Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine
Reported by: John Burbank
6 Bulls $7,208
13 Spring Pairs $4,327
26 Spring Bred Heifers $2,812
11 Older Spring Bred Cows $2,086
12 Fall Pairs/Breds $3,379
42 Open Heifers $1,713
1 ½ Interest Female $6,000
1 Pick of Bred Heifers $5,250
1 Pick of Open Heifers $2,450
1 Flush $3,600
114 Lots $2,865
This year’s Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale XII and 9th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale was enhanced with the addition of a black dispersal and red purebred dispersal for Kenyon Cattle/ Little Sioux Gelbvieh and a registered herd dispersal for Four Winds Ranch. The sale also included an offering of herd bull prospects. The entire day’s offering was very well received and there were quality cattle sold across all divisions. There were 84 registered buyers of which 52 bought representing 10 states. Overall a solid sale with many new customers purchasing along with the repeat customers of Seedstock Plus.
Sale highlights include the lot 7 herd bull prospect consigned by Mulroy Farms selling for $15,000 to the “Hole In One” group comprised of Waller Gelbvieh, Oak Ridge Farm, Zimmerman Gelbvieh, Duck River Gelbvieh and Burbank Cattle Co. Hole In One is a Homo Black, Homo Polled PB Gelbvieh that sports top 1% CE/FPI, top 2% BW/TM, top 3% WW/CEM, top 10% YW/MK/MB EPDs in a sound, quiet, eye appealing package.
The top spring pair came from Four Winds Gelbvieh and the lot 117/117A Red purebred Gelbvieh brought $8,700. The 4-year-old female sold at $6,100 going to Jack Welle of Iowa and the calf sold for $2,600 to Lewis Eslinger from Missouri. The top spring bred female was the lot 1, pick of the bred heifers from Sandy Knoll Farms. The buyer was Zimmerman Gelbvieh and the purchase price was $5,250.
In the fall division, lot 4 half interest female sold for $6,000 to Oak Ridge Farm, Arkansas. The consigner on this elite Balancer female was Burbank Cattle Co. Stuecken Brothers consigned a truly unique purebred Gelbvieh in lot 13 that sold for $6,000 to Roitsch Cattle Co, Texas.
The the top selling open heifer was a halter broke, showy March born Balancer female consigned by Nowack Cattle Co. Lot 80 was purchased by Danny Carroll, Missouri at $4,000. The Carroll family also purchase lot 76, a halter broke purebred Gelbvieh also consigned by Nowack Cattle Co. for $3,000. We will see both of these heifers in the show ring over the next year.