MacDonald Ranches Performance Power 2015 Sale is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 10 at Kist Livestock Auction in Mandan, ND. Selling will be about 155 bulls, including about 70 that are purebred and high percentage Salers and another 75 that are Optimizer composite bulls (Salers in combination with Angus or Red Angus genetics). The bull selection will be rounded out with about 10 Angus bulls. Also selling will be 15 open heifer calves selected from the top of our replacement pen and about 85 head of bred Salers and Optimizer females direct from our own cowherd that will sell in groups of 3 to 8 head.
Sale catalogs will be mailed in mid February and the DVD video preview of the sale bulls will be mailed about the last week of February. You can request a catalog and DVD by clicking here. Keep checking back on this page for additional information on sale bulls and data on the entire group as it becomes available.
In addition to birth weights, weaning weights and EPD's, other data which will be available on the bulls includes a 100 day gain test, adjusted yearling weights, scrotal measurements and ultrasound measurements for carcass traits. Double-black bulls will be DNA tested for homozygous black genotype and select bulls will be tested for homozygous polled genotype. All bulls must also pass a BVD-PI test.
The auction will be broadcast live on dvauction. You can login atdvauction.com to view the sale live on the internet. To bid on the internet, you will need to apply for bidding approval at least 24 hours prior to the auction.
We offer free delivery anywhere in the U.S. to buyers purchasing five head of bulls or more (does not apply to females, either open or bred). On purchases of lesser volumes, we guarantee delivery cost will not exceed $500 per head anywhere in the U.S. (again does not apply to females). We also frequently sell bulls into Canada and are experienced in preparing bulls and females for Canadian export.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the sale cattle, you can call Will MacDonald's cell at (701) 471-1992. Dean Pike, fieldman with the American Salers Association, has also seen the sale cattle and will be available at the sale. His phone number is (303) 810-7605.