March 11, 2017
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Rebecca Mettler
96 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls $4,531
A large crowd gathered for the Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bull Sale that was held at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, Missouri, on March 11, 2017. Bidding to take home this standout set of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Inc. of Ava, Illinois, and J Bar M Gelbvieh of Stark City, Missouri, was competitive both live at the auction and through internet bidding.
Lot 15, JKGF Chief Justice C205 ET, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Inc. was the highest selling bull of the sale. C205 ET is a 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh and is the homozygous black, homozygous polled son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A out of the renowned Gelbvieh donor female KCF Miss Fortune U490. Along with an impressive phenotype, his EPD profile boasts 10 EPDs and indexes in the top 4 percent of the breed in which five of those are in the top 1 percent including weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal and FPI. JKGF C205 sold to Kittle Farms of Geraldine, Alabama, for $32,000.
Lot 1, JEMG J Bar M C941 ET, owned by J Bar M Gelbvieh, was the second high selling lot. This homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull is the son of Angus sire SAV Resource 1441 out of J Bar M’s top production Gelbvieh donor dam, DCSF Post Rock Wilma 261P1 ET. JEMG C941’s weaning weight, yearling weight and carcass weight EPDs rank in the top 1 percent of the Balancer breed. Lone Oak Gelbvieh of Mechanicsville, Iowa, purchased the bull for $11,000.
Kittle Farms, Geraldine, Alabama, placed the winning bids on the next two high selling bulls, which were both owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm: Lot 10, JKGF Eight Seconds C008, and lot 7, JKGF Final Frontier C95 for $10,500 and $10,250, respectively. Both bulls are 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh and are sired by DLW New Frontier 33A ET. JKGF C95 is also out of the same dam as the high selling bull in the sale, KCF Miss Fortune U490.
Lot 68, JKGF D108, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm also sold for $10,250 to Valerie Livingston, The 88 Ranch, Orchard, Nebraska. D108 is the 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh son of DLW New Frontier 33A ET and is in the top 1 percent of the breed for FPI.
Lot 51, JKGF D007 ET, owned by J&K Gelbvieh Farm, sold to William Faris, of Pueblo, Colorado, for $10,000. D007 is yet again another son of KCF Miss Fortune U490, this time sired by Angus sire AAR Ten X 7008 SA.
Lot 4, JEMG J Bar M C935 ET, owned by J Bar M Gelbvieh, sold for $8, 000 to Michael Moeller, of Wellsburg, Iowa. C935 ET is a full sib to the second high selling bull in the sale along with another two full sibs following right behind in the sale rankings.