December 14, 2015
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Sale Manager: Mettler Sale Management
Reported by: Jerry Mettler
Touted as the sale of the decade, Schroeder Ranch dispersed nearly 500 Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle to buyers from 12 states in less than six hours under the rapid-fire gavel of auctioneer Seth Weishaar. More than 30 years of selection pressure earned Schroeder Ranch the distinction and recognition for both producing and owning breed leading females and fellow cattle producers did not let this go unrecognized on December 14, 2015.
Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $5,265
Cow/Bull Calf Pairs $5,638
Herd Bulls $7,393
Bred Cows $2,620
Bred Heifers $2,879
Top Selling Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs:
Lots 13/13A: Combined to bring $13,250
Cow 13: SGRI X003 is a red, homozygous polled daughter HXC Jackhammer 8800U born 2/18/10 and bred to BEA 301A “Closer” sold to Murphy Farms, Arlington, South Dakota for $8,750. This donor cow candidate is the dam of Schroeder’s Balancer® Futurity Runner-up bull, SGRI Jacked Up.
Heifer Calf 13A: SGRI C570 born 3/25/15 is a red Balancer sired by “Closer” and sold for $4,500 to the actual breeder of the “Closer” bull, Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota.
Lots 1/1A: Cow SGRI T757 is the black, purebred daughter of XXB Big N’Rich 911P ET born 3/22/07. She is safe in calf to HYEK Black Impact 3960N and for $7,000 to Dustin Tolsma of Wessington Springs, South Dakota.
Heifer Calf 1A: SGRI C560 born 3/21/14 is the black Balancer calf sired by Connealy Earnen 076E sold to Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa for $3,200.
Top Selling Cow/Bull Calf Pairs:
Lots 112/112A: Combined for $17,500
Cow: SGRI W971, black purebred born 4/9/09 and sired by XXB Big N’Rich 911P ET. She is bred to HYEK Black Impact 3960N and was sold to Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska for $7,500.
Bull Calf 112A: SGRI C263 is a black Balancer with a birthdate of 3/20/15 and sired by Connealy Earnen 076E. He boasts a great 876 pounds adj. WW and impeccable EPDs sold to Zimmerman Ranch, Dawson, North Dakota for $10,000.
Lots 114/114A: Teamed up to bring $12,500
Cow: SGRI T753, born 3/20/07 is a red, purebred female sired by JDPD Rolex 151M and safe to SAV Resource 1441. She was sold to Dustin Tolsma of Wessington Springs, South Dakota for $7,500.
Bull Calf 114A: SGRI C283 a black Balancer born 3/23/15, sired by Connealy Earnen 076E. He sold for $5,000 to Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa.
Lots 116/116A: Together brought $10,000
Cow: SGRI A302 born 2/13/13 is a black Balancer sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 and sold to to Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska for $6,000.
Bull Calf 116A: SGRI C200 born 2/12/15 is a black Balancer sired by DLW Edison 6718X and brought $4,000 from Aaron Baker, Mt. Vernon, South Dakota.
Lots 113/113A: Fetched $9,750
Cow: SGRI T706 was born 2/15/07 and is a black Balancer by Bon View New Design 1407. Sold to Murphy Farms, Arlington, South Dakota for $4,000.
Bull Calf 113A: SGRI C259 born 3/18/15 and is a black Balancer by Connealy Earnen 076E. Sold to Kent Barta, Niobrara, Nebraska for $5,750.
Top Selling Herd Sires:
Lot 111: LT Ranch Hand 4125 is an Angus bull born 3/7/14 and sold for $17,000 to Dustin Tolsma, Wessington Springs, South Dakota.
Lot 110: BEA 301A “Closer” is a red, purebred Gelbvieh born 3/21/13 and sired by BEA Passion 001X ET. Sold for $14,000 to Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota.
Lot 105X: 1GL LRA Packer 290 is a Red Angus bull born 3/12/12 sired by HXC Conquest 4405P and brought $6,000 from Craig Lambert, Fedora, South Dakota.
Top Selling Bred Heifers
Lot 306: SGRI B516 born 4/9/14 is a red Balancer safe to VRT Lazy TV Sam and sired by the Lot 105X bull, 1GL LRA Packer 290. She sold for $5,250 to Lost River Ranch, Clearbrook, Minnesota.
Lot 253: SGRI B405 born 2/15/14 is a black Balancer by LT In Reach 9024 and now resides at Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska for $4,750.
Lot 269: SGRI B435 born 3/13/14 is a red Balancer by DES Trend Setter 6074 sold to Volek Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota for $4,750.
Volume Buyers: Gregory Milani, Moravia, Iowa, 39 lots; Dustin Tolsma, Wessington Springs, South Dakota, 31 lots; Jeff Ebersdorfer, Fedora, South Dakota, 23 lots; Dean Duxbury, Wessington, South Dakota, 22 lots; Murphy Farms, Arlington, South Dakota, 18 lots; Jon Beastrom, Pierre, South Dakota, 17 lots; Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, Iowa, 15 lots.