2023 Danell Diamond Six Ranch 28th Annual Bull Sale Report

Danell Diamond Six Ranch
Lewistown, Montana
Reported By: Don Danell
March 18, 2023
BillPelton.com Online Auction



17 Yearling Bulls at $7,441

3 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls at $14,333

14 Balancer® Bulls at $5,964


Due to a late change in circumstances this year, we decided it made more sense to try an online-only auction, closing on our regular sale day. We had a pre-sale gathering and viewing of the bulls at the ranch Friday night and enjoyed a lovely evening and wonderful meal with a good turnout of buyers, bidders, friends and neighbors!


Sale Highlights:

Lot 10, JOB DANELL Bruiser 43K, was our high seller this year at $26,000. After an exciting bidding war, Samee Charriere of Ledgerwood Gelbvieh in Clarkston, Washington, place the winning bid. He is one of only 21 sons of our 2021 high-selling bulls, JOB DANELL Pay Pal 12H, that have been offered so far and they have been in great demand! Bruiser is a homozygous polled, homozygous black, 92.2% Purebred Gelbvieh bull that is long made with a 14.94 ribeye and an extra rib! Bruiser’s donor dam is known for great growth in her calves and this one fits her record with a 5.2-pound ADG on test (123 ratio). Bruiser has the EPDs, ultrasound data, pedigree, performance and solid look to make an imprint on the breed!


Lot 8, JOB DANELL Top Shelf 38K ET, is a homozygous polled, black, 99.9% Purebred Gelbvieh bull that is headed to Diamond D Gelbvieh in Medina, North Dakota, after Richard & Sara Heinrich and Dennis Gustin won the bid at $11,000. From a favorite sire, JOB DANELL TD Chico Loco 28Y, and an elite donor dam, JOB DANELL Josephine 33C (also the dam of the above-mentioned breed changer – JOB DANELL Pay Pal 12H), Top Shelf has the pedigree, calving ease, style, performance and disposition to really make a name for himself! He was rated a perfect 5/5 (claw/heel) foot score by our vet, Greg Carlson, and of very special note, as a Purebred Gelbvieh bull – his ultrasound measurement of a whopping 4.29 IMF!


Lot 4, JOB DANELL Chisel 18K, also sired by JOB DANELL Pay Pal 12H, comes in at $10,250 – winning him a ticket t0 Greenfield, Iowa, and a home with Galen Geidel of Geidel Cattle Company. Chisel is a homozygous polled, homozygous black, 79.7% Gelbvieh, Balancer bull with a performance record and set of balanced EPDs from calving ease, growth and carcass, to put him in a league of his own!


Lot 16, JOB DANELL Kickstart 65K, is a homozygous polled, homozygous black, 34.3% Gelbvieh, Balancer bull that sold for $9,250 to Tim Robinson of Robinson Farms in Pleasureville, Kentucky. With a tenderness score of 9 and from a young sire, JOB DANELL Bogart 67H, that boasts a 16.8 ribeye (116 ratio) and a 4.7 IMF (131 ratio), and an absolute favorite young, purebred Angus dam, JOB DANELL Butterfly 53G, Kickstart promises to be an excellent beef producer! Kickstart will be our herd sire this spring and then go to his home in Kentucky.


3 bulls brought $7,250:

Lot 14, JOB DANELL Secret Agent 59K – sired by JOB DANELL Eliot 71H, rounds out our bulls headed out of state –  selling to Wade Shuler of Shuler Farms, LLC in Powell, Wyoming.

Lot 2, JOB DANELL Romeo 14K –  sired by Pay Pal’s sire (JOB DANELL Paygrade 68E), only has to travel across the highway to Colver Gelbvieh and Fred & Leslie Colver of Lewistown, Montana.

Lot 13, JOB DANELL Marvel 58K – sired by JOB DANELL Bogart 67H, heads to Wes Rorvik of Rorvik Bros., LLC in Nashua, Montana. Wes is our volume buyer again this year, also taking home lots 11, 5, 6 and 9, averaged $5,250 for the five bulls.


Lot 12, JOB DANELL Harvey 50K for $7,000, and Lot 7, JOB DANELL Humdinger 32K for $6,000, are sticking around Lewistown – headed to Jensen Ranch, Paul and Jen Jensen.


We were nervous about how things would go this year with such a huge change and we are quite thankful for the wonderful people that continue to put their trust in our program –  we hope that trust is well founded and our bulls do the job for you in your programs!