Des Moines, Iowa
Held in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo
Sponsored by: Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa
Auctioneer: Phil Schooley
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Services
12 Bulls $3,954
31 Females $2,695
43 Total Lots Grossed $131,000
The 41st Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale was held once again at the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The sale was February 11, 2014 and is sponsored by the Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa. Twenty-six breeders consigned 43 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females, which sold into nine states.
The top selling bull was Lot 7, MSH Visionary, consigned by Mark Hostert of Bernard, Iowa. This 50 percent Balancer bull was born February 2, 2013, is homozygous black and homozygous polled, and was sired by VER PRTY Upgrade 0150X ET, out of a Woodhill Foresight dam. The herd sire prospect sold for $8,750 to Dave Lensgrave of Meadows, S.D.
The high selling female was Lot 47, EHE Ms Sand Dollar A420, consigned by Lone Oak Gelbvieh in Mechanicsville, Iowa. A daughter of BAG Mr Sandman 071X and an S S Traveler 6807 T510 dam, this 50 percent Balancer open heifer was born April 6, 2013 and is double black and double polled. Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Phillipsburg, Kan., and Blackhawk Cattle Co., Oregon, Ill., teamed up to purchase this young heifer for $4,700.