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