Mangen Angus Ranch 44th Annual Bull Sale
Date: April 28, 2016
Location: Belle Fourche Livestock
Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar and Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek and Scott Dirk
152 Ylg. bulls – $5,888
Mangen Angus Ranch is owned by John and Mary Alice Mangen and their families. Their ranch is north of Broadus, Montana. A huge crowd had gathered for their annual bull sale at Belle Fourche Livestock.
The Mangens were one of the first to offer the “Unconditional Guarantee,” and they have stayed true to their word, year after year.
We see a lot of their progeny, both calves and yearlings, that are sold back through Belle Fourche Livestock. They are usually right on top of the market.
Since this is the 44th sale, there is proof that Mangens look out for their customers. Each year there is a long list of longtime repeat customers at their annual sale, and this is almost unparalleled in the business.
The Mangens believe in culling for disposition, and selecting for mothering abilities, udder features, and fertility. This was a very fast paced sale that stayed strong to the very end.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 214, selling for $18,000 to the Emmons Ranch from Olive, Montana. He was MAR Consensus 5714, a son of DL Consensus 122, and out of a daughter of WK Midland 3099. Born at 81 pounds, he weaned at 713 pounds, and posted EPDs of BW 0.4, WW52, MILK 23, and YW 86.
Mark Scherbenske from Lehr, North Dakota, bought Lot 5, MAR Tiger 5505, at $14,000. This son of GS Tiger 328 was out of a daughter of Whites Danny Boy 751. Entering the world at 79 pounds, he weaned at 738 pounds to ratio 104. His EPDs were BW 0.3, WW 58, MILK 22, and YW 96.
Another popular bull was Lot 150, MAR Final Answer 5650. Here was a son of Opp Final Answer 18, and out of a daughter of GS Structure 6203.With a birth weight of 86 pounds, he weaned at 762 pounds to ratio 106. He had EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 53, MILK 17, and YW 81. With a final bid of $11,000, his new owner was Green Mountain Angus Ranch from Ryegate, Montana.
When the gavel fell at $9500, Lot 23 was headed home with longtime repeat buyer, Graham Livestock from Moorcroft, Wyoming. Sired by GS Tiger 333, and out of a daughter of Tokach Upward 8047, he had EPDs of BW 0.2, WW 50, MILK 22, and YW 91.
Kurt Collins from Broadus, Montana, purchased Lot 140 at $ 9500. He was by Opp Final Answer 18, and out of an EA Payweight 601 daughter. His EPDs were BW 1.0, WW 51, MILK 20, and YW 86. He hit the ground running with a 79 pound birth weight and reached a weaning weight of 730 pounds on his mother’s milk and range grass.
Other High Sellers:
Lot 149 – Opp Final Answer 18 x GS Structure 6203, to Hagen Ranch, Ashland, Montana, for $9000
Lot 143 – Opp Final Answer 18 x EA Payweight 601 to Dan Lewis of Grand View Angus, Rapid City, South Dakota, for $9000
Lot 14 – GS Tiger 333 x PF Net Worth 824 to Graham Livestock, Moorcroft, Wyoming, for $9000
What a great day for the Mangen family, as well as for their loyal customers!