February 21, 2019
Mandan, North Dakota
Auctioneer: Jay Elfeldt
Reported by Dennis Gustin
71 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls $4,996
23 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bred Heifers $2,204
Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh was blessed to host their Annual Production Sale on February 21, 2019, one of the few nice days of the month, with a large crowd of past and new customers on hand.
Topping the bull offering was CMR Revelation 37F, a super deep bodied son of BNC At Ease A357. A red purebred, he had a 78-pound birthweight, an 840-pound weaning weight and a CED that ranks him in the top 1 percent of the breed. He sold for $17,000 to Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, Saskatchewan. A very well balanced red purebred favorite was DDGR Renegade 140F, selling to Golden Buckle Gelbvieh of Medina, North Dakota for $13,000. He is a son of the KKC Nobility 123Y sire and a top producing daughter of the Gldn Bkl 030W Winchester sire.
The CCRO Leverage 3214A sons were sought after and Handel Farms of Menno, South Dakota purchased DDGR Outlier 42F, a homozygous polled black purebred, for $11,500. He posted growth EPDs and a FPI™ index that rank in the top 1 percent of the breed and had an 84-pound birthweight and 807-pound weaning weight. Longtime customers, Brentt and Todd Eslinger of Elgin, North Dakota, took home DDGR Revolution 389F at $10,000. He is a high performance son of the PHG DaVinci sire. A red purebred, he posted an 802-pound weaning weight and had a 104 ratio on his yearling weight.
DDGR Full Power 46F, a black purebred son of JOB Danell Choco 53B, was chosen by Lost River Livestock of Clearbrook, Minnesota for $8,750. A higher performance bull, his growth EPDs are in the top 10 percent and marbling EPD in the top 20 percent of the breed. Twin View Livestock of Parkbeg, Saskatchewan took home DDGR Thunderstruck 8F at $8,500. He is a purebred son of the FHG Flying H Grand Slam 128D ET sire out of a first calf heifer that started at 84-pound, weaned at 780 pounds, and had a yearling ratio of 108.
Top selling bred heifer was DDGR Flower 132E, a red Balancer that went for $3,200 to the Schock Ranch of Carson, North Dakota. She is a daughter of VRT Lazy TV Calvary B067 and bred to the MCCA Cornhusker Red sire.