February 2016 Bull sale time is now ready to roll. Not the best leadup I can remember, in fact the last 18 months has been probably the worst period that anyone can remember in Tasmania. The historical records also indicate the worst on record. Statewide has been well below average rainfall and a very cold, dry winter. As a result conserved fodder is in high demand and at prices never seen before. To say we need a good early Autumn break is a gross understatement.
We, like many others have gone through our herd and reduced numbers to try and provide feed for the keepers. The upside has been the excellent prices being paid by the processors for all lines of cattle. We were also fortunate that a return commercial buyer selected some more commercial cow/ calf units to add to their herd. They are so impressed with the performance of the Balancer cattle and the quality of the calves they produce. Had another prospective buyer ring last week and after a short chat said he would come for a look. He had read an article about Gelbvieh in a magazine. An easy sale once he saw the cattle. His parting comment was "I'll be back for more after I"ve sold some more old cows"
Naturally we culled our keeper bull mob very heavily and the result is we only have 7 bulls available for sale this year. These are all top shelf bulls that anyone should be proud to add to their herd.
Freight subsidies available to mainland purchasers. We breed bulls for sale, not just to look good in our paddock
Denis 0418 134540 [email protected] Tim 0409 997855
Geltas Kosciusko Born 28 September 2014
Birth weight 40 kg Weight 726 kg on 4/3/2016 Sire: Geltas Hierachy Dam: Ebony Lodge Pauline E29
Kosciusko was Junior champion bull at Launceston Royal Show in 2015
He has developed very well. Long and smooth and a power of muscle. walks well on a great set of feet and legs. Has a magnificent temperament and is so easy to handle. Our 14 year old junior handler won Champion handler at one show parading Kosciusko. A first year handler, following in the footsteps of her mother who was a handler with us many years ago. Sold
Geltas Karma ( AI) Born 11/4/2014 Birth weight 43 kg
Sire: CIRS Decade Dam: Norolle Shady Lady E50
Bred in the purple, Karma had a successful show season last year and then was the backup sire to 30 cows after an AI program. We think very highly of this bull and he has the typical Gelbvieh placid nature. Excellent topline and sound structure he carries himself very well. Loves his cows and always looking for more. Would complement any stud or commercial herd. Available for sale but will remain as a sire in our stud if not sold. We have been very impressed with our Decade cattle.
Geltas Krystone Born 3 May 2014
Birth weight 39kg Weight on 4 March 2016 718 kg
Sire: Macquarie Frank Dam: Ebony Lodge Gemstone
We selected Krystone as the joining sire for our stud heifers and first calf Balancer heifers. His temperament is second to none and his structure is excellent. Length of body and beautifully clean through the shoulders are some of his standout features. An excellent muscle pattern and his depth makes him a complete package. Sold ( 3 semen shares) We are retaining the other share and possession
We have taken semen from Krystone and have it available for sale for commercial use only
Geltas Kryptonite Born 7 September 2014
Birth weight 37kg Weight on 4 March 2016
Sire: Geltas Hierachy Dam: Crystal Creek Aster
If you want thickness and earlier maturity this is the bull for you. Would be ideal for vealer production to add growth and shape. Don't miss this one he will be one of the first to go.
Geltas King Kong Born 1 November 2014
Birth weight 36 kg Weight 4/3/16 584 kg
Sire: Fairlight Centurion Dam: Geltas Excelle X162
King Kong is a typical Centurion calf, has that extra bit of length and a strong topline to carry himself. Dam is one of our good old cows, but sadly at 13 years of age she had to move on as we have enough younger replacements.
Centurion was Senior Champion Interbreed bull at Launceston Royal in 2015
Red Angus Geltas Kracker Born 30 April 2014 Birth weight 38kg Weight on 4/3/ 2016 703kg
Sire: Pine Park Hillbillie Deluxe (ET) Dam: Invocera Ember
Kracker is a very well balanced bull with plenty of muscle and oozing with softness. He was a standout calf and has developed into a very impressive bull
Retained for in herd use
Kracker is now 4 years old and we have used him extensively in our Balancer breeding program. A great looking bull and sound as.
Geltas Karma 14 months by CIRS Decade
out of Norolle Shady Lady
Karma is being prepared for the Spring show season
11th May 2015. Hope to get some photos of sale bulls soon and post details. One bull, Geltas Jagermeister , born August 2013 , was part of our 2014 show team and retained to use as our joining sire for the Spring calvers.
Due to the high demand last year all other bulls were sold and the rest of this years sale bulls are yearlings.
Geltas Heirachy ( AI ) Tattoo: GTPH29 Born: 22-5-2012
Sire: CIRS Decade 278U2 Dam: Norolle Lady in Red D49
Scan data 12-1-2014 EMA: 104 IMF: 2.30
Hierachy was the most successful bull in our show team last year being placed in Interbreed classes several times. He is long and smooth with adequate muscle and excellent structural correctness. He was used lightly in the herd last Spring as a backup to our AI program and on other selected females from the top end of our stud herd. His dam, Norolle Lady in Red was the calf at foot to the Grand Champion Female at both Sydney Royal and Rockhampton Beef in 2009. Asking $3,500 but will consider all genuine offers. SOLD to breed Balancers.
Geltas Headline ( AI ) Tattoo: GTPH49 Born: 6-8-2012
Sire: DLW Wardon 24W Dam: Norolle Shady Lady E50
Scan data 12-1-2014 EMA: 119 IMF: 3.20
Headline is another outstanding bull that would be an outcross to most Australian studs. Tremendous muscling and growth and excellent testicular development. Ideal for use in a Balancer program to add many extra dollars to weaners at sale time. Out of another of the top Norolle cow families. Asking $3,500 but will consider all genuine offers. SOLD Headline , Jedi the Force and Balancer J56 have all been sold and are heading over the water to commence a Balancer program.
Geltas Brutus H42 Tattoo: GTPH042 Born: 27-7-2012
Sire: Macquarie Frank F10 Dam: Golden Gate Yallanda
Scan data 12-1-2014 EMA 100 IMF 2.80
This bull is an outstanding example of what the Gelbvieh breed is all about. Dark red coated with thickness and balance, plenty of depth in the hind quarter and eye appeal. Asking $2900