May 11, 2019
Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center
Reported by: Dustin Kittle
24 Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls $4,262.50
6 Heifer/Embryo Lots $5,266.67
On May 11, Kittle Farms had more than 500 guests in attendance at the “Building a Legacy” Sale in Rainsville, Alabama. The Lots sold to nine states, including Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas.
The “Building a Legacy” Sale was dedicated to Johnny Kittle. With that in mind, Kittle Farms is thankful to all those who helped to make this Sale a success, especially our consignors to the 2019 sale, including French Farms, McMahan Cove Gelbvieh, H5 Cattle Company, and Dobson Ranch.
The high selling purebred Gelbvieh Bull in the sale was Lot 1, KTGF Southeastern F012, who sold to C-Cross Cattle Company, Biscoe, North Carolina, for $24,000. Southeastern is a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh who is a Final Frontier son and a natural calf out of Ditka C85’s prestigious donor dam. Southeastern is now the highest selling bull in the history of the Kittle Farms program.
The high selling Balancer bull in the sale was Lot 2, MC Big Kat F1, consigned by McMahan Cove Gelbvieh, and purchased by Kittle Farms, Geraldine, Alabama, for $10,500. Big Kat is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 75% Balancer, who is a grandson of the renowned Carolina Leverage and Miss Fortune U490.
Lot 18, KTGS Skyline F091 was the highest selling Gelford bull. Orry Lee, Atkins, Arkansas purchased Skyline for $3,250.
The high selling heifer in the sale was half interest of Lot 30, KTGF Belle Meade F05 ET, who was purchased by Belle Meade Partners (French Farms, Black Oak Farms, Forrester Gelbvieh, and Ashley Posey) for $12,000.
Finally, the highest selling embryo lot was the Lot 31 flush of JKGF Miss Fortune C106. This embryo flush was purchased by French Farms, Big Clifty, Kentucky, for $7,500.