Thank you to all the buyers and bidders that attended our 16th annual open house and bull sale. The MBCC team sold 19 bulls at the open house and sale.
We never sell all of the bulls at the Open House. This is our “opening day”. We have 2 calving ease Angus, 1 Red Angus, 10 Balancer and 4 Sim Angus bulls for sale on a first come, first served basis. See details under the “Bulls for Sale” tab.
The bulls averaged $5211 with MBCC Reward 4F topping the sale at $8600. This frame 4.7 homozygous black, homozygous polled 41% Gelbvieh, 59% Angus bull sired by KCF Bennett Y6 goes back to the MBCC foundation cow, GJH 218B. His GE EPD combination of top 1% CED, 3% WW, 4%YW, 5% marbling, 1% docility and 1% FPI makes him the only Balancer bull in the breed with that combination of extreme calving ease, growth and marbling. Buyer was DJ Weimer, DVM, Knightstown, IN with 50% semen interest kept by MBCC.
The next high selling bull was one of the three calving ease Angus offered. WF Hickok 4E sold for $7100 to Chris Tempel from St. Croix, IN. This extremely docile son of Mill Bar Hickok 7742 boasted EPDs of top 10% CED, 20% YW and 20% marbling.
MBCC No Risk 8F was the next high seller at $6900 going to 8 year-old future seedstock producer, Marvin Mauer of Greensburg, IN. Marvin understands GE EPDs and selected the only Balancer bull in the breed that combines top 10% CED, 1% WW, 1% YW, 1% marbling and 1%FPI. MBCC retained 50% semen interest in this homozygous black, homozygous polled 31% Gelbvieh, 69% Angus son of KCF Bennett Y6 out of a Watchman daughter. Young Marvin is looking to put some $$ from selling semen into his college fund.
MBCC CR Butkus 1F sold for $6700 to Lee Walls, Frankton, IN. This 50% Gelbvieh, 50% Angus son of Sandpoint Butkus was out of a 13 year-old daughter of KCF Bennett G196. He boasts top 20% CED, 10% YW, 35% marbling and 10% FPI and was second high gaining bull on test.
ERTL Absolute Ditka 218F was the next high seller at $6600 and went to Ben Poehlein, DVM, Shelburn, IN. This son of JKDF Ditka C85 is out of MBCC Molly 218D who is a granddaughter of foundation cow, GJH 218B. This homozygous black, homozygous polled 38% Balancer bull was one of the high gaining bulls on test and has been a standout since birth. This calving ease bull has GE EPDs that rank him top 15% CED, 10% YW, 10% docility, 15% FPI.
Chet Thompson of Washington, IN took advantage of our guaranteed sight unseen option and purchased WEIM 31F Charlie from DJ Weimer. This extremely docile Balancer son of EF Complement 8088 is out of a super Watchman first calf heifer. His EPDs rank top 15% CED, 4% YW, 1% marbling and 1% FPI.
Longtime customer Mick Johnston of Dillsboro, IN selected LRSF F65 from Muegge Family Farms at $5400. This red 38% Balancer bull is out of H2R Profitbuilder B043 and a BNC Apollo B433 first calf heifer. His balanced GE EPDs include top 15% WW, 15% YW, 20% marbling and 15% FPI.
After years of customer requests to include females in the sale, MBCC had the quality and numbers to make this happen. Five registered and commercial bred females averaged $1940 and 14 open females averaged $1461. Volume female buyers were James Bush, of Underwood; Gerald Yanos of Straughn and Wendell Heath of Frankton.
Again, many thanks to all of the buyers and bidders of the bull sale. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
I have worked with beef producers as a herd health veterinarian for over 30 years and these producers have taught me what is important to them. Our cattle are bred with these goals in mind.
– Calving ease – Calf vigor at birth
– Excellent disposition – Plenty of growth
– Moderate milk – Moderate frame
– Fleshing ability – Superior maternal traits
– Tremendous carcass
In my “day job” I see numerous “problem” cattle. I do not want any of these problems with my own cattle.