Reported by: KK Seedstock
January 7, 2018
Auctioneer Ronn Cunningham
Sale Manager: KK Seedstock
2.5 Bulls $40,800
1 Semen Package $25,500
12.5 Females $10,200
4 Pick of Herd Lots $7,500
2 Embryo Flushes $5,875
2 Embryo Lots $2,175
24 Total Lots 12,545
The Gelbvieh breed kicked of the first sale of the 2018 season in grand fashion January 7 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Interested buyers packed the Beef Palace Auction Arena to a capacity level to bid on the elite Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics selling. The excitement could be felt from the first lot to the final drop of the gavel in what turned out to be one of the greatest National Gelbvieh and Balancer Sales in the history of the breed.
$66,000—Top-selling lot—Full possession and 50% semen interest sold in SLC Viper 7E to Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Virginia. Severston Land & Cattle Co. of Innisfail, Alberta offered the black, homozgyous polled 88% son of SLC Velocity 14C out of SLC Toasty 10C.
$36,000—Top-selling female—50% embryo interest in SLC Toasty 10C, the dam of the top-selling lot, sold to Little Windy Hill Farms and C-Cross Cattle Co. of Asheboro, North Carolina. Consigned by Severston Land and Cattle Co., the two top-selling lots were the 2017 Reserve Canadian National Champion Female.
$25,500—Next up was syndicated semen packages on CCRO Carolina Big Harvest 6012D and CCRO Carolina Tuxedo 6028D ET. C-Cross Cattle Co. was the consignor of these two homozygous black, homozygous polled sons of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A. Buyers of the semen packages included: Clay John Farms, Padon Farms, Clinch Mtn. Gelbvieh, McIntosh Brothers, Old South Farm, Rogers Gelbvieh, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Ertal Cattle Co., Little Windy Hill Farm, Plateau Gelbvieh, Levi Matthews, Warner Beef Genetics, and Brice Kaddatz and the Australian Group. Additionally, C-Cross Cattle Co. donated half of a semen package with the proceeds benefitting the Gelbvieh Foundation. David Slaughter of Fredonia, Kentucky, purchased the donated package for $700.
$24,000—Possession in PHG Eminence E02, the 2018 champion of the 22nd Annual Breeders Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, was purchased by Chimney Butte Ranch of Mandan, North Dakota. Semen shares sold to: Dykstra Family Farm, CJ&L Livestock, Ken Chambers, Ceroll Gelbvieh, and Jim Ruter. Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Kittle Farms, and Beastrom Gelbvieh offered full interest and 50% semen interest.
$13,000—3G Cattle Co Kendallville, Indiana, consigned GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D, a 5/6/16 black, polled 50% Balancer sired by S S Hoover Dam B115. She was purchased by Jacie Carroll of Raymore, Missouri.
$12,000—HIGH Ms Elvira 9E42 ET, a 2/26/17 red, homozygous polled 75% Balancer daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83, was purchased by Hammer Gelbvieh of Wallace, Kansas. She was consigned by Hightower Cattle Co. of La Cygne, Kansas.
$10,500—Pick of the 2017 fall-born calves by Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee, went to Look Out Ridge of Boulder, Colorado.
$10,000—Rounding out the top-sellers was GHGF Deanna 77D, a 3/3/16 double homozygous 75% Balancer daughter of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X. Eagle Pass Ranch of Ree Heights, South Dakota, purchased her from Green Hills Gelbvieh of Mt Ulla, North Carolina.