2012 Mangen Angus Ranch Bull Sale
Mangen Angus Ranch, owned by John and Mary Alice Mangen, hosted a big crowd for their annual bull sale held at Belle Fourche Livestock. The crowd rapidly swept up this good set of bulls, and as a result, this was the best sale ever for the Mangens.
These bulls are big, long, and stout, plus they are sound on their feet and legs. These rancher-friendly bulls produce calves that can grow and take care of themselves. Dispositions are important in this herd, and these are gentle bulls that are easy to handle. Another selection tool found in this catalog are the pelvic measurements.
The Mangens have an unconditional guarantee, and they have never wavered away from it. They take care of their customers, and that is why many of these customers have stayed with Mangen bulls from the start. It is a guarantee that’s as good as it gets!
Top-selling bull of the day was Lot 9, selling for $16,000, to Scherbenske Angus, Lehr, ND. He was a son of PF Net Worth 824 and out of a BT Danny Boy 71 daughter. His EPDs were BW 1.0, WW 63, Milk 19 and YW 106. With a weaning weight of 751 pounds, he weighed in at 1,470 pounds on sale day. He had a 42 centimeter scrotal and a large ribeye area at 17.0 square inches.
Mark Scherbenske also liked Lot 58, and paid $8,500 to own this son of Onward 4640RS. He was out of a GS Moonshine 3203 daughter, and had an 89-pound birth weight. He weaned at 741 pounds and grew to a final weight of 1,315 pounds His EPDs were BW 2.6, WW 54, Milk 29 and YW 97.
Brad Austin, White Owl, SD, purchased Lot 20 at $7,250. With an 88-pound birth weight, he weaned at 692 pounds and weighed in at 1,355 pounds. His 41-centimeter scrotal and a 16.5-square-inch ribeye completed the package.
Another bull drawing attention was Lot 116, a son of MAR Dakota Wind 8623. The successful bidder at $8,000 was Gary Sandage, Gordon, NE. The mother of this bull was a GS Rito 525 daughter, and this calf weighed 77 pounds at birth. He weaned at 741 pounds and had EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 54, Milk 14 and YW 88.
Lot 49 sold for $6,750 to the Trucano Ranch, Boyes, MT. He was a son of Onward 4640 RS, and out of a Bushs Strut daughter. He had EPDs of BW 3.7, WW 54, Milk 24 and YW 99. Born at 88 pounds, he weaned at 701 pounds.
Tom Bowen, Newell, SD, bought Lot 35 at $6,750. This son of MAR Payweight 8519 was out of a Opp Dateline 322 daughter, and had EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 47, Milk 25 and YW 80.
This sale stayed very strong throughout the day as a testimony to the quality of bulls that the Mangen family continues to bring to Belle Fourche each year. Their feedlot is only seven miles north of Broadus, MT, and they enjoy visitors throughout the year.