Bulls For Sale
Voogt Farms is primarily in the purebred Angus Bull supply business. By the use of proven national sires through our intensive Artificial Insemination (A.I.) program, we keep our genetics fresh and retain only the best calves for potential breeding bulls.
A.I. bulls are selected for balanced genetic traits. Almost all of our bull customers can use more marbling and tenderness, so we design the bulls to excel in those traits. Easy calving, explosive growth, and red meat yield are vital, and cows must have lots of milk and the ability to raise a good calf on time every year.
By the extensive use of A.I., the cow herd is made up of easy calvers, and calving assistance is now rare at Voogt Farms.
All bulls are enrolled in competitive testing programs. We maintain a bull test facility here at the farm and also participate in the MCA/MSU Bull Test. Either source is handy for our loyal Michigan customers. We also have been long time participants in the bull test program of Purdue University at the Bedford, Indiana test facility. Through these programs Voogt Farms has sold bulls into 6 states.
The MCA/MSU bull test sale is in March and the Purdue/Indiana sale the end of April. Bulls are also now available for sale here at our farm on a first come, first served basis.
All bulls are now genetically tested for EPD’s. Each bull also must pass a breeding soundness exam. We annually hold a BSE clinic in March for our bulls plus others who wish to test their bulls before turnout with the cows.
Genetic EPD profiles on our bulls are now available directly from the American Angus Association by going to www.angus.org and click on Data Search>EPD/Pedigree Look up and enter bull’s registration number, then EPD percentiles in middle of page.
If you need a bull, call Gary who can help you find what you need.