Mogck & Sons Angus of Olivet – 31st Annual Production Sale
Date: April 11, 2014
Location: At the farm, Olivet, S.D.
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek and Chris Effling
104 Ylg bulls: $6,668
29 Ylg heifers: $2,146
Mogck & Sons Angus of Olivet, owned by Charles and LeAndra Mogck and their family, hosted a huge crowd for their annual production sale at their farm. It has been very gratifying to watch the progress of this family’s herd of Angus cattle. In the past few years, they have bred a whole list of bulls that went on to be stud bulls in several of the AI companies across the nation.
And with the nationwide popularity, the good thing about this is that we still see many of the same commercial cattlemen on the seats competing for these good bulls. The Mogck farmstead is a true show place for South Dakota. The chores are all done on time! The bulls are all penned on grass before the sale, and with the Mogck hospitality, the buyers are more than ready to bid and buy at sale time.
This year’s sale was very fast-paced and aggressive and stayed good until the end.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 40, a bull that had generated a lot of pre-sale attention. He sold for $55,000 to Bush Angus, Britton, S.D., and Jac’s Ranch, Bentonville, Ark. He was a son of Mogck Frontman 1141, and out of a daughter of Mogck Sure Shot. His EPDs included BW -1.3, WW 63, MILK 35, YW 107, MARB 0.21, and REA 0.50. He hit the ground at 74 lb. and started growing, reaching a weaning weight of 825 lb. and a yearling weight of 1,399 lb. He had an IMF of 4.69 percent and a REA of 13.8 sq. in. to go with a 39.3 cm. scrotal measurement.
Gary Sandage, Gordon, Nebr., chose Lot 2 at $16,000. He was a son of the $192,000 Mogck Bullseye bull, and out of a daughter of Kesslers Frontman who was a first calf heifer. He had an 87 lb. birth weight, a weaning weight of 895 lb., and a yearling weight of 1,492 lb. to ratio 114. His EPDs were BW 2.4, WW 67, MILK 36, YW 110, MARB 0.49, and REA 0.35.
Lot 72 sold for $14,000 to Miller Angus Farm, Estelline, S.D. Here was a son of Mogck Danny 231 who was out of a daughter of MCC Daybreak. With EPDs of BW 3.7, WW 73, MILK 30, YW 123, MARB 0.44, and REA 1.20, this big bull weaned at 908 lb. to be the heaviest weaning weight bull in the sale. He measured a 40 cm. scrotal, a 17.0 sq. in. rib eye, and had a $B score of 105.59.
Ryan Ressler, Cooperstown, N.D., selected Lot 3 at $14,000. He was a son of Mogck Bullseye and out of a daughter of Mogck Whispering Wind. Born at 93 lb., he weaned at 900 lb. and had a yearling weight of 1,462 lb.
Other High Selling Bulls:
Lot 88 – $12,000 to Haugen Cattle Company, Hannaford, N.D. (Connealy Confidence 0100 x HARB Pendleton)
Lot 102 – $11,000 to Bryan Rice, Morrill, Nebr. (Mogck Predestined 2111 x Mohnen Kaboom 477)
Lot 21 – $11,000 to Adam Mohrhauser, Crooks, S.D. (Mogck Sure Shot x AAR Really Windy)
The top selling heifer was Lot 114, selling for $4,750 to Eric Solsaa, Hayti, S. Dak. She was sired by WMR Timeless, going back to Leachman Right Time, and out of a daughter of Twin Valley Precision. Her $B score was 98.47.
As usual, there were new genetics and a large number of sires to choose from. Give Mogcks a call. I’m sure they will gladly visit your herd and help you find the right genetics to increase your profitability. Next year watch for a possible February date for this sale.
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