Auctioneer – Todd Barlow
Sale Management – Slaughter Sale Management
Sale Average $6,200
Reported By – David Slaughter
An enthusiastic crowd gathered on November 17 at New Market Hall in Louisville, KY for the 2014 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale. The sale was part of an event packed week for Gelbvieh breeders. The sale once again offered outstanding quality. Leading off the sale was Lot 5, Carolina 3341A, consigned by C Cross Cattle company. Carolina 3341A is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Carolina Exclusive daughter whose dam was a sale feature in the C Cross Top 100 Sale. Her eye appeal, pedigree strength, and EPD profile made her a tremendous donor prospect. Padon Farms was the final bidder at $8,500. Next in the ring was Lot 6, Mavis 301A, consigned by S & S Gelbvieh. Mavis is a homozygous black Balancer female sired by Summitcrest Complete. This beauty's EPD profile is outstanding for growth, maternal, and carcass. Her maternal sister produced the 2014 Junior National Reserve Grand Champion Balancer female. She promises to be a high profile, breed influence female. She was the choice of ClayJohn Farms at $12,500. The next high selling lots came in at $7,100. Lot 2, Carolina 3353A, was a homozygous black, homozygous polled Black Impact daughter consigned by C Cross Cattle Company. Her dam was also a sale feature in the C Cross Top 100 Sale. This moderate, broody female was the choice of Circle B Gelbvieh. Lot 11 was the Pick of the 2014 Calves from Larry P & Sunny D Farms. This pick will be made from 90 plus calves born in 2014 sired by Sugar Mav 188Y, O'Charlie 2T, Maverick 70T, Mason 14W, Lazy TV Sam, and Lazy TV Watchman. Pleasant Meadows Farms recognized this was a great value and made this their pick. Lot 8, Bar None Astro 246A ET, was the pick of Ridenhour Farms at $6,000. This homozygous polled, red Astro daughter out of the great P016 donor consigned by Bar None Ranch was the favorite of many. Lot 9, MV De Anna 403A, consigned by Maple Valley Farm had a final bid of $6,000 from Carlee Vavra. She had been named the 2014 NAILE Junior Show B & O Champion Female.
Maple Valley Farm and Green Hills Gelbvieh offered donation lots with proceeds supporting upcoming Junior Gelbvieh shows. Maple Valley Farm donated a Pick of the Herd Flush that was purchased by Blackhawk Cattle Company. Green Hills Gelbvieh donated semen from FMGF Blue's Impact 001X that was purchased by Little Windy Hills Gelbvieh.