Reported by: Dick Helms
Black Balancer® Bulls $4,697
Black Gelbvieh Bulls $4,416
Red Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls $4,080
Black SimAngus Bulls $2,963
Sale Average $4,356
Cattlemen and women from ten states appraised the stout, muscular, roughage raised bulls offered by the Flying H crew. Many commented the offering was one of the best they had seen and the aggressive bidding spread the bulls from Alabama to Michigan and Oklahoma. Drought conditions reduced the number of bulls needed by Flying H customers but they were willing to invest in their future with the superior genetics offered.
Top selling seedstock herd bull was Lot 1 at $10,500. This homozygous polled and homozygous black 75 percent Balancer® is going to roam pastures for Bar Arrow Cattle at Phillipsburg, Kan. He combined In Focus with Atlas and combined a super disposition and phenotype with calving ease, growth, carcass and maternal genetics.
Second high selling bull was a homozygous polled, homozygous black Balancer sired by Flying H Protégé 15W. Bidding $9,000 was the Ripa family, a repeat customer from Nebraska.
Other herd bulls bringing $7,000 or more went to these top ranchers: Wahlmeier, Kan.; Kraunau, Neb.; Kunkel, Neb.; and Grabill, Neb..
Top selling red bulls went to repeat customers: Jones Ranch, Ala., paying $6,000 for a Flying H Protégé 22W Balancer son; Farr, Neb., with the top selling red Gelbvieh bull at $4,500; Holeman, Neb., taking home a 25% GV/75%AN at $5,250; and Klein, Neb., buying a 75%GV/25%AR to use on his Red Angus based cows.
Volume buyers were repeat customers Kranau of Nebraska and Brenner Ranch of Colorado.