The 41st Annual National Salers Sale was held on Monday, January 18 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. The sale grossed $104,350 (amount includes the Donation Females). Eight bulls averaged $5,075; 13 females averaged $4,481; and two flushes averaged $2,750.
Top bull was Lot 5 – MJB Elway 322C, a 2/13/15 son of MAC Quarterback 58Y. Consigned by MJB Ranch, sold to Rugg Ranch, Plevna, Mont and Parke Ranch, Drummond Mont. for $9,000.
The top selling female was Lot 23B – MJR Carla 31C, a 2/5/15 daughter of WARD Y108 Rainstar T202. Consigned by Rowell Cattle Co., sold to Elm Creek Ranch with all proceeds going to the American Salers Foundation.
The National Salers & Optimizer Junior Show was held on Tuesday, January 19, immediately followed by the National Salers & Optimizer Open Show. Blake Bloomberg of Stillwater, Okla. judged both shows. The Grand Champion Salers Junior Heifer went to Taylor Goering of McPherson, Kan. with JCGC Blossom 417B, a 2/8/14 heifer sired by JCGC XL 029X. Kirsten Brewer of Goreville, Ill. was awarded Reserve Champion Salers Junior Heifer with ETC Ms Sassy 409B, a 2/5/14 heifer sired by JSR Jamaca 855U.
In the Junior Optimizer Show, Kaylie McKay of Emporia, Kan. won Grand Champion Optimizer Junior Heifer with TSB She A Thriller U1B, a 2/3/14 heifer sired by Thriller 1. Reserve Champion Optimizer Junior Heifer was awarded to Jase Beltz of Galva, Kan. with JB Becky 401B, a 9/20/14 heifer sired by HTFP Mr Focused Y695.
The Open Show began with the Optimizer Heifer Show. Once again, Kaylie McKay won Grand Champion with TSB She A Thriller U1B. Silver Spur Salers of Maryville, Mo. took Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer with DJF Cabo 518C, a 2/13/15 heifer sired by C-Bar Evolution 107Y.
Next in the ring were the Optimizer Bulls. The Grand Champion Optimizer Bull was DJF Border Line 815A, a 2/6/14 bull sired by C-Bar Evolution 107Y. Border Line is owned by Silver Spur Salers and Hayse Farms of Redding, Iowa. GGT Volcano 426C, a 2/12/15 bull sired by S A V Final Answer 0035 was awarded Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull. He’s owned by GG&T Cattle Company.
The National Salers Heifer Show saw numerous Salers heifers come through the ring before a Grand and Reserve Champion were picked. Taylor Goering received the slap for Grand Champion with JCGC Blossom 417B. Reserve Grand Champion Salers Heifer went to Morgan Street of Cave City, Ark. with SCC Bombshell 407B, a 2/24/14 heifer sired by JCGC Who Dat 929W.
The judge evaluated a number of bulls before picking MAZ Off The Rocker 502A as the Grand Champion Salers Bull. He’s a 3/12/13 bull sired by H&S Tonka owned by Maze Farms of Goreville, Ill. JCGC Ambassador 320A owned by Jo C. G. Colmore of Rising Fawn, Ga. and JB Livestock of Canton, Kan. Ambassador is a 2/8/13 bull sired by JCGC Trailblazer 754T.
The Junior Get-Of-Sire and Get-Of-Sire awards went to Street Cattle Company of Cave City, Ark. with the progeny of JCGC Who Dat 929W.
The Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor was awarded to T-Bone Cattle Company of Osceola, Iowa.
The ASA Herdsman of the Year was awarded to Jason Beltz of Galva, Kan.
Complete results of the 2016 NWSS Salers & Optimizer Show can be viewed by visiting www.salersusa.org/shows.