162 State Hwy 116

Holton, KS 66436


Call Us Anytime!

Sunday - Email Only

Phone Number

(785) 851-0522

162 St. Hwy 116

Holton, KS 66436


Call us Anytime!

Sunday Email Only

Phone Number

(785) 851-0522

Wheeler & Son Cattle Co.

Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls

Where Everything is “Built Gelbvieh”

Take advantage of our flexible payment options!

Feel free to call us and ask about options for spreading the payment out through the calendar year.


Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls by Wheeler & Son

Producing superior Gelbvieh bulls & heifers and Balancer seed-stock is our passion, and e are extremely proud of our Gelbvieh genetics and their ability to make the commercial cattleman more profitable.  Providing the best quality cattle to gain and maintain customer satisfaction is our highest priority.  We take the guess work out of choosing your next Gelbvieh bull by the use of proven D.N.A and EPD data, giving you a completely transparent view of our Gelbvieh cattle.

Private Treaty

No sale rings, no quick decisions, no competition, no tricks.  Take as much time as you need with us.


Relaxed atmosphere

Our goal is to provide you with information and time to make decisions for yourself.

40+ Yrs of genetics

We have been in the game a long time.  Over 40 yrs of A.I. and strict culling.


Buyer Satisfaction

If you are unhappy then you won’t be back to see us.  Satisfaction is our top priority.


Gelbvieh Bulls for Sale

Over 90 Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls are for sale private treaty for Spring 2018.  Get in before the crowd and reserve your bull now!


Gelbvieh Heifers for Sale

Reserve Your Replacement Heifers Now! Open heifers ready for breeding in Spring 2018 now available!

Now offering Payment Plans

We understand that sometimes money can be tight, but you still need your bull!

feed philosophy

Our philosophy on feeding, whether it be during development or on our dams in the pasture is to never over-condition.  We rely on our strict culling to determine which genetics are working for us and not the other way around. By not over-feeding, it shows us any animals that just aren’t keeping up with the others and we can make better decisions for us and our customers.


Honesty and integrity are essential in developing a lasting relationship with our customers.  The data on any seedstocks suppliers genetics are only as accurate and the person recording them. We do not cut corners or bend the data when it comes to our cattle.  We take pride in having 100% tranparency with our current and future buyers.

Genetics that work

We treat our registered herd just like the average cow-calf man treats his.  Like the cow-calf man we are to busy to have to deal with animals that waste time and dollars.  Fertility, udder quality, foot quality, feed efficiency, fleshing ability, and most importantly docililty are all traits we cull very hard on when it comes to our cow families and replacement females.



Fescue Raised genetics

Our headquarters are in NE Kansas but our cattle graze in different locations with different grasses.  We have cattle that graize the bluestem from the Flint Hills and we have herds that live in Central Missouri in the heart of fescue country.  Ask us for our Fescue Formatted bulls and heifers if this is a priority for you!

early bred a.i. heifers

Over the years we have offered a unique program to our open heifer buyers.  We fully develop the heifers and put them through an A.I. protocol to be backed up with a bull from us or one that the buyer currently owns.  We normally hit 70% or higher conception rate and sell these below the bred market price.

Starter packages

It’s very common for us to get phone calls requesting a bull and a small number of heifers for the bull to breed.  We call these our starter packages.  We work very closely with the buyer to match up the right heifers to the right bull and explain to them why we made the choices.  We then work with the buyer again when it comes time to re-breed the females. These packages are sold at a discount price, compared to buying the animals individually.

Pentagon 770C

Pentagon 770C is adding volume and muscle like no other Purebred Gelbvieh bull we have used.  Several sons sell this Fall!
“When the trailer gate shuts, the book isn’t closed.” –  Jerry Wheeler

Why Gelbvieh?

Today’s beef industry requires that you work hard for your cow herd. With Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh-influenced cattle, your cow herd will work as hard as you do.

Pounds still pay. It’s well documented that the Gelbvieh cow weans off more pounds of calf. And a Gelbvieh bull on your commercial cows gives you an advantage in heterosis. That means at weaning time, you’ll get bigger rewards.

You don’t have time to do Mother Nature’s job. Gelbvieh cattle are known for their fertility, milking and mothering abilities, and docility. You don’t have worry about losing money on cows that don’t breed back or cows that won’t raise a calf. And, should there ever be a problem you don’t have to worry about handling an animal.

The Meat Animal Research Center shows that Gelbvieh cattle have worked harder than any other breed at maintaining a moderate framed cow – meaning that those cows maximize efficiency and save you dollars.

Average Weaning Weights Compared to Other Breeds

Angus Sired: 514.6lb    Balancer Sired: 516.3lbs    Gelbvieh Sired: 530.6lbs

Decreased Age at Puberty
The MARC data also shows Gelbvieh-sired calves will reach puberty at an earlier age – 329 days on average. This means, Gelbvieh influenced females have the potential to breed earlier and produce a calf at a younger age – putting money in the commercial man’s pocket.