Wilkinson Gelbvieh is a 4th generation, family owned and operated cattle ranch located in Southeastern Colorado between Trinidad and LaJunta. The Wilkinsons raise registered Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle, as well as run a commercial herd. Their bulls (50+ each year) are developed and sold at the Ranch at their Spring Bull Sale, the last Saturday of March. Replacement heifers are also sold in the Spring, with several pens offered as part of the Bull Sale offering each year.
Bill began raising registered Gelbvieh cattle in the mid 1980's, when he bought his first HerdBuilder Gelbvieh bull. A few years later, he met and married Nancy and after a few more years, their daughter Sydney was added to the operation. Since Sydney’s change to a remote job with Colorado State Extension in 2022, she is now also back on the ranch and all three are integrally involved in the day to day operations and decisions of the Ranch.
The Wilkinsons raise both purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle, while also maintaining their commercial herd, using their own genetics to produce steers and replacement heifers for the beef market. They take pride in their efforts - exhibiting their cattle at various state and national shows throughout the year and offering their bulls and select replacement females for Sale each Spring at the Ranch.