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.