Mangen Angus Ranch


Mangen Angus Ranch
Annual Bull Sale
April 25, 2013
Belle Fourche (SD) Livestock Exchange

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AnnuAl Bull SAle April 25, 2013
Mangen angus
annual Production sale
ursday, april 25, 2013
Belle Fourche livestock exchange • Belle Fourche, sd 1:00 p.m. (Mst) • Free delivery • Volume discount
150 registered Yearling angus Bulls sell
If you would like to place a bid on a bull but cannot attend the sale, phone (406) 853-2259 or the sale barn at (605) 892-2655, ask for John and we will be happy to help you. Remember, if we buy a bull for you and you are not satisfied, you don’t own the bull.
We will keep your bull until “turn-out” time and then we will delivery them to you, free of charge. ere is a $100 per head credit if you haul your own bulls the day of the sale. We also give a volume discount – 5% on 5 bulls, 10% on 10 bulls or more.
We invite you to be our guest sale day to a free roast beef dinner at the sale barn cafe.
If you would like to see the bulls before sale day, we invite you to our ranch which is 8 miles north of Broadus. Or if you have any questions, please feel free to call John at (406) 436-2263 or toll-free, 1-800-442-9545. Our email address is: jmmangen@rangeweb.net.
CAN’T MAKE THE SALE? Try Our Sight Unseen Purchase.
Just call our toll-free number, 1-800-442-9545 or (406) 436-2263 to discuss your Angus needs and we’ll help match the right animals for your herd. en, let us know the price range you are comfortable with and leave the bidding to us. We’ll try to purchase the lot(s) you want for the lowest possible price and deliver them to your ranch. Upon delivery, if you don’t like the cattle we purchased for you, you don’t own them. You won’t owe us a dime … it’s as simple as that. YOU BUY THEM, WE’LL GUARANTEE THEM.
Freeze Branded for Ease of Identification. Mangen Angus Ranch does not assume any liability in case of accidents.
Welcome Cattle Producers,
2012 was quite a challenging year in southeastern Montana. e snowfall was light and the spring was dry. We were on the edge of the 315 thousand acre fire with no electricity for eight days. It was a challenge for us to keep all the cattle watered and the freezers charged. We made it and were fortunate enough not to have lost any grass or cattle to the fire. On the brighter side, we were blessed with two more grandchildren, both girls, so that tally’s up to an even dozen – six boys and six girls. ose grandchildren are such a joy in life. is is an exciting time for cattlemen and women. e prices we got for our calves are at an all-time high. With cattle numbers down in the country, quality breeding females will be in high demand. We fed the bulls out in our feedlot at Broadus again this year. ey are on a high roughage ration formulated for us by the nutritionists at CHS. e cattle are not supplemented in the summer. e only help they get is the hay in the winter months. e calves are grown without creep feed, just good old mother’s milk. We have introduced a couple of new sires to our program and we are excited about them and looking forward to your input on what they have done to help your herds. We strive to keep cattle that have a moderate frame, maternal instincts, sound feet and legs and, of course, a good attitude. e bulls are run through a battery of tests that include scrotal and pelvic measurements, semen evaluating and have had their DNA check to carry no genetic defects. We invite you to stop by the ranch anytime to look at the bulls. e feedlot is only seven miles north of Broadus and the coffee pot is always on. John loves to talk bull with anyone who will listen. So give us a call and let us help you pick out a bull to fit your needs. Remember, all of our bulls are 100% guaranteed for one full year. ere are no questions asked if you feel your bull did not grow and develop like you expected, if he was hurt in any way or even if he was struck by lightning and died. We will give you full credit minus the salvage, which you keep, at our sale next year. And if you need, we will loan you a bull to finish the season. We are proud to have helped you with your breeding needs for the last 40-plus years and hope to continue to help you in the future.
The Mangens
TOLL-FREE 1-800-442-9545
JOHN MANGEN 406-436-2263
Email: jmmangen@rangeweb.net
BirtH Wt. ePd: Birth weight EPD is expressed in pounds and is an indicator of an individual’s contribution to its progeny’s weight at birth and is a comparison to breed average. Birth weight seems to affect calving ease of first calf heifers. BirtH WeigHt: Birth weight is moderate in heritability and excessive birth weight may increase calving difficulty. Birth weight seems to have a positive relationship to yearling growth and each breeder must determine how much birth weight is acceptable. It seems birth weight will vary from year to year depending on winter weather and feeding rations. Length of gestation can also affect birth weight. e unborn calf is gaining about one pound per day during the last days of gestation. Weaning WeigHt ePd: Weaning weight EPD is expressed in pounds and is an estimate of the amount of increase or decrease in weaning weight you would expect from the progeny of a bull compared to an average bull of the breed for weaning weight. It is related to the genetic growth that a bull will pass along to his offspring. Weaning WeigHts: Actual weaning weight is taken at the time of weaning. Adjusted 205 day weight is a calf ’s weaning weight adjusted to a standard 205 days of age. Adjusting weaning weights allow for comparison of one bull against another for weaning growth. ese comparisons are only against other animals in a contemporary group in the same herd where all animals are handled the same. Since adjusted weaning weights are moderately heritable, choosing bulls with high ADJ WW can increase that trait in your herd. Yearling WeigHt ePd: e yearling EPD is expressed in pounds and is an estimate of the amount of increase or decrease in yearling weight you can expect from the offspring of a bull compared to an average bull of the breed for yearling weight. adJusted 365 daY WeigHt: Yearling weights are adjusted to 365 day weights to make an accurate comparison of bulls. is comparison is also made against animals of a contemporary group. Since 365 day weight is considered highly heritable, choosing for the 365 day weight will increase growth. ere is a direct correlation between birth weights and increased yearling weights. Accepting a little more birth weight may be necessary in increasing yearling weight. MilK ePd: Milk EPDs are a prediction of milking ability of a bull’s daughters. Milk EPDs are not related to teat size or udder shape of those females. PelVic area: Pelvic area is one of the factors which determines calving ease. Pelvic area is attained by multiplying the width times the depth of the pelvic opening. Pelvic area is highly heritable and measuring the pelvic area in bulls should be a good indicator of pelvic size that can be expected in a bull’s daughters. scrotal circuMFerence: Scrotal circumference is directly related to mobility and concentration of semen. Bulls with larger testicle size are more likely to have higher pregnancy rates. Scrotal circumference is also closely related to age at puberty in both bulls and females. Maintaining early sexual maturity in larger, fast growing cattle is among the most important performance traits and is essential to profitability.
DL Final Answer 160
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MAR Payweight 8517
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One Year unconditional Guarantee
All bulls sold have an unconditional one year guarantee.
If anything should happen to one of these bulls within the next 12 months after the sale, you will get your entire purchase price back on another bull and if something should happen to any of your bulls and he is not able to work, we will loan you a bull to complete your breeding season.
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GS Ratchet 704
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MAR Focus 8730
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pelvic Area is Critical
It’s a major factor in calving ease.
This drawing shows where measurements are taken to determine size of the pelvic area. The heritability of pelvic size has been estimated to range from 36 percent to 92 percent, with an average of 61 percent, which is quite high. This value is higher than the heritability estimate of 45 percent for calf birth weight and similar to the 58 percent for yearling weight. This means that pelvic size should be transmitted readily from sire and dam to resulting progeny. Selecting sires for pelvic size should result in increased pelvic size of daughters.
Bulls’ Pelvic Size Affects Calving Ease
Edited from an article in the Drovers Journal
Buying a calving-ease bull is the key for most cattlemen in reducing calving difficulty, but this is only a partial solution. It is important also to screen bulls and heifers for pelvic size. Calving difficulty is costly. An average of 30% of all first-calf heifers have calving difficulty. Approximately 10% of the calves are lost. In addition to the calf losses, heifers who have calving problems will be difficult to breed back. The first thing is to decide the average size of calves you would like to have. From that number, you can determine the minimum square centimeters of pelvic area your heifers and cows must have. To do this, multiply the pounds of calf you would like to have by 2.2. For example, if you want an 82 pound calf, multiply 82 by 2.2. That will give you a number of 180.4, which is the minimum number of square centimeters needed in the pelvic area of a female to handle an 82 pound calf. The fastest way to reduce calving difficulties is to screen heifer replacements for pelvic size. Cull those that fall below the pelvic opening required for your target birth weight. The longer range approach to reducing calving problems involves selecting bulls on the basis of pelvic area.
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A big thank you to all of our loyal customers. We really have appreciated your business for over 40 years and hope to help you with your “Bull” needs in the future! —The Mangens
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Thanks for attending our sale!
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41 West Powderville Rd. Broadus, MT 59317
Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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