TAU Golden Boy 262L Wins 2024 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity

TAU Golden Boy 262L, 2024 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Winner

LINCOLN, Neb. — The 27th Annual Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity was held on December 31, 2023, in conjunction with the Cattlemen’s Congress held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gelbvieh breeders and supporters initiated the futurity to increase participation in the National Gelbvieh Show, the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale, and to identify the most useful young sires in the Gelbvieh breed. The futurity event is managed by Chris Mitchell.

TAU Golden Boy 262L was the winner of this year’s futurity, owned by Taubenheim Gelbvieh of Amherst, Nebraska.

TAU Golden Boy 262L received the most votes after two rounds of voting to beat out the nine other entries in the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity. TAU Golden Boy 262L is a 93.6% purebred Gelbvieh bull born on March 8, 2023, and sired by GATS Gatson STK OPT Henry 016H. He posts a 76 pound birth weight and an 827 pound weaning weight. He has the substance and power that is to be expected from a purebred bull with an extra shot of eye appeal and body.

DCSF Post Rock High Choice 167L2, owned by Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kansas, was one of the runners-up. He is a 92.1% purebred Gelbvieh bull born on February 10, 2023, and sired by CTR Jackpot 8660F ET. He combines the maternal excellence of the Gelbvieh breed with a marbling EPD that ranks in the top 1% that will drive the breed forward. He posted a 110 weaning weight ratio and is on the cutting edge of carcass merit with balanced trait selection.

JRI Priority Male 253L489 ET, owned by Judd Ranch Inc. of Pomona, Kansas, claimed the other runner-up in this year’s futurity. He is an 87.5% purebred Gelbvieh bull born on January 9, 2023, and sired by JRI General Patton 213B97. He is a full brother to JRI Trade Secret 253G486, who ranked as Cattlemen’s Connection’s top selling AI sire in 2022 and 2023. His pedigree is stacked with unmatched fertility and producing ability with performance bred-in as he posted a scale busting 1,010 pound actual weaning weight.

The champion bull sold as lot one in the National Gelbvieh and Balancer sale for $16,500 to Holle Gelbvieh, Oberlin, Kansas, for possession and semen interest.

The Gelbvieh futurity holds a drawing among members to win the proceeds from the sale of the champion bull. TJB Gelbvieh of Chickamauga, Georgia, and Triple K Gelbvieh, Bonner Springs, Kansas, won the drawing.

The futurity is limited to 53 membership spots. Spots only come available when an operation does not renew their membership.

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.