Back row - Corri, Kristin, & Mark Slagle
Front row - Vivian, Melissa, Bridget Slagle
Slagle Angus is owned and operated by Mark and Kristin Slagle and the Slaglette's - Corri, Bridget, Vivian and Melissa. We currently run 180 mother cows with room for 45 replacement heifers per year. The goal for the Slagle Angus program from the beginning was to raise cattle that will meet the need of Nebraska’s top commercial cattlemen, and along the way we have produced many bulls used by other registered operations.
Slagle Angus was started in 1976 with a partnership between Melvin and Jenny Slagle and their son Mark. We started with large group of registered heifers from Erdmann Angus Ranch and soon phased out our commercial cows. The first production sale was held in Broken Bow in 1978. Then in 1979, a combination sale barn and calving shed was built on the ranch and the Slagle production sales were moved to the ranch. In 2012, a significant portion of our herd was sold to Kory and Danielle Ostrand of Mason City. Since that time, we have partnered together to host a combined bull sale at the Slagle Ranch, the third Wednesday of February. We appreciate our customers who made our Rancher's Bull Sale such a success through the years.
In 1981 thru 1984 Slagle Angus competed in the National Western Stock show in the Carload competition. We received the Grand Champion Carload the last three years we exhibited. We always felt the Denver carload show most represented the depth of an operation by presenting a large group of bulls with emphasis on quality and performance. Since 1984 we have not exhibited our cattle but have tried to raise the kind of bulls that would still be competitive in the carload show.
Throughout the years, we have continued to produce deep, thick, high performing cattle with top maternal and carcass traits. This has been accomplished through the use of herd bulls such as Cracker Jack, Neutron, Neutron 377, Precision E161, Charge On and One Way. Although we have reduced our cowherd at times, we have always kept the top heifers for replacements since the program began.