February 6, 2017
At the Ranch, Amherst, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by: Justin Taubenheim
80 Gelbvieh/Balancer Bulls $4581
40 Bred Heifers $2577
21 Open Heifers $1208
Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 27th annual production sale February 6, 2017, at the ranch. A great day of weather brought out a good crowd of new and repeat customers from 10 states. A great set of bulls and females including the National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Pen of 5 Balancers were in the offering.
Top Selling Bulls
TAU Mr. Carolina Leverage 28D, is a ¾ blood homozygous black and homozygous polled son of CCRO Carolina Leverage, who is possibly one of the best Carolina Leverage sons to sell this spring. 28D turned a lot of heads at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, and that was also the case sale day. When the gavel dropped he found a new home with Eric Schipporeit at $15,500.
TAU Mr. Resource 30D ET, a homozygous black, homozygous polled herd sire was purchased by Holle Gelbvieh of Oberlin, Kansas. 30D is a big footed, wide based and expressively muscled son of SAV Resource 30D, and an impressive donor female. After active bidding TAU Mr. Resource 30D found a new home with the Holle family for $11,000.
TAU Mr. Final Answer 20D was the next high selling lot at $10,000. 20D is a calving ease son of SAV Final Answer that is packed with muscle shape and performance. 20D made a lot of friends on sale day and when the auctioneer said, “sold” he found a home with JGP Gelbvieh of Missouri.
TAU No Doubt 2D ET is a homozygous black, homozygous polled son of TAU Unanimous 11B that is backed by our great 8101U donor cow. No Doubt was marked by many for his length, extension and muscle shape and when the bidding was over he found a new home with Eric Schipporeit for $9,000
TAU Mr. Resource 14D ET, a homozygous black son of SAV Resource with a ton of power and performance sold to longtime customer T&B Farms of Sumner, Nebraska, for $8,500.
TAU Mr. Final Countdown 10D ET, a homozygous black son of TAU Final Countdown 59Y caught the attention of many great cattlemen, but when bidding ceased the Dannehl family from Bertrand, Nebraska, took him home for $8,000.
Top Selling Bred Females
Covington Gelbvieh of Colorado, took home TAU Ms. Final Countdown 595C for $3,200.
Holle Gelbvieh of Kansas, took home TAU Ms. Final Answer 546C and TAU Ms. Ironman 5029C for $3,200.