RLV Gelbvieh & BV Ranch 2012 Bull Sale
RLV Gelbvieh & BV Ranch held their 32nd Annual Bull Sale April 19 at Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange in Belle Fourche, SD. RLV Gelbvieh is owned and operated by Rich and Linda Vavra and BV Ranch is owned and operated by Brent and Eve Vavra and family. Rich and Linda are no strangers to the Gelbvieh breed, having dedicated 32 years to raising efficient mother cows that are fertile, calve easy and have longevity. RLV Gelbvieh and BV Ranch understand their customer’s needs and wants with calving ease, yet still cattle that push the scale down in the fall.
This year’s bulls were the best set of bulls that RLV Gelbvieh and BV Ranch have raised, which is why they have such great repeat buyers and numerous new buyers each year. Their customers came to bid on a set of bulls that were long, deep-bodied and good dispositioned. All these factors made for a great, upbeat sale.
Lot 28, BCV Yizzy 115Y, a February 2011 son of SAV 004 Predominant 4438 was the top selling bull at $7,500, and went home with Max Bowen, Newell, SD. This easy going bull was 86 pounds at birth, weaned at 898 pounds and went on to grow to 1,286 pounds. This bull had a 13.5 square inch REA, paired with EPDs of BW -0.4, WW 42, YW 87 and Milk 16.
Lot 17, RLV Answer 2Y, a February 2011 son of SAV Final Answer 0035, sold to Bob Harrison from Nisland, SD, on a final bid of $6,000. This calving ease bull was 78 pounds at birth, weaned at 790 pounds and grew to 1,154 pounds. This bull had a 12.3 square inch REA and added EPDs of BW -2.1, WW 38, YW 82 and Milk 19.
Lot 29, RLV Good Lead 15Y, a March 2011 son of Dart GR6016W, walked out of the ring with a bid of $6,000 from Roger Keffeler, Union Center, SD. This high marbling bull was 88 pounds at birth, weaned at 755 pounds and grew to 1,221 pounds prior to sale. He had a REA of 13.4 square inches, paired with EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 39, YW 83 and Milk 17.
Lot 10, BCV Yelper 112Y, a February 2011 son of Mytty In Focus, also commanded a final bid of $6,000 from the Little Ranch Co. Inc. out of Leiter, WY. This high performance bull was 72 pounds at birth, weaned at 798 pounds and grew to 1,235 pounds. He had a 13.1 square inch REA and added EPDs of BW -4.0, WW 36, YW 85 and Milk 23.
Lot 26, RLV Big Lead 13Y, a March 2011 son of Dart GR6016W, sold for $5,750 to Max Bowen from Newell, SD. This bull had a 790-pound weaning weight and was 1,218 pounds prior to the sale. This bull had EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 40, YW 86 and Milk 21.
Lot 1, BCV Yoda 127Y, a February 2011 son of Mytty In Focus, sold to Bill Noziska from Newell, SD, for a final bid of $5,750. He was 741 pounds at weaning and was 1,123 pounds prior to the sale. He had a 13.6 square inch REA and had EPDs of BW -2.4, WW 36, YW 85 and Milk 19.