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Commercial Female Sale Friday, December 14, 2012 • 1:00 PM CST Kearney Livestock • Kearney, NE Sponsored by the Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska • Over 300 head sell! • Selling 145 Gelbvieh-influenced Bred Heifers • Selling 160 Open Heifers


Nebraska Maternal Edge Sale Welcome to the 2012 Maternal Edge sale in Kearney, Neb. The Gelbvieh breed attracted the most progressive cattlemen and women in the beef industry with the early U.S. Meat Animal Research Center data. Gelbvieh-sired females topped the charts on fertility, age at puberty and pounds weaned per cow exposed. Gelbvieh cattle have 40 years of U.S. history for having explosive growth, high fertility and superior milking ability. The Gelbvieh breed has not lost sight of the need to produce functional, structurally sound, and commercially-focused females with stayability and the versatility to work in any program and environment. They perform in the toughest of environments by getting bred and continuing to do so year after year while weaning more pounds. This offering is the top cut from each of these consignors. The Balancer® bred females combine the strengths of Gelbvieh and Angus or Red Angus. All polled, Balancer cattle combine the growth, muscle, retail yield, fertility and unequaled pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed of Gelbvieh with the marbling of Angus or Red Angus. Take advantage of the maternal heterosis that they provide in making your cattle more efficient and more profitable. Auctioneer: Rod Weeks, Kearney Livestock, 308-440-3810 Sale Day Phones: Frank Padilla 308-350-3323, Brian Rogers 936-554-1600, Dan Warner 308-962-6511, Scott Starr 308-530-3900 Terms: Terms of sale are cash or good check. Settlement must be made immediately after the sale. No animals shall leave the sale facility until settlements have been made. Insurance of Purchases and Risk: All animals are at the owner’s risk and become the property of the purchaser when declared sold by the auctioneer. Accidents: All precautions possible will be taken to protect the safety of buyers and others attending the sale. Nevertheless, no responsibility will be assumed by the Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska, American Gelbvieh Association, or Kearney Livestock. Health Terms: All females sold are considered to be calfhood vaccinated for brucellosis unless otherwise stated in the catalog. Verification of vaccination will be documented on health certificate. Vaccinated and boostered for IBR, BVD, P13, BRSV, lepto, Heamophilus Somnus, 7-Way Clostridial, and dewormed according to BQA standards. Supplement Sheet: A supplement sheet and sale order will be available on sale day. Any information on the supplement sheet or announced from the block will take precedence over the catalog. General Female Requirements: Heifers will be weaned a minimum 30 days prior to sale. Pregnancy status and projected calving date must be stated on the health paper. All bred heifers will be bred to calving ease bulls based on their EPDs for calving ease (CE) and birth weight (BW). Bulls of known ID and breed will be reported in catalog. Breeding Guarantees: Open Heifers will be guaranteed open and stated on health papers by local vet. If buyer purchases heifer that happens to be bred, the producer agrees to refund the full purchase price. This is subject to a veterinarian’s certificate that the heifer is pregnant and the returned ear tag verifying the farm of origin. The heifer’s ownership then reverts back to the producer and the producer must negotiate with the buyer as how you can get the heifer marketed or the producer can make arrangements to have her retuned. Bred Heifers/Cows are guaranteed safe in calf for up to 15 days following the sale date. If a heifer is proven open by veterinary exam within 30 days after the sale, the Consignor will replace the heifer or make financial settlement with the buyer.

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Bred Females C Bar Cattle 120 Black Bred Heifers C Bar is offering an outstanding set of well developed Balancer速 influenced females. These females were put together from of the best cow herds walking the central Nebraska Sandhills. The base genetics are comprised of Angus cow herds with Balancer genetics infused from reputable seedstock operations in central Nebraska. These females have been culled rigorously and developed with longevity and soundness in mind. Take advantage of the efforts put forth to AI and ultrasound sort these females into tight calving intervals.

35 head ultrasound safe to CTR Goodnight 715T DUE 2/2/2013

20 head ultrasound safe to DJS Derringer 96X DUE 2/2/2013

42 head ultrasound safe to Connealy Right Answer 746 DUE 2/2/2013

20 head ultrasound safe to Warner Beef Balancer Bulls DUE 2/21/2013 FOR 20 DAYS Sons of CTR Good Night 715T and DJS Last Call 44W (Final Answer) Health: Had all calfhood vaccinations, back poured and first round of ScourGuard CTR GOOD NIGHT 715T EPDs CE: 113 BW: -3.5 MK: 18 RE: -.03

DJS DERRINGER 96X

EPDs CE: 108 BW: -2.0 MK: 18 RE: .21

WW: 41 MB: .09

YW: 79 CV: 33.61

WW: 34 MB: .14

YW: 74 CV: 37.59

CONEALLY RIGHT ANSWER 746 EPDs MK: 27

BW: -3.3 RE: .39

WW: 52 MB: .33

YW: 117 CV: 71.28

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Bred Females Boehler Gelbvieh 15 Black Bred Heifers Another repeat consignment of outstanding females. In 2011 Boehler’s bred heifers topped the Maternal Edge sale because of their brood cow look and correctness. This set of heifers are simply the encore to last year’s! Originating from a program with a long history of quality and consistency bred in. These are sisters to bulls and females that have turned heads all over the country. All heifers were AI bred to leading sires and cleaned up by an Angus bull to calve within 30 days.

15 head AI bred to XXB Ludacris & SAV Iron Mountain - DUE 2/21/2013 for 30 days

Clean up sires: Registered Angus Bulls

Health: All calfhood vaccinations, Lepto/Vibrio, back poured, and first round ScourGuard

XXB LUDACRIS 039S EPDs CE: 106 BW: -.7 MK: 12 RE: .07

WW: 24 MB: .34

YW: 58 CV: 36.67

SAV IRON MOUNTAIN 8066 EPDs BW: 0 MK: 18 RE: .30

WW: 50 MB: .24

YW: 110 CV: 59.62

“The Gelbvieh breed is a good choice when producers are looking for a breed that will fit into their crossbreeding program that brings good growth, exceptional milking ability and good carcass characteristics, particularly for cutability. Gelbvieh are also noted for early age of puberty which is a plus for getting first calve heifers bred early in the breeding season.” – Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky 4


Bred Females Marvin Peters 10 Black Balancer® Bred Heifers This is a nice set of black heifers that have been handled right. These heifers are coming off Marvin Peters replacement heifers. Not often do we get to select females out of the heart of a cow herd. There are many generations of Taubenheim genetics built into this cow herd. The Taubenhiem program needs no introduction in central Nebraska or nationwide for that matter. Take advantage here! Bred to low birth weight Balancer bulls from Taubenhiem Gelbvieh.

Bred to low birth weight Balancer bulls - DUE 2/20/2013 FOR 60 DAYS

Herd Health: All calf vaccinations, Preg Guard, ScourGuard, back poured.

Open Females Witte Cattle Company 40 head Red Open Heifers Here are the sisters to the high selling open females from the 2011 Maternal Edge Sale. This fancy set of multi-generation Balancer heifer calves are built to produce. Last year’s females successfully went through an aggressive development program and have traded well this past fall. The Witte cow herd has been a mainstay of efficiency and performance. Selected out of over 125 heifer calves, the quality has been screened for you. Sired by red Balancer bulls that trace back to the “go to” Red Angus bulls in the industry. March 2012 born heifers weaned in August. Health: No implants, All pre-weaning and weaning shots and OCV vaccinated, back poured

DLW RED POWER 583U EPDs CE: 110 BW: .06 MK: 10 RE: .49

WW: 53 MB: .03

YW: 96 CV: 40.58

*Grandsire to several heifer calves offered

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Open Females Warner Beef Genetics 80 Black Open Heifers This uniform set of black heifers comes out of the Warner Beef commercial cow herd consisting of over 600 cows. The base cow herd is Angus and Balancer® type cows by Balancer and Gelbvieh bulls. Breed make up is approximately 25% Gelbvieh 75% Angus in this set of females. Individual sire records can be made available as some females are out of the registered herd. The brothers to these females have sold consistently at the top on Superior Livestock sales for over 10 years. February and March born heifers weaned in August Health: No implants, All pre-weaning and weaning shots and OCV vaccinated, back poured

Lynn Ryan 30 head of Red Open Heifers Here is an outstanding set of red heifer calves. The Ryan operation is one of the really good Balancer cow herds in central Nebraska. This set of heifer calves traces back to the Red Angus greats like Conquest, Gravity and Cherokee Canyon before that. Look to this group for a super set of cows in the future. March born heifer calves Herd Health: All calfhood shots, Calfhood vaccinated and back poured.

“Reproduction is the number one trait for profitability and heterosis can help in this area more than any other. If a breeder is only focused on end product, research suggests that it might be at the detriment to reproduction and cow maintenance requirements. If you are going to ask your cows to do more with less, make sure they have heterosis tools to succeed.” – Bob Weaber, Kansas State University 6


Open Females Pope Farms 10 Black Open Heifers This is the top cut of over 30 head of Pope Farms Balancer® heifers. This program is as specific for genetic selection and mating as any out there. Not often can you capitalize on a breeding program with this much AI an ET work behind it. This is an outstanding set of females that carry the quality to suit anyone. Put these females on with others or select them on their own, whichever your numbers require, but these heifers will be special cows. February born heifer calves Herd Health: All calfhood shots, Calfhood vaccinated and back poured

Lower Birth Weights, Greater Calving Ease

Source: American Gelbvieh Association EPD genetic trend for birth weight and calving ease.

Moderate Mature Cow Weight

“Through aggressive selection pressure by Gelbvieh breeders, Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle have improved calving ease, added carcass weight, while producing more pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed.” Frank Padilla, American Gelbvieh Association, CO

Source: Meat Animal Research Center Progress Report #22

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Gelbvieh Association of Nebraska 71628 Rd 425 Beaver City, NE 68926 Money Making Mathematics:

2+2=5

Add as much as $1,000 over the life of a crossbred cow with planned crossbreeding. HETEROSIS IS YOUR KEY TO PROFITABILITY!

Commercial Female Sale Friday, December 14, 2012 1:00 PM CST Kearney Livestock • Kearney, NE Sponsored by the Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska

Gelbvieh x British cow with a Balancer® sired calf.

Crossbreeding is Smart and Easy. www.GELBVIEH.org American Gelbvieh Association • 303-465-2333

Over 300 head of Gelbvieh-influenced Bred and Open Heifers Sell!


2012 Nebraska Maternal Edge Sale