Welcome to our 21st Annual Performance Plus Maine-Anjou Sale. As the name implies, our goal is “Perfomance Maine Cattle” with style.
The Club Calf industry is a very large, lucrative business. We have many friends, some fellow breeders, that do a great job breeding, promoting and selling their cattle. However, too many people in the cattle industry lump all Maine- Anjou cattle into that clubby scene. The bloodlines we use promote more performance, production and carcass traits.
We invite you to examine the differences and spread the word about this great and versatile breed of cattle. We would be glad to show you an awesome set of functional, productive and docile herd bull prospects. Then invite you to go see their dams, maternal siblings and especially view a powerful set of Maine sired feeder cattle all within a mile of 7-N Arena.
I’m extremely proud of these cattle and the goals this operation has met. The daily excitement is striving to keep making the cattle better!
I am equally as proud of my family’s accomplishments. Shayna is a junior phys. major at Hasting College in Nebraska. Yes, she’s still spending money rodeoing.
Chesney is a freshman at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. majoring in physical therapy and playing college basketball.
Cheylee is a freshman at Avon high school. She has a big motor! If there is a sport, she plays it, dances to it and probably texts about it.
Shalayne, our 4th grader, keeps up with all of them. She spends a lot of quality time with grandma and grandpa, along with playing lots of basketball and riding horse.
Cindy keeps us all going. She is the energizer bunny! She works for Educational Coop and is taking online college courses for another master’s degree. She keeps up with household chores and hardly misses a college or high school game or any of the girls’ activities.
Landon recently married Raya Bruns from Plankinton, S.D., on November 8. We are so happy and blessed to have Raya and her family join up with the Nagel clan. Landon works with me and I couldn’t be prouder of the young man for his work ethics and talents. As I’m fumbling with this catalog, he’s busy clipping 30 bulls for pictures by himself and getting 5 bulls ready for the NWSS in Denver.
Well, this probably turned into a Christmas letter, but oh well! I wouldn’t have anything without my family, nor would it mean as much!
Please be aware this year’s sale will be a video sale. All bulls will be penned for easy viewing, but will sell by video taken earlier. Several reasons – sale flow, sale day help, stress on bulls and us. So please plan ahead and allow more time sale day to study the bulls, or better yet, come earlier! We would be happy to show you around.