Auctioneer: Todd Barlow
Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management
Reported by: David Slaughter
Sale Average $4,735
A great crowd gathered on November 18 at New Market Hall in Louisville, Ky., for the 2013 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale. The sale was part of an event-packed week for Gelbvieh breeders. The sale offered outstanding quality with many taking class and division champion honors at the prestigious NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer Show.
Lot 7 was a flush opportunity in CIRS Eye Candy 2101Z offered by Pleasant Meadows Farms. This proved to be an outstanding genetic package as she was named reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female in the open show. Larry Clark took advantage to add her genetics to his outstanding program.
C-Cross Cattle Company offered the pick of three ET sisters as Lot 3. Lot 3A, a homozygous black and homozygous polled daughter of Reflex and the C-Cross donor Twila's Focus W607 was the pick at $7,500. This fancy female caught the judge's eye in the Gelbvieh show and was named Gelbvieh intermediate heifer division champion. She was also named the 2013 NAILE Heifer Futurity Champion.
Lot 1, a homozygous black and homozygous polled daughter of Maverick and EGL Cirie R744, consigned by JenJoe Farms, followed closely at $7,000. This crowd favorite went on to win the highly competitive Class 5 in the Gelbvieh show.
Lot 8 was a fancy, red Decade daughter consigned by Circle S Gelbvieh was the choice of Wesley Dobbins at $3,900. Audrey 3101A's eye appeal and EPD profile made her a crowd favorite. She was also an entry in the 2013 heifer futurity where she placed first runner-up.
Butler's Black Oak, Lot 10, was only a day away from being named the reserve grand champion Balancer bull. Mike Moore and Larry Clark teamed up to take home this exciting young bull sired by Butler's Red Oak out of Butler's CareFree 534U.
Green Hills Gelbvieh offered a pick from their highly competitive show string. Their string consisted of seven head and included two impressive heifers that were named division and reserved division Gelbvieh spring heifer champions in the open show. Lot 13A, GHGF 31A, was the choice at $4,750.
Other sale features:
Lot 6 consigned by Pleasant Meadows Farms sold for $6,500
Lot 9 consigned by Circle S Gelbvieh sold for $5,700
Lot 12 consigned by Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch sold for $3,700