March 9, 2019
Wheeler Livestock Auction
Auctioneer: Byron Wheeler
Reported by: John Burbank
39 Balancer® Bulls$2,842
16 Gelbvieh Bulls $3,481
55 Overall Bulls $3,028
16 Registered Open Heifers $1,680
46 Commercial Open Heifers $1,120
The second annual spring Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale was impacted by winter weather blues on the part of the buyers. Sale averages were off on the bulls’ year over year, but the female market was steady. Giving customers the opportunity to evaluate and buy only red bulls and females was greatly appreciated by the attendees. The sale format is a testament to the enhanced customer service provided by Seedstock Plus to buyers of red genetics. All bulls are backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry and every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs. There were 74 registered buyers of which 44 bought from 11 states.
High Selling bull was Lot 318 from Duck River Gelbvieh selling to Chance Koppenhafer, Iowa, for $6,750. This PB 94 Gelbvieh bull, DRGF 732E, combines disposition, growth, and phenotype.
Top Selling Balancer bull was Lot 291 SKF Dunn’s Red Franklin 009F from Sandy Knoll Farm selling for $4,500 to Gary Baskin from Missouri. This bull posted a RFI score of -1.17 and a gain ratio of 117.