Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by: Ronette Bush-Heinrich
13 Bulls $3,308
25 Total Lots Grossed $87,100
The 2014 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Balancer®/Gelbvieh Show and Sale was held Thursday, February 20 in Kearney, Neb. Thirteen bulls and 12 females participated in this year’s sale. Judge was Les Jones of Wills Point, Texas, and the auctioneer was Tracy Harl of Kearney, Neb.
Taking home grand champion Balancer/Gelbvieh bull and high selling honors went to Lot 10, BARG Victory 40A ET, consigned by Barwick Gelbvieh of Orleans, Neb. This bull is a January 24, 2013 son of SAV Pioneer 7301 and sold to Dale and Mike Taubenheim, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, of Amherst, Neb., for $8,000.
Reserve champion Balancer/Gelbvieh bull was Lot 13, AHL Final Drive 368A ET, consigned by LeDoux Ranch of Agenda, Kan. This bull is a March 2, 2013 son of XXB Wingman 639T ET and he sold to Jerry Ibsen, Kearney, Neb., for $3,100.
Grand champion Balancer/Gelbvieh female and high selling honors went to Lot 27, CTR Lass 3200A, consigned by Cedar Top Ranch of Stapleton, Neb. This heifer is an April 2, 2013 daughter of CTR Sandhills 0065X and she sold to JW LeDoux of Agenda, Kan., for $12,000.
Reserve champion Balancer/Gelbvieh female was Lot 20, VER Ms Bizkit 330Z, consigned by Flying H Genetics of Arapahoe, Neb. This heifer is an October 2, 2012 daughter of Connealy Stimulus 8419 and she sold to Blake Steinkruger of Upland, Neb., for $5,000.
Additional high sellers include:
Lot 19, DLW Ms X102 2501Z, an August 24, 2012 daughter of DCH Hille Z102, consigned by Warner Beef Genetics, Araphae, Neb., sold to Bruce Helms of Holbrook, Neb., for $6,250.
Lot 6, XXB T-Bone 803A, a January 7, 2013 son of EGL Tenderloin N407, consigned by J.J. Boehler, Orleans, Neb., sold to Brad Bowles of Atwood, Kan., for $6,100.
Lot 9, TPMG Adolph 01A, a January 17, 2013 son of CRAN Final Answer W24 ET, consigned by M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, Neb., sold to Dennis Kyle of Agra, Kan., for $4,400.
Lot 3, RBS Z85, an April 9, 2012 son of DLW Wardon 24W of 408, consigned by Schawang Cattle Co., David City, Neb., sold to Lori Kuker of Shubert, Neb., for $4,100.