Mrnak Herefords 48th Annual Production Sale
Date: Feb. 8, 2015
Location: Bowman Auction Market, Bowman, ND
Auctioneers: Scott Weishaar and Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Scott Dirk
98 2-Year-old Hereford bulls – $8,979
38 Reg. bred hfrs – $3,513
436 Commercial open heifers – $1,777
The Mrnak family held their 48th annual Hereford production sale at Bowman Auction Market Feb. 8. A huge crowd of buyers from across the region and Canada, filled the seats to bid on and purchase a great set of 2-year- old bulls, registered bred heifers and commercial open Hereford and baldy heifers.
This was the thickest, stoutest set of bulls Mrnak Herefords has ever brought to town. Representing generations of strict culling and stringent sire selection. The bred heifers were right out of the replacement pen. The commercial heifers, all sired by Mrnak bulls, were an excellent example of what these genetics will do for the beef industry.
The top selling bull of the day was lot MH 9126J Domino 383ET, a March 2013, son of CL 1 Domino 9126J and out of the MH Dakota Lady 7218 donor cow. This herd sire prospect is in the top 1 percent of the breed for Milk and M&G and was the top IMF ratioing bull at 136. The bull has epds of BW 2.6 WW 56 YW 92 Milk 37 M&G 65 and sold to Church Ranch, Balzac, AL, Canada for $52,000.
Dunn Ranch, LLC, Scranton, N.D., selected the next top selling bull, lot 370 at $25,500. MH 302 Domino 370 1ET is a March 2013, son of UPS Domino 3027 and out of another top Mrnak donor cow MH Miss Frontier 6353. This performance bull ranks in the top 5 percent of the breed for weaning and yearling epds, plus top 1 percent for milk and M&G and has epds of BW 3.3 WW 63 YW 105 Milk 32 M&G 64.
Lot 383, MH 9126J Domino 383 1ET, a March 2013, son of MH 9126J Domino 383ET is also out of the MH Miss Frontier 6353 donor cow. This bull has epds of BW 4.2 WW 59 YW 103 Milk 34 M&G 63. Blaine Brost Land & Cattle, Irvine, AB, Canada was the buyer at $24,500.
Dosch Hereford Ranch and Tinjun Hereford Farm, both of Powers Lake, N.D., teamed up to purchase lot 3288 for $24,000. MH Monument 3288 is an April 2013, son of the home-raised herd sire MH Monument 3147 with epds of BW 5.0 WW 61 YW 113 Milk 27 M&G 57.
Selling at $18,000 was lot 3326, MH 1207 Rambo 3326 is also out of a home raised Mrnak herd sire, MH Rambo 1207. This bull had a weaning ratio of 132, yearling ratio of 111. Kurt Kralicheck, Manning, N.D., was the buyer.