Date: March 26, 2016
Location: McAlester, Oklahoma
Auctioneer: Joel Birdwell
Sale Management: Mitchell Marketing Services
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler
Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls $3,516
Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females $3,211
Commercial Females $1,620
Embryo packages $675
The Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association hosted its 25th Annual Sooner Select Sale on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the McAlester Union Stockyards in McAlester, Oklahoma. The sale consisted of 25 Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls, 35 Gelbvieh, Balancer and commercial females, and three embryo packages.
It was two bulls consigned to the sale by Dobson Ranch that tied for the honor of top selling bull with the final bid at $5,750. Lot 7, MDR Oklahoma Exclusive 5157C ET, is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 50 percent Balancer son of CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y. He is described as impressive in his overall mass, thickness and athletic look with EPDs in the top 25 percent for marbling and calving ease as well as the top 30 percent for birth weight. Oklahoma Exclusive sold to Tommy Honeycut, Stigler, Oklahoma.
Lot 10, MDR Black Oak 5154 ET is a homozygous polled, purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh son of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W. Black Oak is a performance bull who’s EPDs rank in the top 25 percent for yearling and weaning and in the top 20 percent for carcass weight. He sold to Karly Alexander of Perry, Oklahoma.
Lot 2, TTTT Cowboy Legend, offered by Chase Tabor, was the next highest selling bull. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 50 percent Balancer son of TTTT Sugar Daddy ET was purchased by Frank McWIlliams from Coweda, Oklahoma for $4,900.
Lot 39, CIRS 33TB, topped the selection of females in the sale. 33TB is a purebred Gelbvieh cow with spring 2016 heifer at side sired by LARM Boeing. The pair was offered by Bill New Gelbvieh and was purchased by J.W. Edwards of Wagoner, Oklahoma for $5,500.
Lot 41, BNG Ms Bluebell 737, a 50 percent Balancer female with a spring 2016 bull calf at side sired by LARM Boeing also was consigned by Bill New Gelbvieh and sold to J.W. Edwards of Wagoner, Oklahoma for $4,700.