RLV Gelbvieh 33rd Annual Bull Sale
Date: April 18, 2013
Location: Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange, Belle Fourche, SD
Average: 18 Yearling Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls – $4,372
RLV Gelbvieh, presented a small, but extremely powerful set of bulls for their 33rd Annual Production sale held at Belle Fourche Livestock. Richard and Linda Vavra have developed one of the top herds of Gelbvieh cattle in the region. They utilize a strict culling program and the top herd bulls in the industry.
This was a very impressive set of bulls. They were thick, deep bodied and full of muscle, with dispositions that are rarely seen. You virtually had to push the bulls out of the way when walking thru the pens. There was a great combination of calving ease bulls with plenty of growth and performance in the sale. The large crowd of buyers in the seats represented several states in the region and eagerly bid and bought this fine set of bulls.
Topping the sale was lot 5 a 2/1/12 Balancer son of SAV Potential with a moderate 83 pound birth weight, 781 pound weaning weight, and 1288 pound yearling weight This bull has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 68, YW 104, and Milk 29. Repeat buyer, John Garman, Alzada, MT was the buyer at $6,750.
Selling at $5,800 to Neal McCoy, Belle Fourche, SD was lot 6, a 2/3/12 balancer son of SAV Thunderbird. This bull also had a very moderate birth weight of 67 pounds with EPDs of BW -2, WW 65, YW 103, and Milk 25.
Lot 13, a 2/18/12 balancer son of SAV Providence sold to Blake Hojer, DeSmet, SD for $5,250. This bull weaned off at 733 pounds had a yearling weight of 1223 pounds and EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 71, YW 118, and Milk 28.
Lot 30, a 3/2/12 son of Dart GR 6016W with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 61, YW 102, and Milk 26 sold to Quinten Rumph, Biddle, MT for $4,750.
Two half brother sons of RLV IX sold at $4,750 to John Garman, Alzada, MT. Lot 42 posted EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 47, YW 71, Milk 26. Lot 51, is a power-bull that has a weaning weight of 880 pounds, yearling weight of 1277 pounds and EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 55, YW 79, and Milk 22.