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American Gelbvieh Association to Host Educational Symposium

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is hosting a commercially focused educational symposium, titled “Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup” on Saturday, December 12, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Kansas City-International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. Cattle producers from all segments of the industry are invited to attend this free event that will feature industry-leading speakers. A free beef lunch will also be served during the event. The “Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup” speaker lineup starts off with keynote speaker Ronnie Green, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and interim senior vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at […]

Champions Names at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

 Note to Editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association public relations coordinator at megans@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The Gelbvieh and Balancer® show at the 2015 American Royal Livestock Show took place on Saturday, October 24 in Hale Arena at the American Royal complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Jeff Gooden of Iberia, Missouri, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was EGL B281. She is the April 17, 2014 daughter of EGL Lock and Load X415. Owned by JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kansas, this heifer first claimed the junior yearling heifer division. […]

American Gelbvieh Association Welcomes Abrahams to Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce Terisa Abrahams as the new office operations coordinator. A Colorado native, Abrahams was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado. Prior to joining the AGA staff, she was a senior recruiter for Weatherford Oil & Gas. Abrahams has over twenty years of experience in client relation services, human resources, business development, office management, project management, and business administration. Abrahams holds a masters of business administration in international business and a masters of arts in counseling psychology, both from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Abrahams will be working with the dynamic team at […]

Quality Bulls Exhibited During NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show

 Note to Editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association public relations coordinator at megans@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, January 11, 2015. A total of 15 pens were exhibited at this year's show. Doug Hixon, Laramie, Wyoming, 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 included two February and one January-born bulls. The champion pen had an average weight […]

Junior Show Gelbvieh Champions Parade at NWSS

Note to Editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association public relations coordinator at megans@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Female Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Judge Dan Hoge, Galva, Illinois evaluated the 21 Gelbvieh and 36 Balancer females. Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Nebraska, exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh female. TAU Mia 363A is a February 3, 2013 daughter of TAU Gunnison 106R. Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Oklahoma, exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. STON Miss Jest 13A is a January […]

Champions Named at the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

Note to Editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association public relations coordinator at megans@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The 2015 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show was held at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. A total of 207 animals were exhibited. Judge Greg McCurry, Sedgwick, Kansas evaluated the 54 Gelbvieh females, 49 Gelbvieh bulls, 77 Balancer females and 27 Balancer bulls. Grand champion Gelbvieh female was TTTT Little Hottie exhibited by Chase Tabor, Stillwater, Oklahoma. This heifer is a March 27, 2013 daughter of TTTT Hott Papa ET […]

American Gelbvieh Association Provides Genetic Tools for Ranchers

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is excited to announce the launch of the Smart Select Service data management system that provides genetic tools to aid commercial cattlemen in the selection process. Smart Select Service is non-breed specific and is available for all commercial producers who want to increase the genetic value of their herds for the potential to increase profitability Smart Select Service has the goal of being the best value in genetic management; commercial producers can enroll females for $1 per head. This small enrollment fee equips Smart Select Service members, also known as performance members, with a herd […]

Vesco Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

Note to Editors: A high-resolution photo is available by contacting Megan Slater, AGA public relations coordinator, at megan@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.   The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Angela Vesco to its staff where she began her role as commercial marketing specialist on July 15, 2015. Vesco is originally from Winnemucca, Nevada where she was raised on her family’s cow/calf operation. Growing up, she was an active member in 4-H showing cattle, horses and hogs and was also heavily involved with FFA where she participated in livestock judging, public speaking and marketing contests. Vesco also served as the […]

Schroeder Ranch 17th Annual Balancer® Bull Sale

April 6, 2015 Mitchell, South Dakota Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Sale Manager: Mettler Sale Management Reported by: Jerry Mettler Sale Averages 46 Balancer® Bulls: $5,011 33 Black Balancer Bulls: $4,989 13 Red Balancer Bulls: $5,065 An overcast drizzly day brought nothing but smiles to the faces of the crowd that gathered at the Schroeder Ranch 17th Annual Bull Sale.  Any type of moisture in this area is being received with welcome enthusiasm.  This enthusiasm carried over into the bidding attitude as the bulls sold into six states under the pledge that Schroeder Ranch is “Your Source for Common Sense Balanced Beef.” […]

American Gelbvieh Association National Convention to be Held in Kansas City

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors and staff would like to announce the 45th Annual AGA National Convention and Annual Meeting will  be held in Kansas City, Missouri at the Embassy Suites Kansas City – International Airport hotel, December 10-12, 2015. This convention marks one of the first in recent history that will be a solitary event for members of the American Gelbvieh Association. Previously the AGA Annual Convention was held in January in Denver, Colorado during the National Western Stock Show events. The 45th Annual Convention will serve as a place for AGA members to meet and […]

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 34th Annual Bull Sale

March 7, 2015 Selby, SD Auctioneers: Lynn & Seth Weishaar Reported by: Vaughn Thorstenson Sale Average 111 Balancer® Bulls: $5708 34 Angus Bulls: $5902 15 Gelbvieh Bulls: $4656 161 Bulls: $5756   A beautiful spring day greeted the good crowd on hand for the 34th annual Thorstenson Gelbvieh and Angus Annual Bull Sale at the ranch on Saturday, March 7. Bulls sold to nine states and Canada with a large number of the buyers being longtime, repeat Lazy TV Ranch customers. Always mindful of the bottom line for the commercial cattleman, Lazy TV Ranch has been feed efficiency testing cattle […]

2015 Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh Sale

March 7, 2015 Frankfort, KY Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale Management: Slaughter Sale Management Sale Average: $4,394 Sale Gross: $118,650 March 4, 2015 proved to be one of the worst snow storms in Kentucky’s recent history.  Many Beef Expo participants arrived on the morning of the 4th in anticipation of the snow event.  It proved to be a wise choice.  Warmer weather and a diligent road crew made it possible for remaining participants to arrive by late Thursday through early Friday. However, all the weather adversity did not discourage participants and the reward was the best ever Beef Expo sale.  The […]

Retallick to Serve AGA Members and Customers

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to welcome Kelli Retallick, Manhattan, Kansas as the new Data Services Specialist. Retallick was born and raised on a purebred beef operation in southwest Wisconsin. She is still active in her family’s own seedstock operation where their main goal is to sell bulls that will produce industry relevant cattle to fit the needs of commercial customers. Growing up in 4-H, FFA and junior beef breed associations allowed Retallick to network with seedstock and commercial producers alike, from around the country pushing her towards a career and a life in the beef industry. Retallick […]

John C. Oswald Inducted Posthumously Into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame

Photo caption: Ken Schmucker (left) and Andy Oswald (middle) accept the 2015 AGA Hall of Fame award, presented by AGA board member Brian Dunn, St. John, Kansas (right), on behalf of John C. Oswald.   John C. Oswald of Hutchinson, Kansas, was inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame posthumously for 2015. The induction took place on Saturday, January 10 at the AGA's Impacting the Beef Business™ with Maternal Influence Annual Convention. John's son Andy Oswald and herdsman Ken Schmucker were present at the convention to accept the award. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is […]

Gelbvieh Association Elects 2015 Board of Directors

Photo caption: The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2015 during its annual convention in Denver, Colorado. Front row (left to right): Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Miss.; Gary Tilghman, Glasgow, Ky.; Vice President Dan Warner, Beaver City, Neb.; President Neal Pearson, Lake City, S.D.; Secretary Duane Strider, Asheboro, N.C.; Treasurer Grant Thayer, Ramah, Colo.; Executive Director Myron Edelman, Westminster, Colo.; Walter Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Back row (left to right): Brian Dunn, St. John, Kan.; Dustin Rippe, Hubbell, Neb.; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; David Martin, Judsonia, Ark.; Andy LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb.; Bob Hart, Kansas City, […]

Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer®show at the 2014 American Royal livestock show took place on Saturday, October 25 in Hale Arena at the American Royal complex. Kelly Burns of North Platte, Nebraska the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was shown by Worrell Enterprises, LLC, Mason, Texas and Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas. JDPD Western Glitz 7114A is a January 24, 2013 daughter of JDPD Akin 140W. This heifer first claimed the junior yearling heifer division. Coming out of the same junior yearling heifer division was the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. TAU Mia 363A is a February 3, 2013 […]

Junior Show Gelbvieh Champions Parade at NWSS

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Female Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Denver, Colo. Brad McCurry of Sedgwick, Kan., evaluated the 33 Gelbvieh and 31 Balancer heifers. Tanner Aherin of Phillipsburg, Kan., exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh female. BAG Miss Passion 30Z is a February 18, 2012 daughter of BEA Passion 001X ET. Anna Duxbury of Wessington, S.D., exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. GDX 312A is a February 27, 2013 daughter of PLA Big Dog 101Y. The grand champion Balancer female was exhibited by Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan. AHL Empress […]

Champions Named in 2010 American Royal Gelbvieh Show

The Gelbvieh Ring of Gold show was one of the first shows to kick off the 2010 American Royal Livestock Show on Saturday, October 23 in Kansas City, Mo. A total of 66 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls were exhibited. Travis Pembrook of Fairview, Okla., evaluated the entries. Selected as grand champion Gelbvieh female was TFIK Whitney 251W ET. David Rea, Berthoud, Colo., owns the March 2009 daughter of RTRT Solution. Seth Beying, Leavenworth, Kan., owns the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female, BDCG DC Wilma 147W. She is a January 2009 daughter of TAU Mr Kruggerand 70M […]

Gelbvieh Pen Show Tradition Continues at NWSS

One of the traditional highlights during the Gelbvieh activities at the National Western Stock Show is the Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen show. This year’s show saw 15 pens exhibited on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Donnie Robertson of Yukon, Okla., judged the pen bull show. Judd Ranch, Inc., of Pomona, Kan., exhibited the grand champion and reserve champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen included two February- and one January-born bulls. They combined for an average weight of 1,163 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.51. All pen bulls were ultrasound scanned at check-in time. […]

42nd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale

February 10, 2015 Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines, Iowa Auctioneer: Phil Schooley Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Services Reported By: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages 28 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females…………..$3,914 7 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls……………..$4,731 36 Lots Total……………………………………..$147,450 The 42nd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale held in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo on February 10, 2015. The high selling bull was Lot 37, CIBS POLAR 4127B whowas consigned to the sale by CIB’S Gelbvieh and purchased for $8,000 by Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh, homozygous polled son of JDPD Astro 407S and is described […]

American Gelbvieh Association Welcomes New Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rebecca Mettler of Sarcoxie, Missouri, as editorial content coordinator and Megan Slater of Longmont, Colorado as public relations coordinator. Prior to joining the AGA team, Mettler was a freelance writer for national and regional agricultural publications. Experienced in beef industry association work, Mettler served as DNA coordinator for the Red Angus Association of America in Denton, Texas as well as a membership communications assistant at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association while attending the University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, Missouri. Mettler holds bachelor’s degrees in both Agricultural Journalism and […]

American Gelbvieh Association Releases Maternal Edge Female Profile

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is excited to announce the release of the Maternal Edge Female Profile for producers to use on commercial females. This DNA profile, done in conjunction with Geneseek®, is a low-density panel to be used by producers as a sorting tool for Gelbvieh influenced commercial females. Traits included in the panel are calving ease, maternal calving ease, weaning weight, yield grade, marbling, and carcass weight. These traits are measured for the female against the entire Gelbvieh population with Molecular Breeding Values (MBVs). Each female tested with the Maternal Edge Female Profile will receive a score of […]

Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale IX & 6th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale

September 20, 2014 Kingsville Livestock Auction Kingsville, MO Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported By: John Burbank  A beautiful September day was the backdrop for a very solid sale for the breeders of Seedstock Plus and the customers that participated. All the females sold at a brisk pace with the sale averages up significantly over last year. Cattle sold to 25 buyers in 7 states. Prior to the sale start a complimentary beef brisket meal, catered by the Rib Crib restaurant was enjoyed by all in attendance. Sale highlights include: Lot 3A & 3B Pick of the 2013 born bred heifers from […]

Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale

October 18, 2014 Joplin Reginal Stockyards Carthage, Mo. Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported By: John Burbank 82        Balancer Bulls             $5269 52        Gelbvieh Bulls            $5479 132      Overall Bulls               $5350 Another successful sale for Seedstock Plus with this Fall Bull Sale. There were 173 registered buyers of which 89 bought from 9 states. All the bulls sold at a rapid pace to new and repeat customers that bid aggressively on this quality offering. The sale represented a larger offering and a substantial increase in the average over last year. Sale Highlights Include: Lot 633/637 Black, homo polled Balancer from the partnership of Burbank […]

Judd Ranch 24th Annual Cow Power Female Sale

October 11, 2014 Pomona, Kan. Sale manager: Cattlemen’s Connection Reported by: Roger Gatz 6              Purebred Spring Bred Heifers            $5,792 7              Balancer Spring Bred Heifers             $5,714 5              Purebred Red Angus Bred Heifers     $5,500 12           Purebred Fall Bred Females                $5,292 7              Balancer Fall Bred Females               $6,000 1              Red Angus Fall Bred Female              $3,750 22           Purebred Spring Bred Females           $5,398 7              Balancer Spring Bred Females           $5,857 3              Red Angus Spring Bred Females       $5,417 7              Purebred […]

41st Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale

Des Moines, Iowa Held in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo Sponsored by: Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa Auctioneer: Phil Schooley Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Services 12           Bulls       $3,954 31           Females               $2,695 43           Total Lots Grossed           $131,000 The 41st Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale was held once again at the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The sale was February 11, 2014 and is sponsored by the Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa. Twenty-six breeders consigned 43 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females, which sold into nine states. The top selling bull was Lot 7, MSH Visionary, consigned by Mark Hostert […]

TJB Gelbvieh 3rd Annual Bull Sale

November 1, 2014 Chickamauga, Ga. Reported By: Todd J. Bickett, DVM 32 Yearling Bulls          $140,000 Gross       Avg. $4375 TJB Gelbvieh extended their traditional warm southern hospitality on an unusually cold and windy November day in Chickamauga, GA. A few snow flurries even fell!  Todd, Alisa, Kelsie, Katelyn, and Mitch welcomed a large and enthusiastic crowd that contended for thirty two yearling bulls which averaged $4375. Topping the sale was Lot 1, TJB Vickram 342A-ET. The homozygous black/homozygous polled BA75 herd sire sold to Taubenheim Gelbvieh for $15000 for full possession and half semen interest. Vickram is an Xterminator son out […]

American Gelbvieh Association Releases Genomic-Enhanced EPDs

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) has released genomic-enhanced EPDs with the fall 2014 international cattle evaluation. Genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE EPDs) combine pedigree, individual performance and genomic information to save time and money, reduce risk, and accelerate the rate of genetic progress. GE EPDs provide more precise EPDs based on a combination of both phenotype and DNA. One major benefit of these EPDs is risk reduction through increased accuracies. These increased accuracies save time when assessing young breeding stock as well as deliver commercial customer confidence when buying seedstock. Herd improvement is accelerated when breeders can more accurately identify young individuals […]

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Elects Board of Directors

Photo caption: These individuals will serve the American Gelbvieh Junior Association as their Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 year. (Seated from L to R) President Grace Hammer, Wallace, Kan.; Vice President Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill.; Vice President of Leadership Development Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colo.; Secretary Sydney Bigger, Media, Ill.; Treasurer Kelsey Shelley, Hillsboro, Ohio; (Standing from L to R) Kyle Vehige, Bonnets Mill, Mo.; Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan.; Callahan Grund, Sharon Springs, Kan.; Carter Mitchell, Appleton City, Mo.; and Ex-Officio Van Tucker, Portis, Kan. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) elected four members to serve on their Board […]

Gelbvieh and Limousin Juniors Participate in the 2014 “Continental Undivided” POWER Conference

Photo caption: A total of 45 members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association and the North American Limousin Junior Association participated in the first-ever POWER (Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results) Conference held August 7-10, 2014 in Denver, Colo. Photo taken at Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., by Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association.   The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) and North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) joined together to host the first POWER (Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results) Conference in Denver, Colo., August 7-10. Board members from both junior associations partnered up to plan and host the event. Twenty-two members […]

American Gelbvieh Association Releases New Search Tools

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) has released new search tools on its registry service. These tools include a ranch search, an animal search, an EPD and genetics search, plus a breeder map. All tools are available to cattlemen and women to help locate Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics and breeders. The ranch search can be used to find active Gelbvieh and Balancer breeders, either in a general area or when looking for contact information for a specific breeder. Ranches and members can be searched by herd prefix, member number, name, city or state. When a member is searched, phone numbers, addresses, […]

Champions Parade at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show

Champions Parade at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show Note to Editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association public relations coordinator at megans@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The 2014 Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show was held at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 89 animals were exhibited by breeders across the country. Judge Scott Schaake of Manhattan, Kansas evaluated the 35 Gelbvieh females, 12 Gelbvieh bulls, 32 Balancer females, and 10 Balancer bulls. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was exhibited by Allie Raab, […]

Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer Bull Sale

Springfield, Mo. Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale managed by: Mitchell Marketing Service Written by: Brian Rogers 95           Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls             $4,604                 Sale Gross           $437,400 The Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® bull sale was held the second Saturday in March. The sale featured 95 bulls raised by J Bar M Gelbvieh, Stark City, Mo.; J & K Farms, Ava, Ill.; and Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo. The top selling bull of the day was Lot 69, JEMG Impact A691, who sold for $20,000. He is a January 19, 2013, double black, homozygous polled, 75 percent bull, sired by HYEK Black Impact […]

Tennessee Beef Agribition Gelbvieh Sale

Lebanon, Tennessee Sale sponsored by: Tennessee Gelbvieh Association Sale managed by: Tennessee Gelbvieh Association Reported by: Dale Walker 10           Bulls       $2,995 1              Bred Heifer         $1,900 13           Open Heifers     $1,727 The annual Tennessee Beef Agribition Gelbvieh show and sale was held on March 7-8, 2014 at Lebanon, Tennessee. The champion Gelbvieh bull was Lot 12, Butler’s Royal Code 207A, consigned by Butler Creek Farms. Ryan Baker of Bristol, Ind., was the winning bidder at $4,000. The reserve Gelbvieh bull was Lot 9, Mr. P Daddy, exhibited by Colby James. He was purchased by Landon Gulley of Hartsville, Tenn., for $4,250. The […]

Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants/Brooks Farms, Inc./Ertel Cattle Annual Open House and Bull Sale

Wolcott, Ind. Reported by: W. March Hilton 16           Yearling Bulls      $3,925 1              3 Year Old Bull   $4,000 Top Selling Bulls: ERTL 218 A – $5,400, Balancer, JBOB Carolina Fortune x Mytty In Focus, sold to James Bush, Sellersburg, Ind. MBCC 16A – $4,500, Balancer, GAR-EGL Protégé x GKT BooBoo155E, sold to Danny Orr, Paoli, Ind. BRCC 87A – $4,500, Balancer, Mytty In Focus x JBOB Carolina Fortune, sold to Trent Steinke, Monon, Ind. MBCC 7A – $4,500, Angus Composite, Sydgen Trust x GAR Predestined, sold to Joe Melton, DVM, Harrison, Ark. MBCC 10A – $4,500, Angus Composite, Sydgen Trust x […]

Myron Edelman to Lead American Gelbvieh Association

American Gelbvieh Association President Rob Arnold and the Board of Directors would like to announce the hiring of Myron Edelman, Douglas, Wyo., as its executive director. Edelman officially begins his responsibilities August 1 and will be located at the Association’s headquarters office in Westminster, Colo. Since 2009, Edelman has been with the Red Angus Association of America, initially as the director of value-added programs and most recently as the director of breed growth. He led their Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) providing age and source verification and traceability for Red Angus influenced feeder calves, among other responsibilities. Prior to his […]

Gelbvieh Performance Advantage Program Recognizes 9 Breeders

The American Gelbvieh Association is proud to honor nine members from Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Nevada, Missouri and Ohio for achieving Bronze, Silver or Gold status for the association’s Gelbvieh Performance Advantage program for the 2013 management year. The Gelbvieh Performance Advantage (GPA) program was initiated in 2009 and recognizes AGA members who promote the performance aspects of their program through data collection. Nine members were recognized for the 2013 management year including two being honored with gold status, two with silver status, and five members being honored with bronze status. The GPA program is unique within the seedstock industry […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Gather at the Barnyard Classic National Show

Note to editors:  High-resolution press quality photos of all the winners from the shows and the contests are available by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association director of communications at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The 34th annual American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) classic was held in Sioux Falls, S.D., June 29 through July 4, 2014. The 2014 Barnyard Classic saw 157 AGJA members from 16 states that met and exhibited 251 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle.  The event was hosted by the South Dakota Gelbvieh Junior Association and the week was filled with several leadership and skills contests and concluded […]

Gelbvieh $Cow Provides Maternal Productivity Selection Index

The Gelbvieh breed has a well-earned reputation as a strong maternal breed. In order to quantify those strengths the American Gelbvieh Association has engaged in research and development of EPDs and indexes to measure maternal traits. The results of this research are the creation of new tools to select for maternal productivity in Gelbvieh and Balancer® animals.  The American Gelbvieh Association has partnered with Dr. Mike MacNeil, PhD., of Delta G to develop the $Cow economic selection index. $Cow represents the genetic value in dollars of profit of an animal when retained as a replacement female relative to other animals […]

Schroeder Ranch 16th Annual Bull Sale

Mitchell, S.D. Auctioneer: Lanning Edwards Sale managed by: Mettler Sale Management Reported by: Jerry Mettler Black Balancer® Bulls      $4,027 Red Balancer Bulls           $3,629 Red Purebred Bulls         $3,438 Black Purebred Bulls       $3,583 A much anticipated sun drenched day greeted bull buyers in Mitchell, S.D., at the 16th Annual Schroeder Ranch Bull Sale on April 7, 2014. “Common Sense Cattle” offered by Schroeder Ranch found their way to seven states as bidding activity was brisk on the Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls. Top selling bull was Lot 45, SGRI A109 Mission, going to Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., for $8,500.  This February […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Show “Under the Western Skies”

Note to editors: High-resolution press photos of the winners are available by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association director of communications, at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association held their Western Regional show June 13-15, 2014. The show was held in Concordia, Kan., and was aptly named “Under the Western Skies.” A total of 41 junior members of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma exhibited 74 Gelbvieh and Balancer® animals. Chris Mullinix from Manhattan, Kan., evaluated the 25 Gelbvieh females, three Gelbvieh bulls, 37 Balancer females, four Balancer bulls and five steers. Jordan Gatz, Robinson, Kan., showed the […]

Gelbvieh Feed Efficiency Index Can Improve Your Profitability

Providing the best and most reliable tools for genetic evaluation to Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders and their commercial customers is a key principle of the American Gelbvieh Association. With that goal in mind, the AGA has developed an economic selection index to measure feed efficiency. The American Gelbvieh Association has introduced the efficiency profit index (EPI) index to aid producers in selection for more feed efficient cattle that still have acceptable amounts of gain. The EPI was developed with the assistance of Patrick Doyle, PhD, Chico State University associate professor in breeding and genetics. By selecting on this index, producers […]

Megan Slater Hired as Gelbvieh Communications Intern

The American Gelbvieh Association announces the hiring of Megan Slater, Longmont, Colo., as a communications intern. Slater is interning with the Association’s breed promotion and communications department for the months of June, July and August. Slater graduated from Colorado State University in May of 2014, with a degree in animal science and a minor in business administration. She was a member of the 2013-2014 CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team. While on the team, she co-chaired the written promotions committee that included managing the team website, creating and updating a Facebook page, composing and sending out newsletters, and putting together the annual […]

Sioux Falls Site of Gelbvieh Junior National Show

Gelbvieh junior members and their families, from across the country, will gather in Sioux Falls, S.D., the first week in July for the 2014 American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Junior Classic. Named by the host state, the 2014 AGJA Barnyard Classic will begin on Sunday, June 29 and will conclude on Friday, July 4. The show will be held at the WH Lyon Fairgrounds and is hosted by the South Dakota Gelbvieh Junior Association. “The annual AGJA Junior Classic challenges youth to build skills to become future leaders in the beef industry. Throughout the week, Gelbvieh juniors compete in more […]

Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh Show and Sale

Rapid City, S.D. Judge: Nate Kolterman, Steward, Neb. Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, S.D. 2              Open Heifers     $4,375 2              Bred Heifers       $4,000 7              Bulls       $3,429 The Gelbvieh show and sale at the 2014 Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo was held on Thursday, February 6 in Rapid City, S.D. Seven breeders from South Dakota and Oklahoma consigned an excellent offering of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females. The champion bull was Lot 7, MDR Darkhorse 3816A, consigned by Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla. He is a March 9, 2013, 50 percent Balancer bull sired by BLC Darkhorse 006X and out […]

Maternal efficiency of Gelbvieh and Balancer® females

Cow-calf producers want females in their breeding herds that combine efficiency with productivity, balancing weaning weight of calves with amount of feed put into the cow. Gelbvieh and Balancer® females fill that spot for hard-working females that will last in your herd for years to come.     While cattlemen and women have known for years that Gelbvieh means consistent and reliable females, Gelbvieh maternal efficiency is more than just word of mouth. Studies support Gelbvieh performance in maternal traits compared to other breeds. But how do these traits benefit commercial producers? There are several maternal traits that Gelbvieh excels at […]

Gelbvieh and Limousin Junior Associations Team Up to Host Leadership Conference

Junior Gelbvieh and Limousin members, ages 14-21, have the opportunity to participate in the POWER leadership conference. POWER stands for peers organizing winning effective results. The POWER conference is a four-day event focusing on increasing young leader’s knowledge of the beef industry, as well as building leadership skills. The POWER conference will be held August 7-10 in Denver, Colo. Early registration deadline is June 1. This conference is the first of its kind for the Gelbvieh and Limousin junior associations. “The junior Boards of Directors of both breed associations have been working together to provide our junior members with this […]

Tilghman Hired to Coordinate Gelbvieh Junior Activities

The American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce the hire of Carrie Tilghman, Glasgow, Ky., as the junior activities coordinator, as of April 21. The junior activities coordinator position is responsible for managing the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) activities and programs, as well as supporting the goals, objectives, and programs outlined by the AGJA Board of Directors. The AGJA is made up of approximately 500 members and has the vision to unify, educate, and develop leaders of the beef industry. Tilghman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. She is a past member of the AGJA, […]

Hojer Gelbvieh & Balancer 22nd Annual Production Sale

Huron, S.D. Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Alan Hojer 108         Bulls       $4,208 Gelbvieh Bulls   $5,250 Balancer® Bulls   $3,878 54           Open Heifers     $2,702 The top selling bull in the annual Hojer Ranch production sale was Lot 20, BNC Mr. Hojer A357. He is a black, homozygous polled son of VRT Lazy TV Sam U451 and out of an Astro dam, who boasted very high performance numbers with a very low birth weight. He sold for $9,000 to Chad Struthers, Iowa. Hojer Ranch retained part ownership in this outstanding young herd sire prospect. Lot 4, BNC Mr. Hojer Z305, was out […]

Taubenheim Gelbvieh 24th Annual Production Sale

Amherst, Neb. Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Justin Taubenheim 24           Purebred Bulls  $4,311 62           Balancer® Bulls  $5,007 23           Bred Females    $2,752 27           Open Females   $1,274 Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb., held their 24th annual production sale February 3, 2014 at the ranch. Warmer weather along with great cattle brought buyers to the ranch. The offering of stout and functional bulls, and attractive females made a lot of friends on sale day. TAU Outright162A, a homozygous black son of Connealy Consensus 7229 caught a lot of attention in the yards in Denver, and his potential as a Balancer® A.I. sire was recognized […]

Jeanette Rankin Inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame

Photo caption: Jeanette Rankin of Kicking Horse Ranch in Oilmont, Mont., was a 2014 American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame inductee. Jeanette Rankin of Kicking Horse Ranch in Oilmont, Mont., was one of two inductees into the American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame for 2014. The induction took place on Saturday, January 11 during the AGA’s Impacting the Beef Business: It Starts with Membership Annual Convention. The second inductee was Eldon and Kathy Starr of Stapleton, Neb. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh […]

XA Cattle Named AGA Outstanding Commercial Producer

Photo caption: The 2014 American Gelbvieh Association Outstanding Commercial Producer award was awarded to XA Cattle, Levi, Bill and Marie Farr (pictured left to right) of Moorefield, Neb. In an effort to recognize outstanding commercial producers involved in the Gelbvieh breed, the American Gelbvieh Association has created the Outstanding Commercial Producer award.  The award is based off the Beef Improvement Federation award that is presented annually at the BIF conference. The AGA recognized one outstanding commercial producer during the Gelbvieh activities at the National Western Stock Show. State associations were asked to nominate one commercial producer from their respective states […]

Gelbvieh Association Inducts Nebraska Couple into Hall of Fame

Photo caption: Kathy and Eldon Starr of Cedar Top Ranch and Bull Barn Genetics in Stapleton, Neb., were inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame on January 11, 2014. Eldon and Kathy Starr of Stapleton, Neb., were one of two inductees into the American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame for 2014. The induction took place on Saturday, January 11 during the AGA’s Impacting the Beef Business: It Starts with Membership Annual Convention. The second inductee was Jeanette Rankin of Oilmont, Mont. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals for their lasting contribution to the […]

National Gelbvieh Show at NWSS Sets Recent Records

The 2014 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show held at the National Western Stock Show set a recent record of number of head shown. A total of 251 animals were exhibited, which exceeds shows held in recent years by more than 50 animals. The show was held on Monday, January 13 in the Stadium Arena at the NWSS in Denver, Colo. Judge Brandon Callis of Yukon, Okla., evaluated the 73 Gelbvieh females, 51 Gelbvieh bulls, 86 Balancer females and 41 Balancer bulls. Taking home the grand champion Gelbvieh female honors was Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., with GGGE 3G Cowgirl Zesta 204Z. […]

Calving season – Time to evaluate udder soundness

Cow-calf producers should consider udder soundness as an economically relevant trait translating to the life or death of a newborn calf. The simple process of taking udder scores will improve overall udder soundness in your cow herd. For the beef cow, udder quality and soundness usually get lumped in a category called convenience traits, along with others including temperament and feed and leg soundness. While all of these traits have the potential for economic impact to a cow’s productivity, at calving time poor udder quality may translate to life and death of a newborn calf. Calves that have a difficult […]

Gelbvieh Breeders Recognized for Superior Females

Each fall the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) honors females in the herdbook that display maternal superiority through the Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction program. The AGA praises those members who continually place emphasis on the maternal traits of Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics in their herd and produce these outstanding females. Of the 40,132 active cows in the AGA herdbook, only 5.0 percent qualified for the Dam of Merit award. Only 1.0 percent of the cows within the herdbook qualified for the elite Dam of Distinction honor. All three of these numbers are up from only a year ago, […]

Capture Value in Marketing Feeder Calves

As the time for marketing feeder calves approaches there are several things to consider when getting ready to sell these calves to ensure the most value is received for them. Overall health of the animals is very important and documented health protocols are important to the buyer who is purchasing the feeder cattle. "Documented vaccination protocols deliver buyer confidence in the product they are buying," says Clint Berry, Allied Genetic Resources, Superior Livestock, when talking about profit drivers from a seller's standpoint. He also emphasizes that trusted genetics are important for feeder cattle buyers. Having a trusted and reputable seedstock […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Show in Eastern Regional

Note to editors: High-resolution press photos of all the winners are available by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association director of communications at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association held their Eastern Regional show May 23-25, 2014 in Bardstown, Ky. The show featured 37 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females exhibited by 20 junior members from Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina. John Chism from Winchester, Ky., evaluated the 19 Gelbvieh females, three Gelbvieh bulls, 14 Balancer females and one Balancer bull. Robert Reynolds of Crab Orchard, Ky., exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh female and the […]

Judd Ranch 36th Gelbvieh, Balancer® and Red Angus Bull Sale

Pomona, Kan. Sale manager: Cattlemen’s Connection Reported by: Roger Gatz 43           Black Polled Purebred Fall Yearlings         $7,291 62           Red Polled Purebred Fall Yearlings           $5,927 40           Black Polled Balancer Fall Yearlings           $7,293 9              Red Polled Balancer Fall Yearlings             $6,306 4              Purebred Red Angus Fall Yearlings           $5,563 28           Black Polled Purebred Spring Yearlings   $5,884 25           Red Polled Purebred Spring Yearlings     $5,980 29           Black Polled Balancer Spring Yearlings     $6,414 9              Red Polled Balancer Spring Yearlings       $4,361 18           Purebred Red Angus Spring Yearlings     $4,389 267         Total Bulls Averaged                                       $6,255 Judd Ranch’s 36th Gelbvieh, Balancer® and Red Angus Bull Sale was a huge success considering […]

Flying H Genetics Roughage N’ Ready Bull Sale

Arapahoe, Neb. Reported by: Dick Helms Black Balancer® Bulls      $5,878 Fusion Bulls        $5,813 Red Balancer Bulls           $5,304 Black Gelbvieh Bulls        $5,300 Black SimAngus Bulls      $5,126 94 Bulls Averaged            $5,557 Gelbvieh Females            $7,750 Balancer Females             $5,000 SmartCross® Breds/Pairs              $2,500 SmartCross Replacement Heifers             $1,500 On March 1, 2014, the Flying H Genetics 34th annual sale was the coldest ever held, with temperatures of seven degrees, winds at 30 mph and light snow. But it was hot inside the sale facility where new and repeat customers from eight states fought to own some of the best industry relevant genetics available. Topping the sale […]

25th Anniversary Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch Sale

Ponteix, Saskatchewan Reported by: Eileen Davidson Bull Average       $4,702 The cold temperatures were no match for the warm camaraderie amongst cattlemen as Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch sold a large selection of red and black purebred Gelbvieh bulls on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at their Bull Yards near Ponteix, Saskatchewan. A great crowd of buyers and bidders were on-site, with lots of auction action taking place on-line and on the phone. Bulls sold across Canada from British Columbia to Quebec, and several bulls will be making their new homes in the United States as well. Leading off the sale […]

Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh Sale

Louisville, Ky. Sale sponsored by: Kentucky Gelbvieh Association Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale managed by: Slaughter Sale Management Reported by: David Slaughter 7              Bulls       $3,614 10           Bred Females    $3,255 8              Open Females   $2,300 The annual Gelbvieh show and sale at the Kentucky Beef Expo was held the weekend of March 1, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. The show was held on Friday, with the sale following the next day. The Kentucky Gelbvieh Association sponsors the sale. The sale featured 25 lots consigned by ten Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders. The grand champion Gelbvieh bull was Lot 7, 3G Atlas 314A ET, consigned by […]

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 33rd Annual Bull Sale

Selby, S.D. Auctioneers: Lynn & Seth Weishaar Reported by: Vaughn Thorstenson 110         Balancer® Bulls  $3,855 45           Angus Bulls         $4,628 15           Gelbvieh Bulls   $3,833 170         Bulls       $4,018 A hardy crowd braving the sub-zero temperature along with active Internet and phone bidding boosted Lazy TV Ranch’s 33rd Annual Bull Sale to a $4,018 average on 170 Gelbvieh, Angus and Balancer® bulls. A large number of repeat buyers mixed with several new customers from a total of six states took advantage of the quality seedstock offered. Hosted by owners Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson and Brian and DeDee Begeman, the sale was held at […]

Lost River Livestock

Clearbrook, Minn. Auctioneer: Marlin Kapp Reported by: CattleSeller.com 24           Yearling Bulls      $3,177 29           Bred Heifers       $3,034 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 1: $4750, Purebred Gelbvieh, LRSF Deep Impact A58, March 1, 2013, HYEK Black Impact 3960N X Prime Cut 406S30, Lonny Burrack, Trail, Minn. Lot 4: $4,400, Purebred Gelbvieh, LRSF Rocky A2, February 10, 2013, DCSF Granite 200P2 X Move'N On W16, Terry Frenzel, Black Duck, Minn. Lot 10: $4,000, Balancer®, LRSF Marshall A61, March 5, 2013, HYEK Black Impact 3960N X TC Rito 416, Lonny Burrack, Trail, Minn. Top Selling Heifers: Lot 63: $3,750, Red Angus, LRLD Sandy Z84, March […]

Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale

Columbia, Tenn. Auctioneer: Tommy Bailey Reported by: John Burbank 58           Balancer® Bulls  $3,400 22           Gelbvieh Bulls   $3,790 80           Overall Bulls       $3,507 The fifth annual Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale was a successful event with the commitment to commercial producers being rewarded. The sale facility was full of new and repeat customers and every bull through the ring sold at a rapid pace. There were 88 registered buyers of which 53 bought from 12 states. The number of bulls in the offering increased by 20 percent compared to last year with an increase in the sale average of more than $300 […]

Balancer® – The smart, easy crossbreeding solution

Cow-calf producers utilize crossbreeding to increase efficiency and profits. To see greater maternal benefits in their commercial cow herds, producers are choosing Gelbvieh or Balancer® genetics. Cattlemen and feeders recognize the value of crossbred calves as they exhibit heterosis (hybrid vigor) and combine the strengths of the parent breeds. Heterosis refers to the superiority in performance of the crossbred animal compared to the average of the straightbred parents. Heterosis is typically reported in percentage improvement in the trait of interest. Heterosis results from the increase in the heterozygosity of a crossbred animal’s genetic makeup. In the beef industry, use of […]

Judd Ranch 23rd Annual Cow Power Female Sale

Pomona, Kan. Sale manager: Cattlemen’s Connection Reported by: Roger Gatz 12           Purebred Spring Bred Heifers     $3,325 9              Balancer Spring Bred Heifers       $3,067 2              Purebred Red Angus Bred Heifers            $2,300 21           Purebred Fall Bred Females        $3,148 8              Balancer Fall Bred Females          $3,088 3              Red Angus Fall Bred Females      $2,633 12           Purebred Spring Bred Females  $3,350 1              Balancer Spring Bred Female      $2,900 2              Red Angus Spring Bred Females                $2,700 5              Purebred Spring Open Heifers   $2,200 8              Balancer Spring Open Heifers     $1,938 31           Purebred Fall Open Heifers         $2,255 4              Balancer Fall Open Heifers           $2,500 2              Red Angus Fall Open Heifers       $1,850 Judd Ranch’s […]

Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale

Des Moines, Iowa Auctioneer: Phil Schooley Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Services Written by: Jennifer Scharpe 7              Bulls       $4,843 36           Females               $2,883 43           Lots        $3,202 The Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa celebrated their 40th annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale at the 2013 Iowa Beef Expo. The sale was held on Tuesday, February 12 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Twenty breeders brought an excellent offering of Gelbvieh and Balancer®bulls and females for the buyers to choose from. At the end of the day, cattle sold into nine states. The high selling bull at $13,000 was Lot 2 SKYM Foreman 2002Z. […]

Champions Named at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show

Note to editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association director of communications at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The 2013 Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show was held at the North American International Livestock Exposition on Tuesday, November 19, in Louisville, Ky. A total of 83 animals were exhibited by breeders from across the country. Judge Jack Ward, Kansas City, Mo., evaluated the 42 Gelbvieh females, 17 Gelbvieh bulls, 16 Balancer females and 8 Balancer bulls. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was exhibited by JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kan. MDR Princess 200Z is an April 3, […]

Impacting the beef business with selection indexes

Providing world-class selection tools to Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders and their commercial customers is a high priority of the American Gelbvieh Association. Reliable indexes backed by sound science help producers analyze economically relevant traits. Just over one year ago, the American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors targeted development of a maternal index as the number one priority in the AGA’s Impacting the Beef BusinessTM long-range strategic plan. This decision was indisputable given that from day one, the Gelbvieh breed has demonstrated its superior maternal characteristics both at research institutions like the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and across the beef […]

Gelbvieh Breeders Recognized for Selecting for Maternal Efficiency in Cow Herd

Annually, the American Gelbvieh Association honors females in their Herdbook that exhibit consistent maternal efficiency and stayability through the Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction program. The AGA credits its members who continue to place selection emphasis on the maternal traits of the breed by being owners or breeders of these outstanding Gelbvieh and Balancer® females. Of the 39,516 active cows in the AGA Herdbook, only 3.6 percent qualify for Dam of Merit. Only 0.8 percent of all active cows qualify for the Dam of Distinction honors. “The Gelbvieh breed has long earned the reputation of possessing functional, hard-working […]

AGA Board Approves Genetic Conditions Testing Policy

The American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors has adopted a new genetic conditions testing policy. The complete document containing all policy information can be found on the Genetic Conditions Information page under the Education Center tab at www.www.gelbvieh.org. The core genetic conditions testing policy, effective October 9, 2013, is as follows: 1. All new AI sires and donor females must be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at the owners expense in order to register progeny. 2. The top 50 sires each year (that have not been previously tested) will be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at […]

C-Cross Cattle Company Fall Bull & Female Sale

Biscoe, N.C. Sale manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: William McIntosh 16           Older Bulls          $3,081 22           Yearling Bulls      $2,716 30           Elite Females     $3,145 23           Open Commercial Heifers            $1,124 C-Cross Cattle Company hosted their annual Fall Bull and Female Sale on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The sale was held at the J-Bob Farms Sale Facility in Biscoe, N.C. The sale included an outstanding line up of older bulls, yearling bulls, elite females, including the dispersal of all the C-Cross six-year-old females, as well as a selection of quality open replacement commercial heifers. In the bull offering, the top selling bull was […]

Tennessee Beef Agribition

Lebanon, Tenn. Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management Reported by: David Slaughter 13           Bulls       $3,450 15           Heifers    $1,553 28           Lots        $2,435 Sunshine and warm weather made for a great weekend to attend the 2013 Tennessee Agribition Gelbvieh show and sale held March 8-9 in Lebanon, Tenn. A great crowd was on hand to watch the Friday show and Saturday sale. Kicking off the sale was the grand champion bull consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Golden Spike 326Y is a 75 percent, homozygous black, homozygous polled Northern Pacific son. Russell Sorrells outlasted several bidders to own the Spike at […]

LeDoux Ranch Production Sale

Agenda, Kan. Auctioneer: Kyle Elwood Reported by: Danielle LeDoux 32           Yearling Bulls      $3,993 12           Registered Females        $2,712 31           Commercial Pairs             $2,071 35           Commercial Bred Females           $1,904 The LeDoux Ranch had a bright sunny day and a full crowd for a great bull sale. The sale was held the second Saturday in February at the ranch in Agenda, Kan.   The high selling bull was LeDoux Ranch’s 2013 People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity entry, AHL Redemption 237Z.  He is a February 5, 2012 homozygous black and homozygous polled, yearling Balancer bull. Eagle Pass Ranch of Highmore, S.D., was the top bidder […]

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Selects Ambassadors

Photo caption:  (L to R) Carlee Vavra, Nisland, S.D., AGJA Junior Ambassador; Jake Lammers, Lexington, Neb., AGJA Intermediate Ambassador   Two junior members were selected to represent the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) as ambassadors. Carlee Vavra, Nisland, S.D., was chosen as the 2013-2014 AGJA Junior Ambassador. Jake Lammers of Lexington, Neb., was named the 2013-2014 AGJA Intermediate Ambassador of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association. Carlee is the 10 year old daughter of Eve and Brent Vavra and has a true passion and unique enthusiasm for the Gelbvieh breed, making her an outstanding ambassador of the breed. “I was born […]

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Elects Board of Directors

Photo Caption: (Seated from L to R) President Grace Hammer, Wallace, Kan.; Vice President Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill.; Vice President of Leadership Development Justin Vehige, Bonnets Mill, Mo.; Secretary Van Tucker, Portis, Kan.; Treasurer Nicole Mattison, Lamberton, Minn.; (Standing from L to R) Carter Mitchell, Appleton City, Mo.; Kelsey Sheeley, Hillsboro, Ohio; Sydney Bigger, Media, Ill.; Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colo.; and Ex-Officio Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan.     The American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected five members to serve on their Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 year.  Officers for the coming year were also selected. The elections took place […]

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Names 2012-13 Ambassadors

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) created the Ambassador Program to encourage youth involvement in the breed’s activities. The ambassadors represent the AGJA at Gelbvieh functions throughout the year including the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show and the national sale in Denver, Colo. The candidates are judged on their notebook, an oral interview, a speech given at the AGJA Annual Meeting and overall conduct during the annual Junior Classic, the national junior Gelbvieh Show. The notebook includes information and photographs on activities, awards and organizations as well as an essay on the candidate’s background and experiences with the Gelbvieh breed. […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Experience the Northern Lights in National Show

Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) met in Rochester, Minn., for their annual junior national show held June 30 through July 5. Named each year after the host state, the 2013 AGJA Northern Lights Classic saw 253 Gelbvieh and Balancer® animals exhibited by more than 150 junior members from 16 states. The Minnesota Gelbvieh Junior Association hosted the week-long event which was filled with more than 20 leadership and skills contests and concluded with the cattle shows. “This event is more than a cattle show. Throughout the week, AGJA members are challenged in various contests designed to build […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Host Western Regional Show in Columbus, Kansas

Note to editors: High-resolution press photos are available of all the winners from the 2013 AGJA Western Regional show by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association director of communications at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) held their 2013 No Fences Western Regional Show May 24-26 in Columbus, Kan. A total of 57 head were exhibited by members of the AGJA from Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Judge Tyler Dewey, Miami, Okla., evaluated the 27 Gelbvieh females, two Gelbvieh bulls, 24 Balancer® females, three Balancer bulls and one market steer. The grand champion Gelbvieh female was […]

Manage what you can

The blizzard dubbed "Atlas" that hit South Dakota and the surrounding states on October 4, 2013 is gut-wrenching. The total death loss of livestock will take months to tally and probably never be totally known, however are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. Some producers lost the majority of their herds. The after effects in loss from abortion by bred females will add to the economic impact. It is a grim reminder that in what it takes producers years to build Mother Nature can take away in two days. It is out of our control. It's a feeling […]

Taubenheim Gelbvieh 23rd Annual Production Sale

Amherst, Neb. Reported by: Jeannette Taubenheim 16           Purebred Bulls  $4,416 60           Balancer® Bulls  $3,858 33           Bred Females    $2,200 19           Open Females   $1,250 Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb., held their 23rd annual production sale February 4, 2013 at the ranch. The Taubenheims welcomed a full house crowd and very friendly weather. Buyers appreciated the heavy muscled, functional cattle offered by the Taubenheims, and the NWSS pen bull champions had many friends on sale day. TAU Fine Tuned 30Z, the 2013 People’s Choice Balancer® Futurity entry and NWSS pen bull, went home with Tegtmeier Gelbvieh of Davenport, Neb. He is a January 31, […]

Opportunities for profitability with Gelbvieh and Balancer®

For more than 40 years the Gelbvieh breed has built a successful track record in the U.S. cattle industry for one reason: No other breed is as commercially focused as Gelbvieh. We've consistently been focused on satisfying the demands of not only commercial cow-calf producers, but also of the feed yard, packer and consumer. Second, we've produced cattle that are trouble-free, that enable commercial producers to raise more pounds per cow exposed with fewer inputs. The Gelbvieh cow is iconic in all aspects of productivity, and more importantly, profitability when compared to other breeds. Gelbvieh has come to represent a […]

Schroeder Ranch 15th Annual Bull Sale

Mitchell, S.D. Sale Manager: Mettler Sale Management Reported by: Jerry Mettler Black Balancer® Bulls      $4,700 Red Balancer® Bulls         $3,911 Black Purebred Bulls       $2,667 Red Purebred Bulls         $3,208 46 Total Bulls                   $4,000 A beautiful sunny day helped to highlight an incredibly strong set of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls offered by Schroeder Ranch, Inc. The best crowd ever was treated to bulls that were fed and managed for longevity and soundness.  Topping the sale was Lot 1, SGRI Jacked-Up Z704. This tremendous herdsire was the 2013 People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity runner-up, sired by the infamous SITZ Upward 307R. He is a […]

Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation grows with Gelbvieh

American Simmental Association (ASA) and the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) are pleased to announce to beef industry stakeholders that their joint, multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) now includes the data of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA). The addition of Gelbvieh data to the Spring 2013 EPDs pushes the multi-breed dataset to over 11.5 million animal records, and includes four of the seven largest beef breeds in North America – Canadian Angus Association (CAA) having been included since the onset of this multi-breed collaboration.   “We [participating breeds] share the use of thousands of sires due to Gelbvieh’s and Simmental’s […]

Flying H Genetics Roughage ‘N Ready Bull Sale

Arapahoe, Neb. Reported by: Dick Helms Black Balancer® Bulls                    $4,697 Black Gelbvieh Bulls                       $4,416 Red Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls   $4,080 Black SimAngus Bulls                     $2,963 Sale Average                                   $4,356 Cattlemen and women from ten states appraised the stout, muscular, roughage raised bulls offered by the Flying H crew. Many commented the offering was one of the best they had seen and the aggressive bidding spread the bulls from Alabama to Michigan and Oklahoma. Drought conditions reduced the number of bulls needed by Flying H […]

Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh and Balancer Show & Sale

Louisville, Ky. Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management Reported by: David Slaughter 12           Bulls       $2,935 14           Heifers    $2,663 26           Lots        $2,788 This year marked the second year of the return of the Gelbvieh and Balancer®show and sale to the Kentucky Beef Expo. The sale continues to grow as thirteen breeders from Kentucky, Illinois and North Carolina consigned an outstanding offering of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and females. The grand champion Balancer bull was Lot 4, GHGF Tradition 310Y, consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C. He is a September 7, 2011, 50 percent, black, Balancer bull sired by S A […]

Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus 32nd Annual Bull Sale

Selby, S.D. Auctioneers: Lynn and Seth Weishaar Reported by: Vaughn Thorstenson 125         Yearling Balancer® Bulls  $4,104 13           Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls    $3,519 36           Yearling Angus Bulls        $4,016 29           Fall Bulls                          $3,491 203         Bulls                                 $3,974 Beautiful weather along with a stout set of Gelbvieh, Angus and Balancer® bulls and a crowd full of repeat buyers boosted the Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus 32nd Annual Bull Sale to an average of $3,974 on 203 bulls. This was the first year owners Vaughn Thorstenson and Brian Begeman […]

Judd Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale

Pomona, Kan. Sale Manager: Cattlemen’s Connection Reported by: Roger Gatz 34           Black Balancer® Fall Bulls               $7,017 37           Black Purebred Fall Bulls               $6,425 8              Red Balancer® Fall Bulls            $5,875 49           Red Purebred Fall Bulls               $5,432 6              Red Angus Fall Bulls                   $4,791 33           Black Balancer® Spring Bulls         $5,327 12           Black Purebred Spring Bulls         $5,104 7              Red Balancer® Spring Bulls           $4,492 27           Red Purebred Spring Bulls            $3,742 14           Red Angus Spring Bulls                $3,621 227         Bulls       $5,456 Judd Ranch’s 35th Annual Bull Sale was a huge success considering Mother Nature dumped […]

24th Annual Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale

Ponteix, SK Reported by: Vernon and Eileen Davidson 76           Gelbvieh Bulls   $3,875 One of the longest running purebred Gelbvieh bull sales in North America was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 as Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch hosted their 24th Annual Bull Sale. The sale was held at their new sale barn at the Bull Yards, southwest of Ponteix, SK. A great day and a great crowd made for a fun event. Bulls sold into four states and five provinces with many bulls selling within one hour from home. The high selling bull sold to repeat buyers Cedar Top […]

American Gelbvieh Association Hires Brian Rogers

The American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Rogers from College Station, Texas. Brian has accepted the position of central region area coordinator for the Association. Rogers will receive his Ph. D. in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University, College Station. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science degree in Agriculture, Animal Science emphasis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, Biology minor, both from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Outside of his strong academic background, Brian has work experience in production agriculture and assisting both seedstock and commercial beef […]

National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale Averages $8,480

3          Bulls                                $14,667 1          ½ Embryo Interest           $13,000 1          50% Cloning Rights        $13,000 8          Pick of Breeder’s Herds    $8,500 5          Bred Heifers                      $5,834 7          Open Heifers                     $5,857             Gross on 25 Lots           $212,000             Average                             $8,480 The National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale kicked off the 2012 sale season with a bang, posting an increased average of $8,480 on 25 lots. Held annually during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo., the National Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale was the first beef cattle sale of the NWSS. The standing room only crowd proved the excitement for […]

American Gelbvieh Association Show Increased Registrations, Membership

Registrations and membership numbers for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) were higher at the close of fiscal year 2011-2012 compared to a year ago. Animal registrations increased 6.3 percent, with the total number of animals registered by the Association at 35,831. Adult and junior members were 4 percent higher, with a combined sum of 1,589 adult and junior members. The breakdown of AGA animal registrations is as follows: Balancer®registrations at 44.7 percent, purebred or fullblood Gelbvieh at 42.3 percent, and making up the remaining 13 percent were Percentage or Hybrid and Southern Balancer® registrations. The largest growth of the Gelbvieh […]

American Gelbvieh Association Hires Jim Gibb as Executive Director

The American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jim Gibb as executive director to the AGA staff. Dr. Gibb lives in Louisville, Colo., and has been hired as the part-time executive director, effective immediately. Dr. Gibb has a long-standing career in the beef industry working with seedstock and commercial beef producers. His work in the field of genomics and DNA testing has helped breeders and cattlemen identify quality genetics in their herds to help them make sound breeding decisions. Dr. Gibb brings an understanding of breed associations as he has previously worked for the American Polled […]

American Gelbvieh Association Creates Commercial, Seedstock Producer Awards

In an effort to recognize the outstanding commercial and seedstock producers involved in the Gelbvieh breed, the American Gelbvieh Association has created the Outstanding Commercial Producer Award and the Outstanding Seedstock Producer Award. Both awards are based off the Beef Improvement Federation awards that are presented annually at the BIF conference. The AGA will recognize one Outstanding Commercial Producer and one Outstanding Seedstock Producer annually during the Gelbvieh activities at the National Western Stock Show. The recipients of the AGA awards will then be considered for the Association’s nominations for the BIF awards that year. Plans are underway to present […]

Increase Efficiencies, Profits with Gelbvieh Crossbreeding

Cow-calf producers crossbreed to increase efficiencies and profits. To see greater maternal benefits in a crossbreeding system, producers are choosing Gelbvieh or Balancer® genetics to use on commercial cows. Cattlemen and feeders recognize the value of crossbred calves as they exhibit heterosis (hybrid vigor) and combine the strengths of the parent breeds. Heterosis refers to the superiority in performance of the crossbred animal compared to the average of the straight bred parents. Heterosis is typically reported in percentage improvement in the trait of interest. Heterosis results from the increase in the heterozygosity of a crossbred animal’s genetic makeup. Heterozygosity refers […]

American Gelbvieh Juniors Elect Leadership

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) held their annual meeting during the 2012 AGJA Black and Gold Classic in Chillicothe, Mo. AGJA members voted to fill four two-year positions with the AGJA Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term. Newly elected directors include Nicole Mattison, the daughter of Scott and Sonia Mattison, Lamberton, Minn., Michael Ring, the nephew of Skylar and Annette Martin, Oregon, Ill., and Justin Vehige, the son of Tom and Stacy Vehige, Bonnets Mill, Mo. Re-elected to a second term on the board was Van Tucker of Portis, Kan., the son of Gregg and Sandi Tucker. Following […]

Kansas Man Inducted into American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame

Roger Gatz of Hiawatha, Kan., was the 2012 inductee into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame. Created as a means to recognize those who have made a lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed through the influence of the cattle they have bred, breed promotion efforts or leadership provided to the AGA, the prestigious Hall of Fame award is given annually to a deserving individual. An avid promoter of the Gelbvieh breed and a distinguished list of accomplishments more than qualify Roger to join the nearly 30 other individuals or couples who have a […]

Goes Receives Gelbvieh Association Member of Year

Mark Goes of Odell, Neb., was named the 2012 American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Member of the Year. The AGA Member of the Year award is presented annually to an outstanding member who gives their time, talent, and dedication to further the improvement of their state and national association. This year’s honoree has selflessly given his time and talent on each level, exemplifying the qualities and attributes of the award. Mark has been very active in the Gelbvieh breed and the livestock industry. He has been a member of the Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska (GAIN) since 1987 and the American Gelbvieh […]

Gelbvieh Association Elects 2012 Board of Directors

Note to editors:  A high resolution press quality photo of the AGA Board of Directors is available by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to serve three-year terms on the AGA Board of Directors. The election was held during the annual membership meeting at the AGA “Blazing New Tails” annual convention January 4-7, 2012 in Denver, Colo. Newly elected board members are Andy LeDoux, Agenda, Kan., Neal Pearson, Lake City, S.D., and Duane Strider, Asheboro, N.C. Re-elected to serve second terms were Rob Arnold, Minot, N.D., and Bob Prosser, […]

NWSS National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show Champions Rise to Success

Note to editors: High resolution press quality photos are available at www.www.gelbvieh.org/communiocation/showresults/2012nwss or by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org. NWSS National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show Champions Rise to Success The American Gelbvieh Association held their annual National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show on January 9, 2012 in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. A total of 216 Gelbvieh and Balancer entries were paraded in the national show. Judge Doug Satree, Montague, Texas evaluated the 68 Gelbvieh females, 40 Gelbvieh bulls, 63 Balancer females and 45 Balancer bulls. Claiming the honors of national grand champion […]

National Gelbvieh Sale Sets Fast Pace

National Gelbvieh Sale Sets Fast Pace 1 Bull                           $24,000 4 Flush Opportunities  $3,562 6 Pick of the Herds      $13,042 2 Bred Heifers            $6,375 15 Open Heifers          $4,067 The 2011 National Gelbvieh Sale has set a fast pace for the start of the bull sale season, with an average of $6,795 on 28 lots. The sale was held Sunday, January 9 at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), in Denver, Co. Of the beef breed sales held the first weekend of the NWSS, the National Gelbvieh Sale had the highest selling lot at $42,500. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., consigned […]

Increased Numbers at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show

Note to editors: High resolution press quality photos are available at www.www.gelbvieh.org/communiocation/showresults/2011naile or by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org. An impressive display of Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle were exhibited in the 2011 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Eastern National Gelbvieh show held on November 17 in Louisville, Ky. Setting recent records for entries, a total of 96 bulls and females were exhibited. Dr. Scott Schaake, Manhattan, Kan., evaluated the 46 Gelbvieh females, 18 Gelbvieh bulls, 21 Balancer females, and 11 Balancer bulls. The honor of grand champion Gelbvieh female went to GGGE 3G X-Factor 014X, exhibited by […]

Gelbvieh Breeders Awarded for Performance Data

The American Gelbvieh Association is proud to recognize seven members for achieving Bronze, Silver or Gold status for the association's Gelbvieh Performance Advantage (GPA) program for the 2010 management year. The GPA program was initiated in 2009 as a tool for AGA members to document and promote the performance aspects of their programs and the Gelbvieh breed. To attain GPA status, the AGA member must record performance data, use sires that meet or exceed established performance criteria, and implement technologies such as DNA testing and A.I. in their programs. "We ask a lot of our members when it comes to […]

Champions Parade at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

Note to editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association director of communications at jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333. In what is becoming an honored tradition, the Gelbvieh and Balancer® show kicked off the 2013 American Royal livestock show. The 75-head show was held on Saturday, October 26 in Kemper Arena at the American Royal complex. Chris Sankey of Council Grove, Kan., evaluated the 36 Gelbvieh females, 14 Gelbvieh bulls, 15 Balancer females, and ten Balancer bulls. Showing the grand champion Gelbvieh female was Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. 3G Cowgirl Zesta 204Z is a January 14, […]

Champions Parade in American Royal Gelbvieh Show

Note to editors: High resolution press quality photos are available at www.www.gelbvieh.org/communiocation/showresults/2011americanroyal or by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org.   The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Ring of Gold Show was one of the first shows to kick off the 2011 American Royal Livestock Show on Saturday, October 22 in Kansas City, Mo. A total of 61 Gelbvieh and Balancer entries were exhibited by 22 breeders. Brandon Callis of Washington, Texas evaluated the 28 Gelbvieh females, 10 Gelbvieh bulls, 15 Balancer females and eight Balancer bulls. Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., exhibited both the grand and reserve grand champion Gelbvieh females. […]

BIF: Beef industry’s best kept secret

Sally Northcutt, American Angus Association Behind the scenes lies a sleeping giant — the root of genetic prediction and the resulting expected progeny differences (EPDs) widely utilized by the industry today. The purpose of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is subtle, but ultimately paramount when viewing the impact of genetic selection tools in the seedstock industry. Benefits of BIF Catalyst.The BIF serves as an arena to bring members of the cattle industry, scientists and industry affiliates together to address current and future beef cattle topics, particularly in the area of genetic improvement. Simply stated in the introduction of the BIF […]

Gelbvieh Association Recognizes Ring of Gold Winners

The American Gelbvieh Association has named the 2010-2011 Ring of Gold champions for points awarded to Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls during qualified shows throughout the year. The Ring of Gold champion Gelbvieh female was TFLK Whitney 251W ET owned by Green Hills Gelbvieh Farm and David Rea, Mt. Ulla, N.C. This female found herself in the winner’s circle twice, being named champion Gelbvieh female at both the American Royal and National Western Stock Show. TFLK Whitney is a March 2009 daughter of RTRT Solution. The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas own the runner-up Ring of Gold Gelbvieh female. JDPD […]

William McIntosh Hired as American Gelbvieh Association Eastern Area Coordinator

The American Gelbvieh Association has hired William McIntosh, Georgetown, Ky., as the eastern region area coordinator. McIntosh began work for the association on July 1. He joins Central Region Area Coordinator Brandon McEndaffer. Together, the two area coordinators represent the American Gelbvieh Association as field staff to serve the needs of association members and cow-calf producers to market Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics, commercial females and feeder cattle. “We welcome William back to the Gelbvieh association’s field staff. He has extensive experience in seedstock production and marketing, as well as knowledge of the Gelbvieh breed and working for the Association,” said […]

Champions Named in Gelbvieh Junior Twister Classic

Note to editors: High resolution press quality photos are available at www.www.gelbvieh.org/communication/showresults/twisterclassic/pressphotos.htmlor by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org.   The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) held their annual national junior show July 3-8 in Kearney, Neb. Named each year for the host state, the 2011 AGJA Twister Classic saw 248 Gelbvieh and Balancer® animals entered by 151 junior members from 16 states. The week-long event not only included the exhibition of the best Gelbvieh and Balancer females, bulls and market steers from across the country, but youth also participated in 23 educational contests and programs. The Twister Classic […]

American Gelbvieh Juniors Elect Leadership at National Show

During the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) annual meeting held during the 2011 AGJA Twister Classic in Kearney, Neb., AGJA members voted to fill five two-year positions with the AGJA Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term. Newly elected directors were Grace Hammer of Wallace, Kan., Christian Hojer of Lake Preston, S.D., and Garrett Teeter of Mt. Ulla, N.C. Hammer is the daughter of Lyle and Christy Hammer and attends Wallace County High School. Hojer, the son of Allen and Pam Hojer, attends Lake Area Technical Institute. Teeter is the son of Walter and Lee Teeter and attends the North […]

Gelbvieh adds value when feeding cattle

Feeder calves with Continental breed influence and the potential to hit the mark on Quality and Yield Grades are in demand at feeder calf markets across the country.  The added pounds of carcass produced are adding dollars to the cattle feeder’s pockets. “A bull that sires 20 head of the heavier-finishing steers each year has created $1,148 in additional progeny value versus another bull that sires the lighter-finishing steers,” says Tom Brink, JBS/Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, the largest fed cattle marketer in the world. The feeder wants the added carcass weight that Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics bring to the equation. […]

American Gelbvieh Foundation Awards Scholarships

The American Gelbvieh Foundation recently awarded four scholarships to deserving American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members based on their involvement within AGJA and the beef industry. The scholarships were presented during the 2011 AGJA Twister Classic held in Kearney, Neb., July 3-8. The Leness Hall Memorial Scholarship, honoring an instrumental figure in importing Gelbvieh genetics to the U.S., in the early 1970s, was presented to Dustin Aherin from Phillipsburg, Kan. Aherin, the son of Dennis and Joyce Aherin, is a sophomore seeking a degree in animal science at Allen Community College where he is a member of the livestock judging […]

Juniors Parade Champions in Eastern Regional Gelbvieh Show

Note to editors: High resolution press quality photos are available at www.www.gelbvieh.org/communication/showresults/2011easternregional/2011easternregionalphotos.htmlor by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org. Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) participated in their second show of the summer at the AGJA Foothills of the Smokies Eastern Regional show. The show was held June 3-5 in Maryville, Tenn., and was hosted by the Heritage FFA Chapter of Heritage High School, Maryville. A total of 49 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls were exhibited by 20 juniors from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, and Alabama. Lydell Meier, Clinton, Tenn., evaluated […]

Gelbvieh Website Offers Free Feeder Calf Exchange

The height of the feeder calf marketing season is fast approaching. During the late summer and early fall, the majority of feeder cattle are marketed across the country through video auctions, live auctions, direct country trade, or privately. As cow-calf producers look to garner top dollar for their cattle, the American Gelbvieh Association offers a free listing service through their website to promote loads or lots of feeder cattle. As part of the American Gelbvieh Associations commercial marketing service, a free listing service is available to members and commercial producers who use Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics. The feeder calf exchange […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Compete in Western Regional Show

Note to editors: High resolution press quality photos are available at www.www.gelbvieh.org/communication/showresults/2011westernregional/pressphotos11westreg.html or by contacting Jennifer Scharpe at 303-465-2333 or jennifers@www.gelbvieh.org. The summer show season of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) began last weekend at the AGJA Cherokee Strip Western Regional show. The show was held May 27-29 at the Noble County Fairgrounds in Perry, Okla., and was hosted by the Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association. A total of 30 head were exhibited by 18 juniors from five states. Blake Bloomberg, Stillwater, Okla., evaluated the Gelbvieh females, Balancer® females and Gelbvieh bulls. Wravenna Bloomberg, also of Stillwater, judged the showmanship contest. […]

Gelbvieh Breeders, Owners Select for Maternal Efficiency

Annual Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction Honor Roll The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is proud to honor females in their herdbook that exhibit consistent maternal efficiency through the Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction program. The AGA credits its members who continue to place selection emphasis on the maternal traits of the breed by being owners or breeders of these outstanding Gelbvieh and Balancer® females. Of the 37,865 active cows in the AGA herdbook, only 5.8 percent qualify for Dam of Merit. Just 1.2 percent of all active cows qualify for the Dam of Distinction honors. “The […]

American Gelbvieh Association Launches New Website Redesign

www.www.gelbvieh.org – New design, updated content, enhanced features The American Gelbvieh Association recently launched the much-anticipated redesign of their website, www.www.gelbvieh.org. The new design features a modern look, ease of navigation and updated content. “We are very excited to launch the redesign of the American Gelbvieh Association’s website. The site was designed to be multi-purpose and to serve the needs of members, commercial customers and people seeking more information about Gelbvieh,” said Frank Padilla, American Gelbvieh Association director of breed promotion. “We understand that members and commercial cattlemen are coming to rely on the Internet for their news and to […]

Bob Hart Receives Gelbvieh Association Member of the Year

Bob Hart, Kansas City, Kan., has been named the 2011 American Gelbvieh Association Member of the Year. Hart was recognized during the 2011 AGA annual convention, held January 7-8 in Denver, Colo. Every year the AGA honors an outstanding member who gives their time, talent and dedication to further the improvement of their state and national association. Nominated by the Heart of America Gelbvieh Association (HAGA), Hart is a distinguished recipient of this award. Owner of Hart Farm Gelbvieh located within the Kansas City area, Hart has built a small, but progressive Gelbvieh herd. “Since 1996, we have concentrated on […]

Gelbvieh Association Inducts Bill Clark into Hall of Fame

Barnard, Kansas native and partner of Post Rock Cattle Company, Bill Clark is the 2011 American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame inductee. Clark was recognized during the 2011 AGA annual convention, held January 7-8 in Denver, Colo. “Bill Clark is a cattleman, a dedicated worker, and a family man. These characteristics and so many more place him in a category of long respected and valued American Gelbvieh Association members,” said Dana Stewart, AGA director of member services. Clark was nominated by the Kansas Gelbvieh Association (KGA). Clark entered the seedstock business in 1951 with a polled Hereford heifer. Over […]

2011 Gelbvieh Junior Nationals Set for Kearney

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) is finalizing details for the 2011 AGJA Twister Classic scheduled for July 3-8 in Kearney, Neb., at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. Named each year for the site location, the 2011 Twister Classic is open to AGJA members. In addition to shows for Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle, the week-long event provides opportunities to compete in leadership contests such as impromptu speaking, sales talk, quiz bowl, livestock judging and more. “Participating in a national show like this not only provides an opportunity to compete nationally, but it also provides a chance to see great cattle and […]

New Directors, Leadership Elected to Serve American Gelbvieh Association

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected new directors and leadership during its annual convention and membership meeting January 7-8 in Denver, Colo. The membership elected five breeders to serve three year terms to the association’s Board of Directors. Newly elected board members are Bob Hart, Kansas City, Mo., David Martin, Judsonia, Ark., and Grant Thayer, Ramah, Colo. Two directors were re-elected to a second term. These directors are Ken Flikkema, Bozeman, Mont., and John Huston, New Carlisle, Ohio. The Board of Directors then elected members to serve in leadership positions on the 2011 AGA Executive Committee. Jim Beastrom, Pierre, S.D. […]

Gelbvieh Breeders Focus on Performance Testing

Gelbvieh bulls top ADG and WDA in first weight report at Midland With a focus on performance testing and a desire to obtain residual feed intake (RFI) data, Gelbvieh breeders have entered 49 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls in the 2011 Midland Bull Test in Columbus, Mont. The bulls were entered by seven breeders from six states. In the first intermediate performance report recently released by Midland, the Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls lead the way in performance, topping the other nine breeds on test for average daily gain (ADG) and weight per day of age (WDA). The 49 bulls on test […]

Champions Parade in National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The 2011 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show sponsored by the American Gelbvieh Association was held Monday, January 10 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. A total of 208 Gelbvieh and Balancer bull and female entries were exhibited. Chris Mullinix, El Dorado, Kan., evaluated the 66 Gelbvieh females, 36 Gelbvieh bulls, 63 Balancer females and 43 Balancer bulls. Taking home the honors of grand champion Gelbvieh female was TFLK Whitney 251W ET, exhibited by Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C., and David Rea, Berthoud, Colo. She is a March 2009 purebred female sired by RTRT Solution and was […]

Cattlemen gather next week for Midland Bull Test

Cattlemen from across the country will gather next week in Columbus, Mont., for one of the beef industry’s premier events of the year, the Midland Bull Test. Besides the sale of 800 bulls from 10 breeds over a three-day period, Midland offers educational seminars and the opportunity for seedstock producers and cattlemen to congregate at one location for the event. The Montana Gelbvieh Association has also planned a membership meeting. Leading off the bull sales is the Gelbvieh breed on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:00 noon. A total of 41 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls have been consigned by seven breeders […]

Juniors Parade Champions in NWSS Gelbvieh & Balancer® Show

Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association paraded 56 Gelbvieh and Balancer® females into the ring for the 2011 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh Junior Show. Doug Satree, Montague, Texas evaluated the 25 Gelbvieh and 31 Balancer females. Grand champion Gelbvieh female honors went to Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. GGGE 3G X-Factor 014X is a January 2010 daughter of GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET. Ariana De La Garza, Centennial, Colo., exhibited the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. RID R Loni 901W ET is a February 2009 daughter of JCGR BAR GT Flashback 410M. The grand champion Balancer female was […]

Gelbvieh Breeders Challenged to “Create Your Future”

Eight of the beef industry’s most influential speakers challenged members of the American Gelbvieh Association to “Create Your Future” in the first-ever leadership and genetic improvement seminar. The seminar was held December 8-9, 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. Fifty-seven AGA members from 17 states attended the two-day seminar. The American Gelbvieh Association and IGENITY® teamed up to sponsor the event, which overall, encouraged members to build relationships with their customers, other Gelbvieh breeders, their state and national breed associations, and other representative within the beef industry. Dr. Tom Field of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was the opening speaker. Field […]

Champions Selected at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show

Gelbvieh breeders exhibited 62 head in the 2010 Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Ring of Gold show, held in conjunction with the NAILE. The show was held November 17 in Louisville, Ky. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb., evaluated the 31 Gelbvieh females, 8 Gelbvieh bulls, 14 Balancer females and 9 Balancer bulls. Claiming the grand champion Gelbvieh female title was GGGE 3G X-Factor 014X, exhibited by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. This January 2010 daughter of GGGE 3G Time Machine was first named champion winter heifer calf. The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female was JCGR BAR GT Ms Pearl 540W ET, exhibited […]

Gelbvieh Juniors Compete in National Junior Show

Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) met in Bryan-College Station, Texas for the annual national Gelbvieh junior show. The Lone Star Classic was held July 5-10 and was hosted by the Texas Gelbvieh Junior Association. A total of 160 Gelbvieh and Balancer animals were exhibited by 104 junior members representing 17 states across the U.S. During the week-long event, the juniors not only competed in the showring but also participated in educational contests including carcass evaluation, livestock judging, team fitting, quiz bowl, sales talk, poster design, photography, advertising design, creative writing and impromptu speaking. “Participating in a national […]

American Gelbvieh Association to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is making plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary during their upcoming annual convention on January 5 – 10, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. Gelbvieh members will have a full schedule of activities including committee and annual meetings, election of board of directors, a special 40th anniversary celebration, NWSS activities and will conclude with the national Gelbvieh and Balancer® show. All convention activities and meetings will be held at the AGA headquarters hotel – Red Lion Hotel on Quebec Street in Denver.             The theme chosen for this year’s event […]

JUdd Ranch 25th Annual Cow Power Female Sale

October 10, 2015 Pomona, Kansas Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Reported by: Roger Gatz Sale Averages 7 Purebred Gelbvieh Bred Heifers                            $3,957 7 Balancer Bred Heifers                                                 $4,064 7 Red Angus Bred Heifers                                             $4,200 12 Purebred Gelbvieh Fall Bred Females                               $4,466 5 Balancer Fall Bred Females                                       $4,250 1 Red Angus Fall Bred Female                                     $4,000 19 Purebred Gelbvieh Bred Females                       $4,565 11 Balancer Bred Females                                            $4,795 2 Red Angus Bred Females                                          $4,750 2 Purebred Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calves             $3,375 6 Balancer Spring Heifer Calves                                  $4,063 28 Purebred Fall Open Heifers                                   $3,164 11 Balancer Fall Open Heifers                                     $3,163   118 Lots                                                                                $3,966

2015 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 26th Annual Bull Sale

March 7, 2015 Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada Sale Average: 89 Purebred Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls……….$7,006 Repeat buyers, new buyers, and a record cattle market made for a fantastic sale event for Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson; and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara Davidson and family of Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada. They recently hosted their 26thAnnual bull sale at the ranch with a grand crowd in the stands, on the phone and on the Internet! Fresh genetics from this sale will be incorporated in herds across North America.                High selling lots were: DVE 21B selling for […]

Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale

March 14, 2015 Springfield Livestock Marketing Center Springfield, Missouri Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported By: Rebecca Mettler Sale Average 128 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls……………………$4,294 J Bar M Gelbvieh, J&K Gelbvieh and Hilltop Farms joined together and provided an impressive set of bulls for the Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer Bull Sale. Buyers gathered from nine states to take advantage of the group of bulls assembled at the southwest Missouri sale. The top selling bull of the sale was Lot 64, JKGF B300. The purebred Gelbvieh, homozygous black, homozygous polled son of DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2 […]

12th Annual Open House and Bull Sale

March 7, 2015 Wolcott, Indiana Reported By: W. Mark Hilton Sale Averages: Balancers……….$5,236 Calving ease Angus……….$5,266 SimAngus……….$5,350 Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, West Lafayette, IN  and Brooks Farms, Inc., Wolcott, IN  teamed up with Ertel Cattle Co., Greentop, MO and Unsicker Farms, Peoria, IL to host their 12th Annual Open House and Bull Sale. Lazy TV Watchman W021 sons dominated the high sellers due to buyers’ want for balanced EPDs. Top selling bull at $6,100 was ERTL Dr. Roy B46. This Watchman sired Balancer was out of MBCC Joyce 6X and sold to repeat buyer Joe Melton, DVM, Harrison, Arkansas. Dr. […]

“Seedstock Plus Southwest Feed Efficiency & Cow-Maker Bull Sale” at Bar T Bar Ranch

April 11, 2015 Meteor Crater, Arizona Auctioneer: Justin Stout 51 Calving Ease Bulls……….$7,470 63 Balancers………$6,135 35 Southern Balancers………$5,700 5 Angus……….$5,600 154 Bulls……….$6,461 A beautiful spring day brought over 250 people to the Prosser family's first bull sale to be held on the ranch.  In fact, it is thought to be the first bull sale to be held on any ranch in Arizona since John Wayne dispersed his famous 26 Bar Herefords in 1986, 29 years ago.  Visitors had an opportunity to eat and watch the sunset at the Meteor Crater the evening before, followed by a lively session with Trent […]

20th Annual Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics Bull Sale

March 21, 2015 Lewistown, Montana Auctioneer: Kyle Shobe Reported By: Don Danell Sale Averages: 4 Gelbvieh Bulls…………. $7,938 15 Balancer® Bulls…….. $5,850 15 Angus Bulls…………….$5,350 Total 34 Bulls……………….$5,934 We would all like to thank our loyal customers, friends, and neighbors for their continued support these past 20 years!  Sale day was unusually pleasant this year and we enjoyed a great turnout. Lot 13 – JOB DANELL Choco 53B topped the sale at $14,000  full possession and half semen interest purchased by  Doug Hille at Chimney Butte Ranch in Mandan, North Dakota.  Choco is a homozygous polled, homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh […]

Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale

March 28, 2015 Joplin Regional Stockyards Carthage, MO Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 13        Angus Bulls                             $3,800 125      Balancer® Bulls                                   $5,184 71        Gelbvieh Bulls                        $5,032 209      Overall Bulls                            $5,047 The Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a packed crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. A 30 percent larger offering this year saw every bull through the ring selling at a $700 higher average than last year. There were 200+ registered buyers of which […]

2015 Spring Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational

March 28, 2015 Mt. Sterling, KY Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale Management: Slaughter Sale Management Sale Average: $5,003 Sale Gross: $203,250 This spring’s Bluegrass Invitational saw the best attendance ever in its 11-year history.  This year’s event combined the bulls and females into one sale.  Once again, consignors brought an outstanding set of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics.    Quality ran deep for the bulls and females.  21 bulls averaged $5,290 while 19 females averaged $4,687.  Both averages were sale records.  High selling bull – Lot 3, Bar None Mr. Impact 414B consigned by Bar None Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Larry P & Sunny […]

Lemke Cattle 9th Annual Bull Sale

February 3rd, 2015 Lawrence, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Randy Lemke Sale Average: $6,882 A large crowd filled the sale facility at the ranch. Bidding was solid and steady as was the quality of the bulls from the beginning to the end of the sale. Topping the sale at $12,500 was lot 32 sold to Bill Davidson in Kansas. LEM Epic 481, a purebred Red Angus powerhouse heifer bull sired by Epic 397K combined phenotype, power and top EPDs with a 72 pound birth 758 pound WW, 1222 YW,14.3 REA, 4.02% IMF and 39.5 scrotal. Lot 1 , LEM […]

Judd Ranch Inc. 37th Bull Sale

March 7, 2015 Pomona, KS Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Reported By: Roger Gatz Sale Averages 48 Black Polled Purebred Fall Yearling Bulls          $9,141 58 Red Polled Purebred Fall Yearling Bulls            $7,246 46 Black Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls          $8,570 11 Red Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls             $6,841 1 Purebred 1A Red Angus Fall Yearling Bull           $5,750 21 Black Polled Purebred Spring Yearling Bulls    $7,810 26 Red Polled Purebred Spring Yearling Bulls       $7,494 29 Black Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls     $7,681 11 Red Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls        $7,341 13 Purebred 1A Red Angus Spring Yearling Bulls $6,135 264 Total Bulls                                                               $7,865 […]

Plateau Gelbvieh

February 27, 2015 Livestock Exchange, LLC Brush, Colorado Auctioneer: John Korrey Sale Average: $5,616 Lot 1 PLA Full Throtle 1B is an OGSG Yes Man 523Y son out of PLA Miss Focus 024X ET. This homozygous black, homozygous polled bull sold for $9,000 to Tim Bond of Lodgepole, Nebraska. Lot 8, PLA Jolt 8B was another high seller and sold to Matt Baker of Snyder, Colorado for $9,000. This Balancer bull is sired by RTRT Flat Iron 305Z and out of Barbara of Plattemere 310. Lot 4, PLA Wired 4B was the next high seller going for $8,750 to Mike […]

Overmiller Gelbvieh and Red Angus

February 21, 2015 Auctioneer: Matt Printz Reported by: Kelly Overmiller Sale Averages Gelbvieh/Balancer® Fall Bulls        $6,000 Gelbvieh/Balancer Spring Bulls     $5,010 Gelbvieh/Balancer Bulls                  $5,234 Commercial Red Open Heifers       $2,698 Commercial Black Open Heifers     $2,296 66 Commercial Open Heifers          $2,500 A nice February day and the largest crowd ever was on hand for the annual Overmiller Gelbvieh and Red Angus Production Sale. The high selling Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls were as follows. Lot 33: A double black 63 percent son of 3G EZ Money found many admires and was the first bull to bring $8,500. He […]

Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale

February 28, 2015 Kingsville Livestock Market Kingsville, MO Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported By: John Burbank 10        Angus Bulls                             $4,475 119      Balancer® Bulls                                   $5,770 52        Gelbvieh Bulls                        $5,285 171      Overall Bulls                            $5,576 The well established Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a packed crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. A larger offering this year saw every bull through the ring selling at a $1250 higher average than last year. There were 180 registered buyers of which […]

Taubenheim Gelbvieh 25th Annual Production Sale

February 2, 2015 Amherst, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Justin Taubenheim Sale Averages 20           Purebred Bulls    $5,638 72           Balancer® Bulls  $7,386 43           Bred Females      $3,233 29           Open Females     $1,992   Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 25th annual production sale February 2, 2015 at the ranch. A cool morning with a little snow on the ground led up to a great sale. The offering of stout and powerful bulls, and easy keeping females made a lot of friends on sale day. TAU Sniper 96B, a homozygous black and homozygous polled son of TAU Top Gun 292Y […]

North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Rule Sale

January 26, 2015 Kist Livestock Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer:  Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Rebecca Mettler Sale Averages: 27 Bulls                      $5,046 16 Bred Heifers         $4,578 6 Open Females         $2,475 This year marked the 31st Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Rule Sale held in Mandan, North Dakota. The sale comprised of 48 total lots from 18 Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders. The top selling bull was Lot 33, WOHL VIGGO B14, consigned by Wohl Farms, Baldwin, North Dakota. He’s the March 7, 2014 born, black, homozygous polled 75 percent Balancer son of JKGF IMPACT Y353. Schroeder Ranch […]

National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale

January 11, 2015 Denver, Colorado Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Auctioneer: Doak Lambert Sale Averages 1          Herd Sire                     $25,000 7          Females                      $9,857 9          Buyer Picks                 $12,277 1          Flush                            $4,500 46        Semen Packages      $1,500             Total Lots Grossed     $289,500 The National Gelbvieh and Balancer®  Sale drew in a packed house to Livestock Center Auction Arena in the Yards held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado on January 11, 2015. The sale featured an impressive lineup of females, the winner of the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity and numerous breeder picks. […]

2014 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Heifer Futurity Results

The Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Futurity Heifer was initiated to increase participation in the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Gelbvieh show and to identify outstanding female genetics within the breed. The annual futurity is held in November each year, during the NAILE Gelbvieh show in Louisville, Kentucky. The futurity winners are selected by scored balloting of the futurity members present and not by the show judge. The owners of the top five placing heifers receive cash prizes based upon the futurity membership and entry fees received, less all costs, expenses and administrative fees associated with conducting the futurity. One futurity member […]

2014 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale

Auctioneer – Todd Barlow Sale Management – Slaughter Sale Management Sale Average $6,200 Reported By – David Slaughter An enthusiastic crowd gathered on November 17 at New Market Hall in Louisville, KY for the 2014 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale. The sale was part of an event packed week for Gelbvieh breeders. The sale once again offered outstanding quality. Leading off the sale was Lot 5, Carolina 3341A, consigned by C Cross Cattle company.  Carolina 3341A is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Carolina Exclusive daughter whose dam was a sale feature in the C Cross Top 100 Sale.  Her eye appeal, pedigree […]

Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale

Carthage, Mo. Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 105         Balancer® Bulls  $4,528 49           Gelbvieh Bulls   $4,123 8              Angus Bulls         $3,319 162         Overall Bulls       $4,346 The well established Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a packed crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data in the industry. A larger offering this year saw every bull through the ring selling at a $900 greater average than last year. There were 195 registered buyers of which 108 purchased bulls representing 16 states. Sale highlights include: Lot 492, […]

23rd Annual Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Sooner Select Sale

McAlester, Okla. Auctioneer: Joel Birdwell Sale managed by: Randy Gallaway Reported by: Randy Gallaway 26           Yearling Bulls      $3,920 5              Long Yearling Bulls           $3,920 3              Cow-Calf Pairs   $3,466 4              Bred Females    $2,525 8              Open Heifers     $2,094 2              Futurity Heifers                $3,650 6              Commercial Heifers        $1,795 51           Total Lots             $3,515 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 23, MDR Silver Bandit 3504A ET, a March 14, 2013, 50 percent Balancer® son of DCSF Post Rock Silver 233U1 and R&L Miss Bandolier 504 was consigned by Dobson Ranch of Kaw City, Okla. He sold to Martin Cattle Co., of Judsonia, Ark., for $6,200 for half semen […]

Grund Beef Genetics 18th Annual Bull Sale

Oakley, Kan. Auctioneer: Garren Walrod Reported by: Jerry Grund 50           Balancer®and Gelbvieh Bulls      $4,680 9              Angus and Red Angus Bulls          $3750 7              Balancer Heifers               $2,321 Grund Beef Genetics held their 18th annual bull sale on February 26, 2014. The day was brisk but much better than the below freezing temperatures the area had been experiencing. Top selling bull was ELC Top Tier sired by GRU Impact 850X, who brought $6,250. This bull had breed leading EPDs with terrific ultrasound. Another top selling bull was GRU Double Check, who was sired by Final Answer out of a full sister to GRU Good Stuff, […]

Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale

Kingsville, Mo. Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 97           Balancer® Bulls  $4,420 25           Gelbvieh Bulls   $4,170 7              Angus Bulls         $3,580 129         Overall Bulls       $4,325 The well established Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull sale was another successful event with a packed crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data in the industry. A slightly larger offering this year saw every bull through the ring selling at a $650 greater average than last year. There were 152 registered buyers, of which 85 buyers from 12 states purchased bulls. Sale highlights include: […]

Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale

Mandan, ND Reported by: Dennis Gustin 72           Bulls       $4,537 12           Bred Heifers       $3,308 Top Selling Bulls: DDGR 1A at $11,500, black purebred Gelbvieh by DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2 x RHRT Independence L19 to Hojer Gelbvieh, Lake Preston, S.D. DDGR 192A at $9,750, homozygous black Balancer by JCB Lazy TV Answer W280 x ELK CK Rimfire 173S to Kirby Steichen, Goodrich, N.D. DDGR 74A at $7,000, red, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh by DVE Davidson Mr Dakota 151X x JRI Heavy Equipment 125M3 to the Eslinger Brothers, Elgin, N.D. DDGR 87A at $7,000, homozygous black Balancer by S A V Iron […]

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Balancer®/Gelbvieh Sale

Kearney, Neb. Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Ronette Bush-Heinrich 13           Bulls       $3,308 12           Heifers$3,675 25           Total Lots Grossed           $87,100 The 2014 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Balancer®/Gelbvieh Show and Sale was held Thursday, February 20 in Kearney, Neb. Thirteen bulls and 12 females participated in this year’s sale. Judge was Les Jones of Wills Point, Texas, and the auctioneer was Tracy Harl of Kearney, Neb. Taking home grand champion Balancer/Gelbvieh bull and high selling honors went to Lot 10, BARG Victory 40A ET, consigned by Barwick Gelbvieh of Orleans, Neb. This bull is a January 24, 2013 son of SAV Pioneer 7301 […]

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Power on the Prairie Annual Bull Sale

Gladstone, ND Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Written by: Jennifer Scharpe 34           Bulls       $4,515 9              Open Heifers     $1,917 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh held their annual Power on the Prairie bull sale on February 15 at the ranch, north of Dickinson, N.D. The sale featured an outstanding selection of Gelbvieh bulls and a few elite replacement heifers. Cattle sold to buyers across the Midwest and Canada. The top selling bull was Lot 2, PHG Prairie Ablaze A01. He is a double polled, double black, purebred Gelbvieh bull born February 13, 2013. He was sired by DVE Davidson Payday 59W […]

Overmiller Gelbvieh and Red Angus Production Sale

Smith Center, Kan. Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Kelly Overmiller 31           Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls             $4,526 20           Red Angus Bulls                $6,008 51           Total Bulls            $5,107 4              Red Angus Open Heifers              $3,600 2              Balancer Open Heifers   $2,050 35           Group Open Heifers       $1,882 A break in the weather led to a beautiful day and a large crowd at the Overmiller Gelbvieh and Red Angus annual production sale. The sale was held at the ranch in Smith Center, Kan., on the third Saturday in February. Lot 2, OVER At Ease 510A, had created a pre-sale buzz and the excitement carried into the auction […]

30th Annual North Dakota Golden Rule Sale

Mandan, ND Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Kirby Goettsch 26           Bulls       $3,869 14           Bred Heifers       $3,071 12           Open Heifers     $2,313 Top Selling Bulls: Lot 27: $8,250 for 2/3 interest and full possession, SRGG SRGG Alban 328A, March 30, 2013, WOHL Otto X7 x WMW Hugo 27H, consigned by SR Graveley Gelbvieh, Avon, Mont., sold to Dudley Ranch, Jensen, Utah. Lot 17: $8,200 for 2/3 interest and full possession, BGRG BGRG Ranger XP 01A, March 4, 2013, JBOB Carolina Power x VAA Leachman New Day 205B, consigned by Bohrer Gelbvieh Ranch, Stanton, N.D., sold to Steve […]

NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale

Louisville, Ky Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management Reported by: David Slaughter Sale Average      $4,735 A great crowd gathered on November 18 at New Market Hall in Louisville, Ky., for the 2013 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale. The sale was part of an event-packed week for Gelbvieh breeders. The sale offered outstanding quality with many taking class and division champion honors at the prestigious NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer Show.  Lot 7 was a flush opportunity in CIRS Eye Candy 2101Z offered by Pleasant Meadows Farms. This proved to be an outstanding genetic package as she was named reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female in […]

Little Windy Hill Farms 7th Annual You-Pick-Em Bull and Female Sale

Max Meadows, Va. Reported by: William McIntosh 23           Bulls       $5,023 11           Fall Cow-Calf Pairs           $2,995 1              Spring Bred Cow               $2,400 8              Fall Open Heifers             $1,632 Approximately 125 progressive cattlemen attended the 7th Annual You-Pick-Em Bull and Female Sale hosted by Little Windy Hill Farms. The sale was held on November 16, 2013 at the farm in Max Meadows, Va. Cattlemen were there to bid on an excellent set of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females. The sale offering featured several homozygous black, homozygous polled, AI quality herd sires. High selling Balancer bull was Lot 12, LWHF Full Impact 587Z. He is […]

Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale

Carthage, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 75           Balancer® Bulls  $4,110 45           Gelbvieh Bulls   $3,970 3              Southern Balancer® – Hybrid Bulls             $3,083 2              Angus Bulls         $2,650 125         Overall Bulls       $4,012 Seedstock Plus hosted another successful sale with their annual Fall Bull Sale. There were 149 registered buyers, of which 84 bought, with bulls selling into 12 states. All the bulls sold at a rapid pace to new and repeat customers that bid aggressively on this quality offering. The sale averages increased over $500 per head over last year’s sale. Sale Highlights Include: Lot 129: A homozygous black purebred […]

Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VIII & 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale

Kingsville, Mo. Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 3              Pick of Herd        $4,983 2              Pregnant Recips               $3,000 1              Flush     $2,800 6              Spring Pairs         $3,716 23           Spring Breds       $2,500 15           Fall Pairs/Breds$2,893 23           Open Heifers     $1,808 78           Total Lots             $2,620 A beautiful September day was the backdrop for a very solid sale for the breeders of Seedstock Plus and the customers that participated. All the females sold at a brisk pace with the sale averages up significantly over last year. Cattle sold to 39 buyers in 11 states. Prior to the sale start a complimentary beef brisket meal, catered by […]

Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational

Mt. Sterling, Ky. Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management Submitted by: David Slaughter Cow/Calf Pairs   $3,416 Bred Heifers       $2,145 Sale Average      $2,854 Beautiful spring weather in Mt. Sterling, Ky., made for a great weekend to host the 15th Annual Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational. An outstanding set of top quality females were presented by nine consignors from across the southeast.   Topping the sale was Lot 15/15A, Ms. Highlight 190Y ET and her heifer calf, consigned by Larry P & Sunny D Farms. This two year old, homozygous polled, full sister to GBNR Captain 42X was a crowd favorite. Circle B Gelbvieh outlasted several bidders to own this […]

Saskatoon Gelbvieh 13th Annual Bull and Female Sale

Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Don Savage Sale Manager: Don Savage Auctions Reported by: Don Savage Purebred Bulls       $3,702 Purebred Heifer     $1,685 The 13th Annual Saskatoon Gelbvieh Bull and Female Sale was again very successful. With a three-day blizzard across much of western Canada the sale was postponed until the following day, giving everyone a little extra time to dig out through the snow drifts. Cattle presented by Fir River Livestock, Stone Gate Farm and the Davidsons were considered to be some of the best. Due to the blizzard the Davidson cattle did not arrive but were sold […]

Bluegrass Gelbvieh/Balancer® Invitational Bull Sale

Mt. Sterling, Ky. Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management 40           Bulls       $3,098 A great crowd was on hand for the first Bluegrass Gelbvieh/Balancer® Invitational Bull Sale in Mt. Sterling, Ky., on March 23, 2013. The sale offered 40 outstanding Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls from 11 consignors. Good demand for the Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics was evident in the $3,098 average. Topping the sale at $9,500 was Lot 34, Bar None Mr. Maverick 230Z, consigned by Bar None Ranch. This homozygous polled, double black, late January Maverick son was a crowd favorite weighing in at 1,540 pounds just before […]

Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale

Mandan, N.D. Reported by: Brian Rogers 76           Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls      $4,317 8              Balancer Bred Heifers    $2,825 Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh of Mandan, N.D., celebrated their 30 years of breeding Gelbvieh seedstock with an outstanding production sale. The sale was held at the ranch on a snowy day in late February. An excellent crowd was on hand to take home the stout, performance bred, Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls offered by Gustins. The top selling bull was DDGR 172Z. He is an April 3, 2013 homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred son of JKGF W95. After active bidding, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, […]

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Production Sale

Gladstone, N.D. Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service Reported by: Brian Rogers 30           Bulls       $3,410 6              Purebred Open Heifers    $2,175 4              Commercial Open Heifers   $1,238 A great crowd was on hand to witness the return of the annual Prairie Hills Gelbvieh production sale. The Sickler family has built their program on outcross Gelbvieh genetics with performance and style. The sale was held via video auction in the newly built Prairie Hills Gelbvieh sale facility. Topping the sale was Lot 15, PHG Roughneck Z23, a homozygous black, double polled, February 25, 2012 son of DVE Davidson Payday 59W and a PHG Fighting […]

29th Annual ND Gelbvieh Association Golden Rule Sale

Mandan, N.D. Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham Sale Manager: Mitchel Marketing Services Reported by: Frank Padilla 32           Bulls       $3,650 16           Bred Heifers       $3,138 12           Open Heifers     $2,350 The 29th Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association Golden Rule Sale was held the last Monday in January at Kist Livestock in Mandan, N.D. A total of 60 bulls and females were consigned by 19 North Dakota Gelbvieh Association members. As the first North Dakota Gelbvieh and Balancer® sale of the spring sale season, this sale sets the pace for breeder sales in the state throughout the coming weeks and months. Topping the sale was Lot […]

Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VII & 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale

Kingsville Livestock Auction Kingsville, Mo. Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 1          Pick of Herd    $4,000 1          Flush    $3,600 4          Spring Pairs      $3,388 21        Spring Breds    $2,082 15        Fall Pairs/Breds            $2,242 23        Open Heifers   $1,727 65        Total Lots        $2,127 Even in the midst of one of the worst droughts on record, the Seedstock Plus Showcase and Customer Appreciation Sale was a solid event. The quality was deep in the offering, with spring and fall pairs and breds selling on par year over year. Open heifers posted over a $300 per head higher average compared to last year’s […]

Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VI & 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Sale

Lathrop, Mo. Auctioneer: Phil Schooley Reported by: Laurie Burbank 3 Bulls $6,833 1 Donor cow $5,000 3 Flushes $1,600 5 Embryo packages $1,230 27 Spring breds $1,913 24 Fall breds/pairs $2,416 18 Fall opens $1,597 9 Spring opens $1,208 An absolutely gorgeous day was the setting for the Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VI. Topping the offering for the day was Lot 2, TMGC SB Arnold 225W. Consigned by Stuecken Brothers of Freeburg, Mo., he was purchased for $10,000 by the partnership of JGP Gelbvieh, Lathrop, Mo., and Burbank Cattle Company, St. Catharine, Mo.  Lot 1 was the next high selling […]