Mogck & Sons Angus of Olivet 2012 Production Sale
Mogck Angus of Olivet, SD, owned by Charles and LeAndra Mogck and their family, hosted a huge crowd on a rainy day that helped boost the spirits of everybody in agriculture in eastern South Dakota.
There had been a lot of talk all spring about this set of bulls, especially about the long string of sons sired by the home-raised sire, Mogck Sure Shot, who was the high-selling bull in the 2008 Mogck Production Sale. This bull is “calving ease” and also excels in growth and ribeye size. There were 28 sons of Sure Shot in this year’s catalog.
The Mogck family is also in the commercial cattle business as they feed a large number of cattle, mostly calves sired by their bulls. They understand the economic factors and they breed their cattle accordingly. Another thing that really helps this sale is that Charles Mogck is just one of those really nice guys in this business.
Top-selling bull of the day also proved to be the top-selling bull of the season, bringing $192,000 from Accelerated Genetics, Baraboo, WI; Hoover Angus Farm, Ellston, IA; and KDS Angus, Lenox, IA. This bull was Lot 19, Mogck Sure Shot 691, sired by Mogck Sure Shot, and out of Mogck Mary 1255, a daughter of KCF Bennett Coalition SCC. Mogck Mary, the mother of this bull, had already raised four calves with outstanding ratios of 108 for weaning, 107 for yearling and 123 on marbling. This was the heaviest yearling weight bull in the sale at 1,553 pounds and the second heaviest weaning weight at 881 pounds. His stats just kept coming – with a 17.0 square inch ribeye and a fantastic 7.03% for IMF. He had a 39 centimeter scrotal measurement, and came with EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 64, Milk 28, YW 111, Marb 0.56 and REA 0.30.
Lot 56 was the second bull in the ring, and he brought $41,000 from Dikoff Angus, Onaka, SD, and Vaghn Thorstenson, Selby, SD. He was sired by Kesslers Frontman, and out of a daughter of Mytty In Focus. With an 82-pound birth weight, he weaned at 751 pounds, and posted a yearling weight of 1,404 pounds. He had EPDs of BW 0.2, WW 57, Milk 28 and YW 105.
Mark and Deb Boraas, Appleton, MN, were the winning bidders on Lot 15 at $16,000. Sired by Mogck Sure Shot, he was out of Mogck Whispering Wind. Born at 76 pounds, he weaned at 697 pounds, and grew to a yearling of 1,307 pounds. His IMF was 5.02% and his ribeye area was 14.8 square inches. EPDs were BW -2.0, WW 53, Milk 27 and YW 94.
Lot 17 sold to Hall Ranch, Bassett, NE, for $16,000. He was by Sure Shot and out of a daughter of Mogck Directive 1175. His EPDs included BW 0.0, WW 57, Milk 34 and YW 106. He hit the ground at 87 pounds and started growing, reaching a weaning weight of 817 pounds and a yearling weight of 1,451 pounds.
Lot 4, a son of Mogck Sure Shot, brought $13,000 from Foxhoven Angus, Crofton, NE.
Lot 36, a son of Connealy Danny 5398, brought $12,000 from Bush Angus, Britton, SD.
Lot 10, a son of Mogck Sure Shot, brought $10,000 from CC Angus Ranch, Danning, NE.
Lot 37, a son of Connealy Danny 5398, brought $10,000 from TNT Angus, Rock Lake, ND.
The highest-selling open heifer brought $3,500 from Fuoss Angus, Draper, SD.