February 2, 2015
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
Reported by: Justin Taubenheim
20 Purebred Bulls $5,638
72 Balancer® Bulls $7,386
43 Bred Females $3,233
29 Open Females $1,992
Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, held their 25th annual production sale February 2, 2015 at the ranch. A cool morning with a little snow on the ground led up to a great sale. The offering of stout and powerful bulls, and easy keeping females made a lot of friends on sale day.
TAU Sniper 96B, a homozygous black and homozygous polled son of TAU Top Gun 292Y caught a lot of attention in the yards in Denver at the National Western Stock Show, and his potential as a Balancer® AI sire was recognized by many on sale day. After lots of interest and active bidding Judd Ranch of Pomona, Kansas became owners of this super attractive powerhouse herdsire at $17,000.
TAU Mr. Prosperity 151B, a carcass and performance stud that posted a yearling weight of 1464 pounds and scanned a 17.2 square inch ribeye along with a 4.1 IMF also brought $17,000. He is a February 19, 2014 son of Vision Prosperity 2324. When the gavel dropped he found a new home with longtime customer Lynn Estergard of Oconto, Nebraska.
TAU Mr. Grid Topper 21B, a member of the Reserve Champion Pen of Five Balancers in Denver, was a stand out on sale day. His attractive look gained him a lot of attention especially that of Bar Arrow Gelbvieh of Phillipsburg, Kansas who added him to their herd bull battery for $15,000.
TAU Mr. Focus 40B a member of the Champion Pen of Three Balancers was the next high seller. This half-blood calving ease sire has a lot of AI potential and Tim Mulroy of Mayetta, Kansas recognized his potential purchasing 40B for $14,500.
TAU Mr. Consensus 164B a 50 percent son of the popular AI sire Connealy Consensus and backed by a great red cow caught the eye of Jerry Grund who purchased him for $13,500.
TAU Blackshirt 8B, the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity entry, caught the eye of many breeders on sale day and was the high selling purebred. This embryo calf is out of HYEK Black Impact and backed by a great donor cow. He found a new home with Holle Gelbvieh of Oberlin, Kansas for $10,000.
The high selling pair was Ms. Hoover Dam 3032A, a powerful brood cow with an attractive heifer calf at side. She sold to Cooper Gelbvieh of Burdett, Kansas for $4,000.
Three spectacular bred heifers sold for $3,500 and they went to three different homes. Buyers were Holle Gelbvieh of Oberlin, Kansas; Herink Gelbvieh, Clutier, Iowa and Jaylae Pope of Ravenna, Nebraska.
V and G Gelbvieh of Deweese, Nebraska bought the high selling yearling female. Ms. Grid Topper 497B a powerhouse female was added to their replacement pen for $2,500.
Volume buyers were Don Maclennan of Byers, Colorado; Herink Gelbvieh of Clutier, Iowa; V and G Gelbvieh of Deweese, Nebraska; Bruce Sprangler of Callaway, Nebraska and the Schilling family of McCook, Nebraska.