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Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus
Thorstenson Gelbvieh Angus is a family run farm/ranch that focuses on providing trouble free, performance seedstock. The Thorstenson family has been raising cattle in north central South Dakota since 1885 and registered Gelbvieh since 1975. We added registered Angus in 1993. Today, we market registered Gelbvieh and Angus cattle in addition to Balancer bulls (Gelbvieh x Black or Red Angus cross) at our annual spring production sale. Artificial Insemination has been used extensively in our breeding program since the early 1970's. We continue to AI approximately two-thirds of our cowherd annually. With our combination of genetics, we offer commercial ranchers a simple plan to maintain hybrid vigor without complicated crossbreeding systems. Our cattle combine calving ease, moderate mature size and marbling with growth, muscle, fertility and pounds of calf per cow exposed. We perform genomic testing on 20-30% of our bulls. More are parentage and homozygous tested. Call, visit our website, or stop at the ranch to learn more about our balanced approach to commercial beef production.
Name: Vaughn Thorstenson
Phone: 605-649-6262
Fax: 605-649-7361
Email: vwthor@venturecomm.net
Website: http://www.BalancerBulls.com


12980 Cedar Road
Selby , SD 57472


From Selby, SD, go 3.25 miles West, then 0.25 mile North.

Artificial Insemination
Embryo Transfer
Ultrasound on 100.0%
of all bulls sold


Purebred seedstock
Composite or F1 seedstock
Registered breeding females
Commercial breeding females



Gelbvieh, Black Angus, Black & Red Balancers

Typical Date 
Actual Date 
Bull Sale First Saturday in March 03/02/2024at the ranch, Selby, SD ...X
Private Treaty Fall at the ranch ...X

P.O. Box 20103
Kansas City, MO 64195
Phone: 866-877-2525 | Fax: 816-713-8810

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