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Midland bull test sees excellent group of Gelbvieh bulls this year

Midland’s strong group of Gelbvieh bulls are slated to sell on April 2 beginning at 12 noon. Lots 1050 through 1087 represent the Gelbvieh breed.

Gelbvieh ADG Leaders

Leading the Gelbvieh average daily gain (ADG) category was lot 1058 with an ADG ratio of 125. Lot 1058 is consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 74, M 32, YW 123, a RFI of 2.76 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

Second is lot 1064 with an ADG ratio 120. Also consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., he is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA and has EPDs of BW -0.7, WW 72, M 33, YW 116, a RFI of -6.71 and an Efficiency Ratio of 147. 

Lot 1065 came in third with an ADG ratio of 118. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW -0.4, WW 78, M 32, YW 130, a RFI of 1.91 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. The lot is consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont. 

Fourth is lot 1071 with an ADG ratio of 116. The son of OZZ EXT Govenor 3N is consigned by Hermansen Cattle Co. of Payson, Utah and has EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 74, M 35, YW 107, a RFI of -3.94 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

Lot 1050, consigned by Arp Gelbvieh of Arlington, Wisc., locked in fifth with an ADG ratio of 114. He is a son of EGL Lock and Load with EPDs of BW 2.0, WW 79, M 21, YW 119, a RFI of 3.07 and an Efficiency Ratio of 109.

Gelbvieh WDA Leaders

Lot 1058 also won the Gelbvieh weight per day of age (WDA) category with a 3.74 WDA. Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont. consigned the son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA. The bull showed EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 74, M 32, YW 123, a RFI of 2.76 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

Second is lot 1050 with a WDA of 3.64. Consigned by Arp Gelbvieh of Arlington, Wisc., he is a son of EGL Lock and Load with EPDs of BW 2.0, WW 79, M 21, YW 119, a RFI of 3.07 and an Efficiency Ratio of 109. 

Tied for third with a WDA of 3.50 are lots 1064 and 1068. 

Lot 1064 is consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW -0.7, WW 72, M 33, YW 116, a RFI of -6.71 and an Efficiency Ratio of 147. 

Next, lot 1068, also consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., is a son of MCFG 186Y with EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 75, M 25, YW 106, a RFI of 3.27 and an Efficiency Ratio of 97. 

In another tie, the fourth place lots 1073 and 1087 posted a WDA of 3.49. 

Lot 1073 is consigned by Arrow H Ranch of West Bountiful, Utah. A son of EGL Tenderloin N407, he has EPDs of BW -1.6, WW 70, M 22, YW 118, a RFI of 0.04 and an Efficiency Ratio of 106. 

Lot 1087 is consigned by Redland Cattle Co. of Choteau, Mont. He is a son of MCFG 12Y with EPDs of BW 1.9, WW 72, M 32, YW 105, a RFI of -1.88 and an Efficiency Ratio of 104. 

The WDA winners for the Gelbvieh bulls are finished out with lot 1063 in fifth. Consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., he showed a WDA of 3.48. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW -0.3, WW 72, M 26, YW 122, a RFI of 0.65 and an Efficiency Ratio of 101.

Gelbvieh Sire Group Leaders

Middle Creek Farms, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont. won both the ADG and WDA sire group awards. Both groups were sired by AAR Ten X 7008 SA. 

Lots 1058, 1064 and 1065 posted a combined ADG average of 4.11.

In the WDA category, lots 1058, 1063 and 1064 showed an average WDA of 3.57.