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22 Over the Fence with John Carrel, AGA President By Tom Strahm

25 Champions Chosen at the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show 36 BGGR High Definition 8063E Wins People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity

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March 2019, Volume 33, Number 6

By David Slaughter

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BREEDERS CORNER

40 Champions Named at NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show

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46 Top Genetics on Display at NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show 62 AGA Incentive Program GRAPHIC DESIGN: Lynn Valentine lynnv@gelbvieh.org

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INSIDE THE EDITORIAL

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The Timely Topic of Fertility

View from the Board by John Carrel

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Getting Out into the Industry

From the Corner Office by Megan Slater

52 Opportunities Begin with a Connection

Junior Connection with Jesse Henson

56 Big Decisions

Out in the Field by Will Fiske

57 Share Your Success

Communication Message by Kelsi Christian

58 The MILK Discussion

Data Bulletin by Tonya Amen, AGA Breed Improvement Consultant

350 Interlocken Blvd., Ste. 200 • Broomfield, CO 80021 Main phone: 303-465-2333 • Fax: 303-465-2339 www.gelbvieh.org • info@gelbvieh.org Facebook: American Gelbvieh Association Instagram: americangelbvieh ASSOCIATION STAFF Megan Slater Interim Executive Director megans@gelbvieh.org (ex. 485) Tom Strahm Commercial Marketing Director tom@gelbvieh.org 785-547-7999 Taylor Buckley Data Service Coordinator taylorb@gelbvieh.org (ex. 479) Will Fiske Breed Growth Specialist will@gelbvieh.org 540-414-4833

Lynn Valentine Gelbvieh Media Productions Coordinator/Graphic Design lynnv@gelbvieh.org (ex. 486) Rebecca Mettler Editorial Content Coordinator rebeccam@gelbvieh.org 940-255-5471 Jake Renner Member and Youth Activities Coordinator jake@gelbvieh.org 303-465-2333

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Registry Tips ‘N Tricks by Taylor Buckley

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The Timely Topic of Fertility By John Carrel

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know the focus of this month’s Gelbvieh World is not fertility, but on our ranch we are about halfway done calving, so the topic very timely. At this point in the calving season we’re a little short on sleep, yet the rewards outweigh the fatigue.

The fertility exhibited by the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed is truly something we need to shout about. After all, what good is a well thought-out breeding program if it doesn’t result in a pregnancy and ultimately a live calf. We just finished calving a group of cows I bred to a Gelbvieh bull I purchased one cane of semen (10 straws) on. I realize this doesn’t happen very often, but every straw resulted in a pregnancy and ultimately a live calf. To me that is exciting. Not only the conception rate, but also just seeing those new calves bouncing around on the feed ground is a great feeling. I know we have to treat our operations as businesses, but it sure helps to be doing something you enjoy. I realize everyone’s breeding seasons vary, but in our case after we AI we turn out the herd bulls. In the Gelbvieh groups if we do not pull those bulls by the Fourth of July, I can almost guarantee there will be spring-born heifer calves that will get bred. Gelbvieh cattle are just really fertile and early maturing! On our ranch, one main selection criteria is fertility, and as a result of selecting for this for multiple generations, on top of the Gelbvieh breed’s natural fertility - yes we better get those bulls pulled in a timely fashion. On the paternal side, I recently took an older bull to one of our local studs to get collected. After they jumped him twice they said I could load him up and head home. I asked, “What if he doesn’t freeze and if so, I would like to leave him here.” Their reply was, “Oh he’s a Gelbvieh; he will freeze.” So off to home I went and the next day they texted me to let me know they had froze 260 straws. Once the calves are on the ground, it is hard to

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beat the maternal instincts of the Gelbvieh cow. They are not usually overly aggressive but are good mothers. I don’t like the cow that repeatedly knocks her calf down in the snow or pushes it under the fence. Then when the calf does find the teat, there is plenty of milk as a reward. The temperature has been below zero here the last two nights and it is critical those calves get up right away and get that first blast of colostrum. Once they have done this we usually put them in the hot box to warm up and finish drying, then back to momma who is glad to see her baby has been returned. We are busy enough during calving that any hiccup in the process really slows us down and creates a lot of extra and unnecessary work. Once all is good we pair them out in groups of 70 to 80 pairs. Therefore, those cows must be adept at keeping track of their calves. Those Gelbvieh mothers usually know where they planted that calf and when it is time to go find Junior for a bite to eat. One of our key steps in cowherd fertility involves getting the two-year-old heifers bred back so they stay within the normal calving cycle. If there is any place they are going to fall back it is at this critical juncture in their life. They are raising their first calf, still growing, their teeth are changing and yet we expect them to cycle right back. It seems like if they don’t breed right back, it is hard to get them caught back up. We all know how costly it is to have a cow fall out of production at three years of age. Breeding back is also an area where Gelbvieh excel. Breed-back ability leads to longevity in your herd and ultimately a productive cow for her entire life, which is what we are after. I like being able to say, “Throw that older Gelbvieh cow in the bunch, she knows the routine, she has been here forever.” D


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Getting Out into the Industry By Megan Slater

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ith so much keeping us busy these days, it is easy to stay focused on just what we have going on or only the things in our own businesses. However, being successful in the beef industry means doing more than just raising cattle, it is getting out into the industry and taking advantage of new opportunities. Attending industry events and being involved in an organization whether it be your local, state, or even national cattlemen’s associations, breed improvement organizations, beef councils, or whatever your interest is, can be beneficial for several different reasons. The first is it is a way to keep up on industry issues. Today’s beef industry faces more and more challenges every day. The industry faces transportation and hauling issues, water and land issues, and one of the biggest challenges coming ahead, “fake meat”, not to mention various regional challenges impacting producers across the country. Being at least aware of these issues is important because many of them affect each of us within the industry. Being involved and attending industry events also allows the opportunity to learn new things. Whether from a cattlemen’s college or symposium-type event or just talking with others and learning how they do things. Gaining knowledge is always something that can help us better ourselves and our businesses. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better” – Maya Angelou. With today’s fast-paced modern beef industry, help your operation succeed by becoming more knowledgeable on current industry practices, challenges, and opportunities. One of the single most important parts of being involved in organizations outside of the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed is the endless networking opportunities. When you are at an event you never know whom you will meet or have the opportunity to introduce yourself to. You never know if you will meet a commercial producer looking for a bull for the next breeding season or someone who can help buy your

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customer’s calves. Networking and getting out to industry events is a way to market your business and get more people familiar with what you have to offer. For these same reasons, it is important for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) to go to industry events. One of our most important tasks, and a goal in the AGA’s Meeting Modern Industry Demands Strategic Plan, is to gain market share for Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics. AGA staff works hard to connect with all segments of the industry and create relationships that are beneficial for completing this task. Recently, members of the AGA staff attended the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. With over 9,000 in attendance, it is a great place for the AGA to promote Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics and connect with industry professionals to find new ways to better serve AGA members and commercial customers. In addition, the AGA Board of Directors has started to hold their meetings in conjunction with industry events such as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention, which is one of the largest state cattlemen’s association’s events, and the Superior Livestock Auction Big Horn Classic feeder calf sale. Doing this not only allows the AGA board to get experience and learn about different parts of our industry, but is a great way for the AGA to get exposure and make connections with these groups as well. Getting involved and out in the industry doesn’t have to take a lot of your time, but just attending a few events a year will be worth the effort. D


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Looking Back on the 48th Annual AGA National Convention By Rebecca Mettler

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merican Gelbvieh Association (AGA) members and Gelbvieh and Balancer® stakeholders gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 28-30, 2018, during the 48th Annual AGA National Convention, themed “Meeting Modern Industry Demands: Raising the Bar.” Important association business was conducted, brainstorming for the future of the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed took place, and attendees were able to add in a little fun to their trip to Music City. The convention, sponsored by GeneSeek® and SweetPro® Premium Feed Supplements, was a well-attended event with 94 AGA members from 20 states and one Canadian province, which placed this year’s attendance above last year’s convention in Wichita, Kansas. Board of director meetings were the first official events of the convention, followed by the Opening General Session. Members were welcomed to convention by Scott Starr, AGA president, and AGA Interim Executive Director Megan Slater gave her state of the association address. Committee meetings were held on Wednesday afternoon and the breed improvement and member education joint meeting was held on Friday morning. This year, committee meetings were well attended and members provided robust dialog regarding important matters of association business.

seedstock and commercial side of the industry. For some AGA convention attendees from farther west, the tour provided an example of a different approach to seedstock production and marketing, which is understandable since Tennessee’s geography, producer demographics and many production parameters differ from other parts of the country.

Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup On Thursday, the commercial beef industry was front and center during the fourth annual Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup educational symposium.

Wednesday night’s Kickoff Reception featured live entertainment by Bradley Brassfield, a Nashvillebased singer.

Cattle Industry Tour Early on Thursday morning the group loaded up on charter buses and took an hour drive to the University of Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center to tour the bull test station and learn more about the program. The tour provided a great look into one marketing avenue for Tennessee seedstock producers. The bull test station also serves as an educational tool for area beef producers both on the

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Darrh Bullock, Ph.D., extension professor, University of Kentucky, kicked off the event giving an overview of the importance of hybrid vigor. Kevin Thompson, director at the Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center provided the group with some valuable


48th Annual AGA National Convention GW information regarding heifer development. The event was capped off with Craig Uden, Darr Feedlot, Inc., and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association immediate past president, discussed ways to add value to calves and provided an update on the state of the beef industry.

AGA Annual Meeting The AGA Annual Membership Meeting was held on Friday afternoon. Member participation was steady with last year. Association business during the annual meeting included the election of the AGA Board of Directors for 2019 to fill vacant positions due to term expirations. Committee chairs/co-chairs also presented the committee reports.

Thank you! We would like to thank all the attendees, both AGA members and commercial producers, for their commitment to supporting the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed. Also, a special shout out goes to our growing list of convention sponsors. The AGA recognizes how valuable partnerships within our industry can be, so again, we thank you for your support.

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Everyone got to experience Nashville on Thursday night when the convention moved downtown for the Bull Pen Session, which was held at the Nashville Underground on Lower Broadway. It was a fun and informal night of seeing, hearing, and tasting all that Nashville has to offer. SweetPro even sponsored live music for the event!

We’re Preparing for Big Sky Country! As a final thought, it’s not too early to put the 49th Annual AGA National Convention on the calendar. You won’t want to miss it! The AGA is headed to Billings Montana, on December 4-6, 2019! More details will be released later, so keep on the lookout. D

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GW information exchange Transferring Animals When transferring animals to their new owner it is important that the animal(s) ends up in the appropriate account on the AGA Online Registry Service. If you are unsure whether a buyer has an AGA number, simply click the blank box next the buyer field. This will pull up a separate window where you will enter the buyer’s zip code and then click “Find Profiles”. Review the list of members and non-members and once the correct account is found, check the box to the left of the member number. If the buyer does not already have a profile within the registry, click “Click to create new profile” at the very bottom of the page. For assistance transferring animals, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333.

Foreign Payments The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) no longer accepts checks from foreign countries, including Mexico and Canada. AGA international customers are encouraged to pay their bill by logging on to their AGA Online Registry Service account and clicking the red ‘Pay Online Now’ under the account balance to pay online via credit card. Those who do not have access to an online account may call the AGA office at 303-465-2333 to submit credit card payment over the phone.

Billing Statements The AGA sends out month-end statements to all members with locked accounts. Member accounts become locked when there is an outstanding balance on the account for more than 30 days. Once the amount on the account is paid in full the account becomes unlocked.

The AGA does not store credit card information. Bills may be paid online using a credit card via the AGA Online Registry Service or members may send a check or cash to the AGA office and are asked to include a member number and invoice number with payment. For assistance paying a bill or for billing questions, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333.

Updating Contact Information It’s the perfect time to be sure all of your contact information is current on the AGA Online Registry Service. Any contact information such as address, phone, and email address can be easily updated online by simply clicking the pen and pad icon under the options column next to any contact information you need to update. If you need assistance updating information, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333.

AGJA Summer Events The AGJA is gearing up for an event-filled summer. Below are dates and locations of the AGJA summer shows. Visit www.gelbvieh.org for more information. AGJA Eastern Regional May 31- June 2, 2019 Clark County Fairgrounds Springfield, Ohio AGJA Western Regional June 7-9, 2019 Beatrice, Nebraska AGJA Music City Showdown July 7-12, 2019 James E. Ward Agricultural Center Lebanon, Tennessee

For assistance in marketing or purchasing Gelbvieh, Balancer ® or Southern Balancer ® bulls, females, and feeder cattle, contact:

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Benny and Sarah McWilliams, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Missouri, welcomed their first child, Taegan Kay McWilliams, to the family. Taegan was born on December 13th, 2018. She weighed 6lbs 5oz, and was 19 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Elmer and Brenda McWilliams, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Missouri.

The AGA and AGJA would like to welcome the following new members to the Gelbvieh associations in December 2018 and January 2019. AGA Members: Bell Farms, Edmonton, Ky. Rocky Hill Gelbvieh, Miller, Mo. Sage Country Cattle, Delta, Colo. Janice Claerhout, Princeton, Kan. Travis and LaRita Randolph, Cahone, Colo. Joseph Marshall Greenwell, Bardstown, Ky. The Day Farms, Manitou, Ky. S & S Livestock, Lamoille, Nev. DTC Farms, Hutchinson, Kan. Mitchell Ranch, Dodson, Mont. Gallatin Gelbvieh, Eaton, Colo. Christensen Family Apiaries, White Pigeon, Mich. Circle T Farms, Magnolia, Ky. Dave Link, Bellefontaine, Ohio LaForge Farms, Independence, Kan.

We are Here to Help For help with the AGA Online Registry Service, including completing herd assessments, registering calves, ordering DNA tests, sale catalog data pulls, and more, contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or email registry@gelbvieh.org.

Send AGA Your Sale Report Did you know the AGA publishes sale reports in Gelbvieh World and on www.gelbvieh.org. Be sure to send your sale report to Rebecca Mettler, Gelbvieh World editor at rebeccam@gelbvieh.org.

Bar P Ranch, Springfield, Ky. Bryce and Chelsea Castonguay, Omega, Okla. Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Ark. 7 M Gelbvieh, Appleton City, Mo. Aaron Steenhoek, Pella, Iowa Grayson Springs Cattle Company, Leitchfield, Ky. Kelsie Waitt, Sheridan, Ind. Joe Bratcher, Crab Orchard, Ky. M Bar Ranch, Hartshorne, Okla. AGJA Members: Laural Hunt, Perkinston, Miss. Rae Holland Cox, Benton, Miss. Walton M. Cox, Benton, Miss. Dallon Bechard, Eubank, Ky. Cooper Phillips, Lathrop, Mo. Jarrett William Phillips, Cole Camp, Mo. Kaycee J. Brown, Dwight, Kan. Lane Donnohue, Appleton City, Mo.

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ale Rippey, Rippey Farm, Galax, Virginia, was honored as the American Gelbvieh Association’s (AGA) Commercial Producer of the Year for 2018 during the awards banquet held at the 48th Annual AGA National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Gale and his wife Gena were present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. Doug Hughes, owner of Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Virginia, and the family’s longtime friend presented the Rippey couple with the award. The AGA Commercial Producer of the Year Award honors individuals who use Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics in progressive commercial cattle operations and are proactive in their promotion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed.

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Commercial Producer of the Year Award: Gale Rippey (middle) stands with his wife Gena (left) after receiving the award presented by Doug Hughes (right), AGA member and friend. Rippey has worked hard to promote Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle over the past 20 plus years. He bought his first Gelbvieh bull in the early 1990s and immediately saw an increase in weaning weight and improved disposition. Rippey took over the family farming operation in 1998 and now has over 300 cows and has added an 500 head stocker calf division. Rippey has built a reputation of selling replacement heifers that are second to none. Rippey’s investment in genetics has paid huge dividends. Roughly 75 to 80 percent of Rippey’s heifers are either retained in the herd or sold as replacement heifers to an ever-growing and loyal customer base. The strong demand for the bred heifers he sells in the fall can be attributed to Rippey’s progressive mindset and the Gelbvieh breed’s positive influence on maternal traits and cowherd efficiency. D


3G Frankly My Dear 3G Fort Apache

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National Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull SIRE: 3G Zip Line • DAM: 3G Cowgirl Carla Owned with: Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, KY

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National Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull 2019 Balancer Bull Futurity Runner-Up SIRE: 3G Agustus • DAM: 3G Cowgirl Addie Owned with: R & D Owen, Eddyville, KY

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National Champion Div III Balancer Bull SIRE: 3G Agustus • DAM: 3G Cowgirl Ruby Owned with: Lucky Cross Ranch, Atwood, KS

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GW 48th Annual AGA National Convention

Dan and Kate Warner Named Gelbvieh Association Breeder of the Year

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an and Kate Warner of Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska, were honored as the American Gelbvieh Association’s (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2018 during the awards banquet held at the 48th Annual AGA National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Dan and Kate were present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, a longtime friend and fellow Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeder, presented the Warner couple with the award. Dan and Kate own and operate Warner Beef Genetics along with Dan’s parents, Monte and Kristie Warner, and brother and sister-in-law Darren and Amy Warner. Warner Beef Genetics is a family operation that has been Breeder of the Year continued on page 17

The American Gelbvieh Association named Dan and Kate Warner of Warner Beef Genetics the AGA Breeder of the Year for 2018. Left to right: Dan and Kate Warner, Arapahoe, Neb.; Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb.

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Al and Mary Knapp Inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame

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l and Mary Knapp of Basehor, Kansas, were inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame for 2019. The induction took place during the awards banquet at the 48th Annual AGA National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas, presented the award to the Knapp family. He expressed his sincere gratitude towards the couple on behalf of his family and the numerous other individuals throughout the country whose lives have been positively influenced by the Knapps. The AGA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed. Hall of fame inductee selection criterion includes contributions to breed promotion efforts, leadership provided to the association and the breeding of superior genetics that are of great influence within the Gelbvieh and BalancerÂŽ cattle population. Over the past 22 years the Knapps have had a tremendous impact on the AGA and more importantly, the people within it. While running a successful Gelbvieh operation the Knapps served 16 years as American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) advisors. Al has served on the AGA Board of Directors, and served as AGA president in 2010, In addition, the Knapps currently serve on the American

2019 American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: (left to right)Al Knapp, Mary Knapp, and Dustin Aherin Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) Board of Directors, with Al serving as AGF president. Al and Mary Knapp take service-centered leadership to a whole new level and their passion for fellow breeders and the association’s youth is the standard of the breed. Both the AGA and AGJA are improved associations because of the relentless efforts and sacrifices of the Knapps. D

Breeder of the Year continued from page 16 in the cattle business for over 50 years. The operation consists of over 400 registered Gelbvieh, Balancer and Angus females and 500 Gelbvieh and Angus commercial cows. The success of their cowherd revolves around breed-leading herd bulls, an aggressive AI and ET program, and unmatched customer service. Each year Warner Beef Genetics hosts an annual bull sale in the spring and female sale in the fall. They have also partnered with two other breeders from Nebraska and Oklahoma to start a fall bull sale in Texas, with the goal of increasing demand for Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics in that area of the country.

Warner Beef Genetics has been a member of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1998. Over the years, Warner Beef has raised several bulls and females that have positively impacted the breed. Dan is a former member of the AGA Board of Directors, serving the association for six years, including time on the executive committee as vice president. As an active member of the AGA, Dan currently acts as the breed improvement committee chair. D

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AGA Board of Director Action Points

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he American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors met November 27-30, 2018, at the Nashville Airport Marriott, Nashville, Tennessee, during the 48th Annual AGA National Convention. The following is a list of action points approved by the Board: 1.

Accept the year-to-date financial statements presented.

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Accept financial review as presented.

3.

Issue a call for nominations for the AGA Board of Directors in the July Gelbvieh World with the addition of a suggestion to the nomination committee to have at least two more candidates than open spots.

4.

Amend Rule II.A.3.b. to read: All nonGelbvieh animals recorded in their appropriately recognized herdbook that are 7/8 or higher are considered “Purebred� are considered 100% in Breed Composition and 100% in Documented Percentage.

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6.

Correct the rules and bylaws committee agenda to make the following addition: All ET calves must be parent verified prior to registration.

7.

Elected new officers for 2019: John Carrel, president; Dan McCarty, vice-president; Klint Sickler, secretary; Walter Teeter, treasurer.

8.

Conduct a special meeting on January 12 for the purpose of voting on the bylaw for the ex-officio position on the AGA Board of Directors.

9.

Direct staff to present a foot scoring system proposal at the next board meeting.

10. Look into feasibility of scrotal circumference EPD. 11. The Spring 2019 meeting will be held March 28-30, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas during the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association Convention. 12. The Summer 2019 meeting will take place August 22-24, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Change rule II A. b. 3 to read 94% rather than 7/8.

Special Membership Meeting

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he American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) held a special membership meeting on January 12, 2019, at the National Western Stock Show grounds to bring a potential bylaws change to a vote.

Proposed Bylaw: ARTICLE V (Officers) Add an ex-officio position to the AGA Board of Directors. Whereas the immediate past president will serve as a nonvoting member of the AGA Board of Directors and AGA Executive Committee. The proposed bylaw states: G. Ex-Officio The immediate past president whose board term has expired shall serve one year as a non-voting member of the AGA Board of Directors and AGA Executive Committee. If the immediate past president has remaining time on the AGA Board of Directors, they remain a voting member of the Board of Directors and shall serve in an advisory role on the AGA Executive Committee. The proposed bylaw change for Article V section g failed.

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GW 48th Annual AGA National Convention

American Gelbvieh Association Elects Leadership

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embers of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to the board of directors at the annual membership meeting held November 30, 2018, during the 48th Annual AGA National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Newly elected board members are Todd Bickett, Chickamauga, Georgia, and Lori Maude, Hermosa, South Dakota. Re-elected to serve a second term was Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; and Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Nebraska. The AGA Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the executive committee for 2019. John Carrel, Columbus, Montana, was elected as AGA president.

Dan McCarty, Rifle, Colorado was elected vice president. Klint Sickler, Gladstone, North Dakota, was re-elected secretary; and Walter Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina was re-elected treasurer. Other members of the AGA Board of Directors are: Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas; Leland Clark, Barnard, Kansas; Doug Hughes, Max Meadows, Virginia; Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, Utah; Derek Martin, Bucklin, Kansas; and Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Mississippi. Retiring members of the 2018 AGA Board of Directors were Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, who served as president in 2017 and 2018; and Dennis Gustin, Mandan, North Dakota. The AGA would like to thank these members for their years of service on the AGA Board of Directors. D

The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2019 during its national convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Front row (left to right): Interim Executive Director Megan Slater, Broomfield, Colo.; Secretary Klint Sickler, Gladstone, N.D.; President John Carrel, Columbus, Mont.; Vice President Dan McCarty, Rifle, Colo.; Treasurer Walter Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. Back row (left to right): Lori Maude, Hermosa, S.D.; Leland Clark, Barnard, Kan.; Derek Martin, Bucklin, Kan.; Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, Utah; Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Neb.; Doug Hughes, Max Meadows, Va.; Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan.; Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Miss.; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Okla. Not pictured are Todd Bickett, Chickamauga, Ga., and Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa

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2019 NWSS GRAND CHAMPION GELBVIEH BULL Here at Hilltop Farms we believe HTFM Mr. Equalizer E711 is truly a breed changer. He is one of the most exciting Gelbvieh bulls to have emerged from of our herd. This bull is out of some very powerful genetics. This outstanding homozygous polled herd bull prospect is out of a first calf heifer who is sired by BABR Branded Man 3400A and the sire is CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A, a tremendous A.I. sire. ______________________________________________ This mating is proven to add length of body and plenty of power. Equalizer is no doubt a performance driven bull that combines a very desirable phenotypic look. His Genomic Enhanced EPDs say it all. He is ranked in the top 1% for weaning weight and yearling weight. Equalizer has an attractive profile and is a stout made individual that has plenty of lower depth and dimension and excels in structure along with soundness. He is AI qualified through the American Gelbvieh Association with all DNA testing completed and he is free of all genetic defects. _____________________________________________

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• TERMS AND CONDITIONS • One package of HTFM Mr. Equalizer E711 will be sold for $1000 for 20 units of semen. To order semen you must call Hilltop Farms and we will call Genex to release the semen to you and then you will need to contact Genex to make shipping arrangements. All collection and freezing costs are paid by seller and semen shipping costs will be paid for by the buyer. Payment must be received before semen will be released.


Over the Fence with John Carrel, AGA President By Tom Strahm

Some of John’s other experiences include spending one spring on the Padlock Ranch spring branding wagon. The cowboy crew branded a couple hundred head of calves every day for one month.

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ohn Carrel of Columbus, Montana, is the 2019 American Gelbvieh Association president. John, and his wife Laurie, live just outside of Columbus where they operate HC Cattle. They have two children. Their son Oliver is a sophomore in college, and lives in California. Their daughter Susan is currently a senior in high school, and plans to attend college in Georgia beginning later this year. John grew up on the FL Ranch near Birney, Montana, which is 50 miles northeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. His parents, Jack and Nancy Carrel, raised four children there. John’s brother Bill, runs the home ranch, and their mother, who is now 85, still lives on the FL Ranch as well. Both of John’s other siblings are world-class horse trainers. Charlie lives near Sheridan, Wyoming, and sister Sarah Clifford lives near Carmel, California. One of his interesting and unique experiences is that John managed the Beartooth Ranch for Mel Gibson for 15 years. This was John’s first exposure to the breed as Gelbvieh was one of the principal breeds at Beartooth.

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Today, John and Laurie operate HC Cattle and raise, Gelbvieh, Balancer®, and Angus cattle for breeding stock. John calves out the first-calf heifers and recipients at the place where they live near Columbus. Laurie produces the bull sale catalog, and helps in a multitude of other ways. Their main ranch is Dutch Hollow Ranch, which is 14 miles north of Columbus. Their hired man, Kenny Anderson lives at Dutch Hollow, which is where the cowherd is wintered, and kept through calving season.

The Carrels have three summer grass leases, which are all in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains. These leases include Midnight Canyon, Tipett Rise, and grass on the Beartooth Ranch that John used to manage. Cows and calves are usually ran on the summer leases from May until October, if the weather permits. Cows are usually hauled to summer range, but once they are on the summer leases then everything is done horseback. The Carrels created a partnership with Jim Stampfel to develop and market their Angus bulls. Pine Coulee Bulls, LLC hosts an annual bull sale where they sell approximately 170 bulls.


John and Laurie market their Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls through private treaty sales. John expects to have more Gelbvieh bulls available for sale in the spring of 2020.

What are some of the current challenges facing commercial cattle producers, and how do these challenges present opportunities for Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics? “We continue to see increased input costs for all of agriculture, and commodity prices aren’t keeping up, so we need to continually work at being more efficient. Gelbvieh and Balancer help fill that niche here at HC Cattle.” “I’ve visited with commercial producers who are experiencing too many 3 to 5-year-old cows dropping out of the herd due to being open. We know that fertility and longevity are two areas where Gelbvieh excel. Stayability and increasing female retention is critical for these commercial producers to improve their bottom line.” “Another concern of these commercial producers is that they are not weaning enough pounds. They need to be utilizing crossbreeding and benefiting from hybrid vigor. Our crossbred Gelbvieh and Balancer calves always outweigh the straightbred calves.”

What advice or encouragement do you have for AGA members and their customers? “It is important that we as breeders, and as an association, continue to promote the versatility, adaptability, and longevity of the Gelbvieh-influenced cow.” “There always seems to be a market for quality, so we need to keep upping the ante on quality. As seedstock producers, we need to continually improve the genetics we are providing to commercial producers. Many strengths of our breed are in lockstep with what the commercial producer wants. It is crucial that we continue to strive to make Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics a critical component of the commercial sector, and thus the feeding sector. We need to work at building relationships to create pull through demand.” “Producers need to develop relationships with the people who are buying and feeding their cattle so that they can learn how the cattle are performing. This enables both the seedstock provider and commercial operator to select genetics and adjust management practices affecting the end product, thus maintaining a positive relationship with the feedyard.” “It is encouraging to be part of a breed that has so many strengths to offer to the different segments of beef production.” D

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2019 National Western Stock Show


Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C. Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Grand Champion Balancer Female Balancer Champion Junior Heifer EGL Lass E3200 JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull HTFM Mr Equalizer E711 Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, MO Sire: CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A

Grand Champion Balancer Bull Balancer Champion Junior Bull SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E Casey Martin, Oregon, IL Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z

Champions chosen at National Gelbvieh and BalancerÂŽ Show Results by Kelsi Christian and Jake Renner Photos by Kelsi Christian

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he National Gelbvieh and BalancerÂŽ Show took place at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 14, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Donnie Robertson, Yukon, Oklahoma, evaluated the

38 Gelbvieh females, 30 Gelbvieh bulls, 80 Balancer females, and 26 Balancer bulls. Provided on the following pages are the photos from the division winners and reserves as well as a listing of the top three placing animals in each class. D

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Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK Sire: Dameron First Class 896

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, KY Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull Balancer Champion Winter Bull Calf GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

Premier Exhibitor & Premier Breeder Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN

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Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf GHGF Lass 261F Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 011X

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf HIGH Ms She’s A Pistol 9F15 Hightower Cattle Company LLC., La Cygne, KS Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf DCSF Post Rock Wilma 93F8 ET Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf AMT Bobbi 98E Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer GHGF Zelda 20E Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer CIRS 22YE Circle S Ranch, Canton, KS Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Gelbvieh Champion Cow-Calf Pair JRI Ms Petrina 270D45 Lily Judd, Pomona, KS Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

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Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer SEPT RCO No Tans Lines E273 Kaid Sasse, Athol, KS Sire: JRI Next STEP 285X72

Gelbvieh Females Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calves

Class 1

May 1 to May 31, 2018 1. GHGF LASS 261F, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Class 2

April 1 to April 30, 2018 1. GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN/ Karen Eby, Duncan, SC, Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Class 3

March 1 to March 31, 2018 1. GHGF Zelda 20F1 ET, Austin Matthew Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: JRI Secret Link 214D98; 2.

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CIRS 5F, Circle S Ranch, Canton KS, Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310; 3. BEA Fancy That 8106F, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO, Sire: BEA 301A Gelbvieh Winter Heifer Calves

Class 5

February 1 to February 28, 2018 1. HIGH Ms She’s A Pistol 9F15, Hightower Cattle Company LLC, La Cygne, KS, Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44; 2. DCSF Post Rock Wilma 93F8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: VLK Young Gun C503; 3. DVE Davidson Ms Gift 108F, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, SK, Sire: DVE Davidson The Gift 110B

Class 6

January 1 to January 31, 2018 1. CIRS 119F, Circle S Ranch, Canton KS, Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8; 2. HIGH Ms Free & Easy 9F3 ET, Hightower Cattle Company LLC, La Cygne, KS, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83; 3. MDR Fancy Free 813F, Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, OK, Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72 Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calves

Class 8

September 1 to October 31, 2017 1. BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg,

MO, Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z; 2. AMT Bobbi 98E, Austin Matthew Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A; 3. HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET, Jacie Carroll, Raymore, MO, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83 Gelbvieh Intermediate Heifers

Class 11

May 1 to May 31, 2017 1. SEPT RCO No Tan Lines, Kaid Sasse, Athol, KS, Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72 Gelbvieh Junior Heifers

Class 13

April 1 to April 30, 2017 1. SLC Spark 211E, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB,


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Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair RWG Kitty’s Dream 6526 Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB Sire: BEAS 2806Z

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf EGL Mercedes F401 Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD Sire: EGL Doc Holliday D100 ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf BCFG Butlers Fredia 133F Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf RAAB BCFG Ms. Farah 24F ET Aidan Raab, Markle, IN Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf HTFG Ms Echo E1715 ET Kyler Camerer, Asbury, MO Sire: Silveiras Style 9303

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer JNCC Miss Sky High 748E Cameron Nowack, Bland, MO Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535

1. BCFG Butlers Fredia 133F, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN, Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z; 2. GHGF Zelda 20F, Karly Alexander, Perry, OK, Sire: SCC First-N-Goal GAF 114; 3. SYD Boondocks Fortuna 8098F, Sydney Wilkinson, Kim, CO, Sire: BNW Plainsman 6135D

Stapleton, NE, Sire: BGGR Blk Gold Payload 6152C

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Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf BCFG Butlers Faith 131E Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf JAGT Mystic 317E Garrett, Justin and Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC Sire: GHCC Long Range 092C

Sire: SLC Swagger 105A ET; 2. PHS Prohart Tiffany 728E, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO, Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Built 37B8; 2. JRI Ms Queen of Hearts 148E4, Lily Judd, Pomona, KS, Sire: JRI 197 Pop A Top 197T83

Class 14

March 1 to March 31, 2017 1. GHGF Zelda 20E, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310; 2. HFR Elena 729E, Linda Shafer, Strasburg, CO, Sire: RID R Danny 5082C; 3. PHS Prohart Donna 723E, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO, Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Class 15

February 1 to February 28, 2017 1. CIRS 22YE, Circle S Ranch, Canton, KS, Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power

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Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Pairs

Class 18

January 1 to August 31, 2016 1. JRI Ms Petrina 270D45, Lily Judd, Pomona, KS, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83; 2. RWG Kitty’s Dream 6526, Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB, Sire: BEAS 2806Z

Balancer Females Balancer Spring Heifer Calves

Class 1

May 1 to May 31, 2018

Class 2

April 11 to April 30, 2018 1. RAAB BCFG Ms Flicka 52F ET, Aidan Raab, Markle, IN, Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z; 2. GHGF HCS Sassy Lady 801F, Green Hills Gelbvieh,Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 3. CTR Bell 8160F, Cedar Top Ranch,

Class 3

April 1 to April 11, 2018 1. SYD Boondocks Felicia 8076F, Sydney Wilkinson, Kim, CO, Sire: SYD Boondocks Black Rock 3110A; 2. BARG Lily 877F, Alex Barwick, Orleans, NE, Sire: CTR Sandhills 0065X: 3. SLC Parkland 48F ET, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB, Sire: S A V Resource 1441

Class 4

March 1 to March 31, 2018 1. EGL Mercedes F401, Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD, Sire: EGL Doc Holliday D100 ET; 2. GGGE 3G Faintly Saintly 852F ET, Emily Griffith, Kendallville,


Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf BABR Revenant 8308F Wes & Brittany Spencer, Pierre, SD Sire BABR Vigilante 2101Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf BNW Fireball 8133F Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, CO Sire: SYD Boondocks Axel 3116A ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf GMT Lazy TV Jump Drive F423 Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, SD Sire: RAB Bieber Hard Drive Y120

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf GGGE 3G Empire Builder 797E ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf RID R Buford T Justice 7151E ET Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull MDR First Step 7549E Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, OK Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Balancer Champion Two-YearOld Bull GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf SEPT Rawhide ET F407 September Farms, Franklin, NE Sire: RID R Outlaw 1456B

IN/Reid Overmiller, Smith Center, KS, Sire: GGGE 3G Centurion E527C; 3. BABR Merida 8200F ET, Wes & Brittney Spencer, Pierre, SD, Sire: FHG Flying H Grand Slam 128D ET Balancer Winter Heifer Calves

Class 6

February 15 to February 28, 2018 1. RID R Promises 8006F, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO, Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B; 2. JLSL Faith 824F, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, WA, Sire: B501 Feddes Royce B501; 3. SEPT Lady Bird F4121 ET, September Farms, Franklin, NE, Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Class 7

February 1 to February 15, 2018 1. RAAB BCFG Ms Farah 24F ET, Aidan Raab, Markle, IN, Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077; 2. HTFB FLO F807, Kyler Camerer, Asbury, MO, Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077; 3. DCSF Post Rock Twila 102F8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: Basin Payweight 1682

Class 8

January 13 to January 31, 2018 1. XXB Miss Lifeline 816F, Rachelle Anderson, Jamestown, KS, Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 2. VOS Ms Confidence 020F, Voss Farms, Bruning, NE, Sire: TOG Twinoak Astronaut

494C ET; 3. PLA Faith 831F ET, Plateau Gelbvieh, Peetz, CO, Sire: JNCC Brok Final Dimension 601D

Class 9

January 1 to January 13, 2018 1. BCFG Butlers Faith 131E, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN, Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z; 2. GDV T Bar S Ciara 503F, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO, Sire: R4RA Conquest 254; 3. JMTG Annette 106F, Justin Michael Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: CCC Paycheck Z15

Balancer Senior Heifer Calves

Class 11

December 1 to December 31, 2017 1. JAGT Mystic 317E, Garrett, Justin & Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: GHCC Long Range 092C ; 2. XXB Miss Lifeline 802E, Cody Brown, Dwight, KS, Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 3. BARG Sophia 781E, Alex Barwick, Orleans, NE, Sire: BDCG DC Crossbow 401C3 ET

Class 12

November 1 to November 30, 2017 1. GHGF Evonka 301E, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC, Sire: GHGF C303

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Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf RROG Over Final Line 16F Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, KS Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf DCSF Post Rock Young Gun 65F8 ET Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, KS Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf JNCC Ripcord 783E Jared, Caisie, Gilbert, Debra Nowack, Owensville, MO Sire: JNCC Crimson Cash 514C

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Bull PHS Prohart Epitome 739E Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull EGL Encore E7166 Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC/Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD Sire: JOB Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y

Class 13

October 1 to October 31, 2017 1. DCSF Post Rock Wilma 326E8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: BGG Gravity 803A; 2. DCSF Post Rock 7103T 352E8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: Basin Payweight 1682; 3. JNCC Miss Trifecta 777E, Cameron N Nowack, Bland, MO, Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535

Class 14

September 1 to September 30, 2017 1. HTFG MS Echo E1715 ET, Kyler L Camerer, Asbury, MO, Sire: Silveiras Style 9303; 2. HIGH Ms Emily 9E91 ET, Alexandria Raab, Markle, IN, Sire:

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BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z

Gallagher Rule 3020A

Balancer Intermediate Heifers

March 1 to March 31, 2017 1. SEPT Hell Cat Maggie E513 ET, September Farms, Franklin, NE, Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077; 2. KKAC Emerald 703E, Kyler Camerer, Asbury, MO, Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72; 3. BARR 7200E, Trey Struck, Hartford, SD, Sire: BABR 5203C

Class 16

May 1 to August 31, 2017 1. JNCC Miss Sky High 748E, Cameron N Nowack, Bland, MO, Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535 Balancer Junior Heifers

Class 18

April 1 to April 30, 2017 1. RAAB BCFG Ms Evangeline 413E ET, Aidan Raab, Markle, IN, Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077; 2. BCFG Butlers Elize 730E, Cooper Gelbvieh, Burdett, KS, Sire: BCFG Butlers Bizmarck 512Z; 3. MDR Empress 706E, Kaden Cook, Lindsay, OK, Sire: MDR

Class 19

Class 20

February 1 to February 28, 2017 1. EGL Lass E3200, J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD, Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 2. MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK, Sire: Dameron First Class 896; 3. BEA Georgi 7100E,

Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, SD, Sire: BABR Dynamic 4260B

Class 21

January 1 to January 31, 2017 1. PHG Ivanka E01, Sadie E Morris, Batesville, MS, Sire: MCCA Capitol Hill 516C; 2. XXB Miss 23B/709E, Cody Brown, Dwight, KS, Sire: XXB Insidious 23B; 3. MCCA Evita 74E, McCarty Cattle Company, Rifle, CO, Sire: MCCA Calvin Klein 593C

Balancer Bulls Balancer Spring Bull Calves

Class 1

March 1 to June 30, 2018 1. BABR Revenant 8308F, Wes & Brittney Spencer,


Pierre, SD, Sire: BABR Vigilante 2101Z; 2. BNW Fireball 8133F, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, CO, Sire: SYD Boondocks Axel 3116A ET; 3. RWG Free Beer 8401 ET, Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB, Sire: Vision Unanimous 1418 Balancer Winter Bull Calves

Class 3

February 10 to February 28, 2018 1. XXB Insidious 520F, Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, NE, Sire: XXB Insidious 612Y; 2. HTFB Frontline F841 ET, Brad McWilliams/Hilltop Farms, Asbury, MO, Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A; 3. RAIL Founding Father 880F, Raile Gelbvieh/Balancer, Saint Francis, KS, Sire: RAIL King James 3127A

Class 4

February 1 to February 10, 2018 1. GMT Lazy TV Jump Drive F423, Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, SD, Sire: RAB Bieber Hard Drive Y120; 2. MDR C.H. Aftershock 8031F, Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, OK, Sire: Dobson Aftershock 5500C; 3. DCSF Post Rock Game Changer 57F8, Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, KS, Sire: EGL Game Changer D136

Class 5

January 1 to January 31, 2018 1. GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN, Sire:

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GGGE 3G Agustus 317A Balancer Senior Bull Calves

Class 8

November 1 to November 30, 2017 1. GGGE 3G Empire Builder 797E ET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN, Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A; 2. SAS EZ Cash 4425E ET, Kyle Sasse, Athol, KS, Sire : GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z

Class 9

September 1 to September 30, 2017 1. RID R Buford T Justice 7151E ET, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO, Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B; 2. RID R Bandit 7140E ET, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO, Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B; 3. RID R The Snowman 7152E ET, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO, Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B Balancer Junior Bulls

Class 11

March 1 to April 30, 2017 1. SKYC Encore 7086E, Casey Martin, Oregon, IL, Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z; 2. MDR First Step 7549E, Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, OK, Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72; 3. LECC Six E Red Zone 750E ET, Lane Enyart, Vinita, OK, Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

Class 12

January 1 to January 31, 2017 1. XXB Battle Cry 116E, Boehler Gelbviehs, Orleans, NE, Sire: Colburn Primo 5153 Balancer Two-Year-Old Bulls

Class 14

January 1 to August 31, 2016 1. GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN, Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S

Gelbvieh Bulls Gelbvieh Spring Bull Calves

Gelbvieh Winter Bull Calves

Class 4

February 6 to February 28, 2018 1. GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F, Emily Griffith, Kendallville, IN/Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, KY, Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z; 2. JLSL Ricky Bobby 876F, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, WA, Sire: BNC Mr. Hojer B447; 3. HIGH The Real Deal 9F21 ET, Hightower Cattle Company, LLC, La Cygne, KS, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Class 1

Class 5

Class 2

Class 6

April 1 to June 30, 2018 1. RROG Over Final Line 16F, Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, KS, Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z; 2. RAIL Flex 8157F, Raile Gelbvieh/Balancer, Saint Francis, KS, Sire: RAIL Full Load 565C; 3. PHS Prohart Fatal Attraction 833F, ProHart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO, Sire: OGSG Centurion 120C March 1 to March 31, 2018 1. SEPT Rawhide ET F407, September Farms, Franklin, NE, Sire RID R Outlaw 1456B; 2. JLSL Prime Time 8143F, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, WA, Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X; 3. DVE Davidson His Gift 166F, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, SK, Sire: DVE Davidson The Gift 110B

February 1 to February 8, 2018 1. DCSF Post Rock Young Gun 65F8 ET, Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, KS, Sire: VLK Young Gun C503; 2. IFG Ivers Hannibal F14, Colton Ivers, Austin, MN, Sire: JRI General Patton 213B97 ET; 3. SOC JNCC Draco 801F, Sarah Carroll, Raymore, MO, Sire: GGGE 3G Draconian 643D ET January 1 to January 31, 2018 1. SKYC BCFG-SKYS Force 28F, Casey Martin, Oregon, IL, Sire: BCFG Butlers Impact 549U; 2. CIRS 22YF, Circle S Ranch, Canton, KS, Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8; 3. HIGH Indestructable 9F2 ET, Hightower Cattle Company, LLC, La Cygne, KS, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83


Gelbvieh Senior Bull Calves

Class 8

September 1 to December 31, 2017 1. JNCC Ripcord 783E, Jared/Caisie/Gilbert/Debra Nowack, Owensville, MO, Sire: JNCC Crimson Cash 514C Gelbvieh Intermediate Bulls

Class 10

May 1 to August 31, 2017 1. PHS Prohart Epitome 739E, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO, Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET Gelbvieh Junior Bulls

Class 12

March 1 to April 30, 2017 1. RWG Exact Combination 7409, Royal

Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB, Sire: RWG Right Combination 5506; 2. JLSL Time Bandit 7128E, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh and Dick Ledgerwood and Son Inc, Clarkston, WA, Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X; 3. SLC Strut 146E, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB, Sire: SLC Swagger 105A ET

Mount Ulla, NC/Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD, Sire: JOB Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y; 3. JLSL Apollo 759E, Covington Gelbvieh, Montrose, CO/ Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, WA, Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X

Class 13

January 1 to February 28, 2017 1. HTFM Mr Equalizer E711, Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, MO, Sire: CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A; 2. EGL Encore E7166, Green Hills Gelbvieh,

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BGGR High Definition 8063E Wins People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity By David Slaughter

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lack Gold Genetics of Pritchett, Colorado, captured championship honors in the 2019 People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity. Approximately $20,000 will be awarded to Black Gold Genetics for breeding and exhibiting the futurity champion, BGGR High Definition 8063E.

polled, 50 percent Balancer son of GGGE 3G Agustus 317A out of GGGE 3G Cowgirl Addie 349A (a full sister to 3G Bandoleer). His EPD profile placed him in the top 10% for CED and CEM & top 20% for WW and YW. His pedigree tallies eight Dams of Merit and eight Dams of Distinction over four generations of 3G bred cattle.

The People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity is in its ninth year. This year’s event was held January 12, 2019, in the Stadium Arena in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The futurity is organized by Slaughter Sale Management with the purpose of identifying elite young Balancer sires that have potential to be breed leaders.

JRI CEO 254F38 is a 63 percent Balancer, homozygous black, homozygous polled son of MCCA Capitol Hill 516C out of JRI Clementine 254Z8. He is a maternal brother to JRI Probity 254D28, the 2017 Balancer Bull Futurity champion. For three years his dam has qualified for Dam of Merit honors. His 15-year-old maternal granddam, JRI Ms Extra Sugar 254N72, is the dam of Judd Ranch’s multi-trait leading herd sire JRI Secret Instinct 254U83.

BGGR High Definition 8063E was selected champion by the 57 futurity members. He was born December 15, 2017, and is a 63 percent Balancer, red, homozygous polled son of BGGR Blk Gold Payload 6152 out of BGGR 96U. High Definition was part of the first calf crop from the syndicated powerhouse BGGR Payload 6152E. His natural thickness and impressive look made him a crowd favorite. His pedigree is stacked with breed-leading females including CTR 198L. Each futurity member has the opportunity to receive 20 units of semen on the champion Balancer bull.

Anyone interested in becoming a futurity member should contact David Slaughter to get their name on the waiting list for the 2020 Balancer Bull Futurity. D

Each year, one membership is randomly drawn to receive full possession and half semen interest in the champion bull. Badger Balancer Group won the drawing. The two runner-ups were GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F exhibited by 3G Ranch of Kendallville, Indiana, and JRI CEO 254F38 exhibited by Judd Ranch of Pomona, Kansas. Each runner-up received $2,500 in prize money. GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F is a homozygous black, homozygous

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2019 People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity Champion-BGGR High Definition 8063E, owned by Black Gold Genetics, Pritchett, Colorado.


Jeanette Rankin 1289 Nine Mile Rd. Oilmont, MT 59466 406.937.3728

Kathy & Jim Bjorkman 406.937.4815 krankin@northerntel.net www.kickinghorseranch.com

ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm Western Livestock Auction • Great Falls, Montana

40 Red & Black Bulls

20 Red & Black Heifers

Purebred & Balancer®

Purebred & Balancer®

DEDICATED TO THE GELBVIEH BREED FOR 45+ YEARS.

These individuals represent a cross section of the bull offering: Bull ID KHR 02F KHR 19F KHR 44F KHR 33F KHR 55F KHR 01F KHR 03F KHR 72F KHR 63F

SIRE Impact Z204 KHR 14B KHR 13B Granite Yale KHR 67A Corn Husker Corn Husker JLSL6134D KHR 25A

BW 82 84 84 90 86 82 86 88 74

205 102 100 104 108 110 111 111 107 104

CED 10 17 17 14 20 14 17 12 18

BW -1.3 -1.5 -2.1 0.8 -3.4 -0.5 -1.0 0.6 -3.4

WW 62 61 68 69 57 69 70 65 56

YW 90 85 101 101 81 104 100 94 78

MK 30 27 25 25 26 25 22 25 28

TM 60 58 59 59 54 59 57 57 56

CEM 4 11 10 7 10 9 9 5 9

HP 10.51 11.19 9.59 10.14 9.91 5.97 8.38 7.10 10.25

PG30 1.25 2.62 1.42 1.58 0.56 -0.45 0.39 0.96 1.38

ST 17 18 17 17 16 17 18 17 17

YG -0.36 -0.56 -0.45 -0.47 -0.53 -0.40 -0.38 -0.48 -0.53

CW 17 4 15 10 10 13 14 6 6

REA 0.67 0.82 0.78 0.70 0.75 -.64 0.59 0.69 0.80

MB 0.02 -0.04 -0.09 -0.10 -0.14 -0.02 -0.01 -0.08 -0.03

FPI 68.90 69.55 74.77 68.71 67.57 72.43 74.02 66.59 69.66

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Gelbvieh and Balancer® Ring of Gold Champions

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hroughout the 2018-2019 show year, Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls competed at shows across the country to earn points for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Ring of Gold program. Each year the qualifying animals are ranked at the conclusion of the National Gelbvieh and Balancer show at the National Western Stock Show. This year a total of six shows were included in the Ring of Gold tally. The AGA established the Ring of Gold program to honor the top animals shown at the conclusion of the show year. Points are earned for grand and reserve grand champions, as well as division champions and reserves, and are based on the actual number of animals shown at each show. To honor those animals that have risen to the top during the show season, The Ring of Gold awards are presented to the top Gelbvieh female, Gelbvieh bull, Balancer female and Balancer bull based on points awarded throughout the year. Animals must earn points in at least two shows to qualify for Ring of Gold points each year. The 2018-2019 Ring of Gold qualified shows were: Iowa State Fair, Kentucky State Fair, Missouri State Fair, American Royal, North American International Livestock Exposition, and the National Western Stock Show. The following is a list of the top three animals in each Ring of Gold division. In order to qualify for recognition, animals must have earned points in at least two Ring of Gold shows throughout the calendar year.

Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Female: 1.

GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

2.

HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET, Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Mo.

3.

BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 34E, Karley Rumfelt, Lebanon, Mo.

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Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Bull: 1.

HTFM Mr Equalizer E711, Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, Mo.

2.

GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Ky.

3.

HILC All Star 500D, Cody Moore, Fountain Run, Ky.

Ring of Gold Balancer Female: 1.

JNCC Miss Sky High 748E, Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo. and MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla.

2.

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D, Sarah Carroll, Raymore, Mo.

3.

GGGE 3G Faintly Saintly ET 852F, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. and Reid Overmiller, Smith Center, Kan.

Ring of Gold Balancer Bull: 1.

SKYC Sky’s Encore 7086E, Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.

2.

GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

3.

GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.


Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 1:00 PM ET Chenault Ag Center • Mt. Sterling, KY

Selling 30

Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls

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Many Homozygous Black and Homozygous Polled This JRI Marshall son sells!

Selling 30

Gelbvieh & Balancer Females Semen auction to benefit the Jimmy Christopher Scholarship Fund. Please bring your semen tank to support the Juniors. Some of the breed’s top A.I. sire will be offered.

Sale managed by

Three full brothers to Gentle G Shantilly 77D sell! Shantilly was 2016 Breder’s Choice Heifer Futurity Runner-Up!

Two Black Impact / Ms Fortune 63X sons sell. Also selling frozen embryo packages from 63X.

Slaughter Sale Management The first Godfather 575C progeny offered at auction!

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162 Hastings Lane Fredonia, KY 42411 Phone: (270) 556-4259 E-mail: hmslghtr@aol.com

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Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer HIGH MS Emma 9E100 ET Jacie Carroll, Raymore, MO Sire: JRI Pop A Top ET

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer JRI Ms Queen Of Hearts 148E4 Lily Grace Judd, Pamona, KS Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Grand Champion Balancer Heifer CBLG Six E Firefly 700E Abigail Schrader, Columbia City, IN Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Heifer EGL Lass E3200 JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Champions Named at NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Heifer Show Results by Jake Renner Photos by Kelsi Christian

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he Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on

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Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Brad Bennett, Cooksville, Tennessee, evaluated the 11 Gelbvieh heifers and 39 Balancer heifers. D


Junior Gelbvieh Females Gelbvieh Heifer Calves

Class 1

Born after January 1, 2018 1. DCSF Post Rock Wilma 93F8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun; 2. BARG Marley 878F, Jacob Barwick, Orleans, NE, Sire: PLA Big Dog 101Y; 3. PHS Prohart Tiffany 819F, Mitch D Garcia, Las Animas, CO, Sire: OGSG Centurion 120C Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calves

Class 3

August 1 to December 31, 2017 1. High MS Emma 9E100 ET, Jacie Diane Carroll, Raymore, MO, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83; 2. BCFG Butlers MS Esmeralda 134E, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO, Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z; 3. TLRR Jocelyn E44, Kyle Chapman, Bluejacket, OK, Sire: MDR Crude Dude 2339Z Gelbvieh Summer Yearling Heifers

Class 5

May 1 to July 31, 2017 1. SEPT RCO No Tan Lines E273, Kaid Sasse, Athol, KS, Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72 Gelbvieh Junior Yearling Heifers

Class 7

January 1 to April 30, 2017 1. JRI MS Queen of Hearts 148E4, Lily Grace Judd, Pomona, KS, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83; 2. PHS Prohart Empress

714E, Porsha Ginning, McDonald, KS, Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Pairs

Class 10

January 1 to August 31, 2016 1. JRI MS Petrina 270D45, Lily Grace Judd, Pomona, KS, Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83 Junior Balancer Females Balancer Heifer Calves

Class 1

April 1 to May 31, 2018 1. GGGE 3G Fortune Cookie 888F, Kaitlyn Wolters, Atwood, KS, Sire: GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z; 2. CTR Aussie 8120F, Alexx Starr, Stapleton, NE, Sire: CTR Impressive 5767C; 3. CTR Bell 8160F, Annalee Starr, Stapleton, NE, Sire: BGGR Blk Gold Payload 6152C

Class 2

February 1 to March 31, 2018 1. EGL Mercedes F401, Jady Ledoux, Ree Heights, SD, Sire: EGL Doc Holliday D100 ET; 2. KARR Sweet Caroline F96A ET, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO, Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z; 3. RAAB BCFG MS Farah 24F ET, Aidan Raab, Markle, IN, Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077

Class 3

January 1 to January 31, 2018 1. GDV T Bar S Ciara 503F, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO, Sire:

R4RA Conquest 254; 2. XXB Miss Lifeline 816F, Rachelle Anderson, Jamestown, KS, Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 3. JNCC Miss Dimension 802E, Sarah Carroll, Raymore, MO, Sire: JNCC BROK Final Dimension 601D Balancer Senior Heifer Calves

Class 5

November 1 to December 31, 2017 1. XXB Miss Lifeline 802E, Cody Brown, Dwight, KS, Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Class 6

October 1 to October 31, 2017 1. DCSF Post Rock Wilma 326E8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A; 2. DCSF Post Rock 7103T 352E8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS, Sire: Basin Payweight 1682; 3. JNCC Miss Trifecta 777E, Cameron N Nowack, Bland, MO, Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535

Class 7

August 1 to September 30, 2017 1. HTFG MS Echo E1715 ET, Kyler L Camerer, Asbury, MO, Sire: Silveiras Style 9303; 2. High MS Emily 9E91 ET, Alexandria Raab, Markle, IN, Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z; 3. JNCC Miss Sky High 748E, Cameron N Nowack, Bland, MO, Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535

Balancer Junior Yearling Heifers

Class 10

April 1 to April 30, 2017 1. CBLG Six E Firefly 700E, Abigail Schrader, Columbia City, IN, Sire: PZCT PZC Tmas Firestorm 1800 ET; 2. MDR Empress 706E, Kaden Cook, Lindsay, OK, Sire: MFR Gallagher Rule 3020A; 3. RAAB BCFG MS Evangeline 413E ET, Aidan Raab, Markle, IN, Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077

Class 11

February 1 to March 31, 2017 EGL Lass E3200, J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD, Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 2. BABR 7200E, Trey Struck, Hartford, SD, Sire: BABR 5203C; 3. MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK, Sire: Dameron First Class 896

Class 12

January 1 to January 31, 2017 1. JRI MS My Payday 68E2, Lily Grace Judd, Pomona, KS, Sire: Basin Payweight 1682; 2. XXB Miss 23B/709E, Cody Brown, Dwight, KS, Sire: XXB Insidious 23B; 3. PHG Ivanka E01, Sadie E Morris, Batesville, MS, Sire: MCCA Capitol Hill 516C

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JRI In Demand 254F839 ET Wins Gelbvieh Futurity By Rebecca Mettler

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he 22nd Annual Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity was held on January 12, 2019, in the Stadium Arena in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colorado. Gelbvieh breeders and supporters initiated the futurity to increase participation in the National Gelbvieh Show, the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale and to identify the most useful young sires in the Gelbvieh breed. The futurity event is managed by Mitchell Marketing Services. JRI In Demand 254F839 ET was the winner of this year’s futurity, owned and exhibited by Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas. Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kansas, and Genetics West, Berthoud, Colorado, exhibited the two runner-up bulls, listed in no particular order. JRI In Demand 254F839 ET received the most votes after two rounds of voting to beat out the six other entries in the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity. In Demand is a 94 percent purebred Gelbvieh bull sired by JRI Secret Instinct 254U83. He was born on January 19, 2018 and is homozygous black, homozygous polled and is the ET full brother to JRI Secret Powers 254C821, Judd Ranch’s calving ease/beef machine herd sire and one of the breed’s most popular young AI sires. His dam, JRI Ms Poppy Love 254Z72, has been honored with the Dam of Merit award each year of her eligibility, which denotes the fertility and longevity the Gelbvieh breed is known for. CIRS Right Time 22YF, owned by Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kansas was one of the runner-ups. Right Time is an 88 percent purebred Gelbvieh bull sired by DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8 with plenty of performance and maternal strength. This bull, born January 30, 2018, is a red, homozygous polled bull out of GGRR Gilly’s CPR Doll 22Y. RTRT Frontier 8006F, entered into the futurity by Genetics West and owned by

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Michael Thomas Rea, Billings, Montana, adds performance and carcass traits without sacrificing calving ease and eye appeal. Frontier 8006F is the February 6, 2018 son of JKGF Frontier C90 out of DDGF Brandy 4181B. He is a 94 percent purebred heterozygous black, homozygous polled bull. The champion bull sold for $15,000 for full possession and half semen interest in the National Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale held on Sunday evening at the NWSS. Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, purchased possession of the bull. The Gelbvieh futurity holds a drawing among members to win the proceeds from the sale of the champion bull. Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, North Dakota, and Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska, won the proceeds from this year’s sale. The futurity is limited to 53 membership slots. Spots only come available when an operation doesn’t renew their membership. This year, two memberships were auctioned off at the futurity final event. Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colorado/Wilkinson Gelbvieh, Model, Colorado, and Wolf Gelbvieh, Gothenburg, Nebraska, entered into the futurity membership roster. D

2019 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Champion-JRI In Demand 254F839 ET, owned by Judd Ranch, Inc.


JKGF Jetsetter E30

Son of DLW New Frontier 33A ET AMGV1386485 • Homo Black • Homo Polled Top selling purebred bull in the 2018 Genetic Power Bull Sale at $17,000. Excellent blend of calving ease (top 20% CED), growth (top 10% WW & YW), maternal (top 30% TM) and carcass value (top 1% Marbling and top 1% Feeder Profit Index). Jetsetter is backed by a fertility plus 6 year old dam with a 363 day annual calving interval.

McMahan Cove Gelbvieh James T. LeRoy Semen available through Cattlemen’s Connection • 800-743-0026

1300 County Rd 258 Stevenson, AL 35772 256.437.9582 • 423.443.9038 (cell)


Pope Awarded Eagle Pass Ranch Female for All-Around Award

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member education and youth development opportunities such as scholarships and leadership trainings.

agle Pass Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota, continued the tradition of providing a great incentive for American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members participating in events at the AGJA Junior Classic.

Eagle Pass Ranch has been a long-time supporter of the AGJA. Without their support an award like this would not be possible. Thank you, Eagle Pass Ranch! D

Eagle Pass Ranch donated a heifer to the All-Around winner at the 2018 Corn Fed Classic in Waterloo, Iowa, this summer. This year’s winner Jaylea Pope, Ravenna Nebraska, was presented the female at the 2019 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The All-Around Award is determined through participation at junior classic. The member that earns the most points for participation and placing in contests receives this honor. It is Eagle Pass Ranch’s wish that the proceeds from the heifer’s first calf will be donated to the American Gelbvieh Foundation, which supports research,

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Please join us Saturday, March 16, 2019 for our Bring your family and meet ours. Cattle available for viewing after 9:00 AM. 7th Annual Bull Sale Auction begins at 1:30 PM at the Farm. Come early for Beef & Beans.

OFFERING: 40 Yearling & 13 Fall Aged Bulls 15 Open Heifers • 6 Bred Heifers • 20 Young Cows Here are some Highlights for this year’s sale.

Featuring the influence of these great sires: Basin Payweight 1682 SAV Resource Cowboy Up Effective

King Rob Carolina Exclusive Buddy Boy Vindicator B912

Moderate, Fertile, Performance Cattle! High Quality Balancer, Gelbvieh and Hybrid Cattle

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Eric & Heather Ehresman

20963 30th St. • Mechanicsville, IA 52306 319-480-1564 hornsandthorns@netins.net www.loneoakcattleiowa.com

Sale catalogs and videos available at Lone Oak Cattle Iowa or Lone Oak Cattle Facebook. Available late February/early March


Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Scholarship Winner By Jake Renner

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he Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity awards up to $1,000 to one American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) member each year. The recipient of the 2019 scholarship is Colton Ivers of Austin, Minnesota. Colton is the son of Steven and Rosalie Ivers and currently attends Blooming Prairie High School in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Upon high school graduation, Colton plans to attend Kansas State University majoring in agricultural economics. Colton currently serves as the vice president of leadership on the AGJA Board of Directors. The AGJA is not the only organization where Colton has devoted his time and leadership skills. He is actively involved in his community through 4-H and FFA. His dedication to working with others and devoting his time to the Gelbvieh breed is one to be admired. “I hope to inspire young members everyday by acknowledging their strengths and helping them overcome their weaknesses. Empowering the youth of the AGJA will grow the Association as well as the breed,” says Colton. His dedication to the Gelbvieh breed is recognized from the local level to the national level through his work ethic, communication skills and tenacious desire to promote and educate.

Congratulations to Colton and best of luck in your scholastic endeavors! To qualify for this particular scholarship, applicants must be an active member of AGJA, be at least a graduating high school senior through 21 years of age on January 1 of the current year. Scholarship money must be used to attend a two-year or fouryear college, university, or technical school. D

Raile Gelbvieh/Balancer® Bull Sale Burlington Livestock Exchange, Burlington, CO Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 12:30 PM MST

Selling 45 Yearling Bulls Ultrasounded, DNA Tested, Tested BVD Negative, Semen Tested • First Year Breeding Season Guarantee Free Board Until April 1st Balancer Sires: RAIL King Jams 3127A RAIL Full Load 565C RAIL Mr Brilliant 401B PLA Down Payment 15D DLW Edison o45B BAG Outback 4D

RAIL Founding Father 880F AI Sires: SAV Renown 3439 JRI Profit Producer 257B32 JRI Probity 254B28 3G EZ Money 209Z TTT Mighty Hot ET

RAIL Falco M 878F ET

Matt & Sarah Raile • Delbert & Marilyn Raile 755 Road U • St. Francis, KS Delbert cell • 785-772-1141 Matt cell • 785-332-8399 Home • 785-332-2756

Email for a catalog

www.railegelbvieh.com • email: dmraile@gmail.com

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Grand Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls Bar Arrow Cattle Company of Phillipsburg, Kan.

Grand Champion Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.

Grand Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.

Top Genetics on Display at NWSS Gelbvieh and BalancerÂŽ Pen Show Results and photos by Kelsi Christian

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he Gelbvieh and BalancerÂŽ Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, January 13, 2019. A total of 17 pens entered in this year's show and included 14 pens of bulls and three pens of heifers. Quinton Smith, Lebanon, Tennessee, judged both the pen bull and pen heifer shows. Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, South Dakota, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer heifers in the inaugural Gelbvieh and Balancer heifer pen

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show. The champion pen consisted of three March 2018 calves. The average weight among the pen was 945 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3 pounds. All heifers entering the pen shows are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in, which took place on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The champion pen had an average ribeye area of 11.24 square inches, 3.88% IMF, and 0.27 inches of back fat. The reserve grand champion pen of three Balancer heifers was exhibited by T Bar S Cattle Company, Billings, Missouri. All three females in this pen were November 2017 calves with an average weight of 961


Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls Boehler Gelbvieh of Orleans, Neb.

Grand Champion Pen of Five Balancer Bulls Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Neb.

Reserve Champion Pen of Five Balancer Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.

Grand Champion Pen of Three Balancer Heifers Beastrom Ranch of Pierre, S.D.

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancer Heifers T Bar S Cattle Company of Billings, MO.

Grand Champion Pen of Five Balancer Heifers Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Neb.

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had average ultrasound scan data of 13.74 square inches for ribeye, 2.8% IMF, and 0.20 inches of back fat. Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, also exhibited the grand champion pen of five Gelbvieh bulls. This pen consisted of three January 2018 bulls and two February 2018 bulls. The pen had an average weight of 1,198 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.4 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.66 square inches of ribeye, 3.39% IMF, and 0.26 inches of back fat.

Warner Beef Genetics was presented with a special award for winning the champion Balancer pen of five bulls in honor of Rod MacLennan, a pioneer in the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed. MacLennan was largely responsible for the creation of the Gelbvieh pen show at the NWSS. Don MacLennan, Rod’s son, and Landree MacLennon, Don’s daughter, presented the award. Left to right: Monte Warner, Dan Warner, Kate Warner, and Don MacLennan. pounds with an average weight per day of age at 2.2 pounds. This pen's ultrasound data averaged a ribeye area of 12.71 square inches, 4.37% IMF, and 0.32 inches of back fat. The grand champion pen of five Balancer heifers was exhibited by Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska. The pen consisted of five late-January to early-March 2018 heifers. Average weight for this pen was 874 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 2.6 pounds. The ultrasound data revealed an average ribeye area of 12.41 square inches, 4% IMF, and 0.35 inches of back fat. Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen consisted of three January 2018 born bulls. This pen had an average weight of 1,248 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.4 pounds. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of checkin. This pen's ultrasound scan data averaged a ribeye area of 15.63 square inches, 3.5% IMF, and 0.26 inches of back fat. The reserve champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls was exhibited by Bar Arrow Cattle Co, Phillipsburg, Kansas. This pen consisted of February 2018 bulls and had an average weight of 993 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.4 pounds. This set of bulls

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In the Balancer pen show, Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, struck again and exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer bulls. This pen consisted of one January 2018 born bull and two February 2018 born bulls that averaged 1,180 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.5 pounds. The pen's average ultrasound scan data is as follows: ribeye area of 14.45 square inches, 3.33% IMF and 0.31 inches of back fat. The reserve champion pen of three Balancer bulls was exhibited by Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, Nebraska. Their pen of February 2018 born bulls averaged a weight of 1,016 pounds and 3 pounds weight per day of age. This pen averaged 13.11 square inches for ribeye area, 3.8% IMF and 0.40 inches of back fat with their ultrasound scan data. Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska exhibited the grand champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included four February-born and one March 2018 born bull. This champion pen had an average weight of 1,165 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.5 pounds. The pen's average ultrasound scan data was 13.69 square inches for ribeye area, 3.55% IMF, and 0.31 inches of back fat. Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the reserve champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included three January and two February 2018 bulls. This pen averaged a weight of 1,148 pounds and had an average weight per day of age of 3.3 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.55 square inches for ribeye area, 3.37% IMF, and .28 inches of back fat. D


National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale a Resounding Success Reported by: KK Seedstock January 13, 2019 Denver, Colorado Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham Sale Management: KK Seedstock Sale Average: 22 lots averaged $9,560 and grossed $210,300.

$15,000—Possession in JRI In Demand 254F839 ET, the 2019 champion of the 23rd Annual Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, was purchased by Taubenheim Gelbvieh of Amherst, Nebraska. Semen packages were sold to Larson’s Lost River Livestock, CJ&L Livestock, and Warner Beef Genetics. Judd Ranch, Cranview Gelbvieh and Warner Beef Genetics offered full possession and 50 percent semen interest in the 1-19-18 homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred son of JRI Secret Instinct 254U83.

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he Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed kicked off the first sale of the 2019 season in impressive fashion on January 13, 2019, during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Interested buyers packed the Beef Palace Auction Arena to a capacity level to bid on the elite Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics selling. The excitement could be felt from the first lot to the final drop of the gavel in what turned out to be one of the best National Gelbvieh Sales in recent memory. $33,000—Green Hills Gelbvieh and Associates of Mt Ulla, North Carolina, purchased EGL Lass E3200, a 2-1-17 homozygous black, homozygous polled, 50 percent Balancer daughter of EGL Lifeline B101. She was consigned by Eagle Pass Ranch of Ree Heights, South Dakota.

JRI In Demand 254F839 ET

$15,000—SLC Xanadu 35E, a 4-5-17 black, polled 50 percent Balancer daughter of HF G-Man 29B, was consigned by Severtson Land & Cattle of Innisfail, Alberta. She was purchased by Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, Virginia.

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$10,000—Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee, offered the pick of their 2018 fall-born calves. The pick was purchased by Kevin Main of Seymour, Indiana. $10,000—Alan Meyer of Hughesville, Missouri, had the final bid on SEPT Doddle Bug ET, a 3-2-18 black, polled 75 percent Balancer daughter of RID R Outlaw

1456B. She was consigned by September Farms of Franklin, Nebraska. $9,500—Bar Arrow Cattle Co. of Phillipsburg, Kansas, offered pick of their National Western Pen of Bulls. Dave Lensegrav of Meadow, South Dakota, was the buyer. $9,500—Cave Creek Cattle Co. and Dan Owen of Eddyville, Kentucky, purchased the pick of two bred females consigned by C-Cross Cattle Co. of Biscoe, North Carolina. They will have their choice between two homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred daughters of DCSF Post Rock Silver 233U1. D

SEPT Doddle Bug ET

10TH Annual Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull & Female Sale

March 15, 2019 • Creston Livestock Auction, Creston, IA

All bulls are feed efficiency tested and ultra sounded. Heifers have GE EPDs.

Michael Bauer MJBC Gelbvieh Audubon, IA 712-304-4320 Mjbauer4320@hotmail.com Gary Martens Martens Gelbvieh Walnut, IA 712-764-5007 martensgl@yahoo.com

Call Tom Fry at Creston Livestock Auction (641-344-5082) at least 2 days before sale to qualify bid numbers.

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Carl Reiste Rafter R Gelbvieh Adel, IA 515-490-3561 creiste.rafterr@yahoo.com

For online bidding: www.cattleusa.com and click on www.crestonlivestock.com


EGL LASS E3200

Sold to Green Hills Gelbvieh and Associates of Mt Ulla, NC

A RESOUNDING SUCCESS JRI IN DEMAND 254F839 ET

Congratulations to the Gelbvieh breeders who consigned and purchased cattle in the 2019 National Gelbvieh Sale. Your commitment to the breed resulted in 22 lots grossing $210,300 to average $9,560. Your dedication to the breed is to be commended.

Sold to Taubenhiem Gelbvieh of Amherst, NE. Semen packages sold to Larson’s Lost River Livestock; CJ&L Livestock and Warner Beef Genetics

SLC XANADU 35E

Sold to Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, VA

SEEDSTOCK CONSULTANTS SPECIALIZED SALES

SEPT DODDLE BUG

Sold to Alan Meyer of Hughesville, MO

612 W. Franklin St., Ste. 12A, Richmond, VA 23220 Keith Kissee | Cell: 817.821.6263 Ph: 804.353.2220 | Fax: 804.353.2221 kkseedstock@comcast.net | www.kkseedstock.com


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Opportunities Begin with a Connection By Jesse Henson

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he 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show was held January 30 through February 2, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Every year, leaders from the industry gather to promote new innovation and business to cattlemen. The AGA, teaming up again with International Genetic Solutions (IGS), set up a display at the trade show. Grace Vehige, American Gelbvieh Junior Association president, and I were fortunate to be given the opportunity to represent the junior association at the event. It was very refreshing to see the number of people that stopped by to receive information about the Gelbvieh breed. While in New Orleans, I picked up several key points to bring back to the juniors and to share with you. “It’s not necessarily what you know, it’s who you know.” I’ve heard this phrase many times, and I couldn’t agree with it more. The older I get, the more I realize how important connections are. We need knowledge, but it’s the connections we create that put us in positions where our knowledge can be used. My advice to other juniors is to be aware of the fact that any connection you make has the potential to benefit you in the future. I think there are two parts to this statement. First, any opportunity to meet new people or to acquire new knowledge needs to

be acted upon. Secondly, no matter what you do, someone is watching how you interact with others and is evaluating your work ethic. Those who are observing could be future employers or someone who could impact your future career, which means we need to put full effort into anything we are a part of. While sitting through a dinner for young leaders in New Orleans, the question was asked, “What is one regret you have that has affected your life up to this point?” As I sat and pondered this question, the main regret that came to mind was that I wished I would have made a greater effort to strengthen the connections I have made up to this point in my life, and I wish I would have taken more of the opportunities that were offered to me. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity the American Gelbvieh Association gave me to learn more about new trends and ideas the livestock industry has to offer. During the three years I have served on the AGJA board, I have been exposed to many opportunities similar to what I experienced at the NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans. These events have helped sculpt me into the person I am today and will be a big part of the success I achieve in the future. The AGJA offers a tremendous amount of opportunities for juniors, and my advice is to take advantage of as many of them as possible. If you have any additional questions about what Grace and I learned at the NCBA Trade Show, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to visiting with you! D

Grace Vehige, President (2017) Billings, MO • g_vehige@hotmail.com Jake Renner Member & Youth Activities Coordinator 303-465-2333 • jake@gelbvieh.org Emily Schilling, Adult Advisor Kendallville, IN • 260-242-1552 ejgriffiths.eg@gmail.com Andrea Murray, Adult Advisor Kingfisher, OK • 405-368-9601 murrayfarm@pldi.net

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Grady Hammer, Vice President (2017) Wallace, KS • gradyhammer@yahoo.com Colton Ivers, V.P. of Leadership (2018) Austin, MN • coltoniverscattleco@gmail.com Anna Ring, Secretary (2017) Oregon, IL • amring121@gmail.com Danielle (Dani) Stock, Treasurer (2018) Waukon, IA • danielle.m.stock@gmail.com

Jacob Barwick (2018) Orleans, NE • jacob.barwick99@gmail.com Wyatt Forbes (2017) DeSmet, SD • wyatt.forbes@lakeareatech.edu Kallie Mattison (2017) Lamberton, MN • kallieamattison@gmail.com Alexx (Lexi) Starr (2018) Stapleton, NE • lexi.starr@icloud.com Jesse Henson, Ex-Officio (2018) Canton, N.C. • hensonjlee@gmail.com


2019 AGJA

SHOWDOWN NATIONAL CLASSIC Lebanon, TN

Support the AGJA and become a sponsor for the 2019 AGJA Music City Showdown! Sponsorship opportunities include Booth Space, champions, divisions, classes and contest winners. All sponsors will be recognized during the show at the banquet, on the AGA website and in the August Gelbvieh World Sponsorship deadline is May 15, 2019.

Contact Jake Renner at the AGA Office 303-465-2333 or e-mail jake@gelbvieh.org or any AGJA Board Member.


AGJA Heifer Raffle Continues to Support Gelbvieh and Balancer Youth By Jake Renner

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he American Gelbvieh Junior Association’s (AGJA) heifer raffle, powered by the donation of a heifer from Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, Nebraska, has been an annual fundraising effort for the AGJA for the past several years. Opportunities such as this one for members, both young and experienced, would not be possible without the generous contributions from the Rippe family and those who purchased tickets. The Gelbvieh family’s dedication to the next generation

A word from the winning ticket holder: The winning ticket was drawn at the National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer sale on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. “We purchased our ticket because we want to do our part in supporting the junior members of this association.” stated Todd Bickett of TJB Gelbvieh, Chickamauga, Georgia, winner of the raffle. “These young men and women are the future of our association and the breed. Investing in our juniors benefits the entire association because they truly are the next generation of Gelbvieh and Balancer breeders taking this breed forward.”

From an AGJA Advisor: Andrea Murray, AGJA advisor feels that when junior members participate in fundraising efforts it helps to develop and build upon marketing and salesmanship skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. “In the few years that I have been an advisor I’ve been blessed to work with truly great AGJA Board of Directors. I have been honored to watch them weigh their decisions so carefully and stand in unison after a decision has been made.” Murray continues to support the junior members in their efforts to promote the Gelbvieh breed and ensure our junior members are exposed to opportunities full of education, fun and growth. Your support provides opportunities for AGJA members to grow as individuals and future cattlemen and women and allows the youth the ability to find their passion(s) and unique role within the cattle industry. Funds raised by the AGJA members, through ticket sales, are used to help cover the cost of the AGJA Junior Classic, promote Gelbvieh and the AGJA at industry events, provide leadership opportunities to the members of the AGJA, and provide every day services to its members. D

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NORTHEAST BREEDERS

ILLINOIS J & K GELBVIEH FARM, INC. Jerry & Karen Wilson 335 Gelbvieh Lane, Ava, IL 62907 618-521-8620 • jkgf88@frontier.com

INDIANA

3 G Ranch

Gelbvieh Cattle For Sale Carl, Rebecca & Emily Griffiths

1577 N 600 E • Kendallville, IN 46755

260/897-2160 • ggge3g@embarqmail.com

REGISTERED GELBVIEH AND BALANCER

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Your call or visit is Always Welcome

Promote Your Operation

Advertise with a State Round-up ad in the the two issues of the Profit Picture and the Herd Reference issue of Gelbvieh World

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For information about advertising, call Lynn at the AGA office • 303.465.2333

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SOUTHEAST BREEDERS KENTUCKY

TENNESSEE

Coles Bend Cattle Company

Raising registered Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle since 2000. Trent Jones Smith Grove, KY • 270.590.5266

NORTH CAROLINA

Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer® Cattle

ClinCh Mountain Gelbvieh

John & Liz Loy (865) 687-1968 (865) 235-8869 (C)

7611 Dyer Rd. Luttrell, TN 37779 j.b.loy@att.net

Bulls & Heifers for Sale

“Superior Gelbvieh and Balancer Cattle”

Chris & Jordan Hampton • Charles & Sue Hampton

Quality Gelbvieh, Angus & Balancer Cattle

839 Davistown Rd. Celina, TN 38551 931-243-3213 H 931-510-3213 C hamptoncattlecompany@gmail.com

www.knollcrestfarm.com knollcrest@knollcrestfarm.com Office (434) 376-3567 Fax (434) 376-7008 James D. Bennett 434/376-7299 Paul S. Bennett 434/941-8245 Jim G. Bennett 434/664-7935 Brian R. Bennett 434/664-8309 Dalton G. Bennett 434/664-7946 PO Box 117 • Red House, VA • 23963 Total Performance Bull Sale • Nov. 29, 2019

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DUANE & WENDY STRIDER, OWNERS

(336) 964-6277

QUALITY GELBVIEH CATTLE

LITTLE WINDY HILL

Farms Doug & Sue Hughes 6916 Peppers Ferry Road Max Meadows, VA 24360 C 276/620-4271 lwhf@wiredog.com

ccrosscattle@yahoo.com • ccrosscattle.com

Tucker Farms Gelbvieh & Balancer Cattle CCRO CAROLINA EXCLUSIVE 1230Y

CCRO CAROLINA LEVERAGE 3214A

THE HERD THAT CONSISTENTLY PRODUCES CATTLE WITH PERFORMANCE, CARCASS AND EYE APPEAL.

ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE 2ND SATURDAY IN NOV.

BULLS FOR SALE 640 McAdams Loop Jacks Creek, TN 38347 TuckerFarmsTN@gmail.com

Private Treaty Sales Available Year Round.

Milton Tucker 731-608-5274

We want to Keep up with AGA members.

Producing Black, Polled Genetics for Today & Tomorrow.

Please send in information to be included in the Gelbvieh World and on our website:

VIRGINIA Walter & Lee Teeter 1380 French Belk Rd. • Mt. Ulla, NC 28125 (704) 664-5784

Promote Your Operation

REGISTERED POLLED GELBVIEH C.H. Morris & Sons, LLC

Roger Morris • C.W. Moss 928 Morris Road Appomattox, VA 24522 434.574.6592 Roger Morris C.W. Moss 434.315.4294 434.391.4458

Advertise with a State Round-up ad in the the two issues of the Profit Picture and the Herd Reference issue of Gelbvieh World

SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL BALANCER® FEMALES

Call Lynn at the AGA office • 303.465.2333

276.233.0999 • grippey@embarqmail.com

Gale Rippey Farms Galax, Virginia

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Items for Events of Interest News for Information Exchange Dates for upcoming shows and field days. State Association news

Plus, add us to your mailing lists when sending out sale catalogs. Send all items to: Gelbvieh World 350 Interlocken Blvd., Ste. 200 Broomfield, CO 80021 lynnv@gelbvieh.org

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Big Decisions By Will Fiske

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gricultural businesses make thousands of decisions per day. Most of these decisions are routine, and many are underpinned by data. Decisions that go beyond day-to-day operations have the capability to shift the course of a business and even have a profound effect on an industry. These would be known as “BIG DECISIONS.” These decisions set the course of the business and are of high value and high stakes. In agriculture, specifically the cattle business, a big decision often comes heavily leveraged with financial risk. The outcome of each decision is visited frequently and subjected to circumstances that can be out of our control. However, the silver lining to each decision is the fact that a historical chain of events is created, and each event has an associated data value. This data value is essential to improving the outcome of the next big decision and ultimately provides a management tool to capture market advantages. In the production sector of the cattle industry, a single mating decision can have an average impact of nearly a decade. The mating which results with a replacement female in production will cause an immediate average impact of 6 to 10 years. The same mating annually dictates not only the performance of the female as a mother and individual throughout her productive life, but also determines the available genetic potential to be complimented for the improvement of future progeny. A mating is just one example of a big decision that carries an associated negative risk, which can be reduced with data in the form of expected progeny differences (EPDs). Seedstock breeders as well as commercial producers both have access to data that is directly linked to significant areas of their operation’s profitability. Regardless of whether we choose to embrace it or ignore it, we now live in an age of data-based decisions. When we consider data-based management decisions the simple questions remain: What is the data to worth to you? What cost is associated with

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collecting the data? How can your operation economically capitalize on data collection on a short-term and long-term basis?” Before getting overwhelmed with the task collecting data, consider how to integrate practical data collection procedures that are friendly to the daily farming/ranching atmosphere. Based on the available labor of each operation and the responsibilities of individuals involved, the most effective systemed data approach will be customized to fit each operation. A systemed approach can be broken down into three main areas: 1. The act of physically collecting the data, including the consideration what tools and amount of time are required to collect the highest quality data. 2. The act of recording the data, while taking time to consider what method will be used to record the data. Will it be a traditional hand-written copy or a digital version? 3. When will the data be submitted? This can be a two-stage process. When will the data be uploaded into the farm/ranch’s management software to enhance management decisions, and when will the data need to be uploaded to the breed association. Step three is often overlooked, but remains very important. The timeliness of data submission determines when it’s incorporated into the weekly genetic evaluation. Thus, providing the most upto- date EPDs for publishing sale catalogs and/or providing current EPDs to be used for improved breeding and selection decisions. As members of production agriculture we have accepted the fact that we purchase our inputs at retail value and sell our products at market value. However, that doesn’t mean we have to accept great financial risk when we invest in our business. When we consider genetic investment, data analysis, and genetic evaluation provide tremendously valuable opportunities to hedge the financial risk of an operation. Both are tools that provide the means to encourage efficiency, productivity, and ultimately profitability. D


communication message GW Share Your Success

biggest realizations I have come to learn while working for the association is that the membership has the power to take the breed to new levels.

By Kelsi Christian

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n December 2017 I graduated college, packed my bags the very next day, and moved 937 miles away from the place I called home. To say I was feeling a bit anxious would be an understatement. I started my position with the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) the next month and it only took a few days for me realize everything was going to be just fine. From coworkers that operate as team to a membership that is made up of some of the kindest people I have ever met, I knew this could be my new home. Over the past year I have been fortunate to be a part of the growth and success of the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed. Leadership has evolved, new programs have been implemented and operations are constantly being improved. It is clear the breed is going places and I can testify to this with the number of ranchers I have had the pleasure to speak to who are inquiring about the breed. People sure are excited to see how Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics can improve their operations. With all this being said, one of the

Production Schedule Gelbvieh World The Profit Picture January Gelbvieh World Breeding Reference Guide/AI Sires Ad deadline: December 3 February Profit Picture Commercial Issue Ad deadline: December 30 March Gelbvieh World Annual Gelbvieh Convention/NWSS Ad deadline: February 3

Last year while at the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show a commercial producer came up to our booth to inquire about where he can find Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls near him because he heard someone talking about the breed on his plane ride to the convention. It was that simple. Now it’s your turn to share your success stories with your neighbors, on social media, and anywhere you can be heard. Tell people why you use Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics year after year because word of mouth sure does travel. The AGA marketing team and breed promotion committee are always searching for new ways to spread the message, but nothing does as great of a job as a personal testimony. While working for the AGA I learned more than I ever imaged I would, and I am so thankful for my time here. For those of you who don’t know, my last day at the AGA was on February 15. While it was a tough decision to make, it is one I believe is the right step for me. I am excited for a future of watching the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed reach new levels of success. I’ll be sure to share stories of my time spent with the AGA and you should also share your success stories about the breed because “It only takes one voice, at the right pitch, to start an avalanche.” D

April Gelbvieh World Herd Management/AI Sires Ad deadline: March 3 May Gelbvieh World Herd Health/Nutrition & Feeding Ad deadline: April 3

September Profit Picture Commercial Issue Ad deadline: August 1 October Gelbvieh World Convention Preview Ad deadline: September 2

June-July Gelbvieh World Herd Reference Edition Ad deadline: May 30

November Gelbvieh World The Gelbvieh Cow Ad deadline: October 2

August Gelbvieh World Junior Programs Ad deadline: July 15

December Gelbvieh World Seedstock Marketing Ad deadline: November 4

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The MILK Discussion By Tonya Amen, AGA Breed Improvement Consultant

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ne of the EPDs that I receive the most questions about is the milk expected progeny difference (EPD), so the topic of this month’s article will include discussion of the milk EPD and its counterpart, the total maternal EPD. Milk and total maternal EPDs are important in bull selection when replacements will be retained in the herd, but they are two EPDs that are sometimes not understood.

Milk EPD: Unlike direct growth EPDs like weaning weight that predict the weight difference in the own progeny of bulls, milk EPDs are expressed slightly differently. Milk EPDs reflect the maternal ability of an animal’s daughters and are expressed as additional pounds of calf weaned by a bull’s daughters due to maternal effects. When choosing the appropriate EPD range for the milk EPD, one needs to consider the feed resources and environment of the operation in which the bulls’ daughters will be expected to perform. In other words, more milk is not necessarily better as heavier milking cows may require more nutritional inputs to maintain body condition and reproductive efficiency. In addition, for commercial producers, breed needs to be an important consideration when evaluating milk EPDs.

Total Maternal (TM) EPD: Like milk EPDs, total maternal EPDs are expressed as the predicted weaning weight differences of bulls’ maternal grand-progeny. Total maternal EPD predicts the total difference in weight of bulls’ daughters’ calves at weaning – due to both the maternal ability of the daughter (milk EPD) as well as the genetics for growth that she passes on (1/2 the weaning weight EPD). Because it includes both direct and maternal impacts on growth, total maternal is the best predictor of how daughters of a bull will perform in terms of weaning heavier calves.

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Even if total maternal is not published in a sale catalog, it can be calculated by simple arithmetic: ½ weaning weight EPD + milk EPD = total maternal. To illustrate the differences in weaning weight, milk and total maternal, let’s use the example below. Table 1: Weaning growth EPD example.

Sire A Sire B

WW EPD 72 55

Milk EPD 15 21

Total Maternal EPD 51 48.5

Assuming Sire A and B are used in the same environment and bred to genetically similar females, we would expect Sire A’s calves to average 17 pounds heavier at weaning than Sire B’s calves. Now, let’s assume that we retain daughters from both bulls in the herd and they are bred to genetically similar bulls. When weaning time rolls around, we’d expect Sire A’s daughter’s calves to weigh 2.5 pounds more, on average, than Sire B’s daughter’s calves. Indeed, Sire B had a higher milk EPD, and his daughters probably produced more milk than Sire A’s daughters, but that “better” maternal environment provided by Sire B’s daughters was not enough to overcome the genetics for growth that were passed on by Sire A’s daughters. In the BOLT-powered national cattle evaluation that the American Gelbvieh Association participates in through International Genetic Solutions, weaning weight, milk, and total maternal EPDs are a product of a multitrait evaluation. This evaluation uses all performance information on the growth traits (birth through yearling) along with pedigree and genomic information. For most young sires, pedigree along with their own birth, weaning and yearling weights may be all that is available for the evaluation, though many now also have genomic results. It is important to note that in the current model, a negative genetic correlation is used between direct and maternal weaning weight. This means that young animals who are outliers for direct growth (expressed as the weaning weight EPD) may have lower-than average milk EPDs until and unless they have maternal grand-progeny weaning weights that suggest they are curve benders for the traits. D


registry tips ‘n tricks GW One Credit with Many Benefits By Taylor Buckley

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herd assessment is one credit with many benefits. That’s what I like to tell people when they call in asking about herd assessments. After assigning a credit to the active females in your herd, you are able to register her calf, log data on that calf, and transfer ownership. March 15, 2019, marks the American Gelbvieh Association herd assessment deadline. Members can complete their herd assessments on the AGA Online Registry Service. The AGA practices total herd reporting, which is designed to create consistency and ensure the integrity of the data reported on Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle. This makes it necessary to assess every female and record all data on animals, whether it is good, bad or indifferent. A total herd reporting system keeps the data accurate so anyone who utilizes registered Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics can make a reliable choice during the selection process.

The Herd Assessment Process: First you will want to assess all of your Gelbvieh and Balancer (AMGV) breeding-age females. You can find these females in the Herd Management Inventory tab under “Assessment Age”. This tab shows the active females in your herd that are older than 13 months of age. These females will have the “2019” button next to their registration number. Once that is clicked the female will have the credit. For any first calf heifers you will want to record heifer exposure data as well. Either check “PE” for pasture exposed, “AI” is they were artificially inseminated or “NO” is they were not exposed.

correct year. In order to identify these animals in our herdbook they will be assigned a breed code. Commonly used breed codes include: American Angus

= AMAN

Red Angus

= AMAR

Canadian Gelbvieh = CDGV Simmental

= AMSM

Limousin

= AMLM

Hereford

= AMHH

It is important to include corresponding breed code letters to the registration number so that the registry will recognize the animal. Females that are not 13 months of age or older can be found in the “Optional Females” tab in Herd Management Inventory. These are the females listed that could potentially have a calf in 2019, but fall out of the age range. A herd assessment credit will be applied when the “2019” button next to each female is clicked.When finalizing your herd assessment this year you will also want to dispose of any females that have been culled or died, so that they can become inactive in the registry. After you have been through all of your females it is important to also dispose of any bulls that are no longer active in your herd. Keep up with your records and keep up with your herd, which is what we encourage our members to do during this busy time of the year. Completing herd assessments before the deadline saves money. Late fees do apply if herd assessments aren’t complete by March 15, 2019. The following penalty fees will be applied to the membership account: 1-30 days late = 5% late penalty 31-60 days late = 10% late penalty 61+ days late = 15% late penalty As always, if you have any questions you can contact the American Gelbvieh Association at the office by calling (303) 465-2333. D

To assess non-Gelbvieh animals that will produce Gelbvieh-influenced calves, a credit will have to be applied. In order to get those animals into our system, please email the registration number from the breed of origin to the AGA office. If this animal is a female, we will assign her a herd assessment credit for the

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WESTERN BREEDERS UPPER MIDWEST BREEDERS IOWA

Barry & Dena Bolton

406.538.5280 H 406.366.0162 C 515 Knapp Lane PO Box 826 Hilger, MT 59451 dena@boltondoublebranch.com www.boltondoublebranch.com

928/289-2619•928/380-5149cell Winslow, AZ

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www.bartbar.com • info@bartbar.com

RFI Tested Balancer®, Gelbvieh & Angus Bulls Sell Annually in April at the Ranch

Ridge Top Ranch

Gelbvieh-Angus-Balancer

Neola, Iowa

Black & Polled Private Treaty Sales

Breed-leading Performance from Quality Genetics

Kevin: 402-510-8103 Al: 402-676-5292

COLORADO Ricky Linquist th Street inquist 1135 190 inquist

NEVADA

Dave & Dawn Bowman

Fonda, IA 50540

arms (712) 288-5349 arms

55784 Holly Rd. • Olathe, CO 81425

(970) 323-6833 www.bowkranch.com

Gelbvieh & Red Angus

Email: rickylin@ncn.net www.linquistfarms.com

Dick & Jean Williams

Jim Roelle 38330 CR 49 Peetz, CO 80747

(C): 970-520-1224 jr.plateau@hotmail.com www.plateaugelbvieh.com

P.O. Box 156 Orovada, NV 89425 775•272•3442

“Pounds Make Profit in Your Pocket” Bulls & Heifers Private Treaty

WASHINGTON

LONE OAK C AT T L E

Eric Ehresman 20963 30th St. Mechanicsville, IA 52306

hornsandthorns@netins.net

(319) 489-2275 (319) 480-1564

LEDGERWOOD GELBVIEH Gelbvieh • Red Angus • Balancer® Pete & Samee Charriere

FL

2633 Hwy 12 East • Clarkston, WA 99403

509-566-8805 • LedgerwoodGelbvieh@gmail.com “Seedstock that work for the commercial cattleman

MONTANA Quality livestock that Work for you Gelbvieh Carcass Quality Calving Ease Tenderness Docility

Quarter Horses Want to Please Strong Bone Intelligent Athletic

1496 Goose Creek Rd. • Raynesford, MT 59469 Ranch Phone: 406.738.4220 • BarJRGelbvieh@3rivers.net BarJRGelbvieh.com

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WYOMING

9/9

Nine Bar Nine Gelbvieh Wesley Brown

3794 Rd. 215 • Cheyenne, WY 82009 307-351-6453 • ninebar9@hotmail.com Purebred Bulls, Heifers & Select Embryos Performance BRED in, Not FED in!

Martens Gelbvieh

Gary Martens 2126 500th St • Walnut, IA 51577 712.764.5007 (H) • 712.249.5744 (C) martensgl@yahoo.com Annual Bull and Female sale in March with the Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh Group

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Triple H Farms Roy & Nancy Holste 3113 260th Street Clarinda, IA 51632

712-303-0263 • 712-303-1947

Bulls and Heifers for sale Private Treaty


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UPPER MIDWEST BREEDERS MINNESOTA

u Brandywine Farm

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Dennis & Sherry Gustin Family Al and Peggy Gustin Mandan, ND • 701/663-7266

Tom Scarponcini

Richie & Sarah Heinrich 701/320-6484 (cell) email: gustindd@wildblue.net www.gustinsdiamondd.com

30474 Brandywine Road Rushford, MN 55971

507-864-2063

Gelbvieh

SFI Schafer Farms, Inc.

Balancer®

37740 240th Ave., Goodhue, MN 55027 Brian Schafer Lowell Schafer 1-888-226-9210 651-923-4587 brian@schaferfarm.com www.schaferfarm.com Private Treaty Bull Sale — Last Sat. in February Annually

SwenSon Gelbvieh

Dean Swenson

17513 Hwy 10 Little Falls, MN 56345 swen@centurylink.net (h) 320.632.5848 • (c) 320.630-5536

Polled • Purebred • Red • Black

NORTH DAKOTA

Thorstenson Gelbvieh

Selby, South Dakota Annual Bull Sale 1st Saturday in March

SOUTH DAKOTA

Brian & Dee Dee 605-649-9927

ADKINS GELBVIEH

Vaughn & Wendy 605-649-6262

www.Balancerbulls.com

Gelbvieh & Balancer Performance Genetics Bulls and Heifers for sale by private treaty (605) 354-2428 Cell gerald@adkinsgelbvieh.com Gerald & Sarah Adkins www.adkinsgelbvieh.com 41606 195th St., Carpenter, SD 57322

Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer Cattle Bulls • Heifers • Embryos • Semen

Chimney Butte RanCh

Jim & Barb Beastrom Brandy Ludemann, Brittney Spencer

Ph: 605-224-5789 • 605-280-7589 (Cell) jimbeastrom@mncomm.com • www.beastromranch.com

Keith, Janice, Dustin & Britney 605-852-2131

kvolek@venturecomm. net

Doug & Carol Hille

3320 51st Street, Mandan, ND 58554 701-445-7383 or 701-220-2083 Email: chimneybutteranch@westriv.com Website: chimneybutteranch.com Annual Production Sale 1st Friday in March

lori.maude@gmail.com

Lori Maude 303.809.3789 (C) Julie Maude 605.381.2803 (C) Hermosa, SD

Annual Bull Sale 3rd Saturday in December.

Get ready for upcoming sales!

6700 County Rd. 19 S. Minot, ND 58701 (701) 624-2051 (H) (701) 720-8823 (C)

Rob Arnold

Email: RLAGelbvieh@aol.com

Registered Gelbvieh & Balancers®

34261 200th Street, Highmore, SD 57345 AJ Munger 605-521-4468 Commercial Sales Andy LeDoux 785-527-3188 Registered Sales 1-855-303-BULL • www.eaglepassranch.com

Advertise in Gelbvieh World or the Profit Picture

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AGA Incentive Program

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he American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) continually strives to provide the most accurate data to describe Gelbvieh and Balancer®-influenced cattle. Increasing the amount of both phenotypic data collected and number of animals with genotypes is essential in further increasing the accuracy of this data. The AGA recognizes that collection of some of this essential data is expensive to collect and therefore the AGA has designed an incentive program for those members who are dedicated to providing such data to the AGA Online Registry Service as well as the accuracy and value of that information. The AGA is offering monetary incentives for members who participate in DNA testing of both bulls and females, gathering feed intake phenotypes and siredidentified carcass data. Each of these incentive programs and how to receive those incentives is detailed below.

DNA Testing Incentives DNA Testing Young Bulls: AGA members who complete a GGP-Low Density (GGP-LD) or GGP-High Density (GGPHD) panel on a minimum of 30 percent of each year’s entire male calf crop will receive a $2 per head rebate on their entire cowherd’s annual herd assessment in the subsequent calendar year. This incentive program begins with the 2018-born male calf crop and herd assessment rebates will be given starting in 2019. Only bulls who are under one year of age when tested will be eligible for the incentive program. DNA Testing Replacement Females: AGA members that complete a GGP-LD, GGP-HD, or GGP-Ultra Low Density (GGP-uLD) panel test on 30 percent of each year’s entire female calf crop will receive a $2 per head rebate on their entire cowherd’s annual herd assessment in the subsequent calendar year. This incentive program begins with the 2018born heifer calf crop and herd assessment rebates will be given starting in 2019. Only females who are under one year of age when tested will be eligible for the incentive program. To receive a DNA testing incentive rebate: 1. Complete DNA testing process through the AGA Online Registry Service on appropriate amount of animals as specified above. 2. Fill out the AGA incentive rebate form found on www.gelbvieh.org. The form must be filled out completely in order to receive the rebate.

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3. Submit form to the AGA office via email at info@ gelbvieh.org or by mail. 4. Rebates will be issued after the March 15 herd assessment deadline and are given in the same year the rebate is submitted. Rebates will only be issued for the number of females assessed by the March 15 herd assessment deadline.

Credit for Feed Intake Phenotypes AGA members that report feed intake data acceptable to the NCE will receive a $10 credit to their account for each animal record. • Feed efficiency data must be collected in an intake system acceptable to Beef Improvement Federation/National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) • The data points will included: o Feed intake o Gain on test (start and stop weights) o RFI • Credit eligibility for feed intake phenotypes will begin with bulls and heifers born in 2017 • Member-submitted data used in the NCE will receive a $10 credit for each animal record once the data has been imported into the evaluation.

Credit for Sire-Identified Carcass Data AGA members that report actual sire-identified carcass data acceptable to the NCE will receive a $4 credit per animal record to their AGA account. • Carcass data must be sire identified or registered animals in sire groups of three head or more. • The data points required include: o Carcass weight o Dressing percent o Ribeye area o Calculated Yield Grade o Marbling score • Credit for sire-identified carcass data will begin with cattle born in 2017 • Member-submitted data used in the NCE will receive a $4 credit for each animal record once the data has been imported into the evaluation. D


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SOUTHERN BREEDERS Koehn Cattle Co.

ALABAMA

Patrick Koehn

Kittle Gelbvieh Farms Q u a l i t y B l a ck & R e d G e l b v i e h C a t t l e

TEXAS

73243 Carter Rd., Goltry, OK 580-541-2633 koehncattlecompany@gmail.com

Gelbvieh Genetics at Work

Dustin Kittle

Jim & Pat Dromgoole

816 Co. Rd. 36 Geraldine, AL 35974 Cell (256) 996-5822 www.kittlefarms.com

4403 Winding River Dr. • Richmond, TX 77469 Home

(281) 341-5686 • Ranch (979) 561-8144

www.dromgoolesheaven.com Show Cattle Managers: James & Shannon Worrell • (325) 258-4656

EXCEPTIONAL BULLS & HEIFERS

TRUCKING AVAILABLE

ARKANSAS

H ODGES R ANCH

Neal

(870) 426-4469 or (870) 704-9450

15702 Hodges Rd., Omaha, AR 72662 Hodgesranch@live.com

Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer Genetics Available Private Treaty Sales

Martin Cattle Company David & Rita Martin

256 Boyce Road Judsonia, Ar 72081 C: 501.278.7614 www.martincattleco.com

Private Treaty Sales Available Year Round

Duane Miller

Cell: 870-84405664 duane83@centurytel.net www.millergelbvieh.com

OKLAHOMA LeGRAND Ed & Alberta LeGrand

809 S. Redlands Rd. • Stillwater, OK 74074

405-747-6950 • alane@c21global.com

Homo. Black, Homo. Polled • Breeding Stock Available

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MIDWEST BREEDERS Judd Ranch Inc.

Harriman Santa fe

Dave & Cindy Judd Nick, Ginger Judd & Family Brent & Ashley Judd 423 Hwy. K-68 • Pomona, KS 66076 785/ 566-8371

Top of the breed sales (every day)

#1 Active Balancer Sire “B006” Marb & Feeder Profit Index (feedlot performance, carcass merit)

Balancer & SimAngus Bulls & Females

Bar Arrow Cattle Company Stuar t Jar vis

26 E. Limestone Rd. • Phillipsburg, KS 67661

e-mail: bararrow@ruraltel.net • 785/543-5177

S

Gel

bvie

LIZ OSWALD 620.662.0862 (h) ANDY OSWALD 620.662.5489 (o) 620.664.4692 (c)

HUTCHINSON, KS

CORY HOFFMAN Herdsman 620.960.1189 (c) oswald.j@sbcglobal.net

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“Where workin’ cattle and eye appeal come full circle” John & Carla Shearer 2815 Navajo Rd. • Canton, KS 67428 circle_s@hometelco.net 620.628.4621

620.654.6507 (John Cell) • 620.654.6731 (Johnny Cell)

Annual Production Sale 1st Saturday in April

Timothy Mulroy • 785-640-6401 Mayetta, KS • tim@blackgoldinc.biz

1210 G Rd. Stockton, ks 67669 785.737.3319 diamondv@live.com Building Gelbvieh Genetics since 1989

bharriman39@hotmail.com

Committed to raising quality seedstock Registered Gelbvieh and Balancer® Cattle Elmer, Brenda, Brad & Benny McWilliams Asbury, MO 64832 • 417-842-3225 • 417-529-0081(cell)

POST ROCK CATTLE COMPANY 3041 E. Hwy. 284, Barnard, KS 67418 Bill Clark: 785.792.6244 Leland Clark: 785.792.6208 Fax: 785.792.6250 Email: prcc@twinvalley.net

diamond v gelbvieh Randy odle

Bob Harriman (660) 492-2504

Private Treaty Listing www.bhsf.us

Purebred A.I. Seedstock Bulls and Heifers Available. Al & Mary Knapp Cell: (913) 219-6613 18291 158th Street H: (913) 724-4105 Basehor, KS 66007 www.triplekgelbvieh.com e-mail: knappa@swbell.net

NOWACK

Cattle Company Owensville, MO

Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer Cattle

Jared, Caisie, Brooke & Cameron 573.280.4633

Gilbert & Debra 573.646.3477

Bulls and Females for Sale by private treaty year round.

MISSOURI

B/F Cattle Company

Specializing in Forage Raised

Balancer® Bulls on K-31

Holle Gelbvieh

Orrin & Kevin Holle Oberlin, KS 785.626.0081

WWW.KANSASBULLS.COM

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Culling practices on cows/bulls second to NONE! For information, contact:

Route 1, Box 407 • Butler, MO 64730

660 • 492 • 2808

Promote for Success! Upcoming Advertising Deadlines: April Gelbvieh World Ad deadline: March 4

Call 303-465-2333 today!


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MIDWEST BREEDERS NEBRASKA

ROCKING GV GELBVIEH

Mark & Patty Goes

Polled Fullblood Gelbvieh Cattle

39414 SW 75th Rd. Odell, NE 68415 (402) 766-3627

Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Wehner 22533 Spencer Lane Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-7502 GELBVIEHV BALANCERV ANGUS

RogeRs Valley FaRm gelbVieh

Private Treaty Bull & Heifer Sales • Orchard, NE Val Livingston • www.88ranch.com • 402-655-2288

Gelbvieh Bulls Black

Breed for Tomorrow’s Cattle Today!

Kyle & Lori Kuker Shubert, NE

Balancer Females Red

402-883-7246

402-883-2366 402-245-7512 sqblkfarms.com Facebook.com/sqblkfarms sqblkfarms@gmail.com

A Breed Leader in Tenderness & Marbling–

www.rogersvfg.com P.O. Box 51 Mendon, MO 64660 (660-375-7266 (C)

Squeakin’ By-LK Farms

J. J. Boehler

70948 L Rd. , Orleans, NE 68966 308-473-7342 • 308-999-0207 Ronald RogeRs

email: rogers_valley_farm_feedlot@hotmail.com

Jeff Swanson • 308/991-0727 10908 724 Road • Oxford, NE 68967 www.swansoncattleco.com

Cedar Top Ranch

Consistent Genetics Adding Pounds & Profit

Myron & Valerie Bahm 4375 White Oak Rd Fordland, MO 65652

Scott & Raberta Starr 212 Starr Drive • Stapleton, NE 69163

Annual Sale—Last Saturday in February

GELBVIEH

BALANCER

(H): 308-587-2293 • (C): 308-530-3900 cedartopranch@gpcom.net Eldon Starr: 1-800-535-6173 or Rich Johnson: 402-368-2209

417-753-3578(h) • 417-576-0687(c)

email: whiteoakfarms@live.com

Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer®

F LY I N G H G E N E T I C S

Nebraska & Missouri Kyle Helms – NE Cody Helms – NE/MO 308-962-6940 303-842-9071

Stay Connected! Keep up to date with shows, sales and other events by visiting

www.GELBVIEH.org Be sure to Like us on Facebook And look for new videos on our YouTube channel

Missouri Office 417-309-0062

Visit us at– www.flyinghgenetics.com Flying H Genetics

Scott Wolf Travis Wolf 308.537.3588 308.529.3733 Gothenburg, NE • wolfgelbvieh@gmail.com www.facebook/wolfgelbvieh.com Bulls For The BeeF Business Gelbvieh F Balancer F Red Angus F Angus F Angus Hybrids Randy & Leslie Lemke 1757 Road 2500, (H) 402-756-7090 Lawrence, NE 68957 (C) 402-469-2284 rllemke@gtmc.net www.lemkecattle.com

Looking for a sale or event?

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Zimmerman Ranch / Wohl Farms Production Sale

Steele, North Dakota January 26, 2019 Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar Sale Report: Tony Heins – Cattle Business Weekly Gelbvieh & Balancer® Bulls averaged $3300 Balancer® Bred Heifers averaged $1780

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immerman Ranch and Wohl Farms conducted their first production sale with a good crowd on hand and support from the community. Lead off bull was Lot 30 WOHL FBW1 “Lightning” purebred Gelbvieh 94% black white face homozygous black, polled son of SPFR High Tech 333B and first-calf heifer WOHL FDBW1 (Y353 Impact). This calving ease with growth bull sold for $9,500 to Hoherz Ranch, Mandan, North Dakota, acquiring 2/3 semen interest and full possession. This unique bull garnered attention from commercial and seedstock ranches with Kittle Farms, LLC

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of Geraldine, Alabama, purchasing an exclusive seedstock semen package. Lot 27 WOHL F17 “Spring Cricket” purebred Gelbvieh 94% homozygous black, homozygous polled son of SPFR High Tech 333B and out of first-calf heifer WOHL D18 (Y353 Impact) was purchased by Suelter Cattle Company, Lincoln, Kansas. The deep bodied herd sire prospect brought $6,000. Suelter also selected Lot 26 WOHL F35 “Impact Gem” purebred Gelbvieh 94% black, homozygous polled son of LWHF/JKGF Y353 Impact and WOHL C26 (186Y Winter). Another sale highlight was Lot 5 the $5,000 ZIMM F303 “Finch” Balancer 25% son of 3F EPIC 4631 – homozygous black, homozygous polled, out of dam ZIMM A303 (X7 Otto) purchased by Duttenhefner Ranch, Dodge, North Dakota. This Balancer sported curve-bending EPDs and actuals to match that reflected the Zimmerman Ranch bull lineup. Duttenhefner Ranch also selected Lot 10 ZIMM “Flint” F645 Balancer 25% homozygous black, homozygous polled. Volume buyers included; Glenn Axtman, Lyle Brewster, Bernell & Elayne Appledoorn.

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GW events of interest March 2019 Mar. 1-2 Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh/Balancer Show & Sale, Louisville, KY Mar. 1 Chimney Butte Ranch Annual Production Sale, Mandan, ND Mar. 1 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 30th Annual Bull Sale, Ponteix, SK, Canada Mar. 2 SEGA Gelbvieh Spring Bull Sale, Pierce, CO Mar. 2 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus 38th Annual Production Sale, Selby, SD Mar. 2 Judd Ranch 41st Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus Bull Sale, Pomona, KS Mar. 2 Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull & Female Sale, Hope, AR Mar. 2 Hilltop Farms Annual Gelbvieh Bull & Female Sale, Carthage, MO Mar. 2 Flying H Genetics 39th Annual Roughage N’ Ready Herd Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 2 Sheridan Ranch 24th Annual Bull Sale, Burley, ID Mar. 4 Hojer Ranch 27th Annual Gelbvieh & Balancer Production Sale, Huron, SD Mar. 4 MLM Gelbvieh Open House & Private Treaty Kickoff Sale, Superior, NE Mar. 4 Black Gold Genetics 13th Annual “Share the Gold” Bull Sale, Pritchett, CO Mar. 5 Warner Beef Genetics “Genetic Investment” Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 8 Quest of the West Cattle Sale, Spanish Fork, UT Mar. 9 Genetic Power Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Mar. 9 Seedstock Plus Red Reward Bull & Female Sale, Osceola, MO Mar. 9 Rippe Gelbvieh Bull Sale, Belleville, KS Mar. 11 Twin View Livestock Purebred Gelbvieh Bull Sale, Brooks, AB, Canada Mar. 12 Bar Arrow Cattle Company 29th Annual Production Sale, Phillipsburg, KS Mar. 14 Raile Gelbvieh/Balancer Bull Sale, Burlington, CO Mar. 14 The Select Cut Online Bull & Female Sale Mar. 15 10th Annual Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull & Female Sale, Creston, IA Mar. 16 Lone Oak Cattle 7th Annual Bull Sale, Mechanicsville, IA Mar. 16 Flying H Genetics 22nd Grown on Fescue Grass Bull & Bred Heifer Sale, Butler, MO Mar. 16 Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants 16th Annual Open House and Bull & Female Sale, Carthage, IN

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Mar. 21 Kicking Horse Ranch Annual Production Sale, Great Falls, MT Mar. 23 Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale, Carthage, MO Mar. 23 Cranview Gelbvieh 15th Annual Genetic Progress Sale, Rugby, ND Mar. 30 Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational Bull & Female Sale, Mt. Sterling, KY Mar. 30 Wilkinson Gelbvieh Private Treaty Bull Sale Kick Off, Model, CO Mar. 30 Harriman Santa Fe “Top of the Breed” Bull Sale, Windsor, MO

April 2019 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 13 Apr. 20

B/F Cattle Company with Cleland Cattle Company Maternal Integrity Gelbvieh and Balancer Bull Sale, Butler, MO TJB Gelbvieh & Balancer Online Embryo Sale Knoll Crest Farm 49th Total Performance Bull Sale, Ranch House, VA SoKY Select Gelbvieh Sale, Bowling Green, KY

May 2019 May 11 Middle Tennessee Gelbvieh/Angus Invitational, Centerville, TN May 31 – Jun. 2 AGJA Buckeye Bonanza Eastern Regional Show, Springfield, OH

June 2019 Jun. 7-9 AGJA Western Regional Show, Beatrice, NE

July 2019 Jul. 7-12 AGJA Music City Showdown National Classic, Lebanon, TN

October 2019 Oct. 12 Oct. 26

Judd Ranch 29th Annual Cow Power Female Sale, Pomona, KS Flying H Genetics 23rd Grown on Grass Bull & Bred Heifer Sale, Butler, MO

November 2019 Nov. 16 3rd Annual Red River Bull Sale, Wichita Falls, TX Visit the online version of Places to Be at www.gelbvieh. org for additional dates on upcoming sales and more information on each event.


GW ad index 3 G Ranch...................................15, 54 ABCS Gelbvieh................................ 60 Adkins Gelbvieh.............................. 61 AGA......................................... IFC, 69 AGA National Sale.......................... 51 AJGA................................................. 53 B/F Cattle Company..................11, 64 Bar Arrow Cattle Company........... 64 Bar JR Gelbvieh................................ 60 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc.................27, 60 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch.............. 61 Blackhawk Cattle Company........... 16 Bluegrass Invitational Sale.............. 39 Boehler Gelbvieh............................. 65 Bolton Cattle Ranch........................ 60 Bow K Ranch................................... 60 Brandywine Farm............................ 61 Bull Barn Genetics.....................14, 67 Canadian GV Assn.......................... 67 Cattlemen’s Connection.............. 9, 67 C-Cross Cattle Company............... 55 Cedar Top Ranch......................65, BC Chimney Butte Ranch..................... 61 C.H. Morris & Sons, LLC............... 55 Circle S Ranch.................................. 64 CJ&L Livestock................................ 61 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh............. 55 Coles Bend Cattle Company.......... 55

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Cranview Gelbvieh...................... 7, 61 Cunningham, Ronn........................ 67 Danell Diamond Six Ranch......29, 60 Diamond L Farms........................... 63 Diamond V Gelbvieh...................... 64 Dromgoole’s Heaven....................... 63 Eagle Pass Ranch............................. 61 Flying H Genetics............................ 65 Gale Rippey Farms.......................... 55 Gelbviehauction.com...................... 71 Green Hills Gelbvieh....................... 55 GS Ridge Top Ranch....................... 60 Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh....... 61 Hampton Cattle Company............. 55 Harriman Santa Fe.......................... 64 Hart Farm Gelbvieh........................ 64 Hilltop Farms.............................21, 64 Hodges Ranch.................................. 63 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch..................... 61 Holle Gelbvieh................................. 64 J&K Gelbvieh Farm......................... 54 J Bar M Gelbvieh............................. 64 Judd Ranch, Inc........................... 1, 64 Kicking Horse Ranch................37, 60 Kittle Gelbvieh Farms..................... 63 Knoll Crest Farm......................... 3, 55 Koehn Cattle Co.............................. 63 Land of Oz/ John C Oswald........... 64

Lambert, Doak................................. 67 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh..................... 60 Lemke Cattle.................................... 65 Linquist Farms................................. 60 Little Windy Hill Farms.................. 55 Lone Oak Cattle.........................44, 60 M&P Gelbvieh................................. 65 Markes Family Farms...................... 63 Martens Gelbvieh............................ 60 Martin Cattle Company.................. 63 McCarty, Dan................................... 67 McMahan Cove Gelbvieh............... 43 Miller Gelbvieh................................ 63 Mitchell Marketing Service............ 67 MLM Gelbvieh................................. 65 Mulroy Farms................................... 64 Nine Bar Nine Gelbvieh.................. 60 Nowack Cattle Company................ 64 Plateau Gelbvieh.............................. 60 Post Rock Cattle Company............ 64 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh...................... 61 Raile Gelbvieh.................................. 45 Red Maple Gelbvieh........................ 66 Rocking GV Gelbvieh..................... 65 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh......... 65 Sawtooth Gelbvieh Cattle & Hay... 60 Schafer Farms, Inc........................... 61 Seedstock Plus Genetics...........33, 67 Seedstock Plus............................35, 67 SoKY Select Gelbvieh Sale.............. 72 Southwest Iowa Bull & Female Sale... 50 Squeakin’ By-LK Farms.................. 65 Swanson Cattle Company.............. 65 Swenson Gelbvieh........................... 61 Taubenheim Gelbvieh..................... 65 The 88 Ranch.................................... 65 Thorstenson Gelbvieh...............19, 61 Thull Gelbvieh Farm....................... 61 TJB Gelbvieh & Balancer.................. 5 Triple H Farms................................. 60 Triple K Gelbvieh............................. 64 Tucker Farms................................... 55 Volek Ranch..................................... 61 Warner Beef Genetics ................. IBC White Oak Farms............................ 65 Wildwood Acres.............................. 54 Wilkinson Gelbvieh........................ 60 Wolf Gelbvieh.................................. 65


THE SELECT CUT ONLINE BULL & FEMALE SALE CLOSING THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

25 Lots of High Performing Gelbvieh & Balancer Bred & Open Females Plus a Select Number of Profit-Making Performance Bulls

Digital Catalog, Videos and Photos Available February 1 at:

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CHAMBERS GELBVIEH CATTLE

Purebred Quality, Performance and Maternal Traits. Justin Ridenhour (704-239-4032) justride1572@bellsouth.net Salisbury, NC 28144

Purebred & Balancers Ken Chambers Chambrsken@gmail.com 336-707-3822

Why an Online Sale?

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SoKY Select Gelbvieh Sale SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019 • 1:00 PM CT United Producers • Bowling Green, KY

Selling 40 Gelbvieh & Balancer® Females Selling 22 Gelbvieh & Balancer® Bulls

Bulls sired by Carolina Leverage, Lifeline, Godfather and Lazy TV Sam.

Selling a daughter of Blackcap B042 823T ET.

CONSIGNORS: Daryl Tilford

Dunnavant Farms

Gentle G Farm

Padon Farms

Miller Gelbvieh

Brendy Hill Farm

Rumfelt B Gelbvieh

S & S Gelbvieh

George Gribbins

Green Hills Gelbvieh Sale managed by

Slaughter Sale Management For catalog or information contact:

David Slaughter

Phone: (270) 556-4259 E-mail: hmslghtr@aol.com

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GeneticINVESTMENT WARNER BEEF GENETICS

Bull Sale

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • 1:00 PM ( CST ) At the Ranch, Arapahoe, NE

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-0.16 49 0.82 0.67 86.56

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DLW 0318E

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15 -0.06 46 0.63 0.55 82.91

38% Balancer® Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled Brookings Bank Note 4040 x DLW Ms U271 3048A ET

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23 -0.23 22 0.67 0.44 78.62

50% Balancer® Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled DLW Sand Trap ET x DLW Ms Destiny 318X ET

11 0.4

DLW 1010F

34% Balancer® Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled Baldridge Jennings Z064 x ABL X Hail

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DLW 3124F

50% Balancer® Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled DLW Sand Trap ET x DLW Ms X514 3519A

GELBVIEH & BALANCER® BULLS

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17 -0.26 19 0.66 0.43 79.60

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14 -0.26 10 0.52 0.25 74.69

DLW 1202E

57% Gelbvieh Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled DLW Edison 6718X x DLW Ms Paltinum 1202Y of 7105

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17 -0.08 14 0.35 0.43 78.59

DLW 020F

38% Balancer® Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled SEPT Copperfield ET x XXB Miss Tenderloin 020X

Selling 125 lots

ANGUS BULLS

Sale broadcast live online at www.dvauction.com

WARNER BEEF GENETICS Dan and Kate Warner 42198 Road 721, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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AMGV 1298079 • BA50 • Homozyougs Black • Homozygous Polled CED 17 15%

BW -1.1 20%

WW 73 15%

YW 108 25%

MK 17

TM 54 40%

CEM 5

HP 6.13 30%

PG30 -1.34

ST 14

DMI YG 0.068 -0.27 20%

CW 11

REA 0.54 40%

MB 0.08

$Cow FPI EPI 96.99 77.17 137.22 45% 15%

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