March 28, 2015
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by: John Burbank
13 Angus Bulls $3,800
125 Balancer® Bulls $5,184
71 Gelbvieh Bulls $5,032
209 Overall Bulls $5,047
The Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a packed crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. A 30 percent larger offering this year saw every bull through the ring selling at a $700 higher average than last year. There were 200+ registered buyers of which 133 bought from 17 states.
Sale highlights include:
Angus: Lot 200 from Nelson Ranch was a calving ease bull that posted a gain ratio of 131 and an IMF of 5.69. Kent Fernkopf, Kansas paid $5500 for this bull.
Black Balancer: Lot 315 from Sandy Knoll Farms was purchased by Burbank Cattle Co., Missouri for $14,250. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 posted a 19CE with a 122YW, scanned a 6.14 IMF and a -.96 RFI.
Black Balancer: Lot 237 from Flint Hills Gelbvieh was purchased by KZ Cattle Co., Kansas for $10,250. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 50/50 ET posted a 14CE with a 145 gain ratio.
Red Balancer: Lot 288 from Sandy Knoll Farms was purchased by CJSD Gelbvieh, Ohio for $14,000. This bull posted a 21CE with a 110YW, had a 123 gain ratio and a -.45 RFI.
Black Gelbvieh: Lot 382 from the partnership of CJSD Gelbvieh, Burbank Cattle Co. and Bar T Bar Ranches was purchased by Brandywine Farms, Minnesota for $15,750. This homozygous black, homozygous polled ET bull posted a 104 gain ratio and a -1.19 RFI, with an ultrasound scan of 17.7 REA and 5.13 IMF.
Red Gelbvieh: Lot 421 from Gilly’s Gelbvieh was purchased by Bar T Bar Ranches. Arizona for $7,750. This ND red homozygous polled bull posted a 12CE and a 111YW, gain ratio of 101 and RFI score of -1.13.