Sale Reports

Fall Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational

Mount Sterling, Kentucky
September 29, 2018
Auctioneer: Todd Barlow
Submitted by Slaughter Sale Management

Sale Average: $3,843

The Fall Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational was held September 29, 2018, in beautiful Mount Sterling, Kentucky. This was the 27th edition featuring the Bar None Ranch dispersal and the Gentle G Farm spring herd dispersal. The Bar None program has spanned three decades and has enjoyed much success.

Topping the sale was Lot 2, Ms Fortune 63X ET, at $9,500 for 50 percent embryo interest. This homozygous black, homozygous polled proven donor is due to Godfather 575C for a fall calf. This elite female will be the principle in the ET program for Donald Owen.

Lot 4, Bar None Ms Astro 807A ET, is a red, homozygous polled Astro daughter out of the famed EGL P016 donor. Donald Owen was the winning bidder at $8,000 for this future donor.

Lot 5, Ms Captain 110A ET, sold for $6,000 to Wes Overholt. She is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Captain 42X daughter that sold bred to Godfather 575C.

The high selling bred heifer was Lot 12.  MMGG 16E ET is a bred, black, homozygous polled Leverage heifer out of EGL P016. She sold to Shelton Pollett for $6,250.

Lot 16/16A found a new home with C & D Farms at $4,750. This homozygous black, three in one pair was a favorite of many. The cow was sired by Watchman and bred to Leverage.

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

Mandan, North Dakota

January 29, 2018

21 Bulls average $3,143

27 Females average $3,030

TOP SELLING BULLS:

Lot 52: $4,750, ZIMM Ethan E409, March 17, 2017, black Balancer, SGRI Stevo C 263 x BT Pentleton 729, consigned by Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, ND, sold to Bernell Appledorn, Gladstone, ND

Lot 35: $4,500, ZIMM Emmett E526, February 2, 2017, black Balancer, WOHL Everett Y24 x EXAR Upshot 0562B, consigned by Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, ND, sold to Jeff Wolf, Robinson, ND

Lot 39: $4,250, ZIMM Eddie E170, February 6, 2017, Black Balancer, SGRI Stevo C 263 x JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564 JET, consigned by Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, ND, sold to Jeff Wolf, Robinson, ND

TOP SELLING FEMALES:

Lot 21: $7,500, LRSF LRL Nellie E154, March 9, 2017, red purebred Gelbvieh, BNC Apollo B433 x JRI Prime Cut 406S 30, consigned by Larson’s Lost River Livestock, Clearbrook, MN, sold to Dalayne Musland, Edgeley, ND

Lot 17. $5,750, PHG Ivanka E 01, January 20, 2017, black Balancer, MCCA Capitol Hill 516C x

RWG Traction 7412, consigned by Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, ND, sold to French Farms, Big Whiskey, KY

Lot 5. $6,500, LRSF LRL Nellie D40, February 23, 2016, black ¾ Gelbvieh, VRT Lazy TV Sam U451 x EGL Tucson Y014 ET, sold with January ’18 Heifer Calf by JKGF Ditka C85, consigned by Larson’s Lost River Livestock, Clearbrook, MN, sold to Jamie Schimming, Enderlin, ND

Auctioneer: Jay Ellfeldt

Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service

Agri-Media Rep: Kirby Goettsch

 

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

March 17, 2018

Butler, Missouri

Reported by Dick Helms

A great crowd of repeat and new customers evaluated the 110 bulls and 50 registerable bred heifers on a cool March Saturday. Cattle sold into eight states with several volume buyers.

Topping the Balancer division was a Homozygous Black BHSF Prophet B006 son with 5 Star Genetics for Disposition, Growth, Muscle, Carcass, Maternal and Forageability! Engeman Ranch kept him in Missouri with a bid of $6,750. The Balancers averaged $4,000.

Lot 55, the top selling FUSION–a composite of Angus, Gelbvieh and Simmental—a Prophet B006 son with superior 5 Star genetics topped this division at $5,500 going to Leachman Cattle of Colorado.

Topping the sale was Lot 110, a Ten X sired SimAngus that was a “Show Me Select” heifer bull who also produced 5 Star ratings for disposition, growth, muscle, carcass and forageability. Pine Creek Simmentals paid $8,600 for this homozygous black herd bull. Other top selling SimAngus went to Kentucky and Missouri for $8,000 and Anthony Creek Cattle purchased a 5 Star Robust x Lucky Man for $7,900. The SimAngus averaged $4,287.

The Red Angus topped out with a Flashback 446B son going to Grant Farms for $6,000.

Sale average on the bulls was $4,032 and the heifers, bred to calve this fall, averaged $1884 plus the registration premium.

Kittle Farms Building a Legacy Spring Bull Sale

May 12, 2018

Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center
Rainsville, Alabama

Auctioneer: Clint McElmoyl

Reported by: Dustin Kittle

Sale Averages:

20 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls            $5,855

5 Heifer Picks / Embryo Lots                $12,080

On May 12, Kittle Farms had more than 400 guests in attendance at the “Building a Legacy” Bull Sale in Rainsville, Alabama. Bulls sold to nine states, including Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Kansas, with an embryo flush and heifer pick lot sold to Saskatchewan, Canada.

The high selling bull in the sale was lot 2, KTGF Legend E002, who sold to Joshua and Tonya French with French Farms, Big Clifty, Kentucky, for $21,000.  Legend is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh Carolina Leverage son who is now the highest selling bull in the history of the Kittle Farms’ program.

Other top selling purebred Gelbvieh bulls in the sale also included: Lot 1, KTGF Legacy E5 to Kyle Lane and Riverside Farms, Monterey, Tennessee, for $13,500, with Cricket Mason and Do Little Farms in Quebeck, Tennessee acquiring a future possession interest on KTGF Legacy E5; Lot 4, KTGF Iron Gate E91 to Joey Rowe, Vale, North Carolina, for $10,500; Lot 9, KTGF Solid Steel E093 to Wheeler & Son Cattle Co., Holton, Kansas, for $7,500; Lot 19, KTGF Remington E243 to Fricks Farms, Fyffe, Alabama, for $7,000; and Lot 7, KTGF Black Smoke E091 to Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Nebraska, for $5,900.

Kittle Farms sold pick of the 2018 spring heifer calves off of its herd sires, including JKGF Chief Justice C205, JKGF Final Frontier C95, and JKGF Ditka C85. The Chief Justice selection was the high selling pick and sold for $15,000 to Trevor Burks and Twisted T Gelbvieh, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Final Frontier selection sold for $8,000 to French Farms, Big Clifty, Kentucky, and the Ditka selection sold for $5,900 to J.T. LeRoy and McMahan Cove Gelbvieh, Stevenson, Alabama.

Perhaps, the most competitive bidding on the day came in the sale’s final two lots. With Lot 24, French Farms, Big Clifty, Kentucky purchased four embryos from Kittle Farms’ renowned donor female, KCF Miss Fortune U490, and Ditka C85. The embryos sold for a record $10,000 ($2,500 per embryo). In lot 25, Twisted T Gelbvieh, Saskatchewan, Canada, purchased the right to an embryo flush on the dam of any bull in the sale for $20,000. Trevor Burks with Twisted T Gelbvieh, who attended the sale, announced that he intends to flush the dam of JKGF Ditka C85.

The “Building a Legacy” sale was dedicated to Johnny Kittle. With that in mind, Kittle Farms is thankful to all those who helped to make this Sale a success.

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 29th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
The Bull Yards, Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada
Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock
Reported by Eileen Davidson

Sale Average:
89 Purebred Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls                   $4,725

     Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson, and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara, Ash, Cameron, Jaime, and Flynn Davidson, hosted their 29th annual bull sale at their bull yards south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Weather and storm warnings for a vast area of the Western Provinces and northern United States brought much needed precipitation over the weekend —perhaps not ideal weather for a bull sale, but the moisture was very welcome for the large area that anticipated it!
Both new buyers and repeat buyers were in the stands, on the phones, and logged on the Internet to bid on and purchase bulls. Many bulls sold locally, within a 60-mile radius, as well as across six provinces and three states.
A BIG thank you to everyone who assisted with the sale, attended, and inquired about the bulls or viewed the sale offering on videos, catalogs and websites. To our many repeat buyers, we couldn’t get it done without you! To our new buyers, thank you for entrusting us with your new herd bull purchases!
Plans are underway for the 30th Anniversary Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale, on a NEW DATE, Friday, March 1st, 2019, at the bull yards!

Flying H Genetics Roughage ‘N Ready Bull Sale

March 3, 2018

Flying H Sale Site

Arapahoe, Nebraska

Reported by Dick Helms

A crowd of progressive cattlemen from 10 states took home 115 herd bulls at the 38th Annual Nebraska Flying H Genetics bull sale.

The red Balancer® bulls topped the sale offering at an average of $5,886 with the top bulls all being ET calves.  Sale topper was lot 104, a Bieber Hard Drive out of the Flying H 51P 171Y donor going to longtime customer Jones Ranch in Alabama for $10,250.  The four Hard Drive ET brothers averaged $8,700.  An outcross red Balancer was produced by two black (red carrier) parents—Flying H Effective 40A and donor dam Flying H Sandman 80A.  He went home to Beastrom Ranch in South Dakota for $9,500.

The Gelbvieh bulls averaged $5,821, topped by four flush Leverage sons out of the great Flying H Ms Ideal 355Z.  Herd bulls went to Hillcrest Farms, Iowa for $7,750 and Wilkinson Gelbvieh, Colorado, for $7,500.

Topping the black Balancers were ET brothers by Barstow Cash and Flying H Ms Ideal 355Z.  Voss Farms, Nebraska, took home their choice of these brothers at $10,000.  The four Cash sons averaged $8,125.

Volume buyers were from Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Selling more bulls for a higher average than last year showed the genetic strength and demand for these “BRED 4 PROFIT-BUILT 2 WORK” bulls.

Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale

February 24, 2018
Kingsville Livestock Market
Kingsville, Missouri
Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by John Burbank

Sale Averages
128       Balancer® Bulls            $3,947
17        Gelbvieh Bulls              $4,504
145       Overall Average            $4,012

The well established Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a good crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 50 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. A total of 145 bulls went through the ring and every bull sold at a rapid pace, posting a $250 per head higher average over last year’s sale. There were 107 registered buyers of which 70 bought from 15 states.

Top selling bulls include:

Lot 39: TMGC SB Premium Choice 175D ET from Stuecken Brothers sold to Henry Darden, Mississippi for $7,700. This homozygous black/ homozygous polled Balancer has exceptional phenotype and no holes in his EPD profile.

Lot 72: RUR Houdini T69D from Rocking U Ranch sold to Russell Johnson in Missouri for $6,950. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer posted a 141 gain ratio and a -1.28 RFI.

Lot 120: BVC Mr. Absolute 513D ET from Flint Hills Gelbvieh sold to Jack McGinnis from Missouri for $6,850. This homozygous black/homozygous Polled Balancer is a 17 calving ease and top 25% growth bull along with a -2.78 RFI.

Lot 180: TMMW Mr. Montana 164D from Mulroy Farms LLC sold to Bernard Miller, Texas for $6,800. This homozygous black/homozygous Polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh bull is top 10% for calving ease and top 20% YW EPD.

Lot 176: JEB BCC Black Leverage 38D from Burbank Cattle Co. sold to first time buyer Tod Bradley, Texas for $6,750. This homozygous black/homozygous polled purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh is top 1% for YW and EPI.

Lot 74: GATS Gatson Full Power Dan 616D from Gatson Gelbvieh sold to Jim Cassidy, Illinois for $6,700. This black/homozygous polled Balancer is a feed efficiency bull in the top 1% for YW and FPI.

Lot 52: TMGC SB Aricson 249D from Stuecken Brothers also sold to Jim Cassidy, Illinois for $6,600. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer posted a 125 gain ration and is a top 1% FPI.

Lot 7: NORG Tank D126 from Norwood Gelbvieh sold to Robin Childs, Missouri for $,6500. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer is the top bull in the sale for RFI with a -5.29.

Lot 118: DJZ 65D from Zimmerman Farms sold to Dave Evans, Minnesota for $6,250. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer is an 18 calving ease and top 10% WW and YW.

Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale

March 24, 2018
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Carthage, Missouri
Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by John Burbank

Sale Averages
109       Balancer® Bulls            $3,379
26        Gelbvieh Bulls              $3,902
135       Overall Average            $3,480

The well-established Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a good crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 40 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. There were 106 registered buyers of which 82 bought from 14 states.

Top selling bulls include:

Lot 511: SKF Dunn’s Equity 70E1 ET from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Anne Gregory, Kansas, for $6,900. This homozygous black/homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh posted top 3% CE, 5% YW, 1% EPI and 2% FPI on his EPD profile.

Lot 510: SKF Dunn’s Escander 023E from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Ed Laverentz, Kansas for $6,300. This homozygous black/polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh posted top 1% for CE, MK, TM and FPI and 2% for MB and FPI.

Lot 493: TMGC SB Pure Business 259D from Stuecken Brothers sold to Chance Koppenhafer, Iowa, for $6,250. This homozygous black/homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has exceptional phenotype and balanced EPDs

Lot 422: JJNR Mr. Arnold B20E from Nelson Ranch sold to Jack McGinnis, Missouri for $6,200. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer with excellent depth and thickness is a spread bull calving ease to growth.

Lot 447: SKF Dunn’s Ellison 06E from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Henry Darde, Mississippi for $6,000. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer is a feed efficiency bull with very solid looks and EPDs.

Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull Sale

March 3, 2018
Hope Livestock Market
Hope, Arkansas
Auctioneer: Lakin Oakley
Reported by John Burbank

Sale Averages
19        Angus Bulls                  $2,758
39        Balancer® Bulls            $3,198
13        Gelbvieh Bulls              $3,146
71        Overall Average            $3,071

The second annual Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull Sale was held in conjunction with the Four State Classic Female Sale. The overall market all day had a softer undertone due to local conditions but the bull sale was solid. Bulls were developed at Rose Bud Feeders, LLC in Rose Bud, Arkansas, and are sold with most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. All bulls thru the ring sold at a rapid pace to new and repeat customers in the five state areas of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.

Top selling bulls include:

Lot 244: GATS Gatson Full Power Doc 618D ET from Gatson Gelbvieh sold to first time customer Ellis Drager, Arkansas for $4,750. This homozygous black/homozygous 50 percent Balancer has exceptional phenotype and is top 2% WW and YW EPD.

Lot 257: SFGC Hawk 644D from Sanders Farm sold to long time repeat customer John Harris, Arkansas, for $4,500. This red, homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh posts a 14 CED EPD and is super deep bodied.

 

Seedstock Plus Red Reward Bull and Heifer Sale

March 10, 2018
United Producers Livestock Market
Humansville, Missouri
Auctioneer: Billy Bruce
Reported by: John Burbank

46        Balancer® Bulls                        $4,105
11        Gelbvieh Bulls                          $5,114
57        Overall Bull Average                 $4,300
18        Registered Open Heifers            $1,630
69        Commercial Open Heifers         $1,286

The first Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale was a tremendous success. Giving customers the opportunity to evaluate and buy only red bulls and females was greatly appreciated by the attendees. The sale results are a testament to the enhanced customer service this format provided to buyers of red genetics. There were 117 registered buyers of which 54 bought from eight states.

Top selling bulls include:

Lot 316: KDCM CKC 101D from Circle K Cattle Co. sold to Daniel Zimmerman, Kansas, for $7,000. This red homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh is top 3% for CE and top 4% for YW.

Lot 320: JEB BCC Red Duke 49D from Burbank Cattle Co. sold to Tony Sanders, Missouri for $6,500. This red homozygous polled purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh has excellent phenotype and a solid EPD profile.

Lot 274: MTB BCC Red Balance 7D from Burbank Cattle Co. sold to Dave Freeman, Missouri, for $6,500. This red homozygous polled Balancer is top 10% for CE and top 1% for WW, YW, ST, CW, $C and FPI on EPD’s.

Lot 318: RFFM Dallas Roscoe 19D from Reinert Family Farm sold to Danny Curl, Missouri, for $6,000. This red homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has a CE of 15 and is very attractive.

Lot 324: WOAK Astroid 07E from White Oak Farms sold to Brian Dunn, Kansas for $6,000. This red homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has very balanced EPDs with a top 15% MB and a -1.05 RFI.

The top selling registered open heifer was Lot 331 KDCM CKC Ms Zues 24E from Circle K Cattle Co. This red homozygous polled Balancer has the phenotype and EPD profile to make a solid cow for buyer Derek Stuecken, Missouri, at the price of $2,100.

Lot 541: SKF Dunn’s Miss Evelyn 7E40 from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Ken Hicks, Missouri, for $2,050. This red double polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has the eye appeal and growth numbers to work in any herd.

Top group of five commercial open heifers were sold by Sandy Knoll Farms and purchased by David Ames, Alabama, for $1,425 per head.

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 29th Annual Bull Sale

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch
29th Annual Bull Sale
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
The Bull Yards, Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada

 Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock

     Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson, and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara, Ash, Cameron, Jaime, and Flynn Davidson hosted their 29th Annual Bull Sale at their bull yards  south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada,  on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Weather and storm warnings for a vast area of the Western Provinces and northern United States brought much needed precipitation over the weekend —perhaps not ideal weather for a bull sale, but the moisture was very welcome for the large area that anticipated it!
      Both new buyers and repeat buyers were in the stands, on the phones, and logged on the internet to bid on and purchase bulls. Many bulls sold locally, within a 60-mile radius, as well as across six provinces and three states.
      A BIG thank you to everyone who assisted with the sale, attended, and inquired about the bulls or viewed the sale offering on videos, catalogs and websites. To our Many Repeat Buyers, we couldn’t get it done without you! To our New Buyers, thank you for entrusting us with your new herd bull purchases!
     Plans are underway for the 30th Anniversary Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale, on a NEW DATEFriday, March 1st, 2019 at the bull yards!

89 purebred yearling Gelbvieh bulls averaged $4,725.

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Show and Sale

February 22, 2018
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl of Loup City, Nebraska
Judge: Curtis Doubet of Sterling, Colorado
Reported by Ronette Bush-Heinrich

Sale Averages:
7 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls       $4,393
5 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifers   $4,450
12 Total Average                               $4,417

High Selling Bull: Lot 4, XXB Primo 541E ET sold for $8,750
Seller: JJ Boehler of Orleans, Nebraska
Buyer: Robert Anderson, Jamestown, Kansas

High Selling Heifer: Lot 12, SEPT RCO No Tan Lines sold for $8,000
Seller: September Farms of Franklin, Nebraska
Buyer: David Sasse of Athol, Kansas

The champion Gelbvieh heifer was Lot 10, SFGI Ms Stella, consigned by Steinkruger Farms of Upland, Nebraska and sold to Kevin Davis of Osceola, Iowa.

Lot 12, SEPT RCO No Tan Lines, consigned by September Farms of Franklin, Nebraska, was reserve champion and sold to Sasse Family of Athol, Kansas. Lot 12 was the high selling heifer.

The champion Gelbvieh bull was Lot 4, XXB Primo 541E ET, consigned by JJ Boehler of Orleans, Nebraska. Lot 4 sold to Robert Anderson of Jamestown, Kansas and was the high selling Gelbvieh bull. Lot 2, XXB Lifeline 56D, consigned by JJ Boehler of Orleans, Nebraska, was reserve champion and sold to Jason Bose of Orleans, Nebraska.

The champion Gelbvieh bull consigned by JJ Boehler of Orleans was crowned the 2018 supreme champion bull. The Gelbvieh bull was also the supreme champion bull at the 2017 Classic. The exhibitor of the 2017 supreme champion bull was also JJ Boehler of Orleans.

Eagle Pass Ranch Annual Spring Bull Sale

March 21, 2018
Highmore, South Dakota
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Reported by AJ Munger

Sale Averages:
105 Balancer® Bulls         $3,885
37 SimAngus Bulls            $4,445
20 Red Angus Bulls          $3,825
41 Angus Bulls                   $3,311

EGL Enterprise E080 – Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, Kansas, purchased the top-selling red Balancer bull by H2R Profitbuilder B403 for $10,500.

EGL Echelon E065 – Alta Genetics, Watertown, Wisconsin, purchased the high-selling black Balancer bull by EGL Lock and Load X415 for $9,750. Hamilton Farms, Hitchcock, South Dakota, purchased a full brother, EGL Echelon E066 for $9,000.

EGL Expo E7194 – Griswold Cattle, Stillwater, Oklahoma, bought the top-selling Red Angus bull by RED U-2 Riff 1213C for $9,500. Rob Farlee, Dupree, South Dakota, bought EGL Equator E7149, the next high-selling Red Angus bull by AHL Flashback 446B for $8,500.

EGL Express 7042 – Schurrtop Ranch, Farnham, Nebraska, bought the top Angus bull by T C A Visionary 158 for $9,500.

EGL Encore E7166 – Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina, purchased the top Gelbvieh bull by Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y for $8,500.

EGL Endeavor 08E – D Bar C Ranch, Belgrade, Montana, bought the top SimAngus bull by Hook’s Beacon 56B for $8,500.

23rd Annual Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics Bull Sale

March 17, 2018
Lewistown Livestock Auction
Lewistown, Montana
Consignors:  Danell Diamond Six Ranch, Bolton Double B Ranch, and Linhart Angus
Auctioneer: Kyle Shobe
Reported by Omie Danell

Sale Averages:
5 Purebred Gelbvieh Yearling Bulls    $5,450
20 Balancer® Yearling Bulls                $4,400
7 Purebred Angus Yearling Bulls        $4,286
32 Overall Average                             $4,539

Although the forecast threatened winter storms, sale day came in with warmer temperatures and only a heavy fog in the area.  What a blessing for our customers for calving and for traveling!  Thank you to all the buyers, bidders, friends, neighbors, and family for your help in bringing this offering of Gelbvieh, Balancer, and Angus seedstock.  Bulls were sold locally, statewide, and into Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Sale Highlights:

Lot 35, JOB DANELL John Glenn 22E, topped the sale at $9,000, selling to Dan Warner, Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Nebraska.  John Glenn is a homozygous polled, black purebred Gelbvieh son of DLW New Frontier 33A ET out of a MLLC M/L Encore daughter, JOB DANELL Jojo 13Y ET, the granddam of the up and coming AI sire, BBDM Bolton Pay Day 45C!  John Glenn covers all bases, from top EPDs for birth and calving, growth, and carcass to personal performance – actual birthweight of 80 pounds, sale day weight of 1305, and scrotal of 40.5!  Watch for semen sales on this future AI sire.

Lot 7, M L Wide Open 7299, at $8,250, was the high selling purebred Angus bull.  Gary and Kathryn Jenni of Lewistown, Montana, went home with this high-performance son of Hilltop Wide Open 4215 that weaned off his dam, a Sitz Upward 307R daughter, at 925 pounds!  With an actual birthweight of 80 pounds and growth ratios – WW 120, YW 110, and ADG 109 – it is easy to see why this bull was sought after!

Lot 40, JOB DANELL Paygrade 68E, was the high selling Balancer, selling to Austin and Raelynn Genereux of Big Sandy, Montana, for $6,500.  Paygrade is a homozygous polled and homozygous black BBDM Bolton Pay Day 45C son from an AAR Ten X daughter, and boasts well-rounded EPDs and outstanding performance!

Lot 36, JOB DANELL Gambler 34E, sold locally to Paul and Jen Jensen for $6,000.  Gambler is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of BTBR Nevada 1170Y from a JOB DANELL TD Chico Loco 28Y daughter with good calving ease, growth, and carcass!

Lot 37, JOB DANELL Dandy 39E, at $6,000, goes to Kyle and Jade Salveson of Malta, Montana.  Dandy is a black, homozygous polled Balancer son of JOB DANELL A.J. 12A ET from a daughter of one of our most productive donor dams, Monarch Sandy Pride S132, and Dandy boasts a tenderness score of 10!

Lot 2, M L Resource 7072, sold for $5,750 to Mike Thom of Moore, Montana.  This purebred Angus son of S A V Resource 1441 comes from a strong maternal cow family that continues to perform with high weaning and yearling ratios!

Lot 34, JOB DANELL Reinvented 13E, at $5,750, sold locally to Fred and Leslie Colver.  Reinvented is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of Sitz Reinvested 636A with a low birth weight, high gain, and a tenderness of 9!  Fred and Leslie also take home Lot 21, BBDM Bolton Big Hunk 128E, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of BBDM Bolton Pay Day 45C and Lot 25, BBDM Bolton 20/20 143E, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of Thomas Top Hand 0536.

Lot 18, BBDM Bolton Peyton 118E, sold for $5,500 to Kevin Guldborg, Guldborg Bros. Inc. of Brockway, Montana.  Peyton is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh Balancer son of V A R Discovery 2240 with low birth and high gain EPDs backed by performance – an actual birth weight of 74 pounds and one of the highest gain ratios!  He also has a .76 MB EPD, a tenderness score of 7, and a docility score of 7!  Kevin also takes Lot 31, JOB DANELL Liberty 03E and Lot 41, JOB DANELL Twilight 71E.

Lot 30, JOB DANELL Napoleon 01E, was picked up by Dave and Dawn Bowman, Bow K Ranch, of Olathe, Colorado, for $5,500.  Napoleon is a homozygous polled, homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh son of BBDM Bolton Pay Day 45C with an actual birth weight of 79 pounds, a sale day weight of 1325, a scrotal of 41.4, an REA of .52, an MB of .06, and a tenderness score of 6!  Watch for semen sales on this future AI sire.

Lot 32, JOB DANELL Security 04E, and Lot 33, JOB DANELL Oz 08E, two Balancers, go to Roger Eissinger of Brockway, Montana, for $5,500 each.  Roger also picked up purebred Gelbvieh – Lot 29, BBDM Bolton Rip Tide 192E.

Lot 24, BBDM Bolton Titanium 141E, went home locally with Elton and Jill Owens for $5,000.  Titanium is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of TMGC SB Arnold 225W with calving ease, carcass value, and outstanding performance!

Feist Gelbvieh 30th Annual Bull Sale

March 12, 2018

Bowman Auction Market, Bowman, North Dakota

Scott Weishaar, Auctioneer

Sale Averages:

14 Balancer® Bulls                 $4,243

9 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls      $3,722

A small crowd of predominately long-time customers from three states attended the sale.

Topping the sale was Balancer EH3, selling to the first-time customer Zimmerman Gelbvieh of Dawson, North Dakota for $8,750. EH3 is a calving ease bull sired by Lee’s Turning Point; he is homozygous black bull with EPD numbers in the top 5 percent of the breed.

Long-time customer, Lex Burghduff, of Ludlow, South Dakota, purchased Balancer E49 for $7,250, a Lee’s Ten X son. He is a homozygous black bull with explosive growth and high marbling numbers. Burghduff also took home E34 and E27 for $4,000 each.

Gerald Burghduff, of Camp Crook, South Dakota, purchased two purebred, red bulls sired by PHG Candy Man. Lot E16 sold for $4,250 and Lot E42 sold for $4,000.

Volume buyer was long-time buyer, Jim Bingaman, of Prairie City, South Dakota. He purchased five high performance, red purebred bulls.

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale

March 3, 2018

At the Ranch, Selby, South Dakota

Owners: Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson , Brian and DeDee Begeman

Auctioneers: Seth Weishaar, Lynn Weishaar

 

Averages:

12      Gelbvieh Bulls            $4,979

120      Balancer® Bulls         $4,508

38      Angus Bulls                $4,979

170     Bulls                            $4,630

 

A sunny spring day greeted the crowd attending the Thorstenson’s  Lazy TV Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale held March 3, at the ranch west of Selby, South Dakota.  Buyers from nine states kept the bidding active both live and via the Internet.

Topping the sale offering at $14,000 was lead-off Angus Lot 176 selling to longtime customer Larry Thompson of Glenham, South Dakota. Sired by Schiefelbein iBull, he posted a 122 WW index and a 125 YW index along with above average feed efficiency.

Leo Gauderman, Glenfield, North Dakota, claimed Lot 121 sired by Bieber Hard Drive Y120 and also a maternal brother to Lazy TV Big Bud for $10,000. The red Balancer indexed 135 for IMF and was also well above average for feed efficiency.

Another longtime customer, Richard Jore of Watford City, North Dakota, chose the next two red Balancers including Lot 125 at $10,000 and Lot 123 at $9,500. Both of these bulls were also sired by Hard Drive and posted performance indexes well above average.

Dale Gasho Ranch from Beach, North Dakota, selected the high-selling black Balancer in Lot 4 sired by DBRG Twister 451B at $9,000. Lot 4’s performance EPDs rank in the top 5 percent of the Balancer breed and he is also homozygous polled.

Gasho also chose Lot 11, another black Balancer sired by Twister for $8,750. Lot 11 indexed 117 for weaning weight.

Dean Grosz, Olivet, South Dakota, had the final bid of $8,750 on Angus Lot 182. Sired by VAR Discovery 2240 and out of a first-calf heifer, he posted a 120 WW index and a 116 YW index.

Volume buyer Merle Hicks of Martin, South Dakota, chose Lot 127, another Hard Drive-sired red Balancer, for $8,250.

Gustin’s Diamond D Annual Production Sale

February 15, 2018

Mandan, North Dakota

Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt

 

Sale Averages

76.5 Bulls                             $4,662

20 Bred Heifers                 $2,295

There was a nice crowd on hand on February 15, a cold, snowy day, to bid and buy at the Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale.  The sale was consistent throughout and especially strong on the red purebreds and Balancers.

High selling bull for the day was Lot 56, CMR Protégé 121E ET.  A son of the DDGR Nobleman sire and the DDGR Mandy 32S cow, he was a deep bodied, square hipped, red purebred bull that posted a yearling weight of 1452 and a gain ratio of 121.  Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, South Dakota, and Rippe Gelbvieh of Hubbell, Nebraska, paid $13,000 for ½ possession and ½ semen interest in this herd sire prospect.

Lost River Livestock, Clearbrook, Minnesota, paid $15,500 to own Lot 28, DDGR Coach 57E.  He was a BNC At Ease A357 son that has a calving ease EPD in the top 10 percent and every other EPD in the top 35 percent of the breed.  This red, homozygous polled, purebred had a 40.7 yearling scrotal measurement, 78-pound birthweight and yearling weight of 1338.

Handel Farms, of Menno, South Dakota, purchased Lot 33, DDGR Emulation 71E, a black, purebred son of DDGR Innovation 120C and a KKC Nobility daughter, at $10,000.  A soft made, moderate framed bull with plenty of muscle, the Emulation bull had a 72-pound birthweight and a 1377-pound yearling weight.

Brentt and Todd Eslinger of Elgin, North Dakota, customers for over 20 years, took home three bulls, including Lot 37, DDGR Confidence 80E, for $8,000.  A red Balancer, he was another BNC At Ease A357 son, and combines a CED EPD of 12 with a weaning ratio of 108 and a yearling ratio of 109.

Lot 38, DDGR 84E, a homo black, homo polled, purebred son of DDGR Kingpin 159C sold to Ceroll Gelbvieh, Sisseton, South Dakota, for $7,500.  This wide topped, deep bodied prospect weaned off of his 3-year-old dam at 785 pounds without creep and was a standout all summer.

Another bull going at $7,500 was Lot 80, DDGR Integrity 203E. This stout, homo black, Balancer son of the CKS Mr Dream C11 sire, was one of the youngest bulls in the sale and posted a weaning weight of 825 and the highest yearling weight in the sale at 1516.  He sold to John Reiter of Ellsworth, Minnesota.

High selling female honors went to Lot 95, DDGR Belle 141D, a purebred red female that sold to Jordan Jensen of Powers Lake, ND.  She sold for $3,000, was sired by the RHGF 11Z bull, and safe to the Schuler Rebel Red Angus sire.

29th Annual Taubenheim Gelbvieh Production Sale

February 5, 2018
Amherst, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by Justin Taubenheim

Sale Averages:
89 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls     $5,059
39 Bred Heifers                                 $2,325
19 Open Heifers                                $1,250

Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 29th annual production sale February 5, 2018 at the ranch. A cold, but sunny day brought out many customers from seven states to evaluate the powerful set of herd sires and attractive group of females.

Top Selling Bulls:

TAU Mr. Outright 15E ET, is a 3/8 Gelbvieh homozygous black and homozygous polled son of TAU Outright 162A. This performance and carcass stud offers a 1450 lb. Yearling Weight, 17.48 REA, and a 44 cm scrotal. After catching the eye of many cattlemen, Mr. Outright found a new home with Eric Schipporeit for $16,000.

TAU Mr. Payweight 141E ET, a homozygous black herd sire was purchased by Bruce Sprangler. 141E is a soggy middled, powerfully constructed son of Payweight 1682, and out of an impressive donor female. After active bidding TAU Mr. Payweight 141E ET sold for $9,500.

TAU Mr. Resource 102E was the next high selling lot at $8,500. 102E is a homozygous black and homozygous polled son of SAV Resource. 102E demanded a lot of attention for his mass and stoutness. 102E made a lot of friends on sale day and when the auctioneer said, “sold” he found a home with Swanson Cattle Company of Atlanta, Nebraska, at $8,500.

TAU Mr. Payweight 163E, is an easy fleshing and stout featured homozygous black son of Payweight 1682. 163E was marked by many for his carcass merit, skeletal quality and muscle shape and when the bidding was over he found a new home with Bruce Sprangler for $8,250.

TAU Mr. Payweight 124E ET, another homozygous black son of Payweight 1682, and out of our magnificent Rainbow donor cow. 124E caught the attention of many great cattlemen, but when bidding ceased long time customers, the Dannehl family from Bertrand, Nebraska, took him home for $8,000.

Volume Buyer: Don MacLennan, Colorado, bought 10 bulls

Top Selling Bred Females:
Sheri Mohr of Texas bought multiple bred heifers:
TAU Ms. Consensus 6060D for $3,000
TAU Ms. Consensus 664D ET for $2,700
TAU Ms. In Focus 6064D for $2,700

Top Selling Open Heifer

Kale Taubenheim bought the top-selling open heifer, TAU Ms. 101C 7054E for $1,900.
Levi Farr bought the second high selling open heifer, TAU Ms. Prosperity 7073E for $1,700.

 

 

Gelbvieh National Sale Blazes To $12,545 Average

Reported by: KK Seedstock
January 7, 2018
Denver, Colorado
Auctioneer Ronn Cunningham
Sale Manager: KK Seedstock

Sale averages

2.5          Bulls                                       $40,800
1             Semen Package                $25,500
12.5        Females                               $10,200
4              Pick of Herd Lots               $7,500
2              Embryo Flushes                $5,875
2              Embryo Lots                       $2,175
24 Total Lots                      12,545

 

The Gelbvieh breed kicked of the first sale of the 2018 season in grand fashion January 7 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Interested buyers packed the Beef Palace Auction Arena to a capacity level to bid on the elite Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics selling. The excitement could be felt from the first lot to the final drop of the gavel in what turned out to be one of the greatest National Gelbvieh and Balancer Sales in the history of the breed.

$66,000—Top-selling lot—Full possession and 50% semen interest sold in SLC Viper 7E to Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Virginia. Severston Land & Cattle Co. of Innisfail, Alberta offered the black, homozgyous polled 88% son of SLC Velocity 14C out of SLC Toasty 10C.

$36,000—Top-selling female—50% embryo interest in SLC Toasty 10C, the dam of the top-selling lot, sold to Little Windy Hill Farms and C-Cross Cattle Co. of Asheboro, North Carolina. Consigned by Severston Land and Cattle Co., the two top-selling lots were the 2017 Reserve Canadian National Champion Female.

$25,500—Next up was syndicated semen packages on CCRO Carolina Big Harvest 6012D and CCRO Carolina Tuxedo 6028D ET. C-Cross Cattle Co. was the consignor of these two homozygous black, homozygous polled sons of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A. Buyers of the semen packages included: Clay John Farms, Padon Farms, Clinch Mtn. Gelbvieh, McIntosh Brothers, Old South Farm, Rogers Gelbvieh, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Ertal Cattle Co., Little Windy Hill Farm, Plateau Gelbvieh, Levi Matthews, Warner Beef Genetics, and Brice Kaddatz and the Australian Group. Additionally, C-Cross Cattle Co. donated half of a semen package with the proceeds benefitting the Gelbvieh Foundation. David Slaughter of Fredonia, Kentucky, purchased the donated package for $700.

$24,000—Possession in PHG Eminence E02, the 2018 champion of the 22nd Annual Breeders Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, was purchased by Chimney Butte Ranch of Mandan, North Dakota. Semen shares sold to: Dykstra Family Farm, CJ&L Livestock, Ken Chambers, Ceroll Gelbvieh, and Jim Ruter. Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Kittle Farms, and Beastrom Gelbvieh offered full interest and 50% semen interest.

$13,000—3G Cattle Co Kendallville, Indiana, consigned GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D, a 5/6/16 black, polled 50% Balancer sired by S S Hoover Dam B115. She was purchased by Jacie Carroll of Raymore, Missouri.

$12,000—HIGH Ms Elvira 9E42 ET, a 2/26/17 red, homozygous polled 75% Balancer daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83, was purchased by Hammer Gelbvieh of Wallace, Kansas. She was consigned by Hightower Cattle Co. of La Cygne, Kansas.

$10,500—Pick of the 2017 fall-born calves by Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee, went to Look Out Ridge of Boulder, Colorado.

$10,000—Rounding out the top-sellers was GHGF Deanna 77D, a 3/3/16 double homozygous 75% Balancer daughter of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X. Eagle Pass Ranch of Ree Heights, South Dakota, purchased her from Green Hills Gelbvieh of Mt Ulla, North Carolina.

 

 

TJB Gelbvieh Sixth Annual Bull Sale

November 4, 2017
Chickamauga, Georgia
Auctioneer: Dale Stith
Reported by Kelsie Bickett

Sale Averages:
18 2-year old ET Bulls                      $4,380
35 Fall Yearling Bulls                       $3,050
Sale Total (43 Bulls)                         $3,525

TJB Gelbvieh hosted their Sixth Annual Bull Sale at the farm in Chickamauga, Georgia on November 4, 2017. The sale weekend began with a good crowd of friends and buyers attending the dinner and viewing on Friday evening and enjoying a feast of roast and favorite “hot potatoes” with an appetizer of rocky mountain oysters.

An active crowd evaluated the bulls on Saturday, and when the day ended, 43 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls sold for an average of $3,525.

Top selling bull was a TJB Rusty Vail son by proven donor 823T selling for $6,500 to Hadden Ranch in Gibson, Georgia. Tied for runner-up was Lot 2 and Lot 4, both Outright sons by 220Y, selling for $5,000 going to Valhalla Ranch and Tyler Gregory. Bidding was very active in the $4,500 to $4,750 range.

TJB Gelbvieh would like to thank everyone for making this event a success. We would like to invite you to the next sale on November 3, 2018, to incorporate the maternal advantage of Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle with proven TJB genetics into your herd.

 

 

Flying H Genetics 20th Grown on Grass Bull Sale

October 28, 2017
Butler, Missouri
Reported By Dick Helms

A cool, sunny day greeted new and repeat customers to the BULL BARN at Butler, Missouri, for the annual October offering of Fescue Adapted, Grown On Grass bulls from Flying H Genetics.

Representing eight states, the black and red bulls were well accepted with more bulls selling for a higher average than last year.

Topping the sale was a Red Purebred Simmental with 5 Star genetics and great phenotype and was taken home by a Kansas buyer for $10,000.  He was also volume buyer with eight bulls.

High selling group was the red Balancers averaging $6,312. Topped by Lot 57, A Schuler Rogue sired Show-Me Select Heifer Bull out of a Watchman Daughter found a home with Parker Farms in Arkansas.

Second high selling group was the black Balancers averaging $5,004.  Topping this group at $8,750 was an ET son of Final Answer and the 130X Donor cow with 5 Star Genetics and was a Show-Me Select Heifer Bull.

The FUSION bulls were the third high selling group with a $4,575 average and were topped by Lot 1, a homozygous polled, homozygous black son of Leachman Prophet out of a Carolina Fortune Donor dam, a 5 Star genetic package with superior phenotype bringing $7,000.

The offerings of 50 spring-bred heifers were very well received.  Selling in groups of five, they averaged $1,750.

Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale

October 21, 2017
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Carthage, Missouri

Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by: John Burbank

9         Angus Bulls                 $2878
135      Balancer Bulls              $3531
35        Gelbvieh Bulls             $3933
179      Overall Bulls                $3577

 

The Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale was a larger offering this year and relative to the current cattle market, was a successful sale. There were 120 registered buyers in addition to active bidding online. Bulls sold to 95 buyers in 16 states at a rapid pace with every bull through the ring selling to a new owner. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 40 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. All bulls were backed by an industry leading culling criteria and customer service.

Top selling bulls include:

Lot 661: GMF Highlight 610D. A Meng Farms Cattle Co. bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh with excellent phenotype. Purchased by Miller Gelbvieh and Angus, Texas, for $7,500.

Lot 563: TMMW Mr. Banker 25D. A Mulroy Farms bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer with tremendous spread from birth weight to growth. Purchased by Tom Strubberg, Missouri, for $7,250.

Lot 698: TMMW Mr. Montana 105D. A Mulroy Farms bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh with excellent calving ease. Purchased by Anne Gregory, Kansas, for $7,200.

Lot 694: DMP D610. A Pederson Gelbvieh bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh with breed leading growth. Purchased by Duck River Gelbvieh, Tennessee, for $6,550.

Lot 683: TMGC SB Gibraltor 109D. A Stuecken Bros. bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh with EPD balance. Purchased by Chance Koppenhafer, Iowa, for $6,500.

Lot 564: DMP D165. A Pederson Gelbvieh bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer with excellent EPDs and phenotype. Purchased by a partnership of Ashe Farms and Campbell Farms, Mississippi, for $6,200.

Lot 555: MTB BCC Red Balancer 511D ET. A Burbank Cattle Co. bull that is a red homozygous polled Balancer ET. Purchased by Bobby Powers, Tennessee for $6,100.

Lot 566: JGPG 686D. A JGP Gelbvieh bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer that is the total package. Purchased by Mahlon and Raymond Hoover, Kentucky, for $6,000.

 

Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale

March 11, 2017
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center
Springfield, Missouri

Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:
96 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                $4,531

A large crowd gathered for the Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale that was held at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, Missouri, on March 11, 2017.  Bidding to take home this standout set of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Inc. of Ava, Illinois, and J Bar M Gelbvieh of Stark City, Missouri, was competitive both live at the auction and through internet bidding.

Lot 15, JKGF Chief Justice C205 ET, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Inc. was the highest selling bull of the sale. C205 ET is a 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh and is the homozygous black, homozygous polled son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A out of the renowned Gelbvieh donor female KCF Miss Fortune U490. Along with an impressive phenotype, his EPD profile boasts 10 EPDs and indexes in the top 4 percent of the breed in which five of those are in the top 1 percent including weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal and FPI. JKGF C205 sold to Kittle Farms of Geraldine, Alabama, for $32,000.

Lot 1, JEMG J Bar M C941 ET, owned by J Bar M Gelbvieh, was the second high selling lot. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull is the son of Angus sire SAV Resource 1441 out of J Bar M’s top production Gelbvieh donor dam, DCSF Post Rock Wilma 261P1 ET. JEMG C941’s weaning weight, yearling weight and carcass weight EPDs rank in the top 1 percent of the Balancer breed. Lone Oak Gelbvieh of Mechanicsville, Iowa, purchased the bull for $11,000.

Kittle Farms, Geraldine, Alabama, placed the winning bids on the next two high selling bulls, which were both owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm: Lot 10, JKGF Eight Seconds C008, and lot 7, JKGF Final Frontier C95 for $10,500 and $10,250, respectively. Both bulls are 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh and are sired by DLW New Frontier 33A ET. JKGF C95 is also out of the same dam as the high selling bull in the sale, KCF Miss Fortune U490.

Lot 68, JKGF D108, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm also sold for $10,250 to Valerie Livingston, The 88 Ranch, Orchard, Nebraska. D108 is the 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh son of DLW New Frontier 33A ET and is in the top 1 percent of the breed for FPI.

Lot 51, JKGF D007 ET, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, sold to William Faris, of Pueblo, Colorado, for $10,000. D007 is yet again another son of KCF Miss Fortune U490, this time sired by Angus sire AAR Ten X 7008 SA.

Lot 4, JEMG J Bar M C935 ET, owned by J Bar M Gelbvieh, sold for $8, 000 to Michael Moeller, of Wellsburg, Iowa. C935 ET is a full sib to the second high selling bull in the sale along with another two full sibs following right behind in the sale rankings.

 

 

 

 

Lemke Cattle 11th Annual Bull Sale

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Lawrence, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl

Sale Averages:
50 Balancer®, Red Angus, and Angus Bulls                      $5,250
2 Balancer Open Yearling Heifers                                    $2,200
14 Commercial Red Angus Open Yearling Heifers           $1,400

The sale facility at the ranch was filled with longtime repeat customers as well as many new faces that were eager to invest in these cutting edge genetics. The average sale bull ranked in the top 35 percent of the breed or better in every single EPD or index and are leaders for thickness and phenotype.

Bulls sold to Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado and Washington.

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

March 4, 2017
At the Ranch, Arapahoe, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by: Dick Helms

Sale Averages:
Balancer® Bulls                  $4,823
Gelbvieh Bulls                     $4,488
SimAngus Bulls                   $4,500
FUSION Bulls                         $4,333

A barn full of buyers plus internet buyers from 12 states battled for the Roughage N’ Ready bulls that offered superior genetics combined with athletic, muscular and sound footed phenotype without excess fat.

Top selling bull was lot 1, a homozygous polled, black Gelbvieh sired by Flying H Traction 45B who had been voted runner-up in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh Futurity. Buying possession and 25 percent semen interest was Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh for $8,000.

Seven bulls topped $7,000 with the top 75 percent Gelbvieh bull going home with Chad Nordhausen for $7,750. Top Balancer bulls went to Scott Wells and Brian Kolbet for $7,500.

Top red Balancer was a Pelton Final Statement son selling to another repeat customer, Mike Potter for $5,500. A Red FUSION bull that sold for $5,250 going home with Bill Tucker followed.

 

 

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

March 18, 2017
Flying H Bull Barn, Butler, Missouri
Auctioneer: Jared Shipman
Reported by: Dick Helms

Sale Averages:
Red and Black FUSION Bulls                           $5,614
Red and Black Balancer® Bulls                    $4,588
Red and Black SimAngus Bulls                      $4,155
Red and Black Gelbvieh Bulls                         $4,100
Purebred Simmental Bulls                             $3,650

An overflow crowd started arriving early on a sunny day to study and bid on a superior set of GROWN ON GRASS bulls offered by the Flying H Genetics family. The athletic, muscular bulls that offered Gelbvieh, Simmental, Angus and Red Angus genetics were appraised by buyers from nine states with many new friends and customers taking home their first Flying H bulls.

Two bulls topped the sale; first was an 18-month-old Show-Me Select Heifer qualified black Balancer® going to Jeff Platt for $7,000. This 5 Star genetic package came from Arp Gelbvieh. Also bringing $7,000 was a black FUSION sired by SimAngus sire, Wish Maker, out of a Balancer dam by Flying H Professor 22W. He sported 5 Star genetics, was Show-Me Select Heifer qualified and found a new home with Joey OBrien.

Demand and quality were both strong ending with a sale that averaged higher than last year.

 

 

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 28th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Bull Yards at the Ranch
Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada
Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock
Reported by: Eileen Davidson

Sale Average:
95 Purebred Yearling Red & Black Gelbvieh Bulls      $6,226

Many repeat buyers, new buyers, producers and friends we’ve known for a lifetime attended our 28th Annual Bull Sale and weekend festivities at our bull yards southwest of Ponteix. The crowd bid enthusiastically to own and take home the sale offering. The phone lines were kept hopping and the online bidding was active; with bulls selected to go to work in herds both near and far!

Sale attendees enjoyed a great day with accommodating travel conditions, a tasty beef dinner, and the best part — socializing with fellow cattle producers!

Many thanks to all that attended and helped in so many ways! Our 2018 Bull Sale will be held Saturday, March 3, 2017 at the Bull Yards.

44th Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale

February 14, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
Held in Conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo
Auctioneer: Phil Schooley
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:
13 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                $3,761
26 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females          $2,601
1 Embryo Package                                        $7,500

The Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa group put together a solid set of Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics to be showcased at the 44th Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale, which was held during the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lot 43, VRT 6117D ET, consigned by Blackhawk Cattle Company and Lazy TV Ranch, was the high selling bull of the sale. 6117D ET is a 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh bull and is a full brother to Lazy TV Sam U451 who is one of the top AI sires in the breed. His genomic-enhanced EPDs boast seven EPDs in the top 5 percent of the Gelbvieh breed. Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Phillipsburg, Kansas, recognized this unique opportunity and purchased 6117D ET for $8,400.

Lot 31, FMH 2020 Mr At Ease 510C, consigned by FMH Gelbviehs, was the second high selling bull. This 75 percent Gelbvieh bull possesses eight EPDs in the top 5 percent of the breed, including the top 1 percent for calving ease direct and top 2 percent for weaning and yearling weights. Lon Carlson, Magrath, Alberta, Canada purchased the bull for $6,000.

Lot 41, HRNK Mr Trina’s Thunder 9D, consigned by Herink Gelbvieh, rounded out the top three high selling bulls. He’s a Balancer son of CCRO Carolina Thunder 2266Z. He’s a high growth bull that ranks in the top 1 and 2 percent for weaning weight and yearling weight, respectively. Lane Terry of Philipsburg, Kansas, took this bull home for $5,750.

On the female side, a rare opportunity to purchase JEMG Lee Ann 650U embryos was featured as lot 1 in this year’s sale. J-Bar M Gelbvieh consigned the flush lot that was purchased for $7,500 by Blackhawk Cattle Company, Oregon, Illinois. Lee Ann could be considered one of the top red donor dams in the breed and has two sons who are recognizable AI sires, JEMG Steakhouse and JEMG Silver Dollar.

Lot 20, KCCG Blackbird 21D, consigned by Kirkwood Community College, was the high selling female. Blackbird 21D is a 75 percent Gelbvieh female described as a moderate, functional cow with EPDs for calving ease direct and weaning weight in the top 10 percent of the breed. Adelyn Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa, purchased the female for $4,500.

Lot 17, HRNK Ms Cyclone 7B 604D, consigned by Herink Gelbvieh, was the second high selling female of the day. This January 2016 born, 75 percent Gelbvieh female has the potential to become a show prospect and later a productive brood cow. Cade Cameron, Danville, Iowa purchased the female for $3,800.

 

 

 

 

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

January 30, 2017
Kist Livestock Auction
Mandan, North Dakota
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:
22 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                $4,572
25 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females          $2,820
Overall Average                                             $3,640

The North Dakota Gelbvieh Association membership did a phenomenal job of putting together a great set of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and females for their 33rd Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Rule Sale. Buyers from seven states and one Canadian province purchased genetics from the 17 consignors.

Lot 14, WOHL Leverage’s Impact D55, consigned by Wohl Farms, was the top selling lot of the sale. This homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh bull is sired by CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A. WOHL D55 boasts a weaning weight EPD in the top 2 percent of the breed, total maternal in the top 3 percent, FPI in the top 5 percent and ribeye area in the top 10 percent. Sandy Graveley of Avon, Montana, realized his potential and purchased lot 14 for $8,000.

Lot 16, WOHL Brule’s Impact D37, consigned by Wohl Farms, was the second high selling bull. This homozygous polled Balancer son of SGRI Brule B806 has five EPDs in the top 5 percent of the breed. Olek Simmentals from Felton, Minnesota, purchased this stout made, clean fronted, and big ribbed bull for $7,750.

Lot 13, WOHL Leverage’s Pepper D23, consigned by Wohl Farms, was the third high selling bull. Tracy Hohertz, Mandan, North Dakota placed the final bid of $5,750 to purchase this son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A.

Lot 5, DGSC Denzel 2D, consigned by Dean G Swenson, was the first in a pair of bulls that sold for $5,500. Denzel 2D exhibits impressive calving ease and maternal traits on paper. West End Gelbvieh Ranch, Hill City, Minnesota, purchased the purebred Gelbvieh bull.

Lot 20, FGC D4, consigned by Feist Gelbvieh, rounded out the top five. This high growth Balancer bull sold to Bernel Appledoorn, Gladstone, North Dakota.

On the female side, Lot 54, SGAR Dandy 610D, consigned by Sarah and Verrick Schock, took the honors of being the high selling female. She is the purebred Gelbvieh daughter of DDGR Jackpot 64B. Layal Grund, Sharon Springs, Kansas, purchased the female for $4,300.

Lot 44, IFG Ivers Miss Cora D12, consigned by the Ivers family, was the second high selling female. This red, double polled Balancer daughter of JRI Top Recruit 254U82 sold to Galen Sickler, Gladstone, North Dakota, for $4,200.

Lot 31, LRSF LRL Snazzy C73, consigned by Lost River Livestock, was the third high selling female. Snazzy is the daughter of CRAN Buck Y019. Jamie Schimming, Enerlin, North Dakota purchased the female for $4,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017
M5 Ag Services, Carthage, Indiana
Reported by: W. Mark Hilton

Sale Averages

17  Balancer Bulls                              $4,444
3   SimAngus Bulls                            $4,433
4    Calving Ease Angus Bulls         $4,675
24  Bulls                                              $4,483

 

Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants along with Brooks Farms, Inc. and M5 Ag Services/Chris Muegge, hosted their 14th Annual Open House and Bull Sale on March 18. Bulls were individually priced and buyers put their number by any bulls that fit their criteria. Sale order is made with bulls with highest level of interest selling first.

Balancer bull MBCC Absolute 1D was the top selling bull at $6,500 going to new buyer, Richard Howe of Yorktown, Indiana. This KCF Absolute son out of a Mytty In Focus x Carolina Fortune dam had a CED of 17 (top 10%), YW EPD of 122 (top 15%) and a marbling EPD of .91 (top 1%).

The high gaining bull on test was MBCC Absolute 10D, a full genetic brother to “1D” as their dams are full ET sisters.  10D sold for $6,300 also to Richard Howe for use in his heifer development business. MBCC 10D has nearly identical EPDs to 1D with top 10% CED and YW with top 1% marbling EPD. Howe is collecting semen on both to extend their use in his herd.

BRKS 64D was the next high selling bull at $5,350 to repeat buyer Kevin Kremer of Delphi. 64D is a Balancer out of Connealy Comrade and a Tenderloin cow. He is also a curve bender with a CED of 19 (top 2%), YW of 116 (top 20%) and marbling of 0.85 (top 1%) that will add hybrid vigor to Kremer’s commercial herd.

Richard Howe came back to buy BRKS 61D at $5,150. This calving ease Connealy Comrade son goes back back to a Carolina Fortune-influenced cow.

Kevin Holst of Eldridge, Iowa purchased MBCC Fifth Gen 41D via phone bid at $5,100. This Absolute son represented five generations of MBCC genetics with the sixth generation cow in the pedigree coming from Kevin’s father Gary Holst back in 1993.

Two bulls sold at $4,900 with BRKS 3D, a Thomas Top Hand son out of an 0ZZ Gov Win 103R cow going to repeat buyer Louis Bobb at Seymour. A calving ease Angus composite sired by KCF Bennett Absolute out of a Balancer cow sired by ERTL 5X3 went to repeat buyer Joe Melton, DVM of Harrison, Arkansas. Three other bulls made their way to Arkansas due to Dr. Melton’s influence.

Repeat buyer Bruce Sheets of Lafayette, Indiana took home two bulls and first time buyer Brian Miller of Spiceland, Indiana also purchased two bulls for his growing herd on the advice of his herd health veterinarian.

Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics 22nd Annual Bull Sale

 

March 18, 2017
Lewistown Livestock Auction
Lewistown, Montana
Auctioneer: Kyle Shobe
Reported by: Omie Danell

Sale Averages:
8 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls                              $ 4,313
20 Balancer Bulls                                              $ 3,813
13 Purebred Angus Bulls                                  $ 4,327
41 Yearling Bulls Average                                $ 4,073
12 Open Gelbvieh and Balancer Heifers       $ 1,077

The breeders represented in the 22nd annual Central Montana Gelbvieh & Angus Genetics Bull Sale were blessed with a glorious day to sell bulls on March 18! We would very much like to thank all our buyers, bidders, friends, and neighbors for joining ourselves and our families in celebrating Gelbvieh, Balancer, and Angus seedstock. Bulls found homes locally and statewide, with some going as far as Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado.

Lot 9, JOB Danell Spitz 26D, topped the sale at $7750, selling to Kyle and Jade Salveson of Malta, Montana. Spitz is a natural son of donor dam, Monarch Sandy Pride S132, and SITZ Upward 307R. He has high performance ratios and boasts a tenderness score of 10! Kyle and Jade also took Lot 1, JOB Danell Innovator 04D, for $5,000.

Lot 8, JOB Danell Grand Slam 23D, was the high selling purebred Gelbvieh bull at $6,000 and sold to Randy Feist, Feist Gelbvieh of Ludlow, South Dakota. Grand Slam is a homozygous polled, homozygous black son of JOB Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y out of the 2014 Futurity winner at N.I.L.E., JOB Danell Pammy 15Z, co-owned with Bar IV Livestock in Kentucky. Grand Slam was the Reserve Division Champion at the 2016 N.I.L.E. in Billings, Montana.

Lot 6, JOB Danell Upward Bound 16D, was the high selling Balancer at $6,000 and was sold to Dennis and Diana Miller, S G Miller Ranch of Clyde Park, Montana. Upward Bound is a homozygous polled, homozygous black son of SITZ Upward 307R and scored a 9 for tenderness! Dennis and Diana also take Lot 7, JOB Danell Coalminer 22D for $5,500 and Lot 3, JOB Danell Tanner 08D.

Lot 14, JOB Danell Rocko 51D sold to Dick and Kathy Holzer of Moccasin, Montana, for $5500. Rocko is a homozygous polled, black purebred Gelbvieh son of JOB Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y with an 84-pound birth weight and high performance ratios for growth and carcass! Dick and Kathy also take Lot 22, JOB Danell Simba 89D and Lot 27, BBDM Bolton Duke 62D.

Lot 25, BBDM Bolton Zais 54D, brought $5,000 and was sold to Lloyd Thiel of Powell, Wyoming. Zais is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of Thomas Top Hand 0536 with an 84-pound birth weight, high performance ratios and Top 1 percent EPDs from calving ease to growth to carcass! Lloyd also takes BBDM Country Strong 90D.

Lot 28, BBDM Bolton Legend 64D, at $4,500, sold to Paul and Jen Jensen of Lewistown, Montana. Legend is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer son of V A R Discovery 2240 that scored a 9 for tenderness and great growth ratios! Paul and Jen also take Lot 12 and Lot 20.

Lot 31, BBDM Bolton Chamberlain 76D sold to Mitch Miller of Wilsall, Montana, for $4250. Chamberlain is a homozygous polled, homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh son of JOB Danell Choco 53B with Top EPD percentages for calving ease, growth, stayability, and carcass weight. Chamberlain’s sire was the high selling bull at the 2015 Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics Bull Sale, bringing $14,000.

Lot 32, BBDM Bolton Rommel 80D sold for $4250 to Gail Fiolkoski, SEGA Gelbvieh of Pierce, Colorado. Rommel is another homozygous polled, homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh son of JOB Danell Choco 53B with a tenderness score of 6 and excellent maternal and carcass EPDs!

Judd Ranch 39th Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Pomona, Kansas
Consultant: Roger Gatz

Sale Averages:
57 Black Polled Purebred Fall Yearling Bulls                    $6,737
58 Red Polled Purebred Fall Yearling Bulls                       $6,780
50 Black Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls                     $6,940
14 Red Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls                         $6,464
3 Purebred 1A Red Angus Fall Yearling Bulls                   $6,000
17 Black Polled Purebred Spring Yearling Bulls               $6,326
9 Red Polled Purebred Spring Yearling Bulls                    $5,806
48 Black Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls                 $6,261
9 Red Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls                     $4,833

13 Purebred 1A Red Angus Spring Yearling Bulls              $4,019

Total: 278 Bulls                                                                     $6,434

 

Judd Ranch’s 39th Gelbvieh, Balancer and Red Angus Bull Sale featured 310 registered bidders from 27 states with over 600 people in attendance.

 

2016 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale

Reported by David Slaughter

On November 12, the 2016 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale kicked of an eventful week of Gelbvieh and Balancer activities at the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.  This sale has consistently produced show champions and breed influence individuals year after year.

Topping this year’s sale at $10,750 was Lot 6, PMFG Cora 552C ET, consigned by Pleasant Meadows Farm.  Cora is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Lazy TV Watchman daughter whose maternal pedigree traces to the donor DARC P401.  Her EPD profile placed her at the top of the breed for multiple growth, maternal, and carcass traits.

Next high selling individual at $9,000 was Lot 8, GGGE 3G Blood Brother 454B ET, consigned by 3G Ranch.  Blood Brother had obvious substance and eye appeal that could take him to the winner’s circle.  He was the choice of Larry P & Sunny D Farms to carry their red Gelbvieh program to the next level.  At the Tuesday show, Blood Brother was named grand champion Gelbvieh bull.

Selling for $5,700 was Lot 4, C-Cross Carolina 5320C, consigned by C Cross Cattle Company.  Carolina 5320C is a homozygous black, homozygous polled daughter of Eagle Eye 224Y ET. Her tremendous EPD profile and eye appeal was an easy choice for Hilltop Farms.

Rounding out the high selling females was Lot 5, CBX Ms Exclusive’s Impact, consigned by Coles Bend Cattle Company.  This homozygous black, homozygous polled Carolina Exclusive was a crowd favorite. Gentle G Farms outlasted several bidders at $5,000 to own this future donor.

27th Annual Taubenheim Gelbvieh Sale

February 6, 2017
At the Ranch, Amherst, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by: Justin Taubenheim

Sale Averages:
80 Gelbvieh/Balancer Bulls $4581
40 Bred Heifers $2577
21 Open Heifers $1208

Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 27th annual production sale February 6, 2017, at the ranch. A great day of weather brought out a good crowd of new and repeat customers from 10 states. A great set of bulls and females including the National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Pen of 5 Balancers were in the offering.

Top Selling Bulls
TAU Mr. Carolina Leverage 28D, is a ¾ blood homozygous black and homozygous polled son of CCRO Carolina Leverage, who is possibly one of the best Carolina Leverage sons to sell this spring. 28D turned a lot of heads at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, and that was also the case sale day. When the gavel dropped he found a new home with Eric Schipporeit at $15,500.

TAU Mr. Resource 30D ET, a homozygous black, homozygous polled herd sire was purchased by Holle Gelbvieh of Oberlin, Kansas. 30D is a big footed, wide based and expressively muscled son of SAV Resource 30D, and an impressive donor female. After active bidding TAU Mr. Resource 30D found a new home with the Holle family for $11,000.

TAU Mr. Final Answer 20D was the next high selling lot at $10,000. 20D is a calving ease son of SAV Final Answer that is packed with muscle shape and performance. 20D made a lot of friends on sale day and when the auctioneer said, “sold” he found a home with JGP Gelbvieh of Missouri.

TAU No Doubt 2D ET is a homozygous black, homozygous polled son of TAU Unanimous 11B that is backed by our great 8101U donor cow. No Doubt was marked by many for his length, extension and muscle shape and when the bidding was over he found a new home with Eric Schipporeit for $9,000

TAU Mr. Resource 14D ET, a homozygous black son of SAV Resource with a ton of power and performance sold to longtime customer T&B Farms of Sumner, Nebraska, for $8,500.

TAU Mr. Final Countdown 10D ET, a homozygous black son of TAU Final Countdown 59Y caught the attention of many great cattlemen, but when bidding ceased the Dannehl family from Bertrand, Nebraska, took him home for $8,000.

Top Selling Bred Females

Covington Gelbvieh of Colorado, took home TAU Ms. Final Countdown 595C for $3,200.

Holle Gelbvieh of Kansas, took home TAU Ms. Final Answer 546C and TAU Ms. Ironman 5029C for $3,200.

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 36th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017
At the Ranch, Selby, South Dakota
Auctioneers: Lynn and Seth Weishaar
Reported by Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson

Sale Averages:
105 Yearling Balancer® $3,791
15 Yearling Gelbvieh-Influenced $3,490
38 Yearling Angus $3,921
18 Fall Balancers & Angus $3,804
176 Bulls $3,844

Warm spring weather and hospitality greeted the crowd on hand for Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 36th Annual Bull Sale at the ranch west of Selby on Saturday, March 4. Owners Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson and Brian and DeDee Begeman offered a quality set of bulls.
A total of 176 Gelbvieh, Balancer® and Angus bulls averaged $3,844 and sold into eight states. Nearly 90 percent of the buyers were repeat customers and many bought in volume.

Commanding the top price at $13,000 was Lot 5 purchased by Bar Arrow Gelbvieh from Phillipsburg, Kansas. The homozygous black and homozygous polled Balancer yearling was sired by Connealy Revelation and out of one of the herd’s top cows, W413, who is a Dam of Merit and was also mother of the high-selling bull in the 2016 sale.

Larry Thompson of Glenham, South Dakota, a Lazy TV Ranch customer for more than 30 years, took home Lot 18 at a final bid of $8,500. The black Balancer yearling was sired by Tombstone 050 and posted calving, performance and carcass EPDs in the top third of the Gelbvieh breed.

Leading off the red Balancer offering was Lot 92 that sold to Dan Materi, Strasburg, North Dakota, for $8,500. Sired by IDRA Victory 0034, he indexed 123 for ADG and 117 for yearling weight.

Two more red Balancer Victory sons brought $8,000 including Lot 95 purchased by longtime customers Merle and Adrienne Hicks from Martin, South Dakota, and Lot 98 bought by Jim Houck of Akaska, South Dakota.

John Haefner of Mound City, South Dakota, nabbed the high-selling Angus bull, Lot 175, at $7,750. A son of Connealy Big Money, he posted a 118 ADG ratio and a 1445-lb. YW.

Skip Rau, another long-time customer, bought the high-selling fall-born Angus bull, Lot 165 at $6,250. He was sired by Woodhill Daybreak and indexed 125 on test.

Haefner struck again purchasing the two high-selling Gelbvieh-influenced bulls, Lot 134 and 138, both at $6,000. Both were black yearling sired by DLW Alumni 7513A, the 2014 Gelbvieh Futurity champion bull.

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Annual Bull Sale

February 11, 2017
Prairie Hills Gelbvieh
Dickinson, North Dakota
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt
Reported by: Klint Sickler

Sale Averages:
40 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls                         $4,408
Purebred Bred Females                                $2,675
Purebred Open Females                              $2,317
After a winter that has blanketed much of North Dakota in record snowfall, a spring heat wave arrived just in time for a beautiful sale day for Prairie Hills Gelbvieh.

Lot 1, PHG Dominator D78, was the high selling bull of the day selling for $12,000 to the team of Fladeland Livestock, Gladmar, SK, and JSJ Livestock, Hartney, MB, for full possession and half semen interest. This powerful purebred son of BABR Dominance 4280B caught the eye of many breeders across North America.

Lot 36, PHG Darth D12, sold to Golden Buckle Gelbvieh, Medina, ND, for $11,500. This dark red son of RWG Yikes 1512 was packed full of beef in an outcross package.

Lot 11, PHG Da Vinci D52, sold to Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh, Mandan, ND, for $8,500. This homozygous polled son of DVE Davidson Jackson 26A came from a RWG Yikes first calver and posted a 890-pound weaning weight.

Lot 2, PHG Dominion D30, sold to Chimney Butte Ranch, Mandan, ND, for $7,750. Homozygous black and homozygous polled, he was sired by BABR Dominance 4280B and had genomic-enhanced EPDs that ranked in the top 10 percent of nearly every category.

Lot 42, PHG Gerty C38, was the high selling bred female of the day selling for $2,900 to Goodview Gelbvieh, Punnichy, SK. She sold bred to LWHF Super Flex Z353 for a purebred heifer calf.

Other breeders purchasing cattle include Davidson Gelbvieh, Twisted T Gelbvieh, and Honeyman Gelbvieh.

Bulls and females sold throughout five states and two Canadian provinces.

 

 

 

Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Production Sale

February 16, 2017
Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh
Mandan, North Dakota
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt

Sale Averages:
74 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls:  $ 4,081
25 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer Bred Heifers:  $2,572

Top Selling Bulls:
Lot 19: $7,000 for half possession and half semen interest, DDGR Resilient 275D, a March 5 purebred black son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A, sold to Rocky Top Gelbvieh and Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada.
Lot 65:  $10,000, DDGR Budweiser 122D, a March 21 red Balancer son of DDGR Nobleman 79B sold to Brentt and Todd Eslinger of Elgin, ND.
Lot 11:  $8,250, DDGR Arapahoe 261D, a March 2 black Balancer son of SAV Resource 1441 to Michael Heinrich, Medina, ND.
Lot 26:  $7,500, DDGR Jack Daniels 35D, a March 8 black Balancer son of SAV Resource 1441 to Chad Solberg of Westby, MT.
Lot 27:  $6,500, DDGR Cletus 37D, a March 9, black Balancer son of DDGR American Sniper 44B to Leif and Nancy Jellesed, Charlson, ND.
Lot 35:   $6,500, DDGR Right Time 58D, a March 12 red Balancer son of DDGR Nobleman 79B to Brentt and Todd Eslinger, Elgin, ND.
Lot 47:  $6,500, DDGR Power Stroke 76D, a March 14 black Balancer son of SAV Resource 1441 to Chad Solberg of Westby, MT.

Top Selling Bred Heifers:
Lot 88: $3,700, DDGR Equinox 264C, a black Balancer daughter of Connealy In Focus 4925 to Sloan Gravely of Avon, MT.
Lot 95: $3,700 DDGR Ella 129C, a black Balancer daughter of DCSF Post Rock Ten Plus ET to Morgan McCarty, Rifle, CO.

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

Reported by KK Seedstock

January 8, 2017
Denver, Colorado
Sale Manger: KK Seedstock
Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham

Sale Averages

1 Half Interest Donor Dam              $18,000
2.5 Bulls                                             $17,400
3.5 Bred Females                              $9,643
7 Pick of Herd Lots                           $7,821
10 Open Heifers                                $6,390
4 Embryo Flushes                             $5,625
Total: 27.5 Lots                                 $8,270

 

Progressive Gelbvieh and Balancer breeders from across the United States and Canada converged on Denver, Colorado, for the Gelbvieh events held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show January 5-9. In addition to the outstanding displays of Gelbvieh breeding cattle on the Hill and in the Yards, 25 Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders from 12 states and Alberta pooled their resources to offer an outstanding set of cattle in the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale. The seats of the Beef Palace Auction Arena were filled with buyers interested in adding these exciting genetics to their respective breeding programs. At the final drop of the gavel a total of 27.5 lots passed through the ring for an average of $8,270.

$18,750—Top-selling lot—One of the most anticipated lots and the eventual top seller was full possession and half semen interest in the 2017 Breeder’s Choice Champion Futurity Bull. GHGF Trump Train C521 is a September 15, 2015, double homozygous purebred son of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X out of GHGF 2Z1 ET. Possession sold to Jumping Cow Gelbvieh of Ramah, Colorado, with semen packages selling to: Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, Nebraska; Gustin Diamond D, Mandan, North Dakota; Dykstra Family Livestock, Morrison, Illinois; CJ&L Livestock, Hermosa, South Dakota; Butler Creek Farm, Milton, Tennessee; Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, South Dakota; and J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Ava, Illinois. Furthermore, consignor, Karlebo Gelbvieh Farm of Cleveland, North Carolina, who won the proceeds from the sale of Trump Train through the Gelbvieh futurity’s drawing, was generous enough to donate 10 percent of the purchase price to the American Gelbvieh Foundation.

$18,000—Next up was half embryo interest in BABR Maria 5256C. The March 8, 2015 50 percent Balancer double homozygous daughter of BABR Secret Brand 2100Z out of BABR 7062T was offered by Wes and Brittney Spencer of Pierre, South Dakota. The buyer was the Maria Syndicate of Minot, North Dakota.

$11,000—Hilltop Farms of Asbury, Missouri, had the final bid on the 2016 pick of the fall-born calves of Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee.

$11,000—Another popular pick was the opportunity to choose from the right to flush any Gelbvieh cow in the Eagle Pass Ranch herd of Highmore, South Dakota. The winning bidder was Leachman Cattle of Ft. Collins, Colorado.

$10,500—LWHF Lass 801C is a September 4, 2015 born, 50 percent Balancer double homozygous daughter of Post Rock Granite 200P2 out of PCC Miss Lass 319A. She was consigned by Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, Virginia, and was purchased by McIntosh Brothers, Georgetown, Kentucky; Coles Bend Cattle, Smiths Grove, Kentucky; and Cross Cattle Co. of Asheboro, North Carolina.

$10,000—A consignment from Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, Virginia, was highly sought after. LWHF Black Diamond 814C, a September 17, 2015, 50 percent Balancer, double homozygous son of PCC Witten 111A out of PAWS 931W, sold to Rippey Farms of Galax, Virginia.

$10,000—Sunberry Valley Ranch of Sundre, Alberta, purchased the pick of the 2017 heifer calves from Severtson Land & Cattle Co. of Innisfail, Alberta.

$9,000—Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee, sold half embryo interest in Clinch Mt. Ms. Impact 1339A, a September 22, 2013, 75 percent Balancer, black, polled daughter of Butlers Impact 549U out of JBOB 3530K. The buyer was LeDoux Ranch of Agenda, Kansas.

 

 

Seedstock Plus Bull and Female Sale

November 19, 2016
Kingsville Livestock
Kingsville, Missouri

Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by: John Burbank

26        Bulls                                                               $3619
48        Registered Pairs                                          $2275
52        Commercial Pairs 2 to 6-year-olds          $2226
20        Commercial Pairs 7 to 12-year-olds        $1266
89        Spring Bred Cows                                       $1657
228      Bred Heifers                                                $1563
127      Fall Born Open Heifers                              $1135
21        Spring Born Open Heifers                         $ 846

 

Seedstock Plus conducts two sales a year to market customer cattle. This November sale provided a large offering of Gelbvieh and Balancer®-influenced females with the genetic tie to Seedstock Plus. Included in this sale was the dispersal of JKAR Gelbvieh, Heartland Farms spring calving herd and a herd reduction from Stuecken Brothers, along with consignments from many other customers. Sale highlight include BWF Brandywine Catalyst 521C selling to Nick Korn, Tennesse for $6,500. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull has exceptional phenotype to go along with his outstanding EPDs and some of the best gain and RFI data ever posted. Top registered pairs sold for $3200 and top commercial pairs brought $2500. Hitting the high mark on spring bred cows was a group of commercial 3-year-olds at $1975. Top bred heifers were a group of red commercial heifers selling at $1700 and the top commercial fall open heifers sold at $1260.

A successful sale for the current market and a rewarding event for customers of Seedstock Plus.

 

Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale

October 15, 2016
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Carthage, Missouri

Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by: John Burbank

11        Angus Bulls                 $3173
118      Balancer Bulls             $3700
37        Gelbvieh Bulls             $3708
166      Overall Bulls                $3668

With the significant market decrease over the last year, this annual bull sale posted a 30 percent decrease in the overall sale average compared to last year. It was a larger offering this year and relative to the current cattle market, was a successful sale. There were 136 registered buyers in addition to active bidding online. Bulls sold to 98 buyers in 16 states at a rapid pace with every bull through the ring selling to a new owner. Every bull selling had genomic enhanced EPDs, ultrasound data and 40 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. All bulls were backed by an industry leading culling criteria and customer service.

Top selling bulls include:

Lot 522 FWGR 39C. A Four Winds Gelbvieh Ranch bull that is a red, homozygous polled calving ease Balancer. Purchased by Jack McGinnis, MO for $6750.

Lot 484 DMI 52C. A Diamond Mill Iron Gelbvieh bull that is a red, homozygous polled Balancer bull with excellent EPD’s. Purchased by Max Page, KS for $6300.

Lot 663 BWF Brandywine Consul 5162C. A Brandywine Farms bull that is a red, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh that was the total package. Purchased by Harold Logan, AR for $6000.

Lot 642 GGRR Gilly’s Valsetter C574. A Gilly’s Gelbvieh bull that is a red, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh with excellent phenotype. Purchased by Larry Kendall, MO for $5750.

Lot 626 TMGC SB Alumni 16C of 2005Z. A Stuecken Brothers bull that is a homozygous black, homo polled purebred Gelbvieh herd sire prospect. Purchased by Chad Dunnavant, TN for $5700.

Lot 583 TMMW Mr. Nevada 72C. A Mulroy Farms bull that is a homo black, homozygous polled Balancer with exceptional spread between calving ease and growth. Purchased by Roger Hurst, AR for $5650.

 

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

November 26, 2016
Salina, Kansas
Auctioneer: Ron Cunningham
Sale Management: Bulls-Eye Genetics
Reported by: Risa Overmiller

The high selling female was lot 15 consigned by Dawson Creek Ranch.  BDCG DC 39D4 is a January 2016 born black homozygous polled purebred sired by JRI Next Step 285X72.  When the gavel fell at $7,250, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Missouri, was the new owner.

The 2nd high selling female was lot 36, the youngest female in the offering. RROG Deal Her In 396D a black homozygous polled purebred consigned by R&N Overmiller Gelbvieh. This daughter of 3G Zip Line 266Z commanded $6,000 to 4T Ranch, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

3rd High seller was Lot 13 HIGH MS Cora 9C79 ET a red homozygous polled 75% heifer selling for $5,500 to RLB Genetics, Fordland, Missouri. She was sired by JRI Pop A Top 197T83. This consignment came from Hightower Cattle Company.

The high selling Bred heifer was Lot 12 OGSG Crystal Clear 5208C consigned by Overmiller Gelbvieh.  This homozygous polled female sired by 3G EZ Money 209Z sold for $4,200 to Barwick Gelbvieh, Orleans, Nebraska.

The high selling pair was Lot 1. This Balancer cow-calf pair demanded $4,000 to Steinkruger Gelbvieh, Upland, Nebraska. The cow was sired by VRT Lazy TV Watchman W021, and the calf was sired by LAMJ X-Factor 673X. Barwick Gelbvieh consigned this pair.

The 12 head of breds averaged $2,625 and the 24 head of open heifers averaged $3,135.

 

25th Annual Sooner Select Sale

Date: March 26, 2016
Location: McAlester, Oklahoma
Auctioneer: Joel Birdwell
Sale Management: Mitchell Marketing Services
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:
Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls                                  $3,516
Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females                            $3,211
Commercial Females                                                  $1,620
Embryo packages                                                         $675

 

The Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association hosted its 25th Annual Sooner Select Sale on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the McAlester Union Stockyards in McAlester, Oklahoma. The sale consisted of 25 Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls, 35 Gelbvieh, Balancer and commercial females, and three embryo packages.

It was two bulls consigned to the sale by Dobson Ranch that tied for the honor of top selling bull with the final bid at $5,750. Lot 7, MDR Oklahoma Exclusive 5157C ET, is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 50 percent Balancer son of CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y. He is described as impressive in his overall mass, thickness and athletic look with EPDs in the top 25 percent for marbling and calving ease as well as the top 30 percent for birth weight. Oklahoma Exclusive sold to Tommy Honeycut, Stigler, Oklahoma.

Lot 10, MDR Black Oak 5154 ET is a homozygous polled, purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh son of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W.  Black Oak is a performance bull who’s EPDs rank in the top 25 percent for yearling and weaning and in the top 20 percent for carcass weight. He sold to Karly Alexander of Perry, Oklahoma.

Lot 2, TTTT Cowboy Legend, offered by Chase Tabor, was the next highest selling bull. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 50 percent Balancer son of TTTT Sugar Daddy ET was purchased by Frank McWIlliams from Coweda, Oklahoma for $4,900.

Lot 39, CIRS 33TB, topped the selection of females in the sale. 33TB is a purebred Gelbvieh cow with spring 2016 heifer at side sired by LARM Boeing. The pair was offered by Bill New Gelbvieh and was purchased by J.W. Edwards of Wagoner, Oklahoma for $5,500.

Lot 41, BNG Ms Bluebell 737, a 50 percent Balancer female with a spring 2016 bull calf at side sired by LARM Boeing also was consigned by Bill New Gelbvieh and sold to J.W. Edwards of Wagoner, Oklahoma for $4,700.

Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale

March 12, 2016
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center
Springfield, Missouri
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:

105 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls                $4,891.61

J Bar M Gelbvieh, J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc. and Hilltop Farms drew a packed house at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, Missouri for their Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale in mid-March. Buyers from 10 states and one Canadian province capitalized on the great selection of genetics put together by the three seedstock suppliers.

Lot 109, JKGF C51 ET, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc., was the highest selling purebred Gelbvieh bull in the sale. JKGF C51 ET is the homozygous black, homozygous polled, February 2015 son of CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y that reaches the top 2 percent in the feeder profit index, the top 4 percent for yearling weight and carcass weight, the top 10 percent for weaning weight and the top 15 percent for marbling. He was sold to McMahan Cove Gelbvieh, Stevenson, Alabama, with a final bid of $29,000.

Lot 85, JKGF C512, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc., was the highest selling Balancer bull. This homozygous black, homozygous polled, 50 percent Balancer son of Sandpoint Butkus X797 ranks in the top 1 percent for calving ease, the top 2 percent for feeder profit index and yearling weight, the top 3 percent for weaning weight and the top 25 percent for birth weight and marbling. JKGF C512 was sold to Kittle Farms, Geraldine, Alabama, for $28,000. The bull will be co-owned by Kittle Farms and Coach Mike Ditka, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame and coach of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.

Next up was Lot 45, HTFM Mr. Branded Man C503, owned by Hilltop Farms, sold for $12,500 to Todd Frankenfield, Adrian, Missouri. Branded Man is the homozygous polled, 63 percent Balancer son of BABR Branded Man 3400A and ranks in the top 15 percent for calving ease direct and weaning weight.

 

 

 

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 27th Annual Bull Sale

Sale Averages:

92 Purebred Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls       $5,830

There was a full house and a great crowd in person and on-line for the 27th Annual Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The sale, hosted by Davidson Gelbvieh, Vernon and Eileen Davidson, and Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ross and Tara Davidson and their family, was held on the ranch south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Bulls sold across North America to make an impact on both purebred and commercial Gelbvieh cattle programs. Many repeat buyers as well as new customers purchased bulls for their commercial and purebred herds in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Mexico. Strong local support was also noted, with over half of the bulls selling right in Saskatchewan to be used in commercial and purebred herds across the province.

 

 

43rd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale

February 16, 2016
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
Auctioneer: Phil Schooley
Sale Management: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:
30 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females          $3,096
16 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls                  $3,156

The Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa hosted the 43rd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale on February 16, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo. Buyers from eight states took advantage of the quality set of Gelbvieh and Balancer females and bulls in the sale lineup.

J Bar M Gelbvieh consigned the top selling female. This lot was a buyer’s choice lot featuring pick of J Bar M’s spring 2016 calving bred heifers or fall 2016 calving bred heifers with 30 plus head of ET or natural bred heifers to choose from. Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Nebraska placed the final bid of $6,000.

The second highest selling female was Lot 15, DTKF Faith’s Secret consigned by DTK Cattle Company. This 88 percent Purebred Gelbvieh is the March 20, 2014 born daughter of RWG Traction 7412 and out of a National Champion donor dam, BDCG DC Faith 111P. Secret sold to Twisted T Gelbvieh from Parry, Saskatchewan, Canada for $4,200.

Topping the bull sale was Lot 38, SKYB Red Whiskey 5002C, consigned by Bode Martin. Red Whiskey is the 38 percent Balancer son of GGGE 3G Ez Money 209Z born in January 2015. Brian Bauer of Fairberry, Nebraska, purchased the bull for $4,750.

Next up was Lot 35, CCRK Shock Wave 4253B, consigned by Crooked Creek Cattle Company. Shock Wave is the 38 percent Balancer son of DLW Red Power 583U born on January 18, 2014. He sold for $4,000 to Carlton Kjos of Decorah, Iowa.

 

Flying H Genetics’ Roughage ‘N Ready Herd Bull Sale

March 5, 2016
At the Ranch, Arapahoe, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl

Sale Averages:

Black Balancer® Bulls                                                    $6,134
Red Balancer, Gelbvieh, SimAngus Bulls                   $5,706
FUSION Bulls                                                                   $5,386
High Percentage black Gelbvieh Bulls                        $5,264
Money Makin’ Mommas Pairs                                      $5,813
Total Average                                                                    $5,753

 

Progressive cattlemen from 10 states joined Flying H Genetics for their 36th ROUGHAGE ‘N READY HERD BULL SALE March 5th.  It was a beautiful day in southwest Nebraska.

Flying H Genetics offers several genetic packages to meet their customer’s needs in both black and red. All of the bulls were presented with Genomic Enhanced EPD’s giving them the best genetic values ever offered and helped assure that each customer was able to get the genetics they wanted for their cow herd.

As a group the Black Balancers topped the sale averaging $6134.

The red Balancers, SimAngus and Gelbvieh bulls averaged $5706 while the FUSION bulls averaged $5386.  FUSION is a composite of Black or Red Angus at 50% and Gelbvieh and Simmental at 25% each.

The high percentage black Gelbvieh bulls averaged $5264.

Seedstock herd bulls were sold to Sandy Knoll Farms, Gary’s Gelbvieh, Robinson Gelbvieh, Bledsoe Livestock, Stucky Gelbvieh, Single Oak Gelbvieh, Johnson’s Bear River Gelbvieh and Wilkinson Gelbvieh.

The Featured MONEY MAKIN’ MAMAS were topped by a 4 year old red Balancer with a Red Angus sired bull calf at side and sold for $7250.  The pairs averaged $5813.

Total sale average was $5753.

A special Thank You to all of our valued friends, neighbors and customers for letting us help them produce some of the best cattle possible.  The Flying H Genetics Crew.

Judd Ranch 38th Annual Bull Sale

March 5, 2016
Pomona, Kansas
Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Sale Averages:

43 Black Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Fall Yearling Bulls                $7,211
49 Red Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Fall Yearling Bulls                   $6,933
56 Black Polled Balancer® Fall Yearling Bulls                               $7,439
13 Red Polled Balancer Fall Yearling Bulls                                      $6,846
1 Purebred 1A Red Angus Fall Yearling Bull                                    $8,000
26 Black Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Spring Yearling Bulls           $5,546
22 Red Polled Purebred Gelbvieh Spring Yearling Bulls              $5,148
40 Black Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls                             $6,129
10 Red Polled Balancer Spring Yearling Bulls                                $6,550
11 Purebred 1A Red Angus Spring Yearling Bulls                           $5,159
271 Total Bulls                                                                                       $6,599

Judd Ranch’s 38th Annual Bull Sale was a huge success with 260 registered bidders from 25 states and Canada. Lot 77 topped the sale offering at $17,000 and 17 of the 18 top selling bulls sold to commercial cattlemen.

Central Montana Gelbvieh and Angus Genetics 21st Annual Bull Sale

March 19, 2016
Lewistown, MT
Auctioneer:  Kyle Shobe

Sale Averages:
5 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls               $5,300
25 Balancer® Bulls                            $4,880
12 Purebred Angus Bulls                 $4,854

Much to the relief of buyers and sellers alike, a couple of colder days with a bitter wind gave way to an enjoyably sunny sale day!

Lot 21, JOB Danell Chachi 81C, was the high selling bull of the day – selling for $7,750 to Fred and Leslie Colver, Colver Gelbvieh, of Lewistown, Montana.  Danell Diamond Six Ranch brought this homozygous polled Balancer® with “heifer bull” credentials and great growth numbers.  Chachi is a JOB Danell A.J. 12A ET son with a tenderness of 7 and a “puppy dog” disposition!

Kyle and Jade Salveson, of Malta, Montana, purchased Lot 3, JOB Danell Runway 16C and Lot 7, JOB Danell Caesar 688C for $7,000 each and Lot 16, JOB Danell Khan 65C for $6,750.  A real powerhouse load of Balancer bulls went home with Salvesons on sale day!

Lot 37, D L Black Granite 5549, was the top selling Linhart Angus Bull – selling for $7,000 to Robert Ebeling of Geraldine, Montana.  This purebred Angus Connealy Black Granite son boasts an 80 pound birth weight paired with a 118 WW ratio and an ADG ratio of 116!

Lot 35, M L Black Granite 5072, sold for $6500 to Don and Nancy Jenni of Lewistown, Montana.  This purebred Angus Connealy Black Granite son comes from a calving ease cow family and showed high growth ratios – 110 WW ratio, 105 YW ratio, and 100 ADG ratio!

Lot 25, Bolton Pay Day 45C, was the top selling bull for Bolton Double B Ranch – selling for $6,500 to Danell Diamond Six Ranch.  Pay Day is a homozygous polled, homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh sired by JOB Danell Joey 7A and out of a first-calf heifer!  Pay Day boasts an 87-pound birth weight and growth ratios of 104 WW, 106 YW, and 108 ADG!

Volume buyers included Richard and Kathy Holzer of Moccasin, Montana, who took home five bulls averaging $3,750 each and S G Miller Ranch of Clyde Park, Montana who took home four bulls averaging $4,125 each.

Bulls sold into Kansas, Kentucky, and Wyoming as well as throughout Montana. The producers would like to thank all the buyers and bidders.  The majority of the bulls went to repeat buyers and we sincerely appreciate your faith in our programs!

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

Sale Averages:
16 Balancer Bulls                               $4,628
3 Angus Bulls                                      $4,533
2 SimAngus Bulls                              $3,950

W. Mark Hilton, DVM of Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, West Lafayette, Indiana and Tom Brooks and family, Brooks Farms, Inc., Wolcott, Indiana hosted their 13th annual open house and bull sale on Saturday, March 19 at Brooks Farms. Joining them in the sale was Ginger Ertel of Ertel Farms, Greentop, Missouri and Chip and Susan Unsicker and family, Unsicker Farms, Peoria, Illinois.

16 Balancer® bulls averaged $4628, 3 Angus averaged $4533 and 2 SimAngus averaged $3950. Thirteen of the 21 bulls sold to repeat customers.

Leading the sale at $6,300 was MBCC James 11C ET. This March 23, 2015 Balancer bull is sired by AAR Ten X 7008 SA and out of BWF Brandywine Saki 661S. Saki is an ET donor owned in a partnership of MBCC, Brandywine, John Burbank and Diehl Bros. MBCC 11C ET boasts an impressive EPD and $ value profile where 18/18 of his EPDs are in the top 45% of all Balancer bull EPDs. His three $ index values are all in the top 20 percent of the breed. This frame score 6.0 bull was the second high gaining bull on test with an ADG ratio of 122.2. Buyer of MBCC 11CET was Joe Jones of Pine Village, Indiana.

Second high selling bull at $6,200 was MBCC Todd 13C ET. This March 22, 2015 Balancer bull is a full ET brother to MBCC James 11C ET and boasts an identical EPD and $ index value profile to his flushmate. MBCCC Todd 13C ET sold to DJ Weimer, DVM of Knightstown, Indiana. Hilton retained 50 percent semen interest on both ET bulls.

MBCC 23C was the third high selling bull at $6,000. This March 10, 2015 Lazy TV Sam U451 sired Balancer bull is out of a Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 cow with Mytty In Focus, TLR Cocoa 35C and MBCC 6J on the dam side representing five generations of MBCC genetics. MBCC 23C is a calving ease bull with a 17 CED and a 107.4 ADG ratio in a 5.1 frame score package that was purchased by longtime buyer Calvin Finch of Brookville, Indiana.

The next high seller at $5,900 came from Brooks Farms, Inc. BRCC 55C was sired by EF Complement 8088 and out of a Carolina Fortune influenced dam. This calving ease bull boasts CED of 16 with a top 15 percent YW EPD of 122. Repeat buyer Joe Melton, DVM of Harrison, Arkansas took him home to use on his commercial heifers to add some hybrid vigor.

ERTL Sir Geoff C509 from Ginger Ertel sold to repeat customers David and Jill Dillman, DVM from Williamsport, Indiana for $5,700. This HA Program son out of an EXT Govenor 3N female ratioed 106.8 on ADG and had an EPD spread from CED to YW of 16 to 116 and will be used on Dillman’s Angus and Balancer influenced cows and heifers.

 

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

January 25, 2016
Kist Livestock Auction
Mandan, North Dakota
Auctioneer:  Jay Elfeldt
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler

Sale Averages:
20 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls                  $5,525
19 Gelbvieh and Balancer Females             $3,124
Overall Average                                             $4,360

Members of the North Dakota Gelbvieh Association joined forces to put together a remarkable set of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and females for the 32nd Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s Golden Sale.

Lot 42, WOHL Winter C62, consigned by Wohl Farms was the top selling lot of the sale. This homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh bull is sired by one of the breed-leading carcass sires, MCFG 186Y. Winter C62 also ranks in the top 25 percent or higher for eight EPDs which makes him a great herd sire candidate. SR Graveley Gelbvieh, Avon, Montana, realized his potential and purchased Lot 42 for $17,000.

Lot 41, FGC C38, the first in a pair of bulls that sold for $7,000, was consigned by Feist Gelbvieh. This red, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull was sought out as a performance oriented, complete package and purchased by Gerald Burghduff, Camp Crook, South Dakota.

Lot 39, WOHL Caliber C36, again consigned by Wohl Farms, tied for the second highest selling lot. This purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh bull is homozygous black and homozygous polled. Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh bought the bull for $7,000.

On the female side, Lot 4, DDGR 17 B consigned by Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh was the high selling female. This purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh daughter of Lazy TV Sam U451 boasts an impressive set of EPDs and is in the top 1 percent of the breed for marbling and FPI. SR Graveley Gelbvieh, Avon, Montana purchased the female for $4,750.

The second high selling female of the sale was Lot 5 consigned by Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh. DDGR Sydnee 27B is a 50 percent Balancer female backed by a dam known for producing high performance progeny. Lost River Livestock, Clearbrook, Minnesota purchased her for $4,500.

Next up was Lot 2, LRSF Snazzy B26 ET, consigned by Lost River Livestock. The Snazzy line of cows has a history of highly productive cows and Snazzy B26 is following in those footsteps. Rick Schimming of Enderlin, North Dakota, purchased her for $4,350.

 

Overmiller Gelbvieh and Red Angus Sale

February 20, 2016
Smith Center, Kansas
Auctioneer: Matt Printz

Sale Averages:
Spring GV Bulls $4,179
Fall GV Bulls $3,755
Overall GV Average $4,077
Red Angus Spring $4,429
Red Angus Fall Bulls $5,578
Overall Red Angus $4,875
All bulls Average $4,500

Reg. GV Open Heifers $2,120
Reg. RA Open Heifers $3,450
Comm. Open Heifers $1,467

Lot 46, SAS Cash 103C was the second bull to sell in the Gelbvieh section and was the high selling bull at $9,000. This powerful homozygous black, homozygous Polled son of 3G EZ Money was purchased by Rod Tegtmeier, Nebraska.

The lead off bull was the second highest seller at $7,600. OGSG Catapult 13C was a division winner at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. This homozygous polled son of 3G Zip Line will find his new home at Double Diamond Gelbvieh, Kentucky.

Lot 47, OGSG Clockwork 927C, sold for $6,500 to repeat customer Richard Ekholm, Kansas. 927C was homozygous polled and sired by 3G EZ Money.

Lot 80, a reserve division winner at the NWSS also sold for $6,500. He, too, is a homozygous polled son of 3G EZ Money and will be a herd sire for Kleinschmidt Farms in Nebraska.

Lot 81, another 3G EZ Money son sold for $6,000. He will be walking the pastures for SEGA Gelbvieh, Colorado.

The high selling bull of the day was lot 2 at $10,500. This Red Angus sired son of SLGN Yardmaster 125Y went to repeat customers, the Rohlenders from Kansas.

The high selling Gelbvieh open heifer was lot 102. Brandon Hommon, Kansas purchased this 3G Aristotle daughter for $2,750.

The next high selling heifer was lot 99. This 3G EZ Money sired heifer sold to Blackhawk Cattle Company, Illinois.

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale

March 5, 2016
Selby, South Dakota
Auctioneer: Lynn and Seth Weishaar

Sale Averages:
145 Yearling and Fall Balancers $4,331
32 Yearling and Fall Angus $4,121
177 Bulls $4,290

A beautiful spring day along with a group of stout Balancer and Angus bulls greeted those attending Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch 35th Annual Bull Sale on Saturday, March 5. Owners Vaughn and Wendy Thorstenson and Brian and DeDee Begeman hosted the sale at the ranch near Selby, SD. Lynn and Seth Weishaar handled auctioneering duties.
Repeat customers made up 80 percent of the buyers and bulls were sold into eight states.

High-Selling Balancers:

Lot 1 – Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kan., chose Lazy TV Discovery C136, a homozygous black Balancer out of a Dam of Merit posting a 1410-lb. Adj. yearling weight for $15,000. He also featured CED, BW, WW, YW, Milk, REA, Marbling and FPI EPDs which all ranked in the top 15 percent of the Gelbvieh breed.

Lot 132 – Lazy TV Iron C027, a red yearling Balancer, was claimed by Dan Materi, Strasburg, N.D., for a price of $11,500. Sired by Bieber Barking Iron Z486, Lot 132 indexed 131 for Average Daily Gain along with a YW EPD in the top 3 percent of the breed. He dam is a first-calf heifer out of a Dam of Distinction.

Lot 137 – Longtime customer Richard Jore of Watford City, N.D., selected Lazy TV Redemption C214 at $10,000. Sired by Brown Redemption, the red Balancer featured calving ease along with performance EPDs all in the top 20 percent of the breed.

Lot 3 – Repeat buyers DeWayne and Scott Zambo of Java, S.D., bid $9,500 to own Lazy TV Excitement C113, a yearling homozygous black Balancer. Sired by Basin Excitement, he sported WW and YW EPDs in the top one percent of the breed and ratioed 122 on weaning weight.

Lots 125 & 140 – Merle and Adrienne Hicks of Martin, S.D., bid $9250 each to own this pair of stout red Balancer yearlings. Both bulls had CED, WW, YW and Marbling EPDs in the top one-fourth of the breed coupled with impressive Feed Efficiency data.

High-Selling Angus

Lot 179 – Topping the Angus offering was Lazy TV Absolute C5002, a yearling sired by KCF Bennett Absolute. He featured BW, WW and YW EPDs all in the top 3 percent of the breed. Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., made the final bid at $7,500.

Gustin’s Diamond Gelbvieh Sale Report

February 18, 2016
Mandan, North Dakota
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt

Sale Averages:

75 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls:  $5,247

14 Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bred Heifers:  $3,068

Top Selling Bulls:

Lot 52:  $15,000 for half possession and half semen interest, DDGR Innovation 120C is a March 22 purebred black son of DCSF Post Rock Astronaut 157A sold to Golden Buckle Gelbvieh, Medina, North Dakota.

Lot 62:  $10,500.  DDGR Kingpin 159C is a March 28 purebred black son of JKGF Future Investment A121E sold to Moe Gelbvieh, Walcott, ND.

Lot 14:  $10,500. DDGR Renegade 29C is a March 3 red Balancer son of DCSF Post Rock Ten Plus ET sold to Eslinger Brothers, Elgin, ND.

Lot 19:  $9,000.  DDGR Sam Adams 38C, a March 5 black Balancer son of A A R Ten X 7008 S A sold to Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, NE.

Lot 29:  $9,000. DDGR Steamroller 263C is a March 10 black Balancer son of A A R Ten X 7008 S A sold to Leif and Nancy Jellesed, Charlson, ND.

Lot 3:   $8,500.  DDGR Cinch 11C is a February 25 red Balancer son of HXC Conquest 4405P sold to Eslinger Brothers, Elgin, ND.

Lot 31:  $8,000.  DDGR Brute Force 266C, a March 11 black Balancer son of A A R Ten X 7008 S  A sold to Leif and Nancy Jellesed, Charlson, ND

Top Selling Bred Heifers:

Lot 83:  $4,200. CMR Brandy 181B is a red purebred daughter of KKC Nobility 123Y, to Michael Rea, Berthoud, CO.

Lot 84:  $3,600.  DDGR Jewel 190B is a black purebred daughter of DVE Davidson Natural 37Z sold to Schock Ranch, Carson, ND.

TJB Gelbvieh Bull Sale

November 7, 2015
Chickamauga, Georgia
Auctioneer: Dale Stith
Reported by: Todd J. Bickett DVM

 

Sale Averages

33 Gelbvieh & Balancer® Yearling Bulls         $4,040
5 Commercial Cows                                           $2,050

TJB Gelbvieh extended their very best of southern hospitality to an enthusiastic crowd of customers and family on a wet and nasty day in Chickamauga, Georgia. The outstanding set of yearling bulls was greatly appreciated and the sale was a great success. Leading the sale was Lot 1 TJB Addiction 417B, a BA75 Gunslinger son by one of the premier donors in the TJB program, 921U. He was purchased by Sleepy Creek Lands, LLC for $8,000 and will also be utilized in the AI program at TJB Gelbvieh. The next two bulls in the ring were also Gunslinger sons out of a full sister to 921U, TJB Anissa 913U. Sleepy Creek purchased Lot 2 for $6,500 and Lot 3 went to B/K Cattle Company in Missouri for $5,750.

Lot 5 was one of two red bulls in the sale sired by TJB Vasquez selling to Sleepy Creek for $6,800. Lot 25 was another Gunslinger sired bull out of TJB’s Vickie Vail family and he had many friends sale day but ultimately went to Bar IV Ranch in Kentucky for $7,300. B/K Cattle Company added a true calving ease sire by Derringer out of a full sister to resident herd sires Vasquez and Valero for $6,000. Finishing out the first pen of bulls was a Vasquez sired bull going to Jeff Hopper in Woodland, Alabama for $5,000 and a full brother to Valero going to Circle K Farms in KY for $4,500.

The rest of the sale was very consistent and sold in the $2,800 to $4000 range. The five commercial bred cows averaged $2,050 to finish the sale. Volume buyer was Sleepy Creek Lands, LLC.

TJB Gelbvieh will hold their 5th sale next year on the first Saturday in November. Please visit their web site at www.TjbGelbvieh.com to visit their program and sign up for future sale information. The sale will be approximately doubled next season and should be approaching 80 bulls.

Schroeder Ranch Dispersal Sale

December 14, 2015
Mitchell, SD
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Sale Manager: Mettler Sale Management
Reported by: Jerry Mettler

Touted as the sale of the decade, Schroeder Ranch dispersed nearly 500 Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle to buyers from 12 states in less than six hours under the rapid-fire gavel of auctioneer Seth Weishaar.  More than 30 years of selection pressure earned Schroeder Ranch the distinction and recognition for both producing and owning breed leading females and fellow cattle producers did not let this go unrecognized on December 14, 2015.

Sale Averages

Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs             $5,265

Cow/Bull Calf Pairs                 $5,638

Herd Bulls                               $7,393

Bred Cows                               $2,620

Bred Heifers                            $2,879

Top Selling Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs:

Lots 13/13A:  Combined to bring $13,250

Cow 13: SGRI X003 is a red, homozygous polled daughter HXC Jackhammer 8800U born 2/18/10 and bred to BEA 301A “Closer” sold to Murphy Farms, Arlington, South Dakota for $8,750.  This donor cow candidate is the dam of Schroeder’s Balancer® Futurity Runner-up bull, SGRI Jacked Up.

Heifer Calf 13A: SGRI C570 born 3/25/15 is a red Balancer sired by “Closer” and sold for $4,500 to the actual breeder of the “Closer” bull, Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota.

Lots 1/1A:  Cow SGRI T757 is the black, purebred daughter of XXB Big N’Rich 911P ET born 3/22/07. She is safe in calf to HYEK Black Impact 3960N and for $7,000 to Dustin Tolsma of Wessington Springs, South Dakota.

Heifer Calf 1A:  SGRI C560 born 3/21/14 is the black Balancer calf sired by Connealy Earnen 076E sold to Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa for $3,200.

Top Selling Cow/Bull Calf Pairs:

Lots 112/112A:  Combined for $17,500

Cow: SGRI W971, black purebred born 4/9/09 and sired by XXB Big N’Rich 911P ET. She is bred to HYEK Black Impact 3960N and was sold to Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska for $7,500.

Bull Calf 112A:  SGRI C263 is a black Balancer with a birthdate of 3/20/15 and sired by Connealy Earnen 076E.  He boasts a great 876 pounds adj. WW and impeccable EPDs sold to Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, North Dakota for $10,000.

Lots 114/114A:  Teamed up to bring $12,500

Cow: SGRI T753, born 3/20/07 is a red, purebred female sired by JDPD Rolex 151M and safe to SAV Resource 1441. She was sold to Dustin Tolsma of Wessington Springs, South Dakota for $7,500.

Bull Calf 114A:  SGRI C283 a black Balancer born 3/23/15, sired by Connealy Earnen 076E. He sold for $5,000 to Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa.

Lots 116/116A:  Together brought $10,000

Cow: SGRI A302 born 2/13/13 is a black Balancer sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 and sold to to Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska for $6,000.

Bull Calf 116A:  SGRI C200 born 2/12/15 is a black Balancer sired by DLW Edison 6718X and brought $4,000 from Aaron Baker, Mt. Vernon, South Dakota.

Lots 113/113A:  Fetched $9,750

Cow: SGRI T706 was born 2/15/07 and is a black Balancer by Bon View New Design 1407. Sold to Murphy Farms, Arlington, South Dakota for $4,000.

Bull Calf 113A:  SGRI C259 born 3/18/15 and is a black Balancer by Connealy Earnen 076E. Sold to Kent Barta, Niobrara, Nebraska for $5,750.

Top Selling Herd Sires:

Lot 111:  LT Ranch Hand 4125 is an Angus bull born 3/7/14 and sold for $17,000 to Dustin Tolsma, Wessington Springs, South Dakota.

Lot 110:  BEA 301A “Closer” is a red, purebred Gelbvieh born 3/21/13 and sired by BEA Passion 001X ET. Sold for $14,000 to Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota.

Lot 105X:  1GL LRA Packer 290 is a Red Angus bull born 3/12/12 sired by HXC Conquest 4405P and brought $6,000 from Craig Lambert, Fedora, South Dakota.

Top Selling Bred Heifers

Lot 306:  SGRI B516 born 4/9/14 is a red Balancer safe to VRT Lazy TV Sam and sired by the Lot 105X bull, 1GL LRA Packer 290. She sold for $5,250 to Lost River Ranch, Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Lot 253:  SGRI B405 born 2/15/14 is a black Balancer by LT In Reach 9024 and now resides at Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska for $4,750.

Lot 269:  SGRI B435 born 3/13/14 is a red Balancer by DES Trend Setter 6074 sold to Volek Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota for $4,750.

Volume Buyers:  Gregory Milani, Moravia, Iowa, 39 lots; Dustin Tolsma, Wessington Springs, South Dakota, 31 lots;  Jeff Ebersdorfer, Fedora, South Dakota, 23 lots;  Dean Duxbury, Wessington, South Dakota, 22 lots;  Murphy Farms, Arlington, South Dakota, 18 lots;  Jon Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota, 17 lots;  Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa, 15 lots.

 

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.”

Leading off the sale at $12,000 was the Lot 36 SGRI B806 Brule Balancer bull.  A 2/16/14 homozygous black, homozygous polled herd sire prospect that simply ‘covered all the bases’ from balanced numbers to exceptional performance and data.  Sired by LT In Reach 9024 and out of a SAV 8180 Traveler 004 sired dam, Lot 36 found a new home at Wohl Farms, John Wohl, Baldwin, North Dakota.  Certainly this young sire will be heard from in the future as Wohl Farms is rapidly securing a reputation in the Upper Plains states as a go to source for quality breeding stock.

The second high seller, Lot 40 at $8,000, was sired by a proven Balancer patriarch, VRT Lazy TV Beethoven K278.  SGRI B817 Custer, 2/26/14, was out of an LT In Reach 9024 heifer and this great one had an ADJ YW of 1526 pounds and his ADG on a 146 day test was an amazing 4.68 pounds per day and he sported a 15.37 sq in REA!  Erik Roth, Parkston, South Dakota was the winning bidder.

Next high selling bull went to a long time supporter of the Schroeder Ranch program and a distinguished purebred producer in their own right—Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, South Dakota.  They chose Lot 4, SGRI B809 Clark for $7,500. Here was yet another homozygous black LT In Reach 9024 influence bull that was sired by the infamous SITZ Upward 307R.  With nearly an 800 pounds ADJ WW and EPDs second to none, here is another bull that will leave his positive influence on the breed.

Three bulls left the sale ring at $7,250 each.

Lot 39, SGRI B907 Todd, 3/31/14 homozygous black, sired by D Up Beat X038. Buyer: Jerry and John Bush, Pierre, South Dakota

Lot 47, SGRI B867 Marshall, 3/21/14 polled, red Balancer, sired by LBC LMAN King Rob 8621. Buyer:  Doug Schmidt, SFF Ag, Ocheyedan, Iowa.  Doug also purchased the Lot 5 SITZ Upward 307R black 2/27/14 bull at $7000.

Lot 48, SGRI B878 Miner, 3/24/14, another polled, red, King Rob son.  Buyer: Craig Lambert, Fedora, South Dakota.

Two additional bulls sold for $7,000—both buyers are repeat customers having purchased several bulls of the years.   Lot 21, SGRI B842 Hanson, 3/16/14 polled red sired by HXC Jackhammer 8800U. Buyer: Noel Rath, St. Francis, Kansas and Lot 44, SGRI B834 Faulk, 3/14/14 polled, red sired by HXC LCC Cheyenne B221L.  Buyer:  Nagel Bros., Gettysburg, South Dakota.

Volume buyer and longtime customer was Loren Porter, Geddes, South Dakota with the purchase of four bulls.

 

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 using the GrowSafe feed monitoring system since 2010. More than half of the 2015 sale offering had been tested.

Lot 112 – Topping all of the sale bulls at $17,000 was Lot 112, a red fall-born Balancer bull sired by HJS Holden Top Notch 011. Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh, Mandan, North Dakota, purchased Lazy TV Notch A781, the highest-gaining fall bull in the offering.

Lot 2 – Rippe Gelbvieh of Hubbell, Nebraska, had the final bid at $14,000 on Lazy TV Yogi B049, a homo black, homo polled yearling Balancer sired by Lazy TV Yogi Z545. Lot 2 posted a 112 WWR, 114 YWR and 116 ADG ratio, while sporting a 0.2 BW EPD.

Lot 11 – Lazy TV Answer B47 finds a new home in Wellington, Colorado, with Leachman Cattle Company who bid $13,000 for the homo polled, homo black yearling Balancer sired by SAV Final Answer and out of a first calf heifer. The calving-ease bull featured a -5.8 BW EPD along with a 122 WWR and 117 ADG ratio.

Lot 120 – Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, South Dakota, selected Lazy TV Tank A468, a homo black, fall-born Balancer sired by Lazy TV Tank X315 at $12,500. Lot 120 ranks in the top four percent of the Gelbvieh breed for marbling.

Lot 4 – Jerry Bush of Pierre, South Dakota, had the final bid at $11,500 on Lazy TV Cavalry B063, a black yearling Balancer, who featured IMF at 7.40 for a 157 ratio, the best ever scanned at Lazy TV Ranch. He was also above average for RFI and sired by Connealy Cavalry 1149.

Lot 12 – Lazy TV Spade B45, a homo polled, homo black yearling Balancer, sired by Lazy TV Spade W399 sold to longtime customer Neil Schnabel, Ashley, North Dakota, for $11,500.

Lot 81– Lazy TV Foreman B124, sired by SKYM Foreman 2002Z, was the high-selling red yearling Balancer purchased by Richard Jore, Watford City, North Dakota for $11,000. Lot 81 featured a -1.68 RFI along with a 115 WWR and 108 YWR. A longtime customer, Jore also purchased two other high-selling red Balancers including Lot 83 at $10,500 and lot 115 at $9500.

Lot 5 – Jerry Bush struck again as he purchased Lazy TV Gunn B114, a homo polled, homo black Balancer, for $10,500. The yearling bull is sired by BAG Mr 11W Gunn 201Y.

Lot 3 – Rod Fenske, Arlington, South Dakota, and Dustin Brendsel, Bruce, South Dakota, paired up to purchase Lazty TV Cavalry B430, a black yearling Balancer, for $10,500. Sired by Connealy Cavalry 1149, with ratio of 112 for his average daily gain.

Lot 177 – The high-selling purebred Gelbvieh bull was Lazy TV Vigilante B036, a black yearling sired by BABR Vigilante 2101Z, sold to Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, for $9000.

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 quality was tremendous and the Gelbvieh had the second highest average among all breeds for the Expo. 

Champion Gelbvieh Bull – Lot 5, 3G Armory 396A consigned by 3G Ranch.  Purchased by Cathead Farms for $4,500.

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Bull – Lot 3, 3G Blood Brother 454B ET consigned by 3G Ranch.  Purchased by Jerry Bellar for $5,500.

Champion Balancer Bull – Lot 2, 3G Bandoleer 458B consigned by 3G Ranch.  Purchased by JenJoe Farms for $11,000. 

Reserve Champion Balancer Bull – Lot 4, GHGF 38A consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Lear Farms for $5,000.

Champion Gelbvieh Female – Lot 26 (added lot), Bee Lick Stone’s Redbud consigned by Bee Lick Gelbvieh.  Purchased by 3G Ranch for $5,000.

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female – Lot 9, Bar None Ms Big Dog 416B consigned by Bar None Ranch.  Purchased by Pleasant Meadows Gelbvieh for $6,500.

Champion Balancer Female – Lot 7, Ms Southern Balanced 03B25 consigned by T Square Gelbvieh and S & S Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Austin Teeter for $4,000.

Reserve Champion Balancer Female – Lot 16, Ms Carolina Puff 3364A consigned by S & S Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Kendall Kilbourne for $3,750.

Other high selling lots:

Lot 19, Ms Magnified 4U 388A consigned by Larry P & Sunny D Farms.  Purchased by Meng Farms Cattle for $7,000.

Lot 12, Ms S & S Sam 143B consigned by S & S Gelbvieh.  Purchased by David Harris for $5,600.

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 as a low birth, high growth, powerhouse of a bull.

Lot 39, BAG 65B was brought to the sale by Bar Arrow Cattle Co. and sold to Eric Terstriep of Industry, Illinois for $6,500. This February 2014 born Balancer bull is a heterozygous black, homozygous polled son of CTR Sandman 6523S and ranks in the top 10 percent of the breed for yield grade, marbling, and ribeye area.

On the female side, Lot 10, JEMG MISS LIBBYwas the highest seller. The September 10, 2013 born, purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh female was consigned by J-Bar M Gelbvieh and purchased by C-Cross Cattle Company of Asheboro, North Carolina for $7,250. She is sired by JKGF Reflex X4 ET and is AI bred to calve in the fall of 2015.

The second highest selling female was Lot 2, pick of the herd from Sienknecht Cattle Co. This offer provided the buyer, Lost River Livestock of Clearbrook, Minnesota, with the opportunity to pick from any spring bred female at Sienknecht Cattle Co. This outstanding opportunity sold for $6,500. 

 

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 1 to 10 for each of the six traits.

The Maternal Edge Female Profile has heavy emphasis on maternal characteristics but also includes end-product traits as well. Because the majority of steer calves and a portion of heifers out of a cowherd end up in a feedyard, it is beneficial for more than just maternal traits to be evaluated in a commercial female panel.

Parent verification is also included in the panel, if the option is selected on the order form and sire and dam have parentage markers on file with the AGA.

“We are excited to offer this tool to members and commercial producers as a way to choose superior females in their herd and gain a competitive maternal edge in the beef industry,” says Kari White, American Gelbvieh Association breed improvement data analyst.

Starting Monday, November 17, 2014, producers will be able to order this profile online at www.www.gelbvieh.org.

For more information about the Maternal Edge Female Profile and how to order, visit the DNA Testing page under the education center tab at www.www.gelbvieh.org or contact Kari White at kario@www.gelbvieh.org.

 

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 Brandywine Farms. 3A was the black heifer pick and 3B was the red heifer pick. CJSD Gelbvieh, OH had the winning bid and took both picks at $5000 each.

Lot 2A Pick of the 2013 born black bred heifers from Sandy Knoll Farm. Zimmerman Gelbvieh, KS was the purchaser at $4850.

Lot 6C McCabe Cattle Company consigned 3 spring bred full ET sisters sired by BC Matrix out of the Cocoa Sue donor dam. These females were purchased in last year’s sale in the group of 11 full sisters. JEB Ms. Matrix 521A ET was top choice selling for $5300 to KZ Cattle Co., KS.

Lot 28 JKAR Cattle consigned JKAR Y053 a fall bred Carolina Fortune daughter that sold for $5700 to TKW Gelbvieh, IL.

Lot 35 Burbank Cattle Company consigned MTB BCC Miss Balance 34Z a fall bred Shogun daughter that sold for $5600 to Zimmerman Gelbvieh, KS.

Lot 43 Top selling open heifer was consigned by JKAR Cattle. JKAR A8267 sold for $4500 to Jerry Theiss, MO

Lot 56 Next high open heifer was consigned by Burbank Cattle Company. JEB BCC Miss Matrix 59A also sold to Jerry Theiss, MO for $4450.

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 Cattle Company, CJSD Gelbvieh and Bar T Bar Ranches. JEB Black Balance 569A ET sired by SB Arnold, posting excellent EPD’s and phenotype sold to Simmons Cattle Co., MO for $10,600. Homo black, homo polled full ET brother JEB Black Balance 562A ET selling for $10,200 to Hillside Gelbvieh, MO.

Lot 623 Homo black, home polled Balancer bull WNBE 313A from Wannabe Stock Farms, posted 160 gain ratio and huge REA sold to Stuecken Bros., MO for $9,000.

Lot 694 Top selling yearling Balancer from JGP Gelbvieh for $7300. SDCS JGPG 3210A a homo black, homo polled bull with a 14 CE and a 9 for tenderness sold to Scott Malaske, OK.

Lot 729 Red PB Gelbvieh from Brandywine Farms sold to Harold Brunner, MO for $8,750. BWF Brandywine Archer 321A hit all the buttons with a RFI of -.72, a 113 gain ratio and scanned a 4.96 IMF.

Lot 728 Homo black PB Gelbvieh from Brandywine Farms sold to Robert Lewsader, MO for $8,500. BWF Brandywine Avenger 319A posts a 12 CE and 117YW EPD. This bull also registered a -1.69 RFI.  

Lot 713 Red PB Gelbvieh from Gilly’s Gelbvieh sold to Greg Gatson, MO for $7,500. GGRR Gilly’s Butch A345 posted a 122 gain ratio a RFI of -1.00 and exhibited excellent depth and thickness.                      

Lot 770 Top selling yearling Gelbvieh from Nowack Cattle Company for $7,600. JNCC GDN Fortune Hawk 361A a ND red, homo polled PB 94 posting excellent EPD’s and phenotype sold to Sanders Farm Gelbvieh, KS.

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 Spring Open Heifers            $5,000
8              Balancer Spring Open Heifers             $4,656
2              Purebred Red Angus Open Heifers     $5,375
22           Purebred Fall Open Heifers                  $4,920
14           Balancer Fall Open Heifers                   $5,125
1              Red Angus Fall Open Heifer                $5,250

Judd Ranch’s 24th Annual Cow Power Female Sale was loaded with cow power genetics. Eighty-eight percent were homozygous polled, 93 percent were sired by breed leading AI sires, and 99 percent of the females featured honored Judd Ranch Dam of Merit cow families.

JRI Ms Extra Exposure 254L53 ET, Lot 50 tied for top selling honors at $7,500 to Kanhoma Gelbvieh, Coffeyville, Kan. This homozygous black purebred donor female has been honored as a Dam of Merit and/or Dam of Distinction female in every year of eligibility (2006 thru 2014).

Kanhoma Gelbvieh struck again in purchasing JRI Ms Daisy 254B227, Lot 46A at $7,500. This homozygous black Balancer® spring open heifer calf posted a whopping 733-pound 205-day weight and her pedigree was loaded with Dam of Merit genetics.

John Griesel, Howard, Kan., purchased several outstanding females and his top pick was JRI Ms Triple X 406Z35, Lot 52 at $7,500. This first-calf homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer female sold safe in calf to Pop A Top for a Feb. 9 calf. John’s second pick was JRI Ms Cowgirl Tuff 3W70, Lot 47 at $7,000. This homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred female’s first calf sold for $10,000 in the 2013 Judd Ranch Bull Sale.

Marcus Sommers, Maysville, Mo., purchased several super females and Marcus’ top pick was JRI Ms Expresso 270X20, Lot 54 at $7,250. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer female featured a 79-pound average birth weight with a ripping 731-pound average 205-day weight on her trio of calves.

Coles Bend Cattle Co, Smith Grove, Ky., selected the top selling bred heifer JRI Ms Prime Doma 282A51, Lot 1 at $7,000. This homozygous polled purebred Pop A Top daughter featured a many time honored Judd Ranch Dam of Merit dam.

Cattle sold into 13 states and Canada.

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 of Bernard, Iowa. This 50 percent Balancer bull was born February 2, 2013, is homozygous black and homozygous polled, and was sired by VER PRTY Upgrade 0150X ET, out of a Woodhill Foresight dam. The herd sire prospect sold for $8,750 to Dave Lensgrave of Meadows, S.D.

The high selling female was Lot 47, EHE Ms Sand Dollar A420, consigned by Lone Oak Gelbvieh in Mechanicsville, Iowa. A daughter of BAG Mr Sandman 071X and an S S Traveler 6807 T510 dam, this 50 percent Balancer open heifer was born April 6, 2013 and is double black and double polled. Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Phillipsburg, Kan., and Blackhawk Cattle Co., Oregon, Ill., teamed up to purchase this young heifer for $4,700.

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 of TJB lead donor 912U. Lot 2 was 340A, a cherry red homozygous polled flush mate to Lot 1 demanding $9000 from repeat buyer Severtson Land & Cattle from Alberta, Canada. Lot 11 was TJB 320A, a homozygous polled, red Gunslinger son out of a young Masterpiece donor, 103X selling to Register Farms in NC for $8300. Lot 23 sold to Kendall Traxler from Mississippi for $8300 also. 325A is a homo black/homo polled BA75 out of TJB Enchantress 745S. Kendall also took home Lot 19, a 408P son for $4600 to add to his progressive commercial program.

Rounding out the high selling lots was Lot 3. 374A is one of the last sons ever to be offered out of Velvet 226M. Velvet has anchored the TJB program for several years. She is gone now but her influence will live on for years through her many daughters (including 912U-Dam of Lots 1 & 2) as well as a select few bulls being utilized in TJB breeding program. 374A sold to Riverside Farms, Kyle Lane for $8250. JGP Gelbvieh also added a herd sire for $4750. He is also a son of the outstanding Masterpiece donor 103X sired by Xterminator. Finally, longtime friend and Gelbvieh breeder, Dr. Gary Silvey from Clarkesville, TN added Lot 23 for $5300 as his new herd sire. He is from the Anissa family being a Silver son out of 921U.

Volume buyer was Johnson Cattle Company from Happy, TX. Jay added four very impressive red bulls. We look forward to next year’s sale at the farm on Saturday, November 7, 2015. We invite you to visit our web site at www.tjbgelbvieh.com for information about our program.

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 3960N and out of CMGF Clinchmt Ms Legacy 1042X. After active bidding, J Bar M Gelbvieh and Hilltop Farms teamed up to purchase this exciting young sire.

Lot 1, JKGF LWHF Super Flex Z353, was the second high-selling bull at $13,000 to Prairie Hills Gelbvieh of Gladstone, N.D. This September 9, 2012, homozygous black and homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull was sired by JKGF Reflex X4 ET and out of LWHF JKGF Twila 353W ET.

Lot 33, JKGF Future Invstmnt A121ET, sold for $10,750 to Gustin’s Diamond D Ranch in Mandan, N.D. He is a February 3, 2013, homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh son of JKGF Future Investment X037 and out of a CTR Highlight 066K dam.  

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 second highest selling bull was Lot 11, Butler’s LoJack 53A, consigned by Butler Creek Farms. Dale Dies of Lebanon, Tenn., purchased this bull for $4,200. The fourth highest selling bull was Lot 1, GHGF 8Z, consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh and purchased by Larry Crowell of Waverly, Tenn., for $3,400.

The champion Gelbvieh female was Lot 15, Classy Lady 51A, and was consigned by Gooseponds Farm. Calvin Jones of Jones Farm in Smithville, Tenn., won the bid at $1,900. The reserve Gelbvieh female was Lot 17, X Factors Vision 2A, consigned by Lucas Waters. She was purchased by Issac Lee of Greenville, Tenn., for $2,100.

The second highest selling female was Lot 16, Ms. Blackjack 1313A, consigned by Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh Farm. Lot 16 was purchased by M and W Farms of Maryville, Tenn., for $2.000. Also selling for $2,000 was Lot 22, Cash Z910, consigned by Valley View Farm. Lot 22 also sold to Jones Farm of Smithville, Tenn.

An embryo package consigned by C-Cross Cattle Company of Asheboro, N.C., consisting of the mating EHE 607 x JKGF Reflex X4 was also featured and purchased by Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, Va., for $5,250.

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 GAR Predestined, sold to Lindsey Farms, LLC, French Lick, Ind.

MBCC 218A – $4,400, Balancer, CTR Marbling 2401M x LCC Cheyenne B221L, sold to Brooks Farms, Inc., Wolcott, Ind.

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 17, 2013 polled, black Balancer bull, sired by SAV Pioneer 7301, boasted style, volume, soundness, and performance to complement his exceptional EPD profile.

Lot 38, SGRI A117 Sioux City, was the second high seller at $7,750. Here was another black Balancer bull that had exceptional EPDs and was sired by the Angus breed favorite, SITZ Upward. Taking him home was Justin Reiter, Ellsworth, Minn. Justin also added Lot 43, SGRI A116 Newell for $5,000, a black Balancer sired by the infamous SAV Final Answer 0035.

Additional top selling bulls included:

Lot 54: SGRI A113 Mt. Vernon, a red Balancer, sired by JRI Heavy Equipment, sold to Dick McQueen, White Lake, S.D., for $6,000. 

Lot 48: SGRI A118 Oacoma, a red Balancer, sired by Glacier Chateau 744, sold to Dick McQueen for $5,750.  

Lot 42: SGRI A110 Mitchell, a black Balancer, sired by SAV Final Answer, sold to Kleinschmidt Farms, Geneva, Neb., for $5,750

Lot 39: SGRI A119 Onida, a black Balancer, sired by SITZ Upward, sold to Russell Krumvieda, White Lake, S.D., for $5,400.

Lot 9: SGRI A191 Tulare, a black Balancer, sired by LT In Reach 9024, sold to Dean Adrian, Maquoketa, Iowa, for $5,300

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 of an ELK 925R dam. He boasts a birth to yearling EPD spread of 0.1 to 91. Thunder Struck Cattle of Humboldt, S.D., purchased this young herd sire for $4,500.

Lot 10, MDR Black Oak 3648A, was named the reserve champion bull. Also consigned by Dobson Ranch, Black Oak is a February 16, 2013, 63 percent Balancer son of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W. Bobby Payne of Shiler, Okla., purchased 2/3 semen interest and full possession for $3,000.  

In the female show, grand champion female went to Lot 3, VRT Lazy TV Ms X Factor Z585. This March 5, 2012, 63 percent red Balancer bred heifer was sired by LAZY TV X Factor X383 and was consigned by Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, S.D. The Dromgoole’s Heaven of Richmond, Texas, made this heifer their pick at $5,000.

Goldux Gelbvieh of Wessington, S.D., consigned the reserve champion female. Lot 1X, GDX 317A, is a March 18, 2013 open heifer sired by JCGR Bar GT Cross Fire 500W ET. She sold to Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, S.D., for $5,000.

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 great leadership opportunity,” says Carrie Tilghman, American Gelbvieh Association junior activities coordinator. “The four-day event is filled with many leadership and team building activities and workshops. In addition, attendees will visit ranches from both breeds, tour Rocky Mountain Sire Services, and spend some time on the campus of Colorado State University.”

The registration fee is $200 per attendee if received by June 1. Late registrations will be accepted until June 20 with a registration fee of $225. Registration information is available on both breed association websites, or by visiting www.www.gelbvieh.org/juniors/agjaevents.html. For more information about the POWER conference or the American Gelbvieh Junior Association, contact Carrie Tilghman at carriet@www.gelbvieh.org.

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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 of a first calf heifer and still pressed down the scales at 816 pounds at weaning and 1,309 pounds at yearling. Terry Wicks of Carpenter, S.D., was the winning bidder at $7,750.  

Lot 10, BNC Mr. Hojer A360, is a black, homozygous polled son of JDPD Astro 407S. He is another great performer in the Hojer Ranch bull sale offering, posting a 746-pound weaning weight and a 1,288-pound yearling weight. Terry Wicks made another great purchase at $7,250 to add this bull to his bull battery.  

Lot 110, BNC Mr. Hojer A3327, is a red, polled, Balancer® bull, sired by a bull raised by the Hojers, BNC Power Max U812. This very powerful bull sold for $7,000 to Reisch Farms, Howard, S.D.

Lot 7, BNC Mr. Hojer A321, is a red, homozygous polled, purebred son of JDPD Astro 407S. This bull offered an outstanding ribeye area of 16.70 square inches. He sold for $6,500 to Nagel Brothers, Gettsyburg, S.D.

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 by many on sale day. When the gavel dropped on this powerhouse of a bull, Jeff Swanson of Oxford, Neb., was the winning bidder at $13,500.

TAU Jackie 42A, the 2013 People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity runner-up and NWSS pen bull, opened the sale and went home with Todd Ibach of Sumner, Neb. He is a February 2, 2013 homozygous black, homozygous polled son of TAU Final Countdown 59Y. After active bidding, he sold for $12,500. 

TAU Mantle 128A another homozygous black Balancer® pen bull from Denver also sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 found a new home with Lynn Estergard of Oconto, Neb., at $12,000.

Rounding out the bulls that sold above $10,000 was TAU Express 134A ET. 134A is a HYEK Black Impact 3960N son that garnered a lot of attention in the purebred pen show in Denver. This stout herdsire prospect will be roaming the pastures of Bruce Sprangler, a repeat customer from Callaway, Neb. 134A sold for $11,000

TAU Mars 127A, homozygous black 38 percent Balancer® sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 caught a lot of attention sale day. After vigorous bidding by many the Dannehl Family of Bertrand, Neb., came away with 127A at $8,000.

Seven bred heifers sold for $3,000, of which four went to Herink Gelbvieh of Clutier, Iowa, two to Coyote Ridge Ranch of Oberlin, Kan., and Cib’s Gelbvieh of Clutier, Iowa picked one out of the great set.

The top yearling female brought $1,400, TAU Ms. Consensus 395A went to the Herink family, great repeat customers from Clutier, Iowa.

Volume buyers were Don Maclennan of Byers, Colo., Herink Gelbvieh of Clutier, Iowa, Coyote Ridge Ranch of Oberlin, Kan., and Paul Wade of Gainesville, Mo.

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 it was one of the coldest days on record for the sale. A record 345 registered bidders braved the subzero wind chill with 267 bulls selling into 19 states and Canada.

Lot 197 topped the sale at $16,000. Twenty-eight of the 30 top-selling bulls all sold to commercial bull buyers.

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 was Lot 2, a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer® son of Schiefelbein Effective. This balanced genetic package was a 3-star heifer bull and sold to longtime Colorado customers, Bledsoe Livestock, for $14,000. 

Lot 21 was valued at $9,000 by Kunkel Ranch who always buys one of the top bulls and their calf sales show it. He was sired by Flying H Genetics’ senior Balancer herd sire, Flying H Professor 22W. His genetics placed him in the top 25 percent of the breed across the board.

The second high selling group were the Fusion bulls, a composite of black or red Angus combined with Gelbvieh and Simmental into a very useful three breed composite. The Fusion bulls averaged $5,812 with the top one going to another longtime Nebraska customer, Kranau Ranch, for $9,000.

The red Balancer bulls were topped by a homozygous polled son of Flying H Professor 22W, sold to Jones Ranch in Alabama for $7,000, another longtime customer. This heavy muscled beef bull offered 5-star genetics across the board with a 1.7-114 birth to yearling EPD spread and a carcass value of $92.73.

Two bulls in the purebred Gelbvieh division sold for $8,000, both going to repeat customers in Nebraska, Bauer Gelbvieh and Kranau Ranch.

The SimAngus section was topped by a Beef Maker 102Y son at $6,500.

A special feature added this year was the female offering. A select group of young, donor potential, Balancer and Gelbvieh females were sold. Topping the offering was a red, polled purebred that combined phenotype, production and balanced genetic strength. This Flying H Landmark 51P daughter sold for $10,250 to Shifflet Ranch and will be placed in their donor program. The top Balancer, Lot 118, was a double homozygous daughter of Connealy Industry and sold to Bill and Marie Farr for $5,750.

The commercial Gelbvieh x Angus SmartCross® heifer pairs and yearling heifers were well received from $1,500 to $2,800.

Volume buyers were Dale Wanger, Oklahoma with 12 bulls; Kranau Ranch, Byron Pike, and Stan Farr with five bulls each. Mark Farr and Blake Steinkruger were volume buyers of the SmartCross females.

For the first time, Flying H Genetics had a bull customer reach the milestone of purchasing 100 bulls. Stan and Ann Farr of Farnam, Neb., purchased their 100th bull from Flying H Genetics and were rewarded by being given their 100th bull, Lot 74 which brought $6,000. Congratulations to the Farr family. Several other customers are approaching this milestone which is a testament to the longevity, quality, and service provided by the crew from Flying H Genetics.

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 was DVE Davidson Willy 15A, a black polled Secret Weapon son, who sold to Smithers Land & Livestock of Alberta for $28,000.

DVE Davidson Brandt 64A, a homozygous polled, homozygous black DVE Davidson Moneyman 86Y son, was destined for North Dakota, selling to Arlan Anderson for $8,000. Top-selling red bull was DRT Lonesome Powerstroke 203A who sold to repeat buyer Joe Lansing of Lansing Land & Livestock, Alberta for $8,700.

DVE Davidson Autry 35A, a homozygous black, homozygous polled bull out of a Leadtime female sold to repeat buyer Mike Ketterling of Ketterling Gelbvieh in North Dakotafor $7,500. Also fetching $7,500 was DRT Lonesome Stetson 60A, a black DRT Lonesome Hall of Fame 38X son, who sold to repeat buyer Joe Ness of Jonus Cattle Co., Alberta.

DVE Davidson Hank 155A, a red DVE Davidson Cowboy 20U son, sold for $7,250 and was one of two bulls purchased by repeat clients of Belmar Farms, SK. Other repeat customers included Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, North Dakota, who purchased a new sire for their breeding program, taking home DVE Davidson Jackson 26A, a red DVE Davidson Trump 63U son, for $6,500, as well as the Mannville Colony who topped out their buying with DRT Lonesome Backroads 80A, a DRT Lonesome High Roller 55W son, at $6500. 

Long-time loyal buyers, Hillcrest Colony of Saskatchewan were volume purchasers for 2014, investing in six bulls for their breeding program. Rutledge Ranching, also repeat clients, purchased four new sires including DVE Davidson Bing 113A, a son of Navaho, for $7,500. Walper Ranch of Alberta topped their three bull purchases with DVE Davidson Gill 128A, a DVE Davidson Moneyman 86Y son for $7,000.

The crew at Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch appreciate the tremendous help and support from neighbours, friends and family who assisted with the behind-the-scenes work, and also appreciate the special efforts made by their new and repeat customer base to participate in the sale. The 26th Annual Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale will take place Saturday, March 7, 2015 at their sale facility at the Bull Yards.

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 3G Ranch in Kendallville, Ind. He is a January 7, 2013, black, polled, 75 percent Gelbvieh son of 3G Time Machine. Danny Hunt of Richmond, Ky., was the winning bidder at $4,000.

Green Hills Gelbvieh of Mt. Ulla., N.C., exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh bull. Lot 1, Dream Factor 224Z is a March 20, 2012 son of SDCG X-Factor 202X. Adam Helm of Magnolia, Ky., purchased this bull for $4,100.  

The grand champion Gelbvieh female was Lot 13, Tabby 313A, exhibited by Padon Farms, Salem, Ky. A May 5, 2013 open heifer, she is red, polled and sired by MMGG Rocky 90W ET. She was purchased for $2,900 by Maple Valley Farm of Hillsboro, Ohio.  

Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch of Fredonia, Ky., exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. Lot 22, Bar None Ms. Decade 259X is a September 16, 2012, red, bred heifer sired by CIRS Decade 278U2. She found a new home with Miller Gelbvieh Farm in Strawberry, Ark., for $4,250.   

In the Balancer division, the grand champion Balancer bull was also consigned by 3G Ranch. Lot 6, 3G Zeus 299Z is a December 30, 2012, 50 percent, black bull sired by S A V Bismarck 5682. He was purchased for $3,700 by H & B Cattle Company, Worthington, Ind.  

The reserve champion Balancer bull was Lot 3, GHGR 10Z1ET, consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh. He is a September 29, 2012, 50 percent, black son of S A V Final Answer 0035. The winning bidder at $3,600 was Woodland Gelbvieh Farm of Greenville, Tenn.  

C-Cross Cattle Company, Biscoe, N.C., consigned the grand champion Balancer female. Lot 25, Carolina Molly 2304Z ET, is a September 1, 2012, 75 percent bred heifer sired by JKGF Reflex X4 ET. Larry P and Sunny D Farms of Greensburg, Ky., was the winning bidder at $5,300.

The reserve champion Balancer female was Lot 20, WAM 132Z, consigned by McIntosh Farm of Georgetown, Ky. She is a 50 percent Balancer bred heifer born October 10, 2012 and sired by WAM Cash Advance. Padon Farms added this heifer to their herd for $3,400.

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 the ranch west of Selby, S.D.

Lot 3: Lazy TV Ten X A003, yearling black Balancer sired by Ten X, sold for $13,500 to James Geranen, Frederick, S.D. Lot 3 had the best RFI data of all the sale bulls which were feed efficiency tested by Lazy TV Ranch and also posted a weaning weight ratio of 104, average daily gain ratio of 123, and yearling weight ratio of 112.

Lot 2: Lazy TV Watch A537, black yearling Balancer sired by Lazy TV First Watch, sold for $12,500 to Carl Reist, Adel, Iowa.

Lot 136: Lazy TV Watchman Z167, black 18-month-old black Balancer sired by Lazy TV Watchman, sold for $9,000 to Jon Beastrom, Pierre, S.D.

Lot 190: Lazy TV Daybreak A439, yearling Angus sired by Woodhill Daybreak U280-X20, sold for $7,750 to Mike McQuistion, Pierre, S.D.

Lot 98: Lazy TV Oly A056, red yearling Balancer sired by Red SSS Oly 554T, sold for $8,500 to longtime customer Richard Jore, Watford City, N.D.

Lot 99: Lazy TV 1000-023 A035, red yearling Balancer sired by HJS Holden 1000-023, sold to Keith Buschkamp, Crofton, Neb., for $7,500.

Lot 5: Lazy TV Tank A567, black yearling Balancer sired by Lazy TV Tank, sold to John Graff, Java, S.D., for $7,500.

Lot 1: Lazy TV Curve Time A536, black yearling Balancer sired by Lazy TV Curve Time, sold to Larry Thompson, Glenham, S.D., for $7,250.

Lot 175: Lazy TV Aberdeen 610-3009, yearling Angus sired by Aberdeen 42 105, sold to Wes Moser, Glenham, S.D., for $7,000.

Lot 21: Lazy TV Tank A618, yearling black Balancer sired by Lazy TV Tank, sold to Neil Schnabel, Ashley, N.D., for $7,000.

Lot 97: Lazy TV Oly A001, yearling red Balancer sired by Red SSS Oly 554T, sold for $7,000 to Merle Hicks, Martin, S.D.

Lot 164: Lazy TV Final Solution A300, yearling Angus sired by Final Solution, sold for $7,000 to Danny Worth, Gettysburg, S.D.

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 22, 2012, 3SCC Dominor W311 X Brando L9, safe to Brown Redemption, Nordlund Stock Farm, Clearbrook, Minn.

Lot 69: $3,600, Commercial, LRLD Z70, March 19, 2012, LRLD Clemente X80 X PVF 423K (SM), safe to Brown Heritage, Bradley Keehr, Brainerd, MN

Lot 58: $3,500, Balancer, LRSF Sabrina Z13, February 17, 2012, JRI Prime Cut 406S30 X Brown Vacation H7106, safe to Brown Heritage, Bradley Olek, Felton, Minn.

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 per head.

Sale highlights include:

Top red Gelbvieh bull – Lot 237, JEB BCC Red Zade 31Z, a red, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull, sold for $9,200 for half semen interest and spring possession. Burbank Cattle Co., raised the bull, which was purchased by CJSD Gelbvieh, Ohio.

Top black Gelbvieh bull – Lot 239, SJJS Sorrells 94Z, a homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull, sold for $7,200, bred by Sorrells Gelbvieh Farms, and was purchased by Bush Cattle Farm, Ky.

Top red Balancer® bull – Lot 172, VWF Zeus Z85, a red, polled Balancer bull, sold for $6,000, bred by Van Winkle Farms, and was purchased by Sandy Knoll Farms, Kan.

Top black Balancer bull – Lot 215, JJNR Mr. Governor B44Z, a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull, sold for $5,200, bred by Nelson Ranch, and was purchased by Duck River Gelbvieh, Tenn.

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 23rd Annual Cow Power Female Sale was loaded with cow power genetics. Eighty-two percent were homozygous polled, 96 percent were sired by breed leading AI sires, and 100 percent of the females featured honored Judd Ranch Dam of Merit cow families.

JRI Ms Extra Gold 246T90, Lot 120, topped the sale offering at $9,500 to junior Gelbvieh member Michael York in Cathrage, Mo. This powerful homozygous polled purebred fall bred female has been recognized as a Dam of Merit female in every year of eligibility (2012 and 2013). Her four calves have only averaged 76 pounds at birth with a ripping 691 pound average 205 day weight spread. Michael has had tremendous success with Judd Ranch genetics as his first bull purchase reigned as the 2013 national champion Gelbvieh bull.

Jack Lindstrom of Kansas purchased several super Judd Ranch cow power females. His number one pick was JRI Ms Secret Admirer 213Z97, Lot 1, at $4,500. This awesome homozygous polled purebred Top Secret spring bred heifer nursed a 2012 Dam of Merit. Jack’s second pick was JRI Ms Style Icon 254Z25 (Lot 11) at $4,000. This beautiful black, homozygous polled, spring bred heifer’s pedigree was loaded with Judd Ranch Dam of Merit genetics on the maternal side.

D Lazy M Livestock, Dave McGraw, added four sensational females to his powerful program in Nebraska. Dave’s top two picks were black, homozygous polled, JRI Secret Instinct 254U83 spring bred heifers, JRI Ms Secret Service 214Z31, Lot 16, and JRI Ms Cleopatra 706Z44, Lot 13, at $4,000 each. These beauties featured excellent low birth to super growth spreads and sold bred to JRI Pedro 207Z74, a member of Judd Ranch’s 2013 national champion pen of 5 Gelbvieh bulls. 

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. Consigned by Blackhawk Cattle Co., Oregon, Ill., he is a January 2, 2012 38% red Balancer bull sired by CTR Sandman 6523S and out of a H S A F Bando 1961 cow. He tipped the scales at a year of age at 1,319 pounds, backing up a 113 yearling weight EPD. Flying H Genetics and Bar Arrow Cattle Co., Arapahoe, Neb., teamed up to purchase possession and 50 percent semen interest.

The top selling female was Lot 32, CPGG Ms Prairie Zazzy, consigned by Prairie Grove Gelbvieh, Danville, Iowa. This 50 percent Balancer open heifer was born February 22, 2012 and sired by Connealy In Focus 4925. Melissa Attay of Katie, Texas was the winning bidder at $4,900.

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 Lot 59, CCRO Carolina Turbo 2238Z. He is an October 16, 2012, homozygous black, double polled son of JKGF Reflex X4 ET and out of OSOF Ms Jo-Leen 9801W. Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa purchased this purebred Gelbvieh herd sire prospect for $10,000.

The second high-selling bull was Lot 84, CCRO Carolina 2208Z. This September 4, 2012, purebred Gelbvieh bull is homozygous black, homozygous polled and is sired by DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2 out of CCRO Miss CC Carolina 0306X. Brad Burke of Full Circle Farm in Ewing, Ky., was the winning bidder at $5,100.

On the female side, the high-selling female and top lot of the sale was Lot 2, CCRO Ms C-Cross EC / 7309T, a purebred Gelbvieh cow born September 25, 2007. This is the elite donor dam sired by Flying H Exclusive who has proven herself many times over at C-Cross and ranks in the top 1 percent for marbling and carcass value. Post Rock Cattle Company and Twin Oak Gelbvieh teamed up to purchase this cow for $25,000.

C-Cross offered a flush on their donor dam EHE Miss Twila’s Focus W607 ET. She is a March 1, 2009, 50 percent Balancer female sired by Mytty in Focus and out of DCSF Post Rock Twila 223M2. Little Windy Hill Farm and J & K Gelbvieh teamed up to purchase the flush for $4,250. 

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 $6,250.

The reserve grand champion bull was Lot 2, Butlers Code Red 908Y, presented by Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. This 75 percent, red son of Butler's Code Red 506T had performance and eye appeal to burn. Wade Mathis was the successful bidder at $3,900.

Other sale features included Lot 5, Butlers Power Code 359Y, from Butler Creek Farms selling for $3,950 to Jonnie Hall. Calvin Jones picked up Lot 4, Watchman 17Y, consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh at $4,000. Colby James consigned Lot 8, Mr Joe, who was the pick of Deloy Kirby at $4,000. Kenneth Young purchased the Butler Creek Farms' Lot 12 Butlers Royal Code 10Z at $3,900. M & W Farms' Lot 7, M&W Mr Pioneer 206Z, was the choice of Dale Askew at $3,900.

Grand champion female was consigned by M & W Farms. Lot 26, WW Pure Booty 285Z, is a 50 percent Balancer open heifer sired by the M & W herd sire, VER PRTY Pioneer 0149X ET. She sold for $2,100 to Claire Garrell.

The reserve grand champion female was Lot 21, M&W Miss Lady 286Z. A March 20, 2012, 50 percent open heifer sired by EGL Cahill. She was purchased by Kendall Garrell.

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 for possession of the bull. The following breeders bought semen packages on this outstanding herd sire: Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Phillipsburg, Kan.; DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa; Pat and Lacy McCabe and partners, Farley, Iowa; Schawang Cattle Company, David City, Neb., and C-Cross Cattle Company, Asheboro, N.C.; bringing the total sale price to $23,500 on the Lot 1 bull.

Lot 5, AHL Tenderloin 175Y, was the second high selling bull going to Cedar Top Ranch out of Stapleton, Neb., and Boehler Gelbvieh of Orleans, Neb., for $5,600. He is a 50 percent Balancer bull sired by EGL Tenderloin N407. 

Topping the female lineup was Lot 37, AHL Gorgeous 148Y, a purebred heifer with a great HXC Jackhammer heifer calf at her side. Murray Farms, Kingfisher, Okla., picked her up for $3,700.

Lot 40 and Lot 30 tied for the second high selling females of the day going for $3,000 each. Lot 40, AHL JJ 206Z, is a 50 percent BEA Passion daughter, purchased by Murray Farms. Lot 36, AHL Erica 164Y, is an Angus heifer with a SRR True Grit calf at side. This great pair went to Verner Farms LLC, Rutledge, Ga.

Volume bull buyers were Brian Dorman, Shoemaker Farms, and Jake Schneider.

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, 2012 homozygous black son of TAU Tuned In 55T. After active bidding, he sold for $13,250. 

TAU Resolution 65Z ET found a new home with Dave Burger and James Mathis of South Dakota at $10,000. 65Z was Taubenheims Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity entry. Born February 6, 2012, he is a homozygous black, purebred bull out of TAU 920J and RTRT Solution.

Todd Ibach, Sumner, Neb., was the top bidder on TAU Mr Total 170Z. A February 22, 2012 son of DMRS TC Total 048X, he was part of the NWSS pen bulls and sold for $8,000.

TAU 43T 26Z is a January 30, 2012 homozygous black son of TAU Mr Grid Topper 43T. Another NWSS pen bull, he found a new home with Ben Johnson, Mason City, Neb., at $7,500.

Top selling bred female was TAU Ms. Final Answer 129Y, selling to Matt Raile, St. Francis, Kan., at $2,800. Matt also took home TAU Ms. In Focus 1000Y for $2,500.

TAU 2039Z, a Western Hauler daughter, and 2053Z, a TAU Grid Topper 43T daughter were purchased by Calvin Dannehl, Bertrand, Neb., for $1,300 each.

Volume buyers were David and Roberta Bailey of S.D. Matt Raile and James Mathis of S.D., were volume buyers of bred females.

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 February 16, 2012 homozygous polled, black Balancer with incredible performance (860 lbs. WW; 1,627 lbs. YW) out of a Jackhammer sired dam. His 16.2 inch ribeye area was only topped by ‘off the charts’ weaning weight and yearling weight EPDs. LeDoux Ranch, Andy and Danielle LeDoux, Agenda, Kan., had the final bid at $17,000.

Lot 3, another homozygous black Balancer bull, SGRI Alexandria Z707, was the next high seller at $6,000.  Dean Baker, Mt. Vernon, S.D., added this February 19, 2012 SITZ Upward 307R son to his bull battery. With Final Answer and Big ‘N Rich both represented in his dam’s pedigree, he has unlimited breed changing potential.

Lot 15, SGRI Bryant Z804, is a 50 percent black Balancer bull that sold for $5,750 to Kevin Larson, Hartford, S.D. Sired by LT In Reach 9024 (by Mytty In Focus) he has calving ease numbers with performance, shape, and mass, along with a 16.4 inch ribeye area. The LT In Reach calves were highly sought after throughout the sale.

Another SITZ Upward 307R sired, homozygous black Balancer bull, Lot 2, SGRI Alcester Z703 sold to long-time satisfied customer, Sid Meyer, Meyer Ranch, Rock Rapids, Iowa for $5,500. A heifer bull, coupled with performance and calving ease EPDs, will add pounds and value to the future Meyer calf crops.

A March 29, 2012, red Balancer bull sold for $5,500 to repeat customer Robert Ziebart, Plankinton, S.D.  Lot 49, SGRI Kimball Z786, was sired by HFX RD Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 5 and held bragging rights to the number one adjusted 365-day weight for red Balancer bulls in the offering at 1,443 pounds. This youngster, with a 15.89 inch ribeye area, may well have been one of the very best red Balancer bulls to sell anywhere in the country.

Two bulls left the sale ring for $5,000 each. Lot 6, SGRI Belle Fourche Z708, was one of three bulls Colby Smith, Boone, Iowa purchased via DVAuction. This black Balancer LT In Reach 9024 son gained 4.64 pounds per day to adjust for a 1,443 pound yearling weight. He could have easily led off the sale such was his quality.

The other $5,000 bull was Lot 36, SGRI Gregory Z805, going to Steven Miles, Montrose, S.D. Here again was a red Balancer calf sired by HXC Jackhammer 8800U with weaning weight EPDs in the top one percent of the breed and yet another bull measuring over a 15 inch ribeye area. Jackhammer sired calves dominated the red Balancer offering for the entire sale.

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 customers but they were willing to invest in their future with the superior genetics offered.

Top selling seedstock herd bull was Lot 1 at $10,500. This homozygous polled and homozygous black 75 percent Balancer® is going to roam pastures for Bar Arrow Cattle at Phillipsburg, Kan.  He combined In Focus with Atlas and combined a super disposition and phenotype with calving ease, growth, carcass and maternal genetics.

Second high selling bull was a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer sired by Flying H Protégé 15W. Bidding $9,000 was the Ripa family, a repeat customer from Nebraska.

Other herd bulls bringing $7,000 or more went to these top ranchers: Wahlmeier, Kan.; Kraunau, Neb.; Kunkel, Neb.; and Grabill, Neb..

Top selling red bulls went to repeat customers: Jones Ranch, Ala., paying $6,000 for a Flying H Protégé 22W Balancer son; Farr, Neb., with the top selling red Gelbvieh bull at $4,500;  Holeman, Neb., taking home a 25% GV/75%AN at $5,250; and Klein, Neb., buying a 75%GV/25%AR to use on his Red Angus based cows.

Volume buyers were repeat customers Kranau of Nebraska and Brenner Ranch of Colorado.

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 V Heritage 6295. After active bidding, Jack Jacobs purchased this herd sire for $5,500.

Green Hills Gelbvieh also consigned the reserve champion Balancer bull. Lot 7, GHGF Lester, is a November 6, 2011, black, polled, 68 percent Balancer son of GHGF Jilt's Tonic 81W. He was purchased by Judyside Farms for $4,750.

In the Gelbvieh bull show, champion bull was Lot 1, GHGF Alexander 782Y, once again consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh. A two year old son of EGL Northern Pacific W026 ET, this 75 percent Gelbvieh bull was born in February 26, 2011 and had a yearling weight EPD of 112 and a ribeye area EPD of 0.45, putting him in the top of the breed for those traits. Bartley Farms was the winning bidder at $3,000.

The reserve champion Gelbvieh bull was Lot 2, Bullett, consigned by Spring Valley Farm of Lebanon, Ky. He is an April 6, 2011 purebred bull sired by REY Little E and was purchased by Wally Gilliam for $3,500.

Bear Creek Gelbvieh, Bardstown, Ky., consigned the grand champion Gelbvieh female. Lot 28, Danica 201Z, is a black, purebred Gelbvieh open heifer born February 10, 2012 out of DBJ DD Party On Fire W969 and JBPF Lady Xcellence 13X. This heifer, which was the reserve champion and champion bred and owned female at the 2012 NAILE had many friends on sale day and was ultimately picked up by Asbury Farms for $3,900.

Lot 21, Bar None Angie 152Y, was the reserve champion Gelbvieh female, consigned by Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch, Fredonia, Ky. She is a powerful, eye appealing, August 22, 2011, red, purebred Gelbvieh heifer sired by JDPD Astro 407S, and sold safe for an August calf by the AI sire Lazy TV Watchman W021. Yoder's Prairie Acres was the winning bidder at $4,600.

The grand champion Balancer female was Lot 30, Lucy, consigned by McIntosh Farm, Georgetown, Ky. She is an April 9, 2012, homozygous black, homozygous polled, 50 percent Balancer open heifer out of WAM Lutton 909 and JBOB 445L ET.

Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Ky., consigned the reserve champion Balancer female. Lot 23, Bee Lick K Yaffa, is a September 14, 2011, 75 percent, black heifer sired by TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P and sold AI bred to M/L Advantage for an August calf. She was purchased by Walter Thorton.

An additional high seller was Lot 19, MS Hero 122Y, consigned by Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch. She is an August 3, 2011 purebred Gelbvieh bred heifer sired by PHIP Mr Carolina Hero 859U and was purchased by Ken Chambers for $3,800.

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 hosted the sale, held March 2, at the new Lazy TV Ranch sale facility west of Selby, S.D.

The top bull of the sale was Lot 100, Lazy TV Tank Z301. He is a March 16, 2012 homozygous black, yearling Balancer bull sired by Lazy TV Tank X315. He weaned at an impressive 722 pounds, 122 ratio. He also weighed 1,353 pounds at a year of age with a 133 yearling weight ratio, giving him 4.01 pounds per day average daily gain. Jon Beastrom of Pierre, S.D., added this herd sire to his program for $11,500.

Lot 191, Lazy TV Class Z471 sold for $8,250 to Richard Jore, Watford City, N.D. This February 2, 2012 red Balancer yearling bull was sired by Lazy TV Second Class R87 and posted performance data of: weaning weight 745 pounds, 114 ratio; average daily gain 3.83 pounds per day, 116 ratio; yearling weight 1,348 pounds, 112 ratio.

Another yearling red Balancer bull sold for $8,250 to Fiedler Farms, Selby, S.D. Lot 197, Lazy TV X Factor Z544 was born February 22, 2012 and sired by Lazy TV X Factor X383. His performance numbers included: weaning weight 695 pounds, 106 ratio, average daily gain 3.59 pounds per day, 100 ratio; yearling weight 1,260 pounds, 105 ratio; ribeye area 15.2 inches, 107 ratio; and %IMF 3.28, 104 ratio.

Lot 195 was Lazy TV Top Notch Z520, a yearling red Balancer, sired by Holden Top Notch 011. This February 19, 2012 bull posted the following performance data: weaning weight 779 pounds, 119 ratio; average daily gain 3.99 pounds per day; 121 ratio; yearling weight 1,403 pounds, 117 ratio, and an RFI score of -0.23. Dave Witlock, Selby, S.D., was the winning bidder at $8,000.

Additional High-Selling Lots:

Lot 46, Lazy TV Final Answer Z100, yearling Angus sired by SAV Final Answer, sold for $11,000 to Rob Arnold, Minot, N.D.

Lot 50, Lazy TV Upward Z136, yearling Angus sired by Sitz Upward 307R, sold for $10,000 to Leon Voegele, Trail City, S.D.

Lot 51, Lazy TV Elijah Z175, yearling Angus sired by BCC Elijah D806 7406-9033, sold for $8,000 to Lonnie Vander Vorst, Akaska, S.D.

Lot 193, Lazy TV Octavious Z511, yearling red Balancer sired by NESA Octavious, sold for $7,500 to Eric Witlock, Eureka, S.D.

Lot 45, Lazy TV Final Answer Z110, yearling Angus sired by SAV Final Answer, sold for $7,250 to Darwin Aman, Eureka, S.D.

Lot 87, Lazy TV Watchman Z295, yearling black Balancer sired by Lazy TV Watchman W021, sold for $6,700 to Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D.

Lot 89, Lazy TV Watchman Z350, yearling black Balancer sired by Lazy TV Watchman W021, sold for $6,700 to Neil Schnabel, Ashley, N.D.

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 right at two foot of snow a few days prior to sale day. Two hundred and two registered bidders from 25 states and Canada were in attendance and bulls sold into 23 states and Canada.

JRI Pop A Top 307Z80 topped the sale at $11,500 to Voss Farms, Bruning, Neb. This black, homozygous polled purebred JRI Pop A Top 197T83 son was Judd Ranch’s lead pen bull in their 2013 champion pen of five bulls in Denver. He puts together impressive numbers including: 86 pound birth weight, 681 pound 205-day weight, 1,270 pound yearling weight, 39.3 cm yearling scrotal, and a 20.4 square inch yearling ribeye.

JRI Multi Task 197Y22 sold as the second high selling bull at $11,000 to Shilling Bros., Westphalia, Kan. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer® Final Answer x Extra Exposure son weaned off his dam at 995 pounds. He posted an 84 pound birth weight, 815 pound 205-day weight, 1,247 pound yearling weight, 38.6 cm yearling scrotal and an impressive 6.46 pounds/day average daily gain.

JRI Maximizer 634Z21 sold to Leonhardt Cattle Co., Lake Preston, S.D., for $10,500. This black, homozygous polled Mytty In Focus x Extra Exposure son was Judd Ranch’s lead bull in their 2013 reserve champion pen of five Balancer bulls in Denver. His performance data includes: 79 pound birth weight, 784 pound 205-day weight, 1,386 pound yearling weight, 40.2 cm yearling scrotal, and a 14.9 square inch yearling ribeye.

JRI Super Duty 9Y53 sold to Tracy Lake, Blackfoot, Idaho for $10,500. This double black, homozygous polled purebred JRI Secret Instinct 254U83 son posted an 74 pound birth weight, 762 pound 205-day weight, 950 pound weaning weight off a first calf heifer, 1,242 pound yearling weight, along with a 41.4 cm yearling scrotal.

JRI Investigator 178Y22 rounded out the $10,000 plus top sellers going to F.L. Taylor, Niangua, Mo., at $10,500. This double black, homozygous polled Balancer Mytty In Focus x Extra Exposure son nursed from a first calf heifer. He posted a 90 pound birth weight, 807 pound 205-day weight, 1,244 pound yearling weight, 39.2 cm yearling scrotal, with 5.50 pounds per day average daily gain.

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 Ranch of Nebraska for $11,250. They purchased the 2013 NWSS futurity entry DVE Davidson Jackpot 74Z, a son of Navaho. A Dandy sired son, DVE Davidson Moola 78Z, sold to Flecks in North Dakota for $10,750.

M Heart D Gelbvieh of Montana, also repeat buyers, selected DVE Davidson Lucky 7Z for $8,200. Brittian Farms of Alberta bid $6,600 to own a DRT Mambo son, Davidson Bachelor 144Z. Ted and Brian Reed of Saskatchewan purchased four bulls including DVE Davidson Handyandy 95Z, another son of Dandy for $6,600.

Semex purchased a Dandy son, out of a first calf heifer, DVE Davidson Pld Dan 14Z for $6,500. Joe & Tracey Kuffner of Saskatchewan also selected four bulls for their commercial cattle program.

Volume buyers for the day were long-time repeat customers Hillcrest Colony of Saskatchewan, who selected six new herd sires for their commercial operation.

Plans are underway as the Davidsons anticipate celebrating their 25th anniversary bull sale to be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at their Bull Yards.

NWSS National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show Champions Rise to Success

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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 Gelbvieh female was GGGE 3G X-Factor 014X exhibited by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. This January 6, 2010 daughter of GGGE 3G Time Machine was first named champion Gelbvieh junior heifer.

The reserve grand champion national Gelbvieh female was exhibited by Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan. CIRS 72WY is a January 15, 2011 daughter of CIRS KING and first claimed the champion winter heifer calf division.

Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., exhibited the national grand champion Gelbvieh bull. RID R G-Force 922W is a March 7, 2009 son of JCGR BAR GT Flashback. He was first named the champion senior bull.

Coming out of the same senior bull division was the national reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull. JRI Trump 270W13B is an August 27, 2009 son of JRI Extra Exposure and was exhibited by Judd Ranch, Inc., Pomona, Kan.

In the National Balancer Show, the grand champion female honors went to Emily Griffiths with GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W. This cow-calf division champion is a two-year old cow sired by GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors and showed with a May 2011 GGGE 3G Time Machine calf at side.

The national reserve grand champion Balancer female was BCFG Butlers Ms Deb 10X. Exhibited by Butler Creek Farms and LeDoux Ranch, Milton, Tenn., this January 9, 2010 female was sired by BCFG Butlers Cherokee 504T ET. She was first named champion junior heifer.

Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., exhibited the grand champion Balancer bull. EGL Roundup X777 is a March 22, 2010 son of EGL Northern Dancer and came out of the junior bull division.

The reserve grand champion national Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Warlock 928W, exhibited by Emily Griffiths. This February 7, 2009 son of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors son was first named champion senior bull.

In the group classes, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., made a clean sweep. They exhibited the champion produce of dam, get-of-sire, and best four head. The premier exhibitor and premier breeder awards went to Emily Griffiths.

 

2012 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show
January 9, 2015
Denver, Colo.
Judge:  Doug Satree, Montague, Texas
Entries:  216 head

A complete listing of division winners is as follows:

Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calf Champion:  HTFG Ms Sweet Thing Y451, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo., Sire: JKGF 18U ET
Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion:  BVLK 120YET, Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., Sire: GKG Harley

Gelbvieh Winter Heifer Calf Champion:  CIRS 72WY, Kaycie L. Shearer, Canton, Kan., Sire: CIRS King
Gelbvieh Winter Heifer Calf Reserve Champion:  GGGE 3G Cowgirl Yasmin 103Y, Kyle Sasse, Athol, Kan., Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine

Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calf Champion:  KKKC Better Yet 693X, Kale Kendrick, Palmyra, Mo., Sire: KAKC JPTK Hot Source
Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion:  LWHF Corasue 417X, Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Va., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Granite P200P2

Gelbvieh Intermediate Heifer Champion:  RTRT 302X ET, Collin Berkley, Osbourn, Kan., Sire: CRAN Buddy Boy T729
Gelbvieh Intermediate Heifer Reserve Champion:  ELC Miss Elin 07X, Cooper Gelbvieh, Burdett, Kan., Sire: ELC Iron Eagle ET

Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Champion:  GGGE 3G X-Factor 014X, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine
Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Reserve Champion:  RID R Cruel Intensions 1023X, Clayton Liss, Elbert, Colo., Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

Gelbvieh Spring Bull Calf Champion:  SEPT Walkin And Talkin ET Y01, September Farms, Franklin, Neb., Sire: EGL Pedro R032 ET
Gelbvieh Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion:  DCHD Golden Buckle Gelbvieh 725Y, Golden Buckle Gelbvieh, Media, N.D., Sire: DCH Hille R126 Roy

Gelbvieh Winter Bull Calf Champion:  JDPD Chain Link 251Y ET, The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, Sire: CRAN Buddy Boy T729
Gelbvieh Winter Bull Calf Reserve Champion:  CIRS 39RY, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., Sire: CIRS Decade 278U2

Gelbvieh Senior Bull Calf Champion:  CIRS 60UX, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., Sire: CIRS King
Gelbvieh Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion:  RLKL RL Mr Power X22, Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa, Sire: DVE Davidson Powerhouse

Gelbvieh Intermediate Bull Champion:  RWG Xtreme Traction X521, Cody Congdon, Innisfail, AB, Sire: RWG Traction 7412
Gelbvieh Intermediate Bull Reserve Champion:  RWG Double-XL X541, Royal Western Gelbvieh, Innisfail, AB, Sire: RWG Traction 7412

Gelbvieh Junior Bull Champion:  RID R Shotgun Slade 1020X, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., Sire: BABR RID Rooster Co.
Gelbvieh Junior Bull Reserve Champion:  DVE Davidson Jumpstart 44X, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, SK, Sire: STON Secret Weapon

Gelbvieh Senior Bull Champion:  RID R G-Force 922W, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., Sire: JCGR BAR GT Flashback
Gelbvieh Senior Bull Reserve Champion:  JRI Trump 270W13B, Judd Ranch, Inc., Sire: JRI Extra Exposure

Balancer Spring Heifer Calf Champion:  TMKG C3 Fantasia 72Y, Veronica Turner, Flamath Falls, Ore., Sire: CODH Starlights Jacquizz 270U
Balancer Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion:  JDPD 7114Y, The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, Sire: JDPD Akin 140W

Balancer Winter Heifer Calf Champion:  CAEN Ms Berry Crush 9Y3, Hightower Cattle Company, Lacygne, Kan., Sire: NVG Red Fine Line
Balancer Winter Heifer Calf Reserve Champion:  EGL Narnia Y062 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., Sire: EGL Northern Wind

Balancer Senior Heifer Calf Champion:  ALFG Sugar Creek Rita 14X, Andrew Lindgren, Atlanta, Ill., Sire: OSU Currency 8173
Balancer Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion:  DLW Watch Me Go 659X, Elizabeth Spencer, Gibbon, Neb., Sire: DLW Red Power 583U

Balancer Intermediate Heifer Champion:  JEB BCC Ms Krugerrand 2X, South Texas Gelbvieh, Castroville, Texas, Sire: TAU Mr Krugerrand
Balancer Intermediate Heifer Reserve Champion:  No entries

Balancer Junior Heifer Champion:  BCFG Butlers Ms Deb 10X, Butler Creek Farms and LeDoux Ranch, Milton, Tenn., Sire: BCFG Butlers Cherokee
Balancer Junior Heifer Reserve Champion:  PKCC Isabella 131X, Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill., Sire: BC Classic 385-7

Balancer Senior Heifer Champion:  EBY Miss 7294T 9229W, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., Sire: S A V Bismarck 5682
Balancer Senior Heifer Reserve Champion:  STG Ms Yancey 36W3, Mitch Garcia, Las Animas, Colo., Sire: GMRA Laramie

Balancer Cow-Calf Pair Champion:  GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Balancer Spring Bull Calf Champion:  DLW Last Call 5115Y, Warner Beef Genetics, Beaver City, Neb., Sire: SCC Mr Final Answer
Balancer Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion:  TMKG Cousin Eddie 241Y, Starlight Land & Livestock, Klamath Falls, Ore., Sire: SCC Right Design

Balancer Winter Bull Calf Champion:  EGL Liberty Y079 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., Sire: EGL Freedom 5203
Balancer Winter Bull Calf Reserve Champion:  LWHF Premium Balance 462Y, Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Va., Sire: S A V Final Answer 003

Balancer Senior Bull Calf Champion:  GGGE 3G Xpediter 096X, Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors
Balancer Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion:  DLW Edison 6718X, Warner Beef Genetics, Beaver City, Neb., Sire: CTR Good Night 715T

Balancer Intermediate Bull Champion:  JDPD Time Traveler 450X, The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, Sire: RTRM Headline
Balancer Intermediate Bull Reserve Champion:  GHGF 36X, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C., Sire: GHGF Air Force One

Balancer Junior Bull Champion:  EGL Roundup X777, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., Sire: EGL Northern Dancer
Balancer Junior Bull Reserve Champion:  EGL Firework X130 ET, Cedar Top Ranch, Boehler Gelbvieh, Backward L, Stapleton, Neb., Sire: EXAR New Look 2971

Balancer Senior Bull Champion:  GGGE 3G Warlock 928W, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors
Balancer Senior Bull Reserve Champion:  BEA 941W, Jim and Barb Beastrom, Cerroll Gelbvieh, Pierre, S.D., Sire: BEA 607S

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 $21,000 to Golden Buckle Gelbvieh of North Dakota. This red, homozygous polled, stout made son of Hoss had earlier claimed Reserve Grand Bull awards at Farmfair International.

DVE 82B selling for $21,000 to repeat buyers Lawson Farms of Missouri. Curve bending performance coupled with staunch eye appeal made this red bull a stand out!

DVE 91B selling for $15,500 to repeat buyers Diamond D Gelbvieh of North Dakota. This heterozygous black, homozygous polled bull stood first in class at the 2015 NWSS and is a son of PHG Black Mas Z13.

DVE 12B selling for $15,000 to repeat buyers Twisted T Gelbvieh of Saskatchewan. This red, homozygous polled, growing machine is backed by a strong maternal line.

DVE 72B selling for $14,500 to repeat buyers the Meng Cattle Co. of Kansas. This solid, 2015 NWSS Futurity Bull Runner up bull is heterozygous black and homozygous polled.

DVE 56B selling for $13,500 to repeat buyers HMR Gelbvieh of Alberta. He is a red, Dandy sired, friendly brute with a moderate birth weight.

DVE 127B selling for $13,500 to repeat buyer Harlow Otto of Alberta. Homozygous polled and black, this long sided, thick bull, a son of Secret Weapon is all set to work for this commercial program.

DRT 93B selling for $13,000 to repeat buyers the Smithers Land and Cattle crew of Alberta. This well put together herd sire elect, had earlier claimed the Senior Bull Championship at the Canadian Western Agribition.

The next 4 bulls each sold for $11,000. DVE 130B sold to repeat buyers, Black Cow Farms of Kansas; DVE 42B to Duke Cattle Co. of Alberta and DVE 92B and DVE 124B to repeat buyers, the Hillcrest Colony of Saskatchewan.

DVE13B sold to Black Cow Farm and DVE 176B sold to repeat buyers K&K Ringrose of Saskatchewan, each sold for $10,500.

Dallas Farr paid $10,000 for DVE 126B. The winning bid was also $10,000 for DVE 152B who was sold to Spring River Cattle Co of Alberta.

Volume bull buyers purchasing five bulls were repeat buyers The Hillcrest Colony.  Walper Ranch of Alberta, Pat Armstrong of Saskatchewan and Dallas Farr of Nebraska were also repeat buyers, each taking home four bulls.

The 27thAnnual bull sale to be held Saturday March 5th, 2016.

 

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 was purchased for $11,000 by Chris Hampton from Celina, Tennessee. JKGF B300 boasts EPDs in the top 25 percent of the breed for both marbling and feeder profit index.

The honor for second top selling bull goes to Lot 1, JEMG A715. He is the August 2013 son of DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2 with an impressive set of EPDs including total maternal, weaning weight, yearling weight, yield grade and feeder profit index in the top five percent of the breed. Dennis Weaver of Lee Summit, Missouri placed the final bid of $7,500.

Lot 28, JKGF A306 was another top seller and was purchased for $7,000 by Mathew Graber of Richmond, Missouri. He is the homozygous black, double polled son of CMFS 7132T.  He sports EPDs in the top 10 percent for yearling weight and feeder profit index as well as carcass weight in the top 15 percent of the breed.

Lot 85, HTFG B468 also sold for $7,000 and was purchase by Beastrom Gelbvieh from Pierre, South Dakota.  He is the homozygous black, homozygous polled son of CTR Sandhills 0065X with REA area ratio of 101 and IMF ratio of 103.

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. Roy had many admirers with his balanced EPDs of 12 for CED, 74 WW, 111 YW and 0.61 marbling.

Next high selling Balancer at $6,000 went to first time buyers Brett and Trevor Glick, Columbus, Indiana. ERTL 22B2 Ervin was out of Watchman and MBCC Emilie 22P2. This 5.7 frame bull had an ADG ratio of 103.7 and garnered 5 stars for growth, female production, carcass and disposition.

Five bulls sold at $5,200 each. Longtime customers Manning Cattle Co, Macy, Indiana bought UNSC 4053 and UNSC 4059, three-quarter brothers out of Watchmen and Mytty In Focus cows. Jeff Skinner, Lafayette, Indiana bought MBCC 53B. He is an EF Compliment son out of MBCC Christine 53Z ET. Repeat customer David Keiser, Campbellsburg, IN took home UNSC 4073, a Watchman x GAR Predestined son. Sheets, Inc., Bruce Sheets from Lafayette, Indiana took home three bulls with the high seller being a stout Gelbvieh-Angus-Simmental composite out of Watchman.

The foundation of the MBCC herd came from two cows purchased in 1994 from Holst Gelbvieh, Gary and Kevin Holst of Eldridge, IA. In this year’s sale Kevin became a buyer and took home BRCC Doty Sam 19B from Brooks. This Lazy TV Sam son out of an R P 3rd Bushwacker cow brought $5,000.

In the calving ease Angus division, the high seller was a Sydgen Trust 6628 son out of an In Focus cow. He sold for $5,800 going to Sheets, Inc.

The top SimAngus bull sold for $5,900 going to repeat buyer MC Cattle, Crawfordsville, Indiana. This TNT Dual Focus son was out of a GAR Predestined daughter.

“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 Loos.

Bar T Bar Ranch is an owner of Seedstock Plus, a marketing cooperative. Larry & Diane Holland who own Quarter Circle H Angus of Taylor, AZ, also Seedstock Plus members, had bulls in this sale.

 Bulls sold to 10 states and Mexico, with 65 percent staying in Arizona. Most buyers were longtime, repeat customers. Most of the bulls had been feed efficiency tested and that efficiency drove their value.

 Topping all of the sale bulls at $18,000 was BTBR Mr Black Cross 4365, a black Balancer sired by BTBR Mr Black Cross 0224, a Lazy TV Flat Iron son. He sold to Jordan Diehl of CJSD Gelbvieh, Bradford, OH. A March yearling, he boasted an actual RFI score of -3.75 and an Efficiency Profit Index of $227.49.  His RFI EPD is -0.49 with a Marbling EPD .44. 

Tim Mulroy, Mayetta, KS paid $16,000 for a calving ease black Balancer sired by Shipwheel Chinook 7700. BTBR Mr Black Cross 4031 had a calving ease EPD of 21, birthweight EPD of -4.4, and a -0.23 RFI EPD. His EPI was $200.03 and his granddam was a Dam of Merit.

Danny Major, Major Cattle Co, Chino Valley, AZ, paid $10,000 for a BTBR Nevada 1170Y son. This black Balancer # 4080 had a calving ease EPD of 17, birthweight EPD of -2.7, a marbling EPD of .76, and an adjusted IMF of 4.23.  He is out of a Dam of Merit.

In the first volume offering of Southern Balancers in the nation, Chuck Backus, Quarter Circle U Ranch, Apache Junction, AZ, paid $8,000 for #4286,  This was the top EPI bull in the sale, boasting a $278 value.

Volume buyer was return customer Black Elk Ranch, Winnemucca, NV.  Other volume buyers were a group of 3 ranches in Mexico, R & R Agrotech, Inc., Rancho La Cieneguita, and Empresas FimPre.  Additional volume buyers were: Flying M Ranch, Flagstaff, AZ, Ute Mountain Farm & Ranch, Towac, CO, Gary Hollowell, Kingman, AZ, Orme Ranch, Mayer, AZ, and Cobra Loma Ranch, Willcox, AZ. 

           

 

              

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 son of JOB DANELL TD Chico Loco 28Y, brought to the sale by Danell Diamond Six.

Lot 45 – Purebred Angus M L Black Granite 4086, a son of Connealy Black Granite, consigned by Linhart Angus sold to local commercial cattleman Gary Jenni for $9,000.

Lot 2 – JOB DANELL Wilson 2B ET sold to local commercial cattleman Paul Jensen for $7,250.  Wilson is a homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh/Angus Balancer son of AAR Ten X 7008 S A.

Lot 3 – JOB DANELL TD My Fortune 3B, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Purebred Gelbvieh brought to the sale by Teale Danell and sold to Ronnie Rogers at Rogers Valley Farm in Mendon, MO for $7,000 for  full possession and half semen interest.  My Fortune is a son of JOB DANELL Fortunate 47Y and MCFG TD Mya 210T, dam of JOB DANELL Chico Loco 28Y.

Lot 14 – JOB DANELL CD Rave 56B, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh/Angus Balancer brought to the sale by Chase and Jamie Danell, sold to Roger Reiter at Gilly’s Gelbvieh in Jewell, KS for $6,750.  Rave is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 S A.

Lot 1 – JOB DANELL Super Bowl 1B, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh/Angus Balancer son of KHR 03Z sold to commercial cattleman Kyle Salveson for $6,750.  Kyle was also the volume buyer of the day, buying five Balancer bulls.

Danell Diamond Six Ranch averaged $6,609 on 16 bulls.

New AGA members, Barry and Dena Bolton, of Bolton Double B Ranch in Hilger, Montana were very successful with the powerful set of bulls they consigned to the sale:
Lot 21 – BOLTON Happy Returns 22B, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh/Angus Balancer son of JOB DANELL Rascal 25Z sold to Wyoming commercial cattleman Wade Shuler for $5,750.
Lot 20 – BOLTON Kennedy 03B, a homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh/Angus Balancer son of JOB DANELL Fortunate 47Y sold to another Wyoming commercial cattleman, Richard Tass for $5,500.
Boltons averaged $5,000 on four bulls.

Linhart Angus averaged $5,286 on 14 bulls.

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 133 bought from 17 states.

Sale highlights include:

Angus: Lot 200 from Nelson Ranch was a calving ease bull that posted a gain ratio of 131 and an IMF of 5.69. Kent Fernkopf, Kansas paid $5500 for this bull.

Black Balancer: Lot 315 from Sandy Knoll Farms was purchased by Burbank Cattle Co., Missouri for $14,250. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 posted a 19CE with a 122YW, scanned a 6.14 IMF and a -.96 RFI.

Black Balancer: Lot 237 from Flint Hills Gelbvieh was purchased by KZ Cattle Co., Kansas for $10,250. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 ET posted a 14CE with a 145 gain ratio.

Red Balancer: Lot 288 from Sandy Knoll Farms was purchased by CJSD Gelbvieh, Ohio for $14,000. This bull posted a 21CE with a 110YW, had a 123 gain ratio and a -.45 RFI.

Black Gelbvieh: Lot 382 from the partnership of CJSD Gelbvieh, Burbank Cattle Co. and Bar T Bar Ranches was purchased by Brandywine Farms, Minnesota for $15,750. This homozygous black, homozygous polled ET bull posted a 104 gain ratio and a -1.19 RFI, with an ultrasound scan of 17.7 REA and 5.13 IMF.

Red Gelbvieh: Lot 421 from Gilly’s Gelbvieh was purchased by Bar T Bar Ranches. Arizona for $7,750. This ND red homozygous polled bull posted a 12CE and a 111YW, gain ratio of 101 and RFI score of -1.13.

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 D Farms for $14,000.

2nd High selling bull – Lot 8, Mr S & S Watchman 401B consigned by S & S Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Padon Farms for $11,000

High selling female – Lot 37/37A, Ms Maverick 126Y consigned by Bar None Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Haywire Cattle Company and Miller Gelbvieh for $10,500.

2nd High selling female – Lot 41/41A, Ms Gizmo 86X consigned by S & S Gelbvieh.  Purchased by Kendall Kilbourne for $7,000.

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 GAME BREAKER 445B was next at $11,500 for full possession and two-thirds interest, going to Mick Lemke, Nebraska. This homozygous black herd sire prospect was admired by all for his power, structure and style.He boasted a 88 pound BW, 856 pound WW, 1340 YW, 16.3 REA, 4.06 % IMF, 40.9 scrotal. Genomic-Enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs) in top one percent for REA, MB,and FPI. Top 15 percent of breed for CED, BW and YW.

Lot 9, LEM RIGHT KIND 459B sold for $11,000 for possession and two-thirds interest to Flat Creek Farms, Nebraska. Homozygous black, sired by Hoover Dam heifer Bull with unheard of GE-EPDs and phenotype. He ranks in the top one percent CED, BW, CEM, YG, REA, MB, and FPI.

Lot 3, LEM TOP CHOICE 474B ET sold $9,000 for full possession and two-thirds interest to Mike Hoyer in Nebraska. He is the homozygous black Balancer son of Net Worth excelling in performance, maternal & style. He ranks in the top one percent for REA, MB and FPI. He’s in the top three percent for YG, CW, YW and the top 35 percent for CED, CEM, & WW.  Actual BW 88, WW 864, YW 1464, REA

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

Judd Ranch’s 37th Bull Sale was a huge success with 303 registered bidders from 21 states and Canada. Lot 2 topped the sale offering at $18,000 to a commercial cowman from Kansas and 14 of the 15 top selling bulls sold to commercial cattlemen.

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 Alexander, Brush, Colorado. His dam is PLA Miss Up 23K 125Y ET and he was sired by OGSG Yes Man 523Y.

Lot 3 PLA Charged 3B was another OGSG Yes Man 523Y son and sold for $8,500 to Earl Saffer in Arriba, Colorado. His dam is PLA Miss Upward 13Y ET.

Rounding out the top lots was lot 43, PLA Mr Xcel 43B. This bull is a son of PLA Xcel 3X ET and out of PLA Miss Ponderosa 742T. He sold for $8,000 to Rick Lentt of Yuma, Colorado.

Plateau Gelbvieh repeat customer Rick Meier, Peetz, Colorado was the volume buyer of the day.  

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 was selected by John Oswald and Sons of Kansas to add to their impressive line up of herd sires.

Lot 43: A red, homozygous polled 75 percent son of BABR Who Done It had many people calling and bidding on this high pecentage bull. He too landed at $8,500 with the winning bidder being David Graham from Ohio.

Lot 36: A black 38 percent bull sired by Tau Tuned In 55T was the next high seller at $8,000 going to Chad Solberg, Montana.

Lot 30: A homozygous black, homozygous polled son of 3G Easy Money with an over 1400-pound yearling weight brought $7,000 to Chad Solberg, Montana.

Lot 32: Another black son of 3G Easy Money with an over 1400-pound yearling weight brought $7,000 to Darin Godsey of Kansas.

 

 

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 97 bought from 15 states.

Sale highlights include:

Lot 62 MTB BCC Black Balance 6A. A Burbank Cattle Company bull that is a black homozygous polled 63/37 Balancer. Purchased by Daniel Zimmerman, Kansas for $11,700.

Lot 55 WNBE 348A. A Wannabe Stock Farm bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 Balancer. Purchased by Norwood Gelbvieh, Missouri for $10,750

Lot 141 TMMW Mr.Granite 180A. A Mulroy Farms LLC bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 75/25 Balancer. Purchased by Wolf Farms, Kansas for $9,500.

Lot 127 HRZN A3973. A Horizon Farms bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 Balancer. Purchased by Henry Darden, Mississippi for $9,100

Lot 53 WNBE 359A. A Wannabe Stock Farm bull that is homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 Balancer. Purchased by Meats Farms, Kansas for $9,100.

Lot 168 TMMW Mr.Granite 105A. A Mulroy Farms LLC bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh. Purchased by Wade Mumma, Missouri for $7,700.

Lot 166 MTB BCC Black Avatron 65A. A Burbank Cattle Company bull that is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh. Purchased by Sean McClatchey, Nebraska for $7,500.   

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 caught a lot of attention in the yards in Denver at the National Western Stock Show, and his potential as a Balancer® AI sire was recognized by many on sale day. After lots of interest and active bidding Judd Ranch of Pomona, Kansas became owners of this super attractive powerhouse herdsire at $17,000.

TAU Mr. Prosperity 151B, a carcass and performance stud that posted a yearling weight of 1464 pounds and scanned a 17.2 square inch ribeye along with a 4.1 IMF also brought $17,000. He is a February 19, 2014 son of Vision Prosperity 2324. When the gavel dropped he found a new home with longtime customer Lynn Estergard of Oconto, Nebraska.

TAU Mr. Grid Topper 21B, a member of the Reserve Champion Pen of Five Balancers in Denver, was a stand out on sale day. His attractive look gained him a lot of attention especially that of Bar Arrow Gelbvieh of Phillipsburg, Kansas who added him to their herd bull battery for $15,000.

TAU Mr. Focus 40B a member of the Champion Pen of Three Balancers was the next high seller. This half-blood calving ease sire has a lot of AI potential and Tim Mulroy of Mayetta, Kansas recognized his potential purchasing 40B for $14,500.

TAU Mr. Consensus 164B a 50 percent son of the popular AI sire Connealy Consensus and backed by a great red cow caught the eye of Jerry Grund who purchased him for $13,500.

TAU Blackshirt 8B, the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity entry, caught the eye of many breeders on sale day and was the high selling purebred. This embryo calf is out of HYEK Black Impact and backed by a great donor cow. He found a new home with Holle Gelbvieh of Oberlin, Kansas for $10,000.

The high selling pair was Ms. Hoover Dam 3032A, a powerful brood cow with an attractive heifer calf at side. She sold to Cooper Gelbvieh of Burdett, Kansas for $4,000.

Three spectacular bred heifers sold for $3,500 and they went to three different homes. Buyers were Holle Gelbvieh of Oberlin, Kansas; Herink Gelbvieh, Clutier, Iowa and Jaylae Pope of Ravenna, Nebraska.

V and G Gelbvieh of Deweese, Nebraska bought the high selling yearling female. Ms. Grid Topper 497B a powerhouse female was added to their replacement pen for $2,500.

Volume buyers were Don Maclennan of Byers, Colorado; Herink Gelbvieh of Clutier, Iowa; V and G Gelbvieh of Deweese, Nebraska; Bruce Sprangler of Callaway, Nebraska and the Schilling family of McCook, Nebraska.

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 of Souix Falls, South Dakota purchased the bull for $10,000.

Wohl Farms of Baldwin, North Dakota also had the second highest selling bull in Lot 35, WOHL JW Strongbox B627. He is the homozygous black, homozygous polled son of WOHL JW Z48. Steve Goetz from Zap, North Dakota had the final bid of $9,750.

 Lot 41, DCHD Golden Buckle Gelv Babe Magnet 200B ET, held the next top spot in the sale with a final bid of $9,500.  The 94 percent, heterozygous black, homozygous polled Gelbvieh bull that was born on March 17, 2014 was consigned by Golden Buckle Gelbvieh, Medina, North Dakota and purchased by Chimney Butte Ranch, Mandan, North Dakota.

Lot 8, DDGR Sofia 25A, brought home the recognition of being the top selling bred heifer. She was consigned by Diamond D Gelbvieh of Mandan, North Dakota. DDGR SOFIA 25A was born on March 5, 2013 and is the homozygous black, 94 percent Gelbvieh daughter of VRT Lazy TV Sam U451. She is due to calve April 10, 2015. Micheal Rea of Berthoud, Colorado bought this female for $6,250

The highest selling open heifer was consigned by Lost River Livestock. Lot 19, LRSF Rochelle B86 is the 75 percent Gelbvieh, homozygous black, heterozygous polled daughter of EGL TUCSON Y014 ET born on March 13, 2014. Gustin Diamond D Gelbvieh, Mandan, North Dakota purchased her for $5,750.

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. Buyers had the opportunity to purchase cattle from some of the most prestigious Gelbvieh and Balancer herds from across the nation.

Topping the sale was the winner of the 2015 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Futurity. BDCG DC Businessman 401B ET is the February 10, 2014, 88 percent son of JRI Top Producer 282Z3. Businessman is black, homozygous polled and is impressive from both the phenotypic and genotypic standpoint. He ranks in the top two percent of the breed for calving ease direct and the top 10 percent for birth weight. Handel Farms, Menno, South Dakota placed the winning bid at $25,000 for possession of this incredible young herd sire.

The Top selling female was Lot 7, JRI Ms Lou 207Z23 offered by Judd Ranch Inc., Pamona, Kan. She is the the August 12, 2012, 38 percent Balancer daughter sired by Mytty In Focus and out of JRI Ms Victoria Secret 207X43. Ms. Lou comes from a powerful cow family that has a history of producing females with increased fertility and longevity. Her EPD profile ranks in the top one percent for calving ease direct and marbling and is in the top three percent of the breed for birth weight and yield grade. Eagle Pass Ranch, Mansfield, South Dakota purchased the female for $17,000.

Lot 9 was another high selling female at this esteemed sale. PLA Destiny 402B ET was consigned by Plateau Gelbvieh of Peetz, Colorado. Destiny is the February 2, 2014 homozygous black, homozygous polled, 50 percent Balancer daughter sired by SAV Pioneer and out of JBOB “Miss Julia” 2417J. Destiny possesses loads of femininity and eye appeal as well as boasting EPDs in the top one percent of the breed for ribeye area and the top two percent for milk. Cranview Gelbvieh of Minot, North Dakota, secured a final bid of $12,000.

Buyer pick lots made up a larger portion of the National Gelbvieh Sale offerings this year and continued garner a lot of buyer attention. The highest selling buyer pick was the entry placed by TJB Gelbvieh, Chickamauga, Georgia. TJB Gelbvieh offered choice of any female in the TJB program that is owned by TJB. JGP Gelbvieh of Lathrop, Missouri recognized this as an outstanding opportunity and placed a final bid of $18,000.

Lot 3 offered a unique opportunity for buyers to purchase semen packages from CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A, a young and up-and-coming sire whose semen has not been placed on the public market. J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc. of Ava, Illinois and C-Cross Cattle Company, Asheboro, North Carolina consigned the semen packages which each included 40 units of semen. The lot grossed $69,500 on a total of 46 semen packages.

 

 

 

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 is drawn as the recipient of the champion futurity heifer. Each futurity member (except the consignor of the winning heifer) will have one chance in the drawing.

The 2014 Breeder's Choice Gelbvieh Heifer Futurity Champion was Lot 3, Blue Well Lee Ann 231A, exhibited by Blue Well Farms.  She is a November 1, 2013 daughter of Reflex X4 ET.  Blue Well Farms received $7,737 for their efforts. Pleasant Meadows Farm was drawn as the new owner of the Heifer Futurity Champion.

1st Runner Up – Butler Creek Gelbvieh Farm, Lot 1

2nd Runner Up – Ridinger Cattle Company, Lot 5

3rd Runner Up – Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Lot 8

4th Runner up – C Cross Cattle Company, Lot 6

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 strength, and EPD profile made her a tremendous donor prospect.  Padon Farms was the final bidder at $8,500.  Next in the ring was Lot 6, Mavis 301A, consigned by S & S Gelbvieh. Mavis is a homozygous black Balancer female sired by Summitcrest Complete.  This beauty's EPD profile is outstanding for growth, maternal, and carcass.  Her maternal sister produced the 2014 Junior National Reserve Grand Champion Balancer female.  She promises to be a high profile, breed influence female.  She was the choice of ClayJohn Farms at $12,500. The next high selling lots came in at $7,100.  Lot 2, Carolina 3353A, was a homozygous black, homozygous polled Black Impact daughter consigned by C Cross Cattle Company.  Her dam was also a sale feature in the C Cross Top 100 Sale.  This moderate, broody female was the choice of Circle B Gelbvieh.  Lot 11 was the Pick of the 2014 Calves from Larry P & Sunny D Farms.  This pick will be made from 90 plus calves born in 2014 sired by Sugar Mav 188Y, O'Charlie 2T, Maverick 70T, Mason 14W, Lazy TV Sam, and Lazy TV Watchman.  Pleasant Meadows Farms recognized this was a great value and made this their pick.  Lot 8, Bar None Astro 246A ET, was the pick of Ridenhour Farms at $6,000.  This homozygous polled, red Astro daughter out of the great P016 donor consigned by Bar None Ranch was the favorite of many.  Lot 9, MV De Anna 403A, consigned by Maple Valley Farm had a final bid of $6,000 from Carlee Vavra.  She had been named the 2014 NAILE Junior Show B & O Champion Female. 

Maple Valley Farm and Green Hills Gelbvieh offered donation lots with proceeds supporting upcoming Junior Gelbvieh shows.  Maple Valley Farm donated a Pick of the Herd Flush that was purchased by Blackhawk Cattle Company.  Green Hills Gelbvieh donated semen from FMGF Blue's Impact 001X that was purchased by Little Windy Hills Gelbvieh.

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, TMMW Bismarck’s Mr. Governor 2A, a homozygous black, homozygouspolled Balancer bull, sold for $10,400, bred by Mulroy Farms, LLC., and was purchased by Bar T Bar Ranches, Ariz.

Lot 425, PROB In Focus 11Z, a homozygousblack Balancer bull, sold for $7,500, bred by Probert Gelbvieh, and was purchased by Al and Debbie Robbins, Texas.

Lot 533, JGPG 367A, a homozygousblack, homozygous polled Balancer bull, sold for $7,300, bred by JGP Gelbvieh, and was also purchased by Al and Debbie Robbins, Texas.

Lot 464, JJNR Mr In Focus B24A, a homozygousblack Balancer bull, sold for $6,800, bred by Nelson Ranch, and was purchased by C.R. Toner, Kan.

Lot 591, MILR Home Run A72ET, a homozygousblack Gelbvieh bull, sold for $6,500, bred by Miller Gelbvieh, and was purchased by Paul Burdette, W.Va.

Lot 614, SKF 147A, a red Gelbvieh bull, sold for $6,400, bred by Sandy Knoll Farms, and was purchased by Harold Brunner, Mo.

Lot 536, SKF 098A, a black Balancer bull, sold for $6,100, bred by Sandy Knoll Farms, and was purchased by Leachman Cattle of Colorado.     

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 interest and full possession.

Lot 2, JSFM Goldfingers Fortune, a red purebred bull consigned by Jeff Smith Farms of Harmon, Okla., sold for $5,000 to David Parmer from Oklahoma.

Also selling for $5,000 was Lot 19, Rupp Ace 26A3, consigned by Rupp Ranch from Perry, Okla., and sold to Pat Herman. Lot 20, GAMB Augie A70, a March 2013 Balancer bull sold for $5,000 to Coy Harrington of Oklahoma.

Top Selling Heifers:

Leading the heifers was Lot 51, KKD Abbie, an October 24, 2013 purebred out of VRT Lazy TV Sam and KKD Serenity. This heifer was consigned by KKD Gelbvieh of Mulhall, Okla., and sold to Leo Moore of Oklahoma for $3,700.

Lot 50, LARM Shania, is an April 10, 2013, 50 percent Balancer heifer sired by JRI Topper 7X41 and out of JGPG Shania 919W. She was consigned by Larman Farms of Orlando, Okla., and sold to Brandon Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., for $3,600.

Top Selling Females:

Lot 36 was the top selling cow-calf pair. DLF Diamond Jbob 4658 Weaver was consigned by Diamond L Gelbvieh of Stillwater and sold to Kaci Hajek of Oklahoma.

Lot 34, OLDG Ms Gabby 63W1, was consigned by Brandon Oldenburg and sold to Roger Ballenger from Oklahoma for $3,500.

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, and sold for $5,750. GRU Mr Stout also brought $5750. This red Balancer®bull was sired by BAG Stout.

 

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:

Lot 355, JEB Mr. Proficient 544AET, a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer® bull sold for $15,000. He was bred by the partnership of Burbank Cattle Co, CJSD Gelbvieh, and Bar T Bar Ranch and sold to the partnership of Wilkinson Gelbvieh, Sandy Knoll Farms, Horizon Farms, Daniel Zimmerman, and Seedstock Plus Genetics.

Lot 272, WALL 24ZET, a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull, sold for $9,200, bred by Waller Gelbvieh, and was purchased by Norwood Gelbvieh, Mo.

Lot 312, JEB BCC Black Balance 24Z, a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull, sold for $7,600, bred by Burbank Cattle Co., and was purchased by Jack McGinnis, Mo.

Lot 283, RDW Mr. Fortune WLT 214Z, a homozygous black Balancer bull, sold for $6,800, bred by Rex Wood Farms, and was purchased by Darrell Marshall, Kan.

Lot 341, VWF Zeus Z121, a red Balancer bull, sold for $6,750, bred by VanWinkle Farms, and was purchased by David McCampbell.

Lot 392, MTB BCC Black Zephyr 43Z, a homozygous black, homozygous polled Gelbvieh bull, sold for $6,700, bred by Burbank Cattle Co., and was purchased by Bonnie Sells, Texas.

Lot 379, TMGC SB Foster 216Z, a red Gelbvieh bull, sold for $6,600, bred by Stuecken Brothers, and was purchased by Todd Downing, Mo.

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 Mountain 8066 x TPLR Rouse Chateau S37 to Lynn Gustin, Mandan, N.D.

DDGR 106A at $7,000, red, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh by RLFG Range Line Cocoa x WVR Nordic 195N to John Trygg, Baldwin, N.D.

DDGR 30A at $7,000, homozygous black Balancer by S A V Final Answer 0035 x OOO U823 to Kevin Uran, Newtown, N.D.

Top Selling Bred Heifers:

DDGR 17Z at $4,000, black Balancer by S A V Final Answer 0035 x RLFG Range Line Cocoa bred to 7 Bar J 1004X, to Kirby Steichen, Goodrich, N.D.

DDGR 185Z at $3,750, red purebred Gelbvieh by DVE Davidson Mr Dakota 151X x DDGR Fullback 99N bred to DCHD Winchester, to Kraft Gelbvieh, Turtle Lake, N.D.

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 and sold to Dale and Mike Taubenheim, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, of Amherst, Neb., for $8,000.

Reserve champion Balancer/Gelbvieh bull was Lot 13, AHL Final Drive 368A ET, consigned by LeDoux Ranch of Agenda, Kan. This bull is a March 2, 2013 son of XXB Wingman 639T ET and he sold to Jerry Ibsen, Kearney, Neb., for $3,100.

Grand champion Balancer/Gelbvieh female and high selling honors went to Lot 27, CTR Lass 3200A, consigned by Cedar Top Ranch of Stapleton, Neb. This heifer is an April 2, 2013 daughter of CTR Sandhills 0065X and she sold to JW LeDoux of Agenda, Kan., for $12,000.

Reserve champion Balancer/Gelbvieh female was Lot 20, VER Ms Bizkit 330Z, consigned by Flying H Genetics of Arapahoe, Neb. This heifer is an October 2, 2012 daughter of Connealy Stimulus 8419 and she sold to Blake Steinkruger of Upland, Neb., for $5,000.

Additional high sellers include:

Lot 19, DLW Ms X102 2501Z, an August 24, 2012 daughter of DCH Hille Z102, consigned by Warner Beef Genetics, Araphae, Neb., sold to Bruce Helms of Holbrook, Neb., for $6,250.

Lot 6, XXB T-Bone 803A, a January 7, 2013 son of EGL Tenderloin N407, consigned by J.J. Boehler, Orleans, Neb., sold to Brad Bowles of Atwood, Kan., for $6,100.

Lot 9, TPMG Adolph 01A, a January 17, 2013 son of CRAN Final Answer W24 ET, consigned by M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, Neb., sold to Dennis Kyle of Agra, Kan., for $4,400.

Lot 3, RBS Z85, an April 9, 2012 son of DLW Wardon 24W of 408, consigned by Schawang Cattle Co., David City, Neb., sold to Lori Kuker of Shubert, Neb., for $4,100.

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 and out of a PHG Fighting Irish dam. At the end of active bidding, Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, SK took home this true herd sire prospect for $9,000.

Prairie Hill’s black entry in the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity sold as Lot 1 and was the second high seller at $8,000. PHG Prairie Allstar A27 is a February 24, 2013, double polled, double black, purebred Gelbvieh bull that was also sired by DVE Davidson Payday 59W. Darrell Hickman of Vermillion, AB was the winning bidder.

Lot 18, PHG Ace of Spades A61, sold for $7,500 to Dennison Ranch of Sidney, Mont. This March 8, 2013, double polled, black, purebred Gelbvieh bull was sired by NGC X Rated 84X.

In the female offering, the top seller was Lot 44, PHG Arcadia A93. This 75 percent Balancer, double polled, double black, open heifer was born April 17, 2013 and was sired by SINK 101Y and out of a JCB Lazy TV Beech Jet dam. McCarty Cattle Company of Parachute, Colo., purchased this young female for $3,250.

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 as he was the high seller. The final bid was $20,000 on this C-Bar Contour sired Red Angus bull that had great EPDs to go along with outstanding actual data and the phenotype to match. When the gavel fell, Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, Neb., was the new owner of this herd sire prospect that had seen interest across the country from Red Angus and Gelbvieh breeders.

Leading off the sale and following into the second high selling position was Lot 1, OVER Zion 674Z, a HXC Conquest son who was sought out as a heifer bull. The final price of $13,000 for this Red Angus bull was bid by Accelerated Genetics, Wisc. This bull has been added to their lineup and will be available this spring.

Third high seller was Lot 25, OVER Zam 943Z, another Red Angus, also sired by C-Bar Contour. This low birth weight bull made many friends and went home with Troy Jones of Nebraska for $8,700.

The high selling bull registered with the American Gelbvieh Association, and fourth high seller overall, was Lot 8, OGSG Zotour 94Z. This 13 percent hybrid was also sired by C-Bar Contour and found a home with Jerry Vobril, Kan.

Lot 28, OGSG Army Man 514A sold for $8,400 to Grund Beef Genetics of Kansas. This OGSG Yes Man son was sought out by breeders in the USA and Canada. He was reserve division champion in the National Gelbvieh show at the National Western Stock Show, where he made many friends. He is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh bull who has great herd sire potential.

Lot 38, OGSH Ah Focus 122A sold for $7,700 to Richard Ekholm of Kansas. The high selling Balancer bull of the day, he is a black son of C-Bar Contour.

Among the female offering, the high selling female was Lot 66B. OVER AH-Blockana 342A was a deep bodied, royally bred female selected by Grund Beef Genetics of Kansas. This Red Angus open heifer had the phones busy as she was a hot commodity. She sold for $6,000.

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 Goetz, Zap, N.D.

Lot 22: $7,000 for 2/3 interest and full possession, FGC A12, March 20, 2013, WOHL Everett Y24 x ZJG N3031, consigned by Feist Gelbvieh, Ludlow, S.D., sold to Chimney Butte Ranch, Mandan, N.D.

Top Selling Open Heifer:                                                                                              

Lot 45: $5,250, JMDS Miss Good Looking, February 21, 2013, WOAK Revolution 08T x FHG Flying H Fortune 100S, consigned by Martin Gelbvieh, Rock Lake, N.D., sold to Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, N.D.

Top Selling Bred Heifers:

Lot 39: $4,000, DCH Hille Z143, March 15, 2012, S Chisum 6175 x JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564JET, sold bred to DCH Hille X102, consigned by Chimney Butte Ranch, Mandan, N.D., sold to Doug Meng, Troy, Kan.

Lot 43: $4,000, DDGR 182Z, April 5, 2012, RLFG Range Line Cocoa x TC Freedom 104, sold bred to Sam U451, consigned by Gustin's Diamond D Gelbvieh, Mandan, N.D., sold to Dan Larson, Clearbrook, Minn.

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 the open show. Larry Clark took advantage to add her genetics to his outstanding program. 

C-Cross Cattle Company offered the pick of three ET sisters as Lot 3. Lot 3A, a homozygous black and homozygous polled daughter of Reflex and the C-Cross donor Twila's Focus W607 was the pick at $7,500. This fancy female caught the judge's eye in the Gelbvieh show and was named Gelbvieh intermediate heifer division champion. She was also named the 2013 NAILE Heifer Futurity Champion. 

Lot 1, a homozygous black and homozygous polled daughter of Maverick and EGL Cirie R744, consigned by JenJoe Farms, followed closely at $7,000. This crowd favorite went on to win the highly competitive Class 5 in the Gelbvieh show. 

Lot 8 was a fancy, red Decade daughter consigned by Circle S Gelbvieh was the choice of Wesley Dobbins at $3,900. Audrey 3101A's eye appeal and EPD profile made her a crowd favorite. She was also an entry in the 2013 heifer futurity where she placed first runner-up. 

Butler's Black Oak, Lot 10, was only a day away from being named the reserve grand champion Balancer bull. Mike Moore and Larry Clark teamed up to take home this exciting young bull sired by Butler's Red Oak out of Butler's CareFree 534U.

Green Hills Gelbvieh offered a pick from their highly competitive show string. Their string consisted of seven head and included two impressive heifers that were named division and reserved division Gelbvieh spring heifer champions in the open show. Lot 13A, GHGF 31A, was the choice at $4,750.

Other sale features:

Lot 6 consigned by Pleasant Meadows Farms sold for $6,500

Lot 9 consigned by Circle S Gelbvieh sold for $5,700

Lot 12 consigned by Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch sold for $3,700

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 a homozygous black, homozygous pooled HYEK Black Impact son, out of a SAV Net Worth dam. Jenny Strosser of Valley View Farms, Blacksburg, Va., and Gale Rippey Farms at Galax, Va., teamed up to purchase this herd sire prospect for $10,000.

The high selling purebred Gelbvieh bull was Lot 5, LWHF Pure Pride 564Z. This homozygous black, homozygous polled bull is sired by HYEK Black Impact and is out of a Granite 200P2 dam. Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, Neb., purchased this lot for $9,000.

Lot 6, LWHF Direct Impact 568Z was the second high selling purebred Gelbvieh bull. Another homozygous black, homozygous polled son of HYEK Black Impact, he sold for $8,500 to Kittle Gelbvieh in Geraldine, Ala.  

Lot 2, LWHF Ez-Go 553Z was the second high selling Balancer bull. Sired by Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor and out of a HYEK Black Impact dam, he sold to Sheets Farm in Glade Springs, Va., for $6,000.   

In the female offering, the top selling pair was Lot 38. A Granite 200P2 daughter with a super stout Future Investment heifer calf at side sold to Pruett Gelbvieh, Wytheville, Va., for $3,300.

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 Gelbvieh bull from Brandywine Farms, sold to Walnut Ridge Gelbvieh, Mo., at $7,750. Brandywine Farms retained 25 percent semen interest on this calving ease prospect that was also the top IMF scanning Gelbvieh bull.

Lot 11: A red homozygous polled Balancer from Van Winkle Farms sold to Stuecken Bros., Mo, for $7,250. This bull offered excellent calving ease with good growth, depth and thickness in a very eye appealing package.

Lot 14: A black Balancer from Okatoma River Ranch sold to Jerald Rumfelt, Mo., for $6,900. This super phenotype bull was the result an ET mating and posted a 129 gain ratio.

Lot 3: A homozygous black, homozygous polled 88 percent Angus bull offered by JGP Gelbvieh and Burbank Cattle Co. Nowack Cattle Co. of Missouri was the winning bidder at $6,300. Lot 3 had an excellent EPD profile, with carcass value of 123.57, 114 gain ratio, and high IMF scan.

Lot 61: Another bull from Brandywine Farms, this homozygous black Balancer bull sold to Tom Strubberg, Mo., for $6,250. Excellent EPDs, a high IMF scan, and eye appeal attracted many to this bull.

Lot 104: This homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull from Diamond Mill Iron Gelbvieh sold to Ann Gregory of Kansas for $6,000. He combines excellent calving ease and milk in a package with length, depth and thickness.

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 the Rib Crib restaurant was enjoyed by all in attendance.

Sale highlights include:

Lot 1: Pick of pregnant recips from Bachman Cattle Farms sold to John Carrel, Mont., for $3,000. John picked the HFGC Vickie Vail 173Y34 X JDPD Astro 407S heifer mating.

Lot 2: Pick of the entire Bar T Bar calf crop sold for $7,700 to Mulroy Farms, Kan. Having purchased the BTBR Nevada 1170Y bull in a past sale Mulroy Farms knew the opportunity presented in this offering.

Lot 3: Pick of bred heifers from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to CJSD Gelbvieh, Ohio for $3,500. The Diehl family has purchased this pick before and the results warranted to go again.

Lot 4A was the BC Matrix X Cocoa Sue ET open spring heifer with the option to purchase the additional 11 full ET sisters. This female sold for $2,300 to Two Step Ranch, Iowa with Pat McCabe taking all of the full sisters.

Lot 43: This top selling fall pair was consigned by Pederson Gelbvieh and sold for $3,250 to KG Gelbvieh, Texas. Guy and Kristen Lambert of KG Gelbvieh purchased a total of four fall pairs.

Lot 92: The top selling open heifer come from Stuecken Bros. and sold for $5,600 to Bachman Cattle Farms. This red purebred Gelbvieh has excellent EPDs across the board and is also a 10 on tenderness on her Igenity profile.

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 powerful pair at $6,100. 

Next high selling female was the three-in-one package consigned by Gentle G Farm. Ruby Red and her CTR Highlight daughter, Gentle G 44Z, were easy to find. Lot 27 and 27A was a high performance pair that sold split in the ring and was kept together by Green Hills Gelbvieh for $4,000. 

Coming in at $3,900 was Lot 20/20A, Gabby 4U2 ET and her Edison daughter. Mark Webster and Zach Thompson landed on this young pair that sold first through the ring. 

Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch consigned Lot 26/26A, Freedom's Image ET and her Maverick bull calf. This proven female is a full sister to Freedom's Reflection. Her bull calf by Maverick combines unusual eye appeal and performance. Silver Farms added this pair to their front pasture for $3,700. 

Also selling at $3,700 was Lot 17/17A consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh. Delta 928W and her bull calf was one of several lots purchased by David May. 

Following closely at $3,600 was Lot 18/18A, Bar None Ms. Highlight and her Chief Executive bull. This homozygous black, Highlight 066K female will make her new home at Brendy Hill Farm.

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 by means of sale cattle pictures projected on a screen.

Keriness Cattle Company, Airdrie, AB, was in attendance and selected two bulls. Their first choice was FIR River Ronny 652Z at $7,000. 652Z is sired by MGF Rig Rocker and out of a DCC Rikhards Red sired dam. Keriness Cattle also selected FIR River Holman 627Z for $4,500, a son of LTC Ridge Star Holman and out of a Red Rock sired dam. Twisted T Gelbvieh, Asquith, SK, selected FIR River Hugh 660Z at $4,400. 660Z is a son of EGL Pabst and out of a Rally Lou sired dam.

Stone Gate Farm consigned another excellent offering to the 2013 sale. Bluff Island Stock Farm, Inwood, MB, selected STON Zoro 10Z at $5,750. He is a son of SLC Master Plan and out of the STON Miss Julie cow family. Lorne and Sandi Zentner, Consul, SK, chose STON Zeus 25Z, a son of V V Xtra Time, for $4,500. V & V Farms, Redcliff, AB, chose STON Zander 8Z at $4,500. 8Z is a son of CES Decka Outback and out of a Fir River sires dam. Richard Gamache, Bonnyville, AB, selected STON 32Z at $4,400, a son of DES Decka Outback and out of STON Lady Antebellum.  Hill70 Quantock Ranch, Lloydminster, AB, selected STON 7Z for $4,300. 7Z is a son of SLC Master Plan and out of a JBM bred dam.

Wade Davidson, Ponteix, SK, sold WDE Davidson Dynamic 2Z to Jason Ekeberg, Lac La Biche, AB, for $5,300. 2Z is a son of Davidson Showtime and out of a Davidson Romeo sired dam. Gary Tweddle, Harris, SK, selected AMD 10Z from Angus and Marlene Davidson for $4,500. AMD 10Z is a son of Davidson Showtime and out of a Davidson Supreme sired dam. Barry Cloutier, Ponteix, SK, selected AMD 11Z also for $4,500. AMD 11Z is a Davidson Showtime son out of a Top Brass sired dam.

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 the sale. He has outstanding individual performance supported by an impressive EPD profile for growth and maternal strength. His donor dam, Pearl L023, has produced several outstanding individuals through the years. Larry P & Sunny D Farms was the successful bidder on this sale feature.

Next high selling bull at $6,500 was Lot 37, Bar None Mr. Black Impact 208Z. This homozygous polled, double black, Black Impact son was nursed by an incredible two-year-old P016 daughter. His impressive performance and eye appeal caught the attention of several including the new owner, Pleasant Meadows Farms.

Two bulls came in at $5,000. Lot 27, Mr. S & S Trendsetter 34Y, is a homozygous polled, homozygous black, Trendsetter son out of the dam of Mason 14W. Cunningham Farms outlasted several bidders to own this stylish herd sire. Lot 35, Bar None Mr. Mason 234Z ET, found a new home with Mockingbird Hill Farm. This stout Mason 14W son out of the great P016 donor was an easy find.

Following close behind was his Maverick 70T brother out of P016 that sold for $4,750 to Hampton Family Farms. This late January Maverick son crushed the sales at 1,545 pounds two days before the sale. Maverick sons were certainly in demand averaging $4,730 on the day.

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, N.D., purchased the bull for $13,500.

Selling for $10,000 was DDGR 73Z. This March 18, 2012 red, polled, purebred bull was sired by JDPD Astro 407S. The bull finds a new home with Eslinger Brothers, Carson, N.D.

The next top selling bull was DDGR 127Z. He is a March 24, 2012 red, polled, purebred son of SINK Full Throttle 27T. Kris Swenson, Belfield, N.D., was the winning bidder at $8,500.

Kris Swenson came back to buy DDGR 53Z at $7,250. This March 13, 2012 red, polled, purebred bull was sired by JRI Fully Loaded 282M1.

Four bulls sold for $7,000 including CMR 38Z, a March 5, 2012 homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred, sired by OZZ EXT Govenor 3N. D Bar D Gelbvieh, Hazelton, N.D., and Rosehill Gelbvieh, Munich, N.D., purchased the bull.

DDGR 95Z is a March 21, 2012 black, polled, purebred bull sired by VRT Lazy TV Powerhouse X554. He sold to to Leif Jellesed, Charlson, N.D., for $7,000.

DDGR 188Z is an April 7, 2012 red, polled, purebred bull sired by DVE Davidson Mr Dakota 151X.  Eslinger Brothers, Carson, N.D., struck again buying the bull for $7,000.

DDGR 326Z, a March 29, 2012 red, polled, purebred bull sired by DDGR Home Run 35W, sold to John and Judi Trygg, Baldwin, N.D., at $7000.

The top selling heifer was DDGR 16Y. She is a black, polled, Balancer heifer sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 and sold to Jacob Weinberger, Mandan, N.D., at $3,250.

Wes Neubauer, Wolf Point, Mont., purchased DDGR 25Y for $3,100. Another Balancer heifer, she is a black, polled daughter of B C Matrix 4132.

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 Irish dam. This purebred Gelbvieh bull posted an 86-pound birth weight, with an impressive 801-pound weaning weight. After active bidding, Mark Hoff of Richardton, N.D., purchased this moderately made, performance-minded bull for $6,250.

The second high selling bull was Lot 12, PHG Cash Machine Z06. He is a February 15, 2012, double black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull also sired by DVE Davidson Payday 59W and out of a JBOB Carolina Fortune dam. Dale Anderson of Reserve, Mont., was the winning bidder at $5,500.

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh also offered a select group of open replacement heifers. Lot 36, PHG Mighty Girl Z18, was the top selling heifer at $2,750 to Warner Beef Genetics, Beaver City, Neb. This February 23, 2012, red, double polled heifer was sired by PHG Womanizer W24.

Cattle sold into five states. Plans are underway for this summer’s customer appreciation open house to be held August 3, 2013 at Prairie Hills Gelbvieh.

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 26, a homozygous black, homozygous polled, Balancer bull consigned by Wohl Farms, Baldwin, N.D. WOHL Kuchen Z80 is a March 9, 2012 son of ZH Image Maker 014 and offered and EPD profile of CE 7, BW 1.7, WW 84, YW 130 and MK 28. This bull had many friends on sale day, finally selling for $10,000 to SR Gravely Gelbvieh in Avon, Mont.

At $7,100, Lot 14, SRGG Zebulon 201Z, was the next high selling bull. Consigned by SR Gravely Gelbvieh, he is a February 21, 2012 homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh son of VVGR Mr 054X. Erik Johnson, Johnson Bear River Gelbvieh of Tremonton, Utah was the winning bidder.

The top selling open heifer was Lot 56, DCH Hillie Zula Z153, consigned by Chimney Butte Ranch, Mandan, N.D. This March 10, 2012 black, polled Balancer heifer was sired by the 2011 Balancer bull futurity winner SDCG X-Factor 202X. Cranview Gelbvieh of Minot, N.D., was the winning bidder at $5,800.

Topping the bred heifers was Lot 39, DDGR 18Y, consigned by Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh in Mandan, N.D. This February 25, 2011 black, polled, purebred Gelbvieh daughter of HYEK Black Impact 3968N was bred to Post Rock Granite 200P2 for a March heifer calf. She sold to Martin Gelbvieh, Rock Lake, N.D., for $4,300.

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 sale. The 65 female lots sold to 27 buyers in nine states. Prior to the sale start, a complimentary beef brisket meal, catered by the Rib Crib restaurant was enjoyed by all in attendance.

The sale kicked off with the ‘Pick of the Herd’ opportunity consigned by Sandy Knoll Farms. The pick out of over 135 head of bred heifers sold for $4,000 and the buyer was CJSD Gelbvieh. The Diehl family in Bradford, Ohio continued to add select females to their top notch program and understood the value in the 30 year breeding program of Sandy Knoll Farms.

The second lot to sell was the ‘Flush’ opportunity consigned by Matt Burbank. This flush out of one of the top red purebred Gelbvieh females in the breed has added genetic value as DMF 2026J is homo polled and earned her Dam of Distinction status. The flush sold for $3,600 and the buyer Sandy Knoll Farms is guaranteed eight embryos mated to the bull of their choice.

Other top lots include two spring bred pairs selling for $3,800 each. Lot 5 and 5A consigned by Stuecken Brothers was purchased by VanWinkle Farms, Mo. This homo black, homo polled spring bred Balancer®was sporting a SB Revis Rock 205W heifer calf at side and was bred back the same way. The other lot was 8 and 8A. This red spring bred purebred pair was consigned by Sanders Gelbvieh Farm. The moderate frame, good uddered cow was purchased by Kenneth Mast, Mo., and the very eye appealing calf went to new customer Brett Marshall, W. Va.

The top spring bred heifer was sold by Wannabe Stock Farm. This red purebred Gelbvieh female sold bred to the exciting red Gelbvieh bull Winthop. Brett Marshall purchased this female for $3,500 to kick start his breeding program.

The top fall bred female was Lot 48 consigned by Mulroy Farms. This homo black Balancer Mr. Krugerrand daughter has an Igenity score of 9 for tenderness. Brandywine Farms, Minn., was the buyer of this female at $3,400.

In the open heifer division, top heifer was sold by J&R Cattle Co. VanWinkle Farms was the buyer of this homo black, homo polled Carolina Fortune Balancer with exceptional EPDs for $2,325.

Right behind was Lot 58 coming from Mulroy Farms with a homo black purebred Gelbvieh also with exceptional EPDs that sold for $2,300 and went to Nebraska breeder Sean McClatchey.

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 bull at $6,250. He was consigned by Hart Farm, Kansas City, Kan., and was purchased by MLM Gelbvieh, Chester, Ill. Hart Farm retained an interest and will continue to show the bull this fall. 

Lot 3 rounded out the bull offering, selling for $4,250 and going to the partnership of The Two Step Ranch, Farley, Iowa and Prairie Grove Gelbvieh, Danville, Iowa. He was consigned by Rumfelt Gelbvieh, Springfield, Mo.

The top selling female of the day was the Lot 4 donor dam at $5,000. The Balancer® daughter of Black Cross 3002N was also consigned by Rumfelt Gelbvieh, and was purchased by a partnership of South Texas Gelbvieh, Castroville, Texas and Bar T Bar Ranch, Winslow, Ariz. Rumfelt Gelbvieh retained half embryo interest.

A purebred red daughter of JRI PD Resource 197E51 with a fancy red heifer calf at side by Brandywine Winthrop was the top selling fall pair at $4,100. Lot 58 was consigned by Burbank Cattle Company, St. Catharine, Mo., and sold to VanWinkle Farms, Neosho, Mo. 

Another red purebred fall pair was the next high selling lot at $3,900. The Lot 39 pair with a bull calf at side by HFGC Extra Hot P60 was consigned by Hart Farm, Kansas City, Kan., and was also purchased by VanWinkle Farms, Neosho, Mo.

A homozygous black Balancer heifer topped the spring breds at $2,600. The Lot 25 daughter of RBMS SCC Just Right 122P ET was consigned by AB Farms, Lathrop, Mo., and was purchased by Nelson Ranch, Soldier, Kan. 

Coming in a close second, the Lot 19 bred heifer consigned by Mulroy Farms LLC, Mayetta, Kan., sold for $2,550. Another homozygous black Balancer heifer, she is a daughter of TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P and was purchased by Walnut Ridge Gelbvieh, Republic, Mo.

Another Mr Krugerrand daughter topped the open heifers at $2,700. Consigned by Burbank Cattle Company, St. Catharine, Mo., she was purchased by South Texas Gelbvieh, Castroville, Texas.  

A purebred black daughter of EGL Northern Wind was the next high selling open heifer at $2,000. Consigned by South Texas Gelbvieh, she was purchased by CJSD Gelbvieh in Bradford, Ohio.