March 4, 2017
At the Ranch, Arapahoe, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by: Dick Helms
Balancer® Bulls $4,823
Gelbvieh Bulls $4,488
SimAngus Bulls $4,500
FUSION Bulls $4,333
A barn full of buyers plus internet buyers from 12 states battled for the Roughage N’ Ready bulls that offered superior genetics combined with athletic, muscular and sound footed phenotype without excess fat.
Top selling bull was lot 1, a homozygous polled, black Gelbvieh sired by Flying H Traction 45B who had been voted runner-up in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh Futurity. Buying possession and 25 percent semen interest was Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh for $8,000.
Seven bulls topped $7,000 with the top 75 percent Gelbvieh bull going home with Chad Nordhausen for $7,750. Top Balancer bulls went to Scott Wells and Brian Kolbet for $7,500.
Top red Balancer was a Pelton Final Statement son selling to another repeat customer, Mike Potter for $5,500. A Red FUSION bull that sold for $5,250 going home with Bill Tucker followed.