Jen-Ty Gelbviehs is owned and operated by Don & Lorna Okell. Located in Southern Alberta, one and a half hours east of Calgary and 16 miles North West of Brooks Alberta.
We started into Gelbvieh cattle over 25 years ago. We had been running strictly commercial cattle up till then and were looking for something different. With both of us working off the farm at that time and having a small children we were looking for cattle that were easy to handle with good dispositions, calving ease, good udders, easy fleshing with natural muscle mass with great maternal instincts. Gelbvieh had all of that. With that in mind we bought our first Gelbvieh bull in 1990 and a few Gelbvieh females and from there we never looked back. The Gelbvieh influence worked very well for us on our commercial cattle for sure adding those extra pounds to the calves in the fall.
We now run around 100 Purebreds and 100 Gelbvieh / Angus X cows. Our Purebred herd has grown to have some amazing females that produce us some tremendous bull calves and replacement females. We are very selective on our sires. We have used some amazing herd sires to get some good genetics that produce us some awesome calves.
We sell our bull claves in the Gelbvieh Stock Exchange Bull Sale every March at the Medicine Hat Feeding Company in Medicine Hat Alberta. We have always been committed to give our buyers combined forces of quality and genetics backed by an excellent cowherd. We always welcome anyone to come by for a visit and check out our cow herd and see our bull pens.
Gelbvieh Stock Exchange Bull Sale is March 8th, 2016
Medicine Hat Feeding Company