March 10, 2018
United Producers Livestock Market
Auctioneer: Billy Bruce
Reported by: John Burbank
46 Balancer® Bulls $4,105
11 Gelbvieh Bulls $5,114
57 Overall Bull Average $4,300
18 Registered Open Heifers $1,630
69 Commercial Open Heifers $1,286
The first Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale was a tremendous success. Giving customers the opportunity to evaluate and buy only red bulls and females was greatly appreciated by the attendees. The sale results are a testament to the enhanced customer service this format provided to buyers of red genetics. There were 117 registered buyers of which 54 bought from eight states.
Top selling bulls include:
Lot 316: KDCM CKC 101D from Circle K Cattle Co. sold to Daniel Zimmerman, Kansas, for $7,000. This red homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh is top 3% for CE and top 4% for YW.
Lot 320: JEB BCC Red Duke 49D from Burbank Cattle Co. sold to Tony Sanders, Missouri for $6,500. This red homozygous polled purebred 88 percent Gelbvieh has excellent phenotype and a solid EPD profile.
Lot 274: MTB BCC Red Balance 7D from Burbank Cattle Co. sold to Dave Freeman, Missouri, for $6,500. This red homozygous polled Balancer is top 10% for CE and top 1% for WW, YW, ST, CW, $C and FPI on EPD’s.
Lot 318: RFFM Dallas Roscoe 19D from Reinert Family Farm sold to Danny Curl, Missouri, for $6,000. This red homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has a CE of 15 and is very attractive.
Lot 324: WOAK Astroid 07E from White Oak Farms sold to Brian Dunn, Kansas for $6,000. This red homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has very balanced EPDs with a top 15% MB and a -1.05 RFI.
The top selling registered open heifer was Lot 331 KDCM CKC Ms Zues 24E from Circle K Cattle Co. This red homozygous polled Balancer has the phenotype and EPD profile to make a solid cow for buyer Derek Stuecken, Missouri, at the price of $2,100.
Lot 541: SKF Dunn’s Miss Evelyn 7E40 from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Ken Hicks, Missouri, for $2,050. This red double polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has the eye appeal and growth numbers to work in any herd.
Top group of five commercial open heifers were sold by Sandy Knoll Farms and purchased by David Ames, Alabama, for $1,425 per head.