2024 Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, LLC 21st Annual Bull and Female Sale Report

Reported by Dr. W. Mark Hilton

Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants, LLC held their 21st annual open house featuring the “opening day” of their bull sale season. 37 Balancer®, Gelbvieh, and Gelbvieh-composite bulls sold to buyers from six states for an average of $5,441.

High selling bull at $10,800, for full possession and 50% semen interest was MBCC Edey 55L selling to Ryan’s Prime, Jeff Ryan at Cresco, Iowa. This purebred, homozygous black, homozygous polled son of DCH Hille Stock Options D410 is the only Gelbvieh bull in the breed with top 20% CED, 3% BW, 5% WW, 10% YW, 1% STAY, and 10% MARB. He is also top 1% for HP, $Cow, and FPI™. “Edey” will be a combination bull where females will be retained, and steers will sell to his customers wanting prime grading beef.

The second highest selling bull was MBCC Top Gun 51L a 72% Gelbvieh bull out of DCH Triple K Husker G413. This homozygous black, homozygous polled bull sports an EPD spread of 16 for CED and 126 for YW. He is also top 10% for marbling. Top Gun sold to first-time buyer Carl Propp, DVM from Adair, Oklahoma, for $10,700.

John Garrett, another first-time buyer from Louisburg, North Carolina, selected MSCM Smooth Operator 38L from M5 Ag Services/Chris and Jordan Muegge. This 75% Gelbvieh son of DCH Triple K Husker G413 out of a first calf Civil War E92 daughter sold for $8,700. He is another calving ease bull with outstanding growth, stayability, and marbling.

Long-time buyer Chris Tempel of St Croix, Indiana, selected MBCC Hercules 59L at $8,300. This MBCC Reward 4F son is out of the highest WW and YW Balancer female in the breed and the top 1% for both WW and YW.

Joe Melton, DVM of Diamond M Land and Livestock selected MUEG Mass Appeal 43L at $8,000 for his commercial herd in Harrison, Arkansas. This “Stock Options” son was the highest stayability bull in the sale at 24 (top 1%). He goes back to one of the foundation cows at MBCC, “MBCC 6J”. Dr. Melton has been buying bulls from us for 10 years and he and his clients selected nine bulls to take back to northwest Arkansas.

In the female sale, Riedie Cattle Farms sold two cow/calf pairs and one bred heifer for $3,500 each. Buyers were Mark Welp of St. Anthony, Indiana, and Adam Fogg from Greensburg, Indiana. Nine open Balancer and Sim-An-Gelbvieh heifers from M5 and Blue Ridge Farms/Tom and Janice Brooks averaged $2,500 with long-time customer Jim Lankford, Martinsville, Indiana, taking home four as did first-time buyers Jerry and Jane Gettelfinger of Depauw, Indiana.