January 11, 2015
Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Auctioneer: Doak Lambert
1 Herd Sire $25,000
7 Females $9,857
9 Buyer Picks $12,277
1 Flush $4,500
46 Semen Packages $1,500
Total Lots Grossed $289,500
The National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale drew in a packed house to Livestock Center Auction Arena in the Yards held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado on January 11, 2015.
The sale featured an impressive lineup of females, the winner of the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity and numerous breeder picks. Buyers had the opportunity to purchase cattle from some of the most prestigious Gelbvieh and Balancer herds from across the nation.
Topping the sale was the winner of the 2015 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Futurity. BDCG DC Businessman 401B ET is the February 10, 2014, 88 percent son of JRI Top Producer 282Z3. Businessman is black, homozygous polled and is impressive from both the phenotypic and genotypic standpoint. He ranks in the top two percent of the breed for calving ease direct and the top 10 percent for birth weight. Handel Farms, Menno, South Dakota placed the winning bid at $25,000 for possession of this incredible young herd sire.
The Top selling female was Lot 7, JRI Ms Lou 207Z23 offered by Judd Ranch Inc., Pamona, Kan. She is the the August 12, 2012, 38 percent Balancer daughter sired by Mytty In Focus and out of JRI Ms Victoria Secret 207X43. Ms. Lou comes from a powerful cow family that has a history of producing females with increased fertility and longevity. Her EPD profile ranks in the top one percent for calving ease direct and marbling and is in the top three percent of the breed for birth weight and yield grade. Eagle Pass Ranch, Mansfield, South Dakota purchased the female for $17,000.
Lot 9 was another high selling female at this esteemed sale. PLA Destiny 402B ET was consigned by Plateau Gelbvieh of Peetz, Colorado. Destiny is the February 2, 2014 homozygous black, homozygous polled, 50 percent Balancer daughter sired by SAV Pioneer and out of JBOB “Miss Julia” 2417J. Destiny possesses loads of femininity and eye appeal as well as boasting EPDs in the top one percent of the breed for ribeye area and the top two percent for milk. Cranview Gelbvieh of Minot, North Dakota, secured a final bid of $12,000.
Buyer pick lots made up a larger portion of the National Gelbvieh Sale offerings this year and continued garner a lot of buyer attention. The highest selling buyer pick was the entry placed by TJB Gelbvieh, Chickamauga, Georgia. TJB Gelbvieh offered choice of any female in the TJB program that is owned by TJB. JGP Gelbvieh of Lathrop, Missouri recognized this as an outstanding opportunity and placed a final bid of $18,000.
Lot 3 offered a unique opportunity for buyers to purchase semen packages from CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A, a young and up-and-coming sire whose semen has not been placed on the public market. J&K Gelbvieh Farm Inc. of Ava, Illinois and C-Cross Cattle Company, Asheboro, North Carolina consigned the semen packages which each included 40 units of semen. The lot grossed $69,500 on a total of 46 semen packages.