Quality Gelbvieh, Balancer, Angus, and Red
Angus Bulls are found at Goldrush Genetics. We maintain one of the most comprehensive breeding
programs in the industry. More than 90% of our calf crop every year is the
result of A.I. from more than 20 of the best sires in the Gelbvieh, Angus, and
Red Angus breeds. Every cow is strategically mated
to the best sires in the breed. Because we use proven genetics with high
accuracies, genetics from Goldrush are much more predictable. We invite
you to come Discover the Difference that Goldrush Genetics can make for you!
Since my herd dispersal in 2008 I have been working with a few
select breeders with my genetics to keep up the total genetic package we
spent over 20 years developing. Bar IV Livestock in Cold Springs, KY
have a few select cows which I own and they run on shares for me, together
we have a group of bulls to offer this year which are quite outstanding.
To start off with, they are all fall born calves and will be 18 months old
(or older) by spring breeding season. The added maturity lets them cover
more cows and have less injuries too.
They have been bred for calving ease, growth and
outstanding carcass genetics, and the maternal side of Gelbvieh goes without
saying! Over the years the Gelbvieh Assoc. have changed where
the EPD’s values are calculated and well as the values themselves. The
milk for example does not give you a real value for milk anymore, it is more
a value on daughters weaning weight than milk itself. It was always a
subjective EPD’s but now it becomes more confusing. The cows in this
herd are somewhere between average to heavy milkers, yet many have lower
milk EPD’s. Bottom line, don’t worry about these bulls taking real
milk out of their daughters. (they are bred to perform or bred to put money
in your pocket )
The ET calves are out the famous F42, the dam of
Bar IV’s herdsire “Levi” and
“Goldrush Visa”, which was in the top 2 bulls in the breed for registrations
for over 6 years and still in the top 12 today! These ET calves are at the
ranch in Guide Rock and the rest of the bulls are in KY. If you select any
bulls Barry will bring them out to Nebraska in April or May. As always, a
sight unseen purchase is guaranteed, if you don’t like the bull you don’t
Just a little update, since dispersing the herd I have started Hynek
Construction, LLC We sell and build grain bins and grain bin equipment. My
dad was in this business for over 40 years and I have picked up where he
left off. The last few years have been very busy with grain bins, both
large and small (and just a touch of herd consulting ). If I can be of
any service to you in these areas, please feel free to call.
DNA Technology Made Simple
Goldrush Genetics has asked Rick Pfortmiller, our IGENITY Representative, to
provide some insight into DNA testing and how you can incorporate this
additional information into your selection methods.
Click here to read the entire article....
The Goldrush Genetics Program – AI, DNA Testing and More “Buying a bull without knowing the
DNA is like buying a truck without knowing what kind of engine it has,”
Click here to read the entire article....
advertise in Gelbvieh World magazine and other publications. We invite
you to view our latest ads and see what Goldrush Genetics has to offer.
As always, call us any time if you have any questions about how Goldrush
Genetics can serve your cattle needs. Click here
for all the ads.....
Goldrush Genetics - Trusted by
Cattlemen for Carcass Traits
"The true value of the beef that you raise lies in the quality of the carcass
produced at harvest."—University of Illinois. The beef industry is experiencing dramatic
change in its marketing structure. More finished cattle are being sold on a
carcass-value basis through some-agreed-upon carcass grid....
Read entire article on Carcass Traits of Goldrush
When a friend told commercial
cattleman Daryl Schrier of Cumberland, Iowa, about a Nebraska Gelbvieh breeder
who had super cattle and was DNA testing, Schrier listened with interest and
followed up by checking out the breeder’s cowherd....
Read Daryl's entire testimony
Here on our beautiful South Central Nebraska Ranch,
we produce cattle that have the traits necessary to flourish in an ever
changing world, where profit is the key to continued success. We
produce Gelbvieh, Angus, Red Angus and composites of each to meet the ever
changing needs of our customers. Click here to tour our Ranch.
"We sell cattle on the
grid and Goldrush bulls produce profitable calves. In 2002, our steers
posted a 3.53 ADG and a 5.83 dry matter conversion. They also graded
74% Choice and 97% Yield Grade 2's or 3's. The 2003 steers had a 3.37
posted ADG and a 6.06 dry matter conversion with 75% Choice and 92% YG 2's
and 3's." Don Jirsa, Milford NE
"Mike Hynek was
integrating carcass traits into his program long before other breeders
realized the necessity. This dedication to keeping birth weight down
while having tremendous weaning weights, adding in the carcass traits to the
mix with a structurally sound animal benefits me, the customer."
Jerry Glaser, Spalding, NE