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.