March 24, 2018
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by John Burbank
109 Balancer® Bulls $3,379
26 Gelbvieh Bulls $3,902
135 Overall Average $3,480
The well-established Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale was another successful event with a good crowd of new and repeat customers purchasing an outstanding set of bulls backed by the most comprehensive data and customer service in the industry. Every bull selling had genomic-enhanced EPDs and 40 percent of the sale offering was feed efficiency tested. There were 106 registered buyers of which 82 bought from 14 states.
Top selling bulls include:
Lot 511: SKF Dunn’s Equity 70E1 ET from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Anne Gregory, Kansas, for $6,900. This homozygous black/homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh posted top 3% CE, 5% YW, 1% EPI and 2% FPI on his EPD profile.
Lot 510: SKF Dunn’s Escander 023E from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Ed Laverentz, Kansas for $6,300. This homozygous black/polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh posted top 1% for CE, MK, TM and FPI and 2% for MB and FPI.
Lot 493: TMGC SB Pure Business 259D from Stuecken Brothers sold to Chance Koppenhafer, Iowa, for $6,250. This homozygous black/homozygous polled purebred 94 percent Gelbvieh has exceptional phenotype and balanced EPDs
Lot 422: JJNR Mr. Arnold B20E from Nelson Ranch sold to Jack McGinnis, Missouri for $6,200. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer with excellent depth and thickness is a spread bull calving ease to growth.
Lot 447: SKF Dunn’s Ellison 06E from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to Henry Darde, Mississippi for $6,000. This homozygous black/homozygous polled Balancer is a feed efficiency bull with very solid looks and EPDs.