May 6, 2016
Date: April 2, 2016
Location: Mullen, Neb.
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
111Yearling Angus Bulls, grossed $569,000 to average $5,126.
20 commercial Angus heifers grossed $32,375 to average $1,618.
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Kraye Angus at Mullen, Neb., is a family owned and family run ranch with John, Julie and David Kraye all sharing responsibility on a daily basis. They have been in the Sandhills for several generations and understand the complexity of running cattle in this environment and being able to select, raise, and breed seed stock that will not falter under any circumstances.
Kraye Angus has long been known for the great dispositions, maternal strengths, and all other economically important traits. They have a strong AI program that allows customers to buy the freshest genetics within large sire groups of half-brothers.
The sale was steady with a standing room only crowd. This sale has become the Sandhill source to buy bulls. This was evident by having mostly repeat customers in the seats. Several large reputable ranchers were buying in volume.
Topping this year's sale was Lot 1, a Feb. 10, 2015, son of Mohnen South Dakota 402, he sold for $14,000 to Arrow One Angus, North Platte, Neb.
The next top bull was lot 7, a Feb. 19, 2015, son of PA Valor 201, he sold for $13,000 to Tyson Cox, Purdum, Neb.
Lot 20 sold for $12,000 to Branda Lovitt, Mullen, Neb. He was a Feb. 10, 2015, son of PA Valor 201.
Another top bull was 24, a Feb. 16, 2015, son of PA Valor 201, he was bought by Doug Diebler, Mullen, Neb., for $12,000.
Hanson Farms, Elsie, Neb., bought a top bull at $11,500. He was a Feb. 27, 2015 son PA Valor 201.
Cedar Top Ranch, Stapelton, Neb. paid $11,000 to own a Feb. 23, 2015, son of Basin Payweight 1682.