2019 Production Sale Friday, March 1st 1pm

Chimney Butte Ranch 2019 Production Sale Friday, March 1st 1pm CST at KIST Livestock in Mandan, ND.

If you are unable to attend the sale, we will be broadcasting live through DVAuction. Information on how to watch and bid is available at

2019 Sale Downloads:

Catalog, videos, and supplement sheets will be posted as soon as they become available.
*2019 Sale Catalog
*2019 Production Sale Bull Summary -updated 2/24/19
*2019 Production Sale Bred Heifer Summary
*2019 Bull Sale Supplement Sheet
*2019 Sale Order

Sale Videos Available on DVAuction Site

Supplement material will be posted as it becomes available. Please feel free to contact Doug with any questions.

2019 Golden Rule State Sale Offerings: Link to Sale Website

Sale Date: Sunday, Jan 27th: Cattle viewing 11am-4pm at Kist Livestock in Mandan, ND
7pm Video sale at Baymont Inn Mandan, ND or online at
Sale catalog here: Golden Rule Sale Catalog

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Lot 3 DCH E706 AMGV1395204(HOMO POLLED)
Identity females have been great females for us. This great looking easy keeping female will be no exception. If you want to add a true quality Balancer to your herd this is one of the really good ones. Ultra sound indicates she is safe to the A-I sire MCCA Cornhusker Red 524C (AMGV1310913), carrying a Bull calf due 2/28/2019. DNA profiles for our offering were in process at printing time and will be posted on our website when available.
E706 Video

Lot 8 DCH E746 AMGV1395248(HOMO POLLED)
A true herd builder. Maternal grand dam is a Dam of Merit, Her sire DCH C134, sold to Thorstenson Gelbvieh, was the high seller in our 2016 sale. She is Awesome!!! Ultra sound indicates safe to A-I sire DCH X102(AMGV1161528, sire of Great Divide, the 2016 Breeders Choice Futurity winner) carrying a heifer calf due 2/27/2019. Rock solid proven genetics top and bottom. As always, we guarantee the sex and sire of the calf these heifers are carrying.
E706 Video

Quite possibly the best Resource daughter we have raised. Big volume, feminine, and structurally correct. Her maternal grand dam, DCH N107, achieved Dam of Distinction status. Ultra sound indicates Safe to the A-I sire JOB 53B Choco, (AMGV1278414) homo black, homo polled, due 2/28/2019 with a bull calf. Females like this, bred with this much potential should never leave our place, but the gates are open when Chris screens, and he only wants the good ones. An exceptional package.
E782 Video

Lot 12 DCH E788 AMGV1404085(HOMO POLLED)
The first ET female we have offered for sale at auction before calving. You can build a herd around this female. An exceptional female backed with a rock solid pedigree. The longest heifer in the offering, with a big hip and big volume. Ultrasound indicates safe to A-I sire Musgrave Aviator 542 (AMAN17264774), due 2/27/2019 with a Balancer heifer calf. We would work with the buyer to flush this female should they agree.
E788 Video

Lot 16 DCH E861 AMGV1399793(HOMO POLLED)
Upgrade females are hard working, easy keeping productive females, we have several working in our herd. Great phenotype, correct structure, and a pleasure to work with. Her maternal pedigree contains a Dam of Distinction, and a Dam of Merit. Predictable proven genetics, what a package. Ultrasound indicates a heifer calf due 3/18/2019, natural service by TMGR Rafter M 3434A(AMGV1260556). We will assist in making sure your purchases from us are delivered safely and timely.
E861 Video

Lot 17 DCH E865 AMGV1399797(HOMO POLLED)
An exceptional female that carries the extra length, and extra volume needed for a powerful female. Her sire DCH C169 sired the high selling bull in our 2018 production sale. There is a dam of Distinction and a Dam of Merit in the pedigree, indicating performance, productivity, longevity, fertility and profitability. Ultra sound indicates a Bull calf, due 3/17/2019, natural service by TMGR Rafter M 3434A (AMGV1260556). Rafter has been used successfully on heifers several years in our program. Proven genetics in an exceptional package that should enhance any purebred program.
E865 Video

Replacement quality females are offered for sale each year. A limited number are consigned to the Golden Rule Sale. Normally 40-60 replacement females are sold private treaty at the ranch.


The North Dakota Gelbvieh Association sponsors the Golden Rule sale each year on the last Monday in January. The animals we consign to this sale are hand selected by the sale manager. Over the years, we have sold several females in this sale that have achieved Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction status.


Each year we offer replacement quality females for sale at the ranch. The animals offered are sound and guaranteed. We hold the standard of anything we sell to be of quality we would use in our own herd. Bred females are offered in three groups, bred heifers, older cows, and late breds.


We develop more heifers than we need for annual replacements. All the heifers are developed as one group. We price the animals separately and offer for sale starting January each year. We stop sales when we reach the number we need to retain as replacements in our own herd.


Our operation runs cattle in rugged demanding terrain. We also winter graze until the cows cannot get thru the snow. These conditions cull hard doing and inferior animals quickly. The cows that have stayed in the herd have proven themselves for condition, productivity, structure and attitude. We find we can sell these old proven cows to operations that work in an easier environment, and they typically continue to raise several more good calves. These older cows have produced sale bulls and our replacement females.


To manage our herd efficiently, we need to keep the calving period condensed. This results in a more uniform bull sale offering, and better sorting for pastures and breeding. Many of these animals are late because some of the breeding pastures are too large for one bull to service, or a bull may have gotten hurt resulting in cows not serviced on time. These cows are from the heart of the herd and will work very well in herds that calve in late April or May.

All the females offered are guaranteed bred, and have registration papers available. Please contact us if you have interest in bred females.