Kraye Angus Annual production sale
Location: Mullen, Neb.
Date: April 5, 2014
Auctioneer: Tracy Harl
113 Yearling bulls – $5,144
13 Commercial Angus heifers – $1,800
Kraye Angus at Mullen, Neb., is a family owned and family ran 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 7, a March 14, 2013, son of TC Aberdeen 759, he sold to Chad Ludemann, Springview, Neb., for $9,750. Chad Ludemann also purchased Lot 5 for $9,500. He was a March 3, 2013, son of SAV Final Answer 0035.
The next top bull was lot 12, a Feb. 10, 2013, son of WAR Hero X499, he sold for $9,000 to J.H Minor and Co., Hyannis, Neb.
Lot 71 sold for $8500 to Matt Burch, of Tryon, NE. He was a 2/16/13, son of TC Aberdeen 759.
Another top bull was 4, a Feb. 10, 2013, son of SAV Final Answer 0035, he was bought by Byron Cox for $8,000.
Two other bulls sold for $8,000 as well. The first was Lot 9, a Feb. 14, 2013, son of Sitz Upward 307r, and was bought by J.H Minor and Co., Hyannis, Neb. The other bull at $8,000 was Lot 10, a Feb. 17, 2013 son of SAV Free Spirit 8164 and was bought by Wade Andrews, Nenzel, Neb.
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