Reported by David Slaughter
On November 12, the 2016 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale kicked of an eventful week of Gelbvieh and Balancer activities at the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. This sale has consistently produced show champions and breed influence individuals year after year.
Topping this year’s sale at $10,750 was Lot 6, PMFG Cora 552C ET, consigned by Pleasant Meadows Farm. Cora is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Lazy TV Watchman daughter whose maternal pedigree traces to the donor DARC P401. Her EPD profile placed her at the top of the breed for multiple growth, maternal, and carcass traits.
Next high selling individual at $9,000 was Lot 8, GGGE 3G Blood Brother 454B ET, consigned by 3G Ranch. Blood Brother had obvious substance and eye appeal that could take him to the winner’s circle. He was the choice of Larry P & Sunny D Farms to carry their red Gelbvieh program to the next level. At the Tuesday show, Blood Brother was named grand champion Gelbvieh bull.
Selling for $5,700 was Lot 4, C-Cross Carolina 5320C, consigned by C Cross Cattle Company. Carolina 5320C is a homozygous black, homozygous polled daughter of Eagle Eye 224Y ET. Her tremendous EPD profile and eye appeal was an easy choice for Hilltop Farms.
Rounding out the high selling females was Lot 5, CBX Ms Exclusive’s Impact, consigned by Coles Bend Cattle Company. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Carolina Exclusive was a crowd favorite. Gentle G Farms outlasted several bidders at $5,000 to own this future donor.