Gross Dairy Cattle and Farm Equipment Auction

Farm Auction in 35163 Riverside Road, Hillman Minnesota, United States

16 Tuesday
April 16th, 2019 11:00 AM
Mid American Auction Inc.
Phone: (320) 760-2979

Gross Dairy Cattle and Farm Equipment Auction

Farm Auction in 35163 Riverside Road, Hillman Minnesota, United States

Tuesday at - 16th April , 2019


NOTE:  The Gross family has farmed on this farm for three generations beginning in 1927 with Joel’s grandparents Theodore and Mathilda, followed by his father and mother Ben and Virginia, with Joel, Nicole and their family operating the farm the past 20 years. The Gross’s are well known in this area as good friends and neighbors and for their efficient farming operation. Mid-American Auction Co. is honored to be selected by the Gross family to conduct their dairy cattle and equipment auction. Please note that only listed items will be selling so please plan on prompt attendance as we will be starting with farm machinery, followed by dairy cattle. Prior inspection welcome by appointment beginning Thursday, April 11th. Online bidding on farm equipment through Proxibid powered by Mid-American Auction Co., Inc. In the event of severe weather, please listen to KASM 1150 AM Albany or check our website at: for weather related updates. If you are in need of good, clean farm machinery or high quality dairy replacements, please mark this date on your calendar and make plans now to attend the Gross equipment and dairy cattle auction.



Location has been calculated by address and may not be 100% accurate.

Auction Items For Sale

75 Head of Very Good Registered & High Grade Holstein Cattle Selling Under Cover

NOTE:  This is a well uddered, high producing herd of both registered and high grade Holstein cattle. The foundation of the registered portion of this herd includes selections from the Holmgren and Schoon herds, as well as other top regional programs. The herd was most recently classified in 2018 with several VG cows as well as the Gross’s Matriarch 91 point excellent cow. This herd has been on test for over 40 years with current records indicating a herd average of 2X 23,000 pounds milk, exceptional 4.7% 1080 fat and very good 3.4% 793 protein. Records to 35,000 milk and over 1200 fat. No TMR in use. Somatic cell count averages 160,000. Cows are milked in a tie-stall facility. This herd has been exclusively artificially bred for over 50 years using leading TPI and NM sires; including, but not limited to: Mogul, Shamrock, King Boy, Big Royal, McCutchen, Fuel, Dorman, and others. Along with a very nice set of mature females, we offer a great group of bred and open heifers that are all AI sired and out of leading Gross dams. Cattle are Bangs vaccinated and monthly herd health program provided by Litke Vet Clinic of Pierz. A catalog will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to the auction so please view online or phone (320) 760-2979 to have one mailed. Whether you are looking for pedigree or production, please take a moment to review the catalogs and make plans to be on the seats April 16th. Sale will be held under cover, trucking available.


Includes:  (45) Fancy Holstein Cows, (27) Registered, Balance High Grades, (12) First and Second Lactations. Several Recently Fresh with the Balance Fresh, Bred Back and in Full Production


Bred Heifers

(12) Large Frame Heifers due to Freshen from Sale Time through Early Fall, Includes (7) Registered


Open Heifers

(18) Fancy Open Heifers, (10) Registered, from Babies through Breeding Age


Clean CIH & IH Tractors

NOTE:  Nice line of well maintained farm machinery with several pieces purchased new and major pieces shedded.

2010 Case IH Model 215 AFS Magnum MFWD Diesel Tractor, Good 480-80R-50 Michelin Agri Bib Rear Tires, Hub Duals, 380-80R-38 Front Tires, Power Shift, Instructors Seat, 4 Hydraulic Remotes, Quick Hitch, Hammer Strap, 1000 PTO with 540 Reducer, Safety Beacon, Safety Light Bar, 10 Front Weights, Shows 4574 Hours, Ser. #ZARZ02234, (Nice Condition)

IH Model 574 Diesel Tractor, Open Station, Fenders, 540 PTO, Dual Hydraulics, (No 3-Point) Shows 7163 Hours, Ser. #2310014U002584

1991 CIH Model 7130 Two-Wheel Drive Diesel Tractor, Power Shift, Instructor’s Seat, 520-85R-38 Inch Rear Rubber, Hub Duals, Small 1000 PTO with 540 Reducer, 3 Hydraulic Remotes, 3-Point, Shows 11,028 Hours, Ser. #JJA0032356

1981 IH Model 786 Diesel Tractor, Open Station with Canopy Style Umbrella, 18.4 X 38 Inch Rubber, Hub Duals, 6 Rear Wheel Weights, 540/1000 PTO, Joel is the Second Owner with the Tractor Showing just 3179 Hours, Ser. #2470001U009026


Hay and Forage Equipment

1998 John Deere Model 3950 Forage Harvester, Hydraulic Pole, Hydraulic Spout with Electric Controls, Rolls, Cutter Head Knives Updated in 2018, One Owner, Ser. #E000HPX988842, (Nice Condition)

John Deere 2 Row 30 Inch Corn Head (Green) Ser. #E000RCA989163, (Nice Condition)

Case IH SCX 100 14-Ft. Hydra Swing Mower Conditioner, HDX 16-Ft. Auger Style Cutting Head, Machine Ser. #HCA0017251, Head Ser. #HCA0028191, 1 Owner

(2) H&S 7+4 16-Ft. Triple Beater Front Side Unload Forage Boxes on Good Ez Trail Model 1384-B Four-Wheel Wagons, Flotation Tires, Extension Poles

New Holland Model 60 High Capacity Forage Blower, One Owner, Ser. #200160

John Deere 7-Ft. Hay Head, Ser. #E000HPX988842, (Nice Condition)


Combine & Heads

1981 John Deere Model 7720 Turbo Hydro Diesel Combine, 24.5 X 42 Inch Drivers (One New), Chopper just reconditioned by Midwest Machinery, Approx. 5000 Hours, Ser. #458837

John Deere Model 643 (6 Row 30 Inch) Low Tin Oil Bath Corn Head

John Deere 220 Bean Head, Hyd. Fore and Aft, Auto Height Control


Planting and Tillage Equipment

Very Clean John Deere Model BD113 13-Ft. Grain Drill, Grass Seeder, 7 Inch Spacing, Light Kit, Press Wheels, Purchased Unused in 2015, Has Planted Approx. 500 Acres, Ser. #1XFBD11XHD8001504, (Like New)

IH #45 12-Ft. Vibra Shank Field Cultivator

John Deere Model 635 15-Ft. Cushion Gang Tandem Disc, Newer Harrow, Dual Wheels

White Model 281 10-Ft. Heavy-Duty Offset Tandem Disc, Cutaway Front Blades, Plow Bar Harrow

IH Model 720 6x18 Inch Semi-Mount High Clearance Automatic Reset Plow

IH Model 800 6-Row 30-Inch Corn Planter, Dry Fertilizer, Monitor, Corn and Bean Drums

CIH Model 770 6x16 Inch Automatic Reset Pull-Type Plow


Corn Picker, Gravity Boxes & General Farm Machinery

New Idea Model 325 (Two-Row 30 Inch) Pull-Type Corn Picker

Killbros 385 Gravity Box on H.D. Wagon, 10:00 X 20 Rubber

MN 250 Gravity Box on 10 Ton Ez Trail Wagon, Ext. Pole, Flotation Tires

Approx. 250 Bushel Gravity Box on Factory Wagon

Badger Model 2500-L-HD Tandem Axle Liquid Manure Tank, Rear Discharge

Kewanee 40-Ft. Crop Elevator with Truck Hopper

Feterl 8 In. X 50 Ft. PTO Auger

Lorenz Model 100 Grinder Mixer, (Needs Work)

10 In. X 13 Ft. Auger with 3 H.P. 220V Electric Motor


Feed Cart

Val-Metal Model 42 Hydrostatic Gas Powered Single Side Discharge Feed Cart with Honda 7 H.P. Gas Engine