February 16, 2016
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
Auctioneer: Phil Schooley
Sale Management: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler
30 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Females $3,096
16 Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls $3,156
The Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa hosted the 43rd Annual Gelbvieh Gold Sale on February 16, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo. Buyers from eight states took advantage of the quality set of Gelbvieh and Balancer females and bulls in the sale lineup.
J Bar M Gelbvieh consigned the top selling female. This lot was a buyer’s choice lot featuring pick of J Bar M’s spring 2016 calving bred heifers or fall 2016 calving bred heifers with 30 plus head of ET or natural bred heifers to choose from. Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Nebraska placed the final bid of $6,000.
The second highest selling female was Lot 15, DTKF Faith’s Secret consigned by DTK Cattle Company. This 88 percent Purebred Gelbvieh is the March 20, 2014 born daughter of RWG Traction 7412 and out of a National Champion donor dam, BDCG DC Faith 111P. Secret sold to Twisted T Gelbvieh from Parry, Saskatchewan, Canada for $4,200.
Topping the bull sale was Lot 38, SKYB Red Whiskey 5002C, consigned by Bode Martin. Red Whiskey is the 38 percent Balancer son of GGGE 3G Ez Money 209Z born in January 2015. Brian Bauer of Fairberry, Nebraska, purchased the bull for $4,750.
Next up was Lot 35, CCRK Shock Wave 4253B, consigned by Crooked Creek Cattle Company. Shock Wave is the 38 percent Balancer son of DLW Red Power 583U born on January 18, 2014. He sold for $4,000 to Carlton Kjos of Decorah, Iowa.