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.