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