TJB Gelbvieh Maternal Magic XII Bull Sale Report

Reported by Todd Bickett, DVM

TJB Gelbvieh welcomed an enthusiastic crowd for the Maternal Magic XII Bull Sale on November 4, 2023, on a beautiful fall day in Chickamauga, Georgia. The bidding from the crowd as well as the internet was fabulous, and the sale average was $5,206 on 44 fall yearling bulls.

TJB Victorio 268K, a black, calving ease son of 348Z (A Vickie Vail descendant) sold to Warner Beef Genetics for $9,500. He is an exciting sire to look for in the future for both programs as he packages phenomenal length and thickness in a calving ease package.

Tying for the high seller was TJB 873F Patton 2126K. He too possesses outstanding calving ease with loads of power. This red bull sold to David Huggins, Jr. also for $9,500. It was David’s dad who turned me on to Gelbvieh cattle in 1987. David is starting to put together a great set of red females to go with this stylish son of 873F.

Selling to a long-time friend and fellow Auburn veterinarian was another red 873F son, TJB 873F Baller 299K for $9, 250. He went to Brian Dyer and his family at Dyer Farms. This bull was the favorite for many visitors this season.

Warner Beef Genetics struck again to add TJB Acune 214K for $9,000. This bull is a full brother to TJB Anissa 954G who sells in the National Sale in Oklahoma City. When Dad and Kate visited this summer, they were quick to recognize not only the quality of 954G, but also the impact the dam of these two, 579C, has had on the herd. Consequently, they chose this sire to inject the Anissa influence.

Also coming in at $9,000, was the Lot 1 bull, TJB Addiction 286K. He is a Saguaro son by 823F, a full sister to Rebel Yell. He sold to Diebler Gelbvieh.

Other notable sale features included Lot 18 selling to Jesse Little for $8,800. Lots 15 and 8 selling to Black Crest Farms for $7,700 and $7,500. Lot 34, a Rebel Yell son sold to Keaton Killian for $8,500.

Bulls sold to a record 15 states and were consistent throughout the offering. As always at TJB Gelbvieh, the finest in southern hospitality was extended and three meals were served throughout the event. We would love to see you on November 2, 2024, for the next big event!