Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
Reported by: Brian Rogers
30 Bulls $3,410
6 Purebred Open Heifers $2,175
4 Commercial Open Heifers $1,238
A great crowd was on hand to witness the return of the annual Prairie Hills Gelbvieh production sale. The Sickler family has built their program on outcross Gelbvieh genetics with performance and style. The sale was held via video auction in the newly built Prairie Hills Gelbvieh sale facility.
Topping the sale was Lot 15, PHG Roughneck Z23, a homozygous black, double polled, February 25, 2012 son of DVE Davidson Payday 59W and a PHG Fighting Irish dam. This purebred Gelbvieh bull posted an 86-pound birth weight, with an impressive 801-pound weaning weight. After active bidding, Mark Hoff of Richardton, N.D., purchased this moderately made, performance-minded bull for $6,250.
The second high selling bull was Lot 12, PHG Cash Machine Z06. He is a February 15, 2012, double black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull also sired by DVE Davidson Payday 59W and out of a JBOB Carolina Fortune dam. Dale Anderson of Reserve, Mont., was the winning bidder at $5,500.
Prairie Hills Gelbvieh also offered a select group of open replacement heifers. Lot 36, PHG Mighty Girl Z18, was the top selling heifer at $2,750 to Warner Beef Genetics, Beaver City, Neb. This February 23, 2012, red, double polled heifer was sired by PHG Womanizer W24.
Cattle sold into five states. Plans are underway for this summer’s customer appreciation open house to be held August 3, 2013 at Prairie Hills Gelbvieh.