Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management
Reported by: David Slaughter
12 Bulls $2,935
14 Heifers $2,663
26 Lots $2,788
This year marked the second year of the return of the Gelbvieh and Balancer®show and sale to the Kentucky Beef Expo. The sale continues to grow as thirteen breeders from Kentucky, Illinois and North Carolina consigned an outstanding offering of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and females.
The grand champion Balancer bull was Lot 4, GHGF Tradition 310Y, consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C. He is a September 7, 2011, 50 percent, black, Balancer bull sired by S A V Heritage 6295. After active bidding, Jack Jacobs purchased this herd sire for $5,500.
Green Hills Gelbvieh also consigned the reserve champion Balancer bull. Lot 7, GHGF Lester, is a November 6, 2011, black, polled, 68 percent Balancer son of GHGF Jilt's Tonic 81W. He was purchased by Judyside Farms for $4,750.
In the Gelbvieh bull show, champion bull was Lot 1, GHGF Alexander 782Y, once again consigned by Green Hills Gelbvieh. A two year old son of EGL Northern Pacific W026 ET, this 75 percent Gelbvieh bull was born in February 26, 2011 and had a yearling weight EPD of 112 and a ribeye area EPD of 0.45, putting him in the top of the breed for those traits. Bartley Farms was the winning bidder at $3,000.
The reserve champion Gelbvieh bull was Lot 2, Bullett, consigned by Spring Valley Farm of Lebanon, Ky. He is an April 6, 2011 purebred bull sired by REY Little E and was purchased by Wally Gilliam for $3,500.
Bear Creek Gelbvieh, Bardstown, Ky., consigned the grand champion Gelbvieh female. Lot 28, Danica 201Z, is a black, purebred Gelbvieh open heifer born February 10, 2012 out of DBJ DD Party On Fire W969 and JBPF Lady Xcellence 13X. This heifer, which was the reserve champion and champion bred and owned female at the 2012 NAILE had many friends on sale day and was ultimately picked up by Asbury Farms for $3,900.
Lot 21, Bar None Angie 152Y, was the reserve champion Gelbvieh female, consigned by Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch, Fredonia, Ky. She is a powerful, eye appealing, August 22, 2011, red, purebred Gelbvieh heifer sired by JDPD Astro 407S, and sold safe for an August calf by the AI sire Lazy TV Watchman W021. Yoder's Prairie Acres was the winning bidder at $4,600.
The grand champion Balancer female was Lot 30, Lucy, consigned by McIntosh Farm, Georgetown, Ky. She is an April 9, 2012, homozygous black, homozygous polled, 50 percent Balancer open heifer out of WAM Lutton 909 and JBOB 445L ET.
Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Ky., consigned the reserve champion Balancer female. Lot 23, Bee Lick K Yaffa, is a September 14, 2011, 75 percent, black heifer sired by TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P and sold AI bred to M/L Advantage for an August calf. She was purchased by Walter Thorton.
An additional high seller was Lot 19, MS Hero 122Y, consigned by Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch. She is an August 3, 2011 purebred Gelbvieh bred heifer sired by PHIP Mr Carolina Hero 859U and was purchased by Ken Chambers for $3,800.