or in magazine columns) I think there are important takeaways from how we as  Americans support a candidate of our choosing during an election. As socially responsible voting citizens, we invest a great deal of time supporting and campaigning for our preferred candidate. As agriculturists, and more broadly entrepreneurs, we are invested and active in the political process because often times our  business climate and livelihoods depend on the outcome. We believe in investing our most valuable resource of time in a candidate […]

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 27th Annual Bull Sale

Sale Averages: 92 Purebred Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls       $5,830 There was a full house and a great crowd in person and on-line for the 27th Annual Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The sale, hosted by Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson, and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara Davidson and their family, was held on the ranch south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Bulls sold across North America to make an impact on both purebred and commercial Gelbvieh cattle programs. Many repeat buyers as well as new customers purchased bulls for their commercial and […]

43rd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale

February 16, 2016 Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa Auctioneer: Phil Schooley Sale Management: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 30 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females          $3,096 16 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls                  $3,156 The Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa hosted the 43rd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale on February 16, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo. Buyers from eight states took advantage of the quality set of Gelbvieh and Balancer females and bulls in the sale lineup. J Bar M Gelbvieh consigned the top selling female. This lot was a buyer’s choice lot […]

Gelbvieh and Limousin Juniors to Hold Second Biannual POWER Conference

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) and the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) are teaming up for the second biannual POWER Conference. The 2016 POWER Conference, Forging Friendships in the Flint Hills, will be held August 4-7 in Manhattan, Kansas. POWER Conference (Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results) is a leadership conference for junior members of both associations, ages 14-21 as of January 1, 2016. This conference is a four day event which includes leadership workshops, motivational speakers and industry tours. The focus of the conference is to increase the young leaders’ knowledge of the industry and organization, build leadership […]

Flying H Genetics’ Roughage ‘N Ready Herd Bull Sale

March 5, 2016 At the Ranch, Arapahoe, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Sale Averages: Black Balancer® Bulls                                                    $6,134 Red Balancer, Gelbvieh, SimAngus Bulls                   $5,706 FUSION Bulls                                                                   $5,386 High Percentage black Gelbvieh Bulls     […]

Judd Ranch 38th Annual Bull Sale

March 5, 2016 Pomona, Kansas Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Averages: 43 Black Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Fall Yearling Bulls                $7,211 49 Red Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Fall Yearling Bulls                   $6,933 56 Black Polled Balancer® Fall Yearling Bulls                               $7,439 13 Red Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls                                      $6,846 1 Purebred 1A Red Angus Fall Yearling Bull                                    $8,000 26 Black Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Spring Yearling Bulls         […]

Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics 21st Annual Bull Sale

March 19, 2016 Lewistown, MT Auctioneer:  Kyle Shobe Sale Averages: 5 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls               $5,300 25 Balancer® Bulls                            $4,880 12 Purebred Angus Bulls                 $4,854 Much to the relief of buyers and sellers alike, a couple of colder days with a bitter wind gave way to an enjoyably sunny sale day! Lot 21, JOB Danell Chachi 81C, was the high selling bull of the day – selling for $7,750 to Fred and Leslie Colver, Colver Gelbvieh, of Lewistown, Montana.  Danell Diamond Six Ranch brought this homozygous polled Balancer® with “heifer bull” credentials and great growth numbers.  Chachi is a JOB Danell […]

Midwest Beef Consultants, Brooks Farms, Inc., Ertel Cattle Company and Unsicker Farms 13th Annual Bull Sale

Sale Averages: 16 Balancer Bulls                               $4,628 3 Angus Bulls                                      $4,533 2 SimAngus Bulls                              $3,950 W. Mark Hilton, DVM of Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, West Lafayette, Indiana and Tom Brooks and family, Brooks Farms, Inc., Wolcott, Indiana hosted their 13th annual open house and bull sale on Saturday, March 19 at Brooks Farms. Joining them in the sale was Ginger Ertel of Ertel Farms, Greentop, Missouri and Chip and Susan Unsicker and family, Unsicker Farms, Peoria, Illinois. 16 Balancer® bulls averaged $4628, 3 Angus averaged $4533 and 2 SimAngus averaged $3950. Thirteen of the 21 bulls sold to repeat customers. […]

Gelbvieh Ring of Gold Champions Named

Throughout the 2015-2016 show year, Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls competed at shows across the country to earn points for the American Gelbvieh Association Ring of Gold program. A total of four shows were included in the Ring of Gold tally. Each year the qualifying animals are ranked at the conclusion of the National Gelbvieh and Balancer show at the National Western Stock Show. The American Gelbvieh Association established the Ring of Gold program to honor the top animals shown at the conclusion of the show year. Points are earned for grand and reserve champions, as well as division […]

32nd Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Rule Sale

January 25, 2016 Kist Livestock Auction Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer:  Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 20 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls                  $5,525 19 Gelbvieh and Balancer Females             $3,124 Overall Average                                             $4,360 Members of the North Dakota Gelbvieh Association joined forces to put together a remarkable set of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and females for the 32nd Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Sale. Lot 42, WOHL Winter C62, consigned by Wohl Farms was the top selling lot of the sale. This homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh bull is sired by one of the […]

Overmiller Gelbvieh and Red Angus Sale

February 20, 2016 Smith Center, Kansas Auctioneer: Matt Printz Sale Averages: Spring GV Bulls $4,179 Fall GV Bulls $3,755 Overall GV Average $4,077 Red Angus Spring $4,429 Red Angus Fall Bulls $5,578 Overall Red Angus $4,875 All bulls Average $4,500 Reg. GV Open Heifers $2,120 Reg. RA Open Heifers $3,450 Comm. Open Heifers $1,467 Lot 46, SAS Cash 103C was the second bull to sell in the Gelbvieh section and was the high selling bull at $9,000. This powerful homozygous black, homozygous Polled son of 3G EZ Money was purchased by Rod Tegtmeier, Nebraska. The lead off bull was the […]

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale

March 5, 2016 Selby, South Dakota Auctioneer: Lynn and Seth Weishaar Sale Averages: 145 Yearling and Fall Balancers $4,331 32 Yearling and Fall Angus $4,121 177 Bulls $4,290 A beautiful spring day along with a group of stout Balancer and Angus bulls greeted those attending Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale on Saturday, March 5. Owners Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson and Brian and DeDee Begeman hosted the sale at the ranch near Selby, SD. Lynn and Seth Weishaar handled auctioneering duties. Repeat customers made up 80 percent of the buyers and bulls were sold into eight states. High-Selling […]

Gustin’s Diamond Gelbvieh Sale Report

February 18, 2016 Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Averages: 75 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls:  $5,247 14 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bred Heifers:  $3,068 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 52:  $15,000 for half possession and half semen interest, DDGR Innovation 120C is a March 22 purebred black son of DCSF Post Rock Astronaut 157A sold to Golden Buckle Gelbvieh, Medina, North Dakota. Lot 62:  $10,500.  DDGR Kingpin 159C is a March 28 purebred black son of JKGF Future Investment A121E sold to Moe Gelbvieh, Walcott, ND. Lot 14:  $10,500. DDGR Renegade 29C is a March 3 red Balancer son […]

Changes to Gelbvieh American Rancher Episode Premiere

The American Gelbvieh Association is excited to debut its very first episode of the popular TV show, The American Rancher, next week on RFD-TV! The AGA’s American Rancher episode will now premiere on Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 a.m. CST. The episode was originally set to premiere on Monday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m. CST, however there has been a last-minute revision to the airing schedule due to RFD-TV pre-empting the airtime for a LIVE show featuring RFD-TV owner and founder Patrick Gottsch. Reruns and additional broadcasts of AGA’s first American Rancher will air the following dates and times:     […]

Kim Rounds Hired as Gelbvieh Spring Intern

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) announces the hiring of Kim Rounds, Grass Valley, California, as an association intern. Rounds will be assisting members in recording of data, DNA testing, membership questions, bull customer assistance and any other aspects of AGA operations. Rounds grew up on her family’s ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where they raised commercial cattle and she showed her own string of club calves. She previously served as the California representative on the National Beef Ambassador team, traveling around the country promotion beef with the American National CattleWomen. Rounds graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) […]

Martin Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Mary Bea Martin to the staff as Member Services Specialist. Martin grew up in Georgia, where she participated in junior livestock activities. She and her family actively showed cattle, lambs, and hogs and she considers the pinnacle of her junior livestock experience to be exhibiting the 2003 Reserve Champion Steer at the National Western Stock Show. Martin graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2006 where she was very active on campus with several student and community service organizations. Martin brings several years of customer service experience to the AGA staff. […]

TJB Gelbvieh Bull Sale

November 7, 2015 Chickamauga, Georgia Auctioneer: Dale Stith Reported by: Todd J. Bickett DVM   Sale Averages 33 Gelbvieh & Balancer® Yearling Bulls         $4,040 5 Commercial Cows                                           $2,050 TJB Gelbvieh extended their very best of southern hospitality to an enthusiastic crowd of customers and family on a wet and nasty day in Chickamauga, Georgia. The outstanding set of yearling bulls was greatly appreciated and the sale was a great success. Leading the sale was Lot 1 TJB Addiction 417B, a BA75 Gunslinger son by one of the premier donors in the TJB program, 921U. He was purchased by Sleepy Creek […]

South Carolina State Fair Show Results

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Reported by Cindy Durham  Open Gelbvieh/Balancer® Champion Female GGGE 3G ATHENA 312A ET Connor Durham, Belton, S.C. Reserve Champion Female BCFG BUTLERS BELLA 896B Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C. Champion Bull GGGE 3G BASIC BLACK 472B Connor Durham, Belton, S.C./Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.   Saturday, October 24, 2015 Junior Show Champion Female BCFG BUTLERS BELLA 896B Karen Eby, Duncan, SC Reserve Champion Female JCRN Halo’s Secret Jared Carnes, Iva, SC  

Schroeder Ranch Dispersal Sale

December 14, 2015 Mitchell, SD Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Sale Manager: Mettler Sale Management Reported by: Jerry Mettler Touted as the sale of the decade, Schroeder Ranch dispersed nearly 500 Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle to buyers from 12 states in less than six hours under the rapid-fire gavel of auctioneer Seth Weishaar.  More than 30 years of selection pressure earned Schroeder Ranch the distinction and recognition for both producing and owning breed leading females and fellow cattle producers did not let this go unrecognized on December 14, 2015. Sale Averages Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs             $5,265 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs                 $5,638 Herd Bulls                               […]

Gelbvieh and Balancer® Genetics Displayed During NWSS Pen Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, January 10, 2016. A total of 19 pens were exhibited at this year’s show. Shane Bedwell, Kanas City, Missouri, judged the pen bull show. Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion and reserve champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen of three included three March-born bulls. This pen had an average weight of 1,137 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.68. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in. […]

Champions Parade at National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The 2016 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show was held at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. A total of 226 animals were exhibited. Judge Chan Phillips, Maysville, Kentucky evaluated the 70 Gelbvieh females, 39 Gelbvieh bulls, 77 Balancer females, and 40 Balancer bulls. Grand champion Gelbvieh female was EGL B281 owned by J W LeDoux, Agenda, Kansas. This heifer is an April 17, 2014 daughter of EGL Lock and Load X415 and was first named the champion junior yearling heifer. The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female came out of the same junior yearling […]

Champions Named at NWSS Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Judge John Grimes, Piketon, Ohio, evaluated the 27 Gelbvieh and 33 Balancer females. Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was BCFG Butlers Bianca 534B owned by Aidan Raab, Markle, Indiana. This heifer first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division and is the April 1, 2014 daughter of BCFG Butlers Impact 549U. Coming out of the same Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division was the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh Heifer. EGL B281, owned by J W LeDoux, Agenda, Kansas, was […]

Retallick Accepts Director of Member Programs Position at American Gelbvieh Association

Westminster, Colo. – Kelli Retallick has served as the data services coordinator for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) for more than a year and has recently accepted the position of director of member programs. In her time at the AGA, Retallick has proved to be capable of outstanding leadership among staff, dedication to the AGA and skill in developing association programs. Recently the AGA has changed the structure of the staff to better accommodate member programs for both the AGA and the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA).  Retallick’s role as director of member programs will encompass beneficial programs for the […]

American Gelbvieh Association Inducts Charles Clark to Hall of Fame

  Charles Clark, Keldron, South Dakota, was inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame posthumously for 2016. The induction took place on Friday, December 11 during the awards luncheon at the 45th Annual AGA National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Charles’ family, including wife Peggy and children Amy, Clint, and Scot, were present at convention to accept the award. Jim Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota presented the Clark family with this award. The AGA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed. That contribution is through the influence […]

American Gelbvieh Association Elects Board of Directors

Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to serve three-year terms on the AGA Board of Directors. The election took place during the annual membership meeting at the 45th Annual AGA National Convention “Moving at the Speed of Change” in Kansas City, Missouri, December 11, 2015. Newly elected board members are Dennis Gustin, Mandan, North Dakota; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa and Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Nebraska. Re-elected to serve a second term was Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska. The Board of Directors also elected induvial to serve in leadership positions on the 2016 AGA Executive […]

Champions Named at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female was BCFG Butlers Bianca 534B, owned by Aidan Raab, Markle, Indiana. This April 1, 2014 daughter of BCFG Butlers Impact 549U first claimed the junior heifer division. SDSC Miss Lady Love 01B was named Reserve Champion Gelbvieh female. Owned by Karen Eby, Duncan, South Carolina. This heifer was first named champion senior heifer calf and is the September 5, 2014 daughter of CRAN Buddy Boy T729. Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull went to GLRF Bruiser B47, owned by Emily Reynolds, Crab Orchard, Kentucky. The March 7, 2014 son of GGGE 3G Warlock 928W first claimed the […]