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Welcome

Welcome to Hillsdown Gelbvieh’s 2021 private treaty bull sale. Despite cold-snaps, equipment breakdowns, frozen waterer’s and broken bones, we have put together our best and biggest collection of yearling bulls to date. 18 bulls are up for your perusal from our sires HDG Hillsdown Finnegan 4F, HDG Hillsdown Fever Pitch 33F and HDG Hillsdown Fuzzy 11F. This group of yearling bulls have something to offer to any herd, with calving ease and performance, to producing breeding bulls and replacement females. Whatever puzzle piece is missing from your program, you are likely to find it here to use to your full advantage. At Hillsdown we pride ourselves in our very maternal cowherd, which is now fully parentage DNA verified for optimum EPD accuracy and holds many multiple Dam’s of Merit and Dam’s of Distinction. Our cows are proven producers in the worst of circumstances, and even better when circumstances are just right. Most of 2020, we had tons of grass growing, and it was amazing to see the growth in these calves over the summer. Unlike in the previous drought years, it was so much fun to go for a pasture tour to see the phenomenal progress taking place. So without any further ado, here is Hillsdown Gelbvieh’s 2021 bull offering.

Wanda & Eddie Marsman and Matthew WEB hillsdownranch.com

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hillsdowngelbvieh@yahoo.ca WANDA CELL: 403.373.3075 EDDIE CELL: 403.588.1400 EMAIL

25032 TWP RD 374, RED DEER COUNTY, AB T0M 0V0

Thank you

to our 2020 customers, your enduring support is greatly appreciated! Each year we strive to bring you the best genetics for your herds and put the cattleman’s needs first and foremost in our operation.

H I L L S D OW N G E L BV I E H


Please give us a call or stop by and visit, we would love to talk about cattle with you. The coffee is always hot, the beer is always cold and there is always something tasty being prepared in the Hillsdown kitchen. Delivery is available, bulls have been DNA tested for parentage and Homozygous polled and will be semen tested by a certified veterinarian.


BW 205D 365D

73

1036 1443

CE

22

Reference Sire BW WW YW MILK TM

-4.2

79

109

24

63

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F After over 10 years of developing a herd of superior maternal females through the use of A.I. sires from some of the best GV breeders and in turn utilizing their sons as herd bulls, in 2015 the decision was made to go outside our herd and look for that one bull that would give us the extra genetics we needed and put the Hillsdown name on the map. We looked far and wide throughout the US and Canada, we finally found him at the 2016 Wishlist bull jackpot. DL Jen-Ty Dynamite 18D checked all the boxes for us. We had to dig deep into our financial resources to get him at the 2017 Jen-Ty bull sale, but that’s what you have to do if you want the good ones. Dynamite turned out to be an amazing herd sire, siring replacement females and exceptional bulls. That spring Dynamite bred HDG Avery 13D, a beautiful Pop a Top daughter. This mating produced HDG Hillsdown Finnegan 4F. He had our attention from day one; dark red with a thick luscious hair coat, full of zip yet gentle and sweet as they come. Avery exceeded all expectations by taking her first calf from a 73 lb BW to a staggering 1036 pound wean weight. Finnegan was named Res. Champion Bull calf and the duo was named Res. Junior pair at Farmfair International in 2018. Avery is an exceptional female and in our opinion, as well as many others that have seen her, one of the best females in the breed. For the 2019 breeding season we offered Finnegan semen available to Canadian and American breeders. Larson’s Lost River Livestock secured the exclusive rights to Finnegan for the US for 2 years. This turned out to be a great partnership. Larson’s mated Finnegan to some of their top producers and the results were incredible, as was evident in their sales. What an astounding group of bulls sired by Finnegan. Thank you to David Larson and Larson’s Lost River Livestock for placing your confidence in our program and congratulations on your sale results, both on your bulls and the bred heifer carrying a Finnegan heifer calf pregnancy and being the highest seller in the North Dakota Golden Rule sale. For the 2020 Canadian Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, we entered 2 Finnegan sons, Hillsdown Bootmaker 5H and Hillsdown Heartbreaker 27H. Both made it to the final 6, and Bootmaker ended up being Winners Choice, and now calls Long Lane Cattle Company his home. We can’t wait to see what this guy will do in their herd. Finnegan makes both bulls and females, as is evident in the fact that over half of the replacement pen here is made up of his extraordinary daughters. You haven’t seen Finnegan daughters for sale as of yet because everyone is retaining them for their own programs. Each of these females show the traits that Finnegan transmits best: beautiful skull shape, added depth of rib, length of spine, the perfect wedge both from the top and the side, tremendous hip and length from hooks to pins, the second thigh extending to the back of the knee with perfect well balanced bone and all of this walks around on magnificently structured feet. Finnegan semen made available for the US market for the 2021 breeding season sold out in less than 24 hours. We love hearing from these breeders, the excitement and expectations of what they are anticipating Finnegan will bring to their programs is definitely contagious. Finnegan’s semen in the Canadian market is available, in limited quantities. Contact us for availability and pricing.


BW 205D 365D

85

850 1288

17H

CE

19

BW WW YW MILK TM

-1.7

66

96

19

52

HDG HILLSDOWN WHISKEY JACK 17H

HOMO POLLED | HDG 17H | Jan 5/20 | CDGV172484 | PB94 DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG SIR A HILLSDOWN 1Z

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F HDG AVERY 13D

HDG CALICO SKY HDG BELLA 34W

A son of our Calico Sky 28C cow.... a daughter of HDG Sir A 1Z and granddaughter of the great Sir Arnold B921. Jack is top 1% for CE and top 25% for YW, he takes after his dad for covering this spread. He is top 4% for stayability and top 2 % for docility. He is a pleasure to be around, has excellent numbers for carcass and intake make him a top 2% FPI bull. Easy striding on great feet and legs, he’s as athletic as you could want a bull. A nice dark red color and great head shape make him a pleasure to look at. Front pasture material all day long.

BW 205D 365D

85

808 1225

18H

CE

18

BW WW YW MILK TM

-2.4

70

94

20

55

HDG HILLSDOWN MACALLAN 18H POLLED | HDG 18H | Jan 5/20 | CDGV172465 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F HDG AVERY 13D

HDG HILLSDOWN BIG GUN 1S

HDG LADY LOLA 10W SLC LADY LISA 27L

Clean fronted, showy, free moving, thick, excellent spring of rib, enormous hip, perfectly shaped feet and legs makes for one of the most balanced bulls we have ever laid eyes on. 18H is in the 35th % for CED, BW, WW, YW, TM, CEM, STAY, DOC, YG, and FPI. His dam is one of those trouble free cows that produce top end calves year after year. Her 2019 son is currently at work at Diamond Z livestock in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. This bull is as elite as the whisky he is named after.


BW 205D 365D

100

27H

884 1314

CE

17

BW WW YW MILK TM

-1.7

64

95

23

55

HDG HILLSDOWN HEARTBREAKER 27H HOMO POLLED | HDG 27H | Jan 8/20 | CDGV172496 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F HDG AVERY 13D

HDG LITTLE MISS MAMAS BOY 3Z

HDG LADY CONSTANCE 36C HDG HILLSDOWN LADY PILAR 16Z

27H’s dam was part of our very first show string at Farmfair 2016 as a bred heifer. Her pedigree is stacked with big names like Pure Power, Ozz Ideal Direction and Remitall Lexington. Heartbreaker is powerful, thick, deep, long and well balanced on perfect feet and legs, when he moves around, you can’t help but admire how easily he strides. His EPD’s prove that his phenotype matches his genotype, with CED, BW, YW, Milk, CEM, HP and DOC all in the 35th % or higher. He was a finalist at the Canadian Gelbvieh bull futurity and is halter-broke.

28H

HDG HILLSDOWN MR. JANUARY 28H POLLED | HDG 28H | Jan 9/20 | CDGV175261 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F HDG AVERY 13D

NGAC REMITALL LEXINGTON 182L

HDG HILLSDOWN ALEXA 13R KCC KERINESS AMANDA 1M

CE BW WW YW MILK TM Another Finnegan son out of our Alexa 13R cow. BW 205D 365D 80 708 1129 18 -2.6 52 69 22 48 Alexa is nearly 16 yrs of age and was the very first purebred Gelbvieh female born at Hillsdown, and our first dam of Merit & went on to become a 7 X dam of Distinction. She has never missed raising a top end calf year after year. This bull will make females for you that will stand out in your heifer pen.

BULLS WILL BE SOLD ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS We require that bulls left at Hillsdown be insured. A deposit is required to hold your bull. Bulls will be semen tested by a licensed veterinarian and are fully guaranteed under the terms and conditions of the Canadian Gelbvieh Association.

HERD HEALTH PROTOCOL

All bulls have received Ivomec and have been vaccinated for IBR, SOM, Blackleg Ultra 8.


BW 205D 365D

100

806 1296

30H

CE

15

BW WW YW MILK TM

-0.6

71

102

24

59

HDG HILLSDOWN CANADIAN SUPREME 30H POLLED | HDG 30H | Jan 9/20 | CDGV169138 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

DAR PURE POWER 401P

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F HDG AVERY 13D

HDG LADY BRIELLA 5B HDG LADY LACEY 3Y

A no-holes herd bull. Muscle with a big wide top. He moves like a cat on perfectly shaped feet and legs. He has that freeness of stride that we all like to see in a herd sire. This guy is going to get the job done. Dam is a DAR Pure Power daughter out of an Ozz Ideal Direction cow. A real world cow and one of Eddie’s favorites. She is big ribbed, long, with a perfect wedge, an unbelievable hip shape and one of the most perfectly attached udders. Without exception, everyone that has ever toured our herd thought she would look very good in their own herd.

BW 205D 365D

105

825 1221

33H

CE

12

BW WW YW MILK TM

1.0

80

112

24

64

HDG HILLSDOWN CANADIAN LEGACY 33H POLLED | HDG 33H | Jan 11/20 | CDGV172490 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FINNEGAN 4F HDG AVERY 13D

OZZ IDEAL DIRECTION 8N

HDG LADY LEGACY 2Y SLC LADY LISA 27L

He is thick and wide with superior bone and an ideal big foot underneath him. This bull will check a lot of boxes for you in terms of performance and conformation. He is out of an excellent high performance cow, as you can tell by looking at her EPDs. Combined with Finnegan’s attributes and her maternal strength, Legacy makes a supreme bull.


BW 205D 365D

86

858 1287

CE

16

Reference Sire BW WW YW MILK TM

-0.7

59

76

21

50

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F HOMO POLLED. Dam is a two-time Dam of Distinction award winner.

BW 205D 365D

85

10H

787 1198

CE

16

BW WW YW MILK TM

-1.3

56

78

22

50

HDG HILLSDOWN HAMILTON 10H POLLED | HDG 10H | Jan 4/20 | CDGV172498 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG SIR A HILLSDOWN 1Z

HDG BROOKLYN 37D HDG HILLSDOWN BETHANY 29Z

Hamilton is a Fever Pitch son out of our Brooklyn 37D cow, who is a Sir A 1Z daughter. This bull deserves your attention. A moderate framed calving ease bull with plenty of look, lower quarter shape and style. Hamilton’s dam is one of the most treasured young cows here at Hillsdown. Hamilton is another heifer pen candidate, and with his eye appealing body and foot structure, he will be a welcome addition to any herd.


BW 205D 365D

80

708 1129

11H

CE

18

BW WW YW MILK TM

-2.6

52

69

22

48

HDG HILLSDOWN SHERLOCK 11H POLLED | HDG 11H | Jan 3/20 | CDGV172470 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

JRI HOME BREW 213W67 ET

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG ESSIE 13E HDG HDG KASSY

A moderate framed red bull, who is also a calving ease specialist. Dam has excellent confirmation and udder attachment. She always calves at the front of the group and her Finnegan heifer calf this year is going to be something special. If you are looking for a long bodied female maker, look no further. Sherlock has lots of growth and a great foot.

BW 205D 365D

100

783 1142

12H

CE

11

BW WW YW MILK TM

1.3

65

90

17

50

HDG HILLSDOWN SHOWDOWN 12H POLLED | HDG 12H | Jan 3/20 | CDGV172519 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

JRI SUPER DUTY 9Y53

HDG ELLIAH GSW ALLRIGHT GAL A2

A super complete Fever Pitch son that is balanced in every way. He is ideal in his structure, added depth of body, great hair coat, sound moving, smooth made with a nice character to him. His dam is a daughter of JRI Super Duty and a maternal sister to HDG Bootmaker 5H who ended up being Winners Choice at the 2020 Canadian Gelbvieh Bull Futurity. Their dam, Allright Gal A2, is leaving a legacy of top end calves and is currently raising her 7th calf sired by Hillsdown Gunsmoke. Calving ease, power and performance all neatly wrapped up in one attractive package.


BW 205D 365D

85

21H

742 1242

CE

14

BW WW YW MILK TM

0.3

55

73

21

49

HDG HILLSDOWN BLACKOUT 21H POLLED | HDG 21H | Jan 5/20 | CDGV172503 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN BETELGEUSE 3B

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F

HDG LADY MADELYN 40D

HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG HDG LADY IVY

A well balanced bull that is complete and very correct in structure and boasts an 85 lbs BW. His dam Lady Madeline 40D is a good honest mama that has outdone herself producing this calf. Lady Madeline goes back to Lady Ideal 2X, and this is the kind of cow family you want to build up your herd with.

BW 205D 365D

85

46H

774 1221

CE

14

BW WW YW MILK TM

0.0

61

89

21

51

HDG HILLSDOWN ERUPTION 46H

POLLED | HDG 46H | Jan 25/20 | CDGV172476 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

DAR PURE POWER 401P

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F

HDG LADY LEIGHLA 20D

HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG LADY LEGACY 2Y

Calving ease genetics with excellent performance are what we have come to expect from the Legacy cow family and now from the Fever Pitch sons. The Legacy cow family has been a foundation line at Hillsdown since the very beginning. Eruptions dam Leighla is an excellent representative that goes back to Legacy 2Y. Guaranteed calving ease with super maternal benefits! Recommended for heifers and cows.


BW 205D 365D

83

709 1070

47H

CE

16

BW WW YW MILK TM

-1.3

48

65

21

45

HDG HILLSDOWN TRUMAN 47H

POLLED | HDG 47H | Jan 25/20 | CDGV172486 | PB94 DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG SIR A HILLSDOWN 1Z

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG HARPER-LEE 28D HDG HILLSDOWN KAYLEE 9Z

Thick, moderately framed bull, wide as he is deep with a ton of muscle. His dam is out of a very maternal and performance cow family going back to HDG Katy 44W, Finnegan’s great grandmother. Truman would make a phenomenal heifer bull without sacrificing those all important weaning weight numbers.

BW 205D 365D

83

877 1194

50H

CE

14

BW WW YW MILK TM

0.4

62

83

21

52

HDG HILLSDOWN OVERDRIVE 50H POLLED | HDG 50H | Feb 7/20 | CDGV172507 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG LITTLE MISS MAMAS BOY 3Z

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F

HDG ABIGAIL 44D

HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG ABBEY 3X

Overdrive is a strong powerful smooth muscled bull. He is a calving ease prospect with ample length, shape, character and look. From his beautiful skull to his flawless movement, Overdrive has all the parts in all the right spots. His feminine, nice framed dam is a model of efficiency, built right and raising calves with lots of growth.


BW 205D 365D

85

743 1080

52H

CE

15

BW WW YW MILK TM

-0.6

56

77

19

47

HDG HILLSDOWN WINSTON 52H

POLLED | HDG 52H | Feb 9/20 | CDGV172497 | PB94 DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG SIR A HILLSDOWN 1Z

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F

HDG DOTTIE 36D

HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

HDG BUTTER CUP 42W

We really like this bull prospect. He has tons of length and look and tremendous foot and heel depth with well defined muscle pattern. His dam, Dottie 36D is a tremendous female with a flawless udder who keeps getting better year after year. Use him with confidence in your heifer pen to make replacements.

BW 205D 365D

80

53H

744 1116

CE

17

BW WW YW MILK TM

-3.0

50

64

19

44

HDG HILLSDOWN HARDBALL 53H

POLLED | HDG 53H | Feb 11/20 | CDGV172501 | PB94

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FEVER PITCH 33F HDG HILLSDOWN MS KAYLEA 15S

JRI HOME BREW 213W67 ET

HDG HILLSDOWN LADY GUINEVERE 3E HDG LADY BLING 9B

Hardball is a bull with an attractively high calving ease and low birth weight and comes from a great maternal line. His dam is Guinevere 3E, who last year produced Huawei 5G, which made it to the final 6 in the 2019 Canadian Bull Futurity and now resides at High Country Acres in B.C. This cow knows how to turn out a calf that will give you both calving ease and performance.


Reference Sire BW 205D 365D

94

819 1355

CE

BW WW YW MILK TM

13

0.3

73

107

22

58

HDG HILLSDOWN FUZZIE 11F One spring evening, Fuzzie decided to escape the bull pen area and make his way to the heifer pen which was really quite a trek for him. When he was found the next morning at first light, it was like nothing had happened and he was easily moved back to where he came from. Little did we know that he had bred 3 heifers during the night until we DNA’d them this winter. That is also why we DNA every bull in the pen because you never know when stuff is going to happen. We kept all 3 calves out of Fuzzie, 2 bulls and 1 heifer for our replacement pen and she is a really beauty too.

BW 205D 365D

95

779 1028

16H

CE

12

BW WW YW MILK TM

0.7

71

104

18

54

HILLSDOWN FIREFLY HDG 16H

POLLED | HDG 16H | Jan 4/20 | CDGV172506 | PC88 DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FUZZIE 11F HDG HILLSDOWN BETHANY 29Z

HDG BUCKY 16D

HDG HILLSDOWN DRAGON FLY 43F HDG DOTTIE 36D

Snap Dragon has very strong EPD’s and is out of a first calver who is making great first impressions with her powerful maternal background and outstanding performance across the board. She will definitely be here on the farm for a long time. He is a Fuzzy son with tons of length and great depth to width supporting him.


BW 205D 365D

75

761 1030

23H

CE

13

BW WW YW MILK TM

0.3

68

97

19

53

HDG HILLSDOWN BUMBU 23H

POLLED | HDG 23H | Jan 6/20 | CDGV172508 | PC88 DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN FUZZIE 11F HDG HILLSDOWN BETHANY 29Z

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE

HDG HILLSDOWN ‘LIL MANEATER 44F HDG TAFFY 35U

A well made son of 44F out of our Dynamite son Fuzzie 11F. Bumbu has all the components, from his bone structure to muscle patterns to stoutness. Bumbu is one of only 2 Fuzzie sons on offer, and you won’t see any more Fuzzie sons from us, as he makes his home in Czar, Alberta, doing a great job for Malcome Torpe’s herd.


BW 205D 365D

87

760 1356

CE

15

Reference Sire BW WW YW MILK TM

0.9

80

111

16

56

DL JEN-TY DYNAMITE


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Hillsdown Gelbvieh Private Treaty Bull Sale 2021  

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