LINCOLN, Neb. – Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kansas, captured championship honors in the 2023 People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity with their entry, DCSF Post Rock Prominent 139K8 ET. The event was held in conjunction with the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Over $20,000 will be awarded to Post Rock Cattle Company for breeding and exhibiting the futurity champion.
The People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity is in its thirteenth year and is organized by Slaughter Sale Management. The event and selection identify elite young Balancer sires that have the potential to be breed leaders.
DCSF Post Rock Prominent 139K8 was selected champion by Balancer futurity members. He was born on February 6, 2022, and is a 62.5% Balancer son of JRI Probity 254D28.
DCSF Post Rock Prominent 139K8 is a long-spined, soggy made herd bull prospect that is made correct and smooth at every angle. He is out of a flush that combines proven pedigrees and is designed to make fault-free cattle. His sire is JRI Probity 254D28 is a past futurity winner as well.
Each year, one membership is randomly drawn to receive full possession and half semen interest in the champion bull. Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kansas, won the drawing.
The two runners-up were TAU Limit Lock 20K ET, owned by Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, and BGGR Top Gun J011, owned by Black Gold Genetics, Pritchett, Colorado. Each runner-up received $2,500 in prize money.
TAU Limit Lock 20K ET was born on January 22, 2022, and is a 36.7% Balancer son of Deer Valley Growth Fund. He is massive-footed, thick-ended and big-middled. His EPD profile ranks in the top 1% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight and Carcass Weight.
BGGR Top Fun J011 was born on November 24, 2021, and is a 40.3% Balancer son of EGL Game Changer D136. He posted a 70-pound actual birthweight and 970-pound actual weaning weight from grass and his dam alone. He ranks in the top 3% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight and Feeder Profit Index.
Anyone interested in becoming a futurity member should contact David Slaughter to get their name on the waiting list for the 2024 Balancer Bull Futurity.
The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.