Welcome to Martens Angus Farms
We’d like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website and the interest in our program. Please take a few minutes to check out our sale catalog and visit the farm the weekend of March 18-20th 2016 for our first bid-off bull sale.
Whether you are a long time customer or just learning about our Angus program, we appreciate your consideration and interest in the quality genetics we have to offer. Martens Angus Farms has been in the registered Angus business and selling bulls for over 15 years. The foundation of our success is the strength of our females. Our females come from proven cow families selected for maternal traits, disposition and good feet and legs. From that, we have built a bull program based on calving ease and a balanced set of growth and carcass traits that will succeed in both purebred and commercial operations.
We believe strongly in utilizing the best genetics and technology available to advance the quality of our cattle. We embraced artificial insemination since the start of our program and in the fall of 2015, we began our embryo transfer program. In addition, we utilize the DNA technology that can quickly enhance the EPD profile while providing a greater accuracy of genetic potential.
Two years ago we moved to a strictly fall calving herd and eliminated our spring calving season. While the weather is much nicer in September vs. January, we feel that the biggest benefit is the additional age and development our bulls have by the time our customers turn them out in the summer. These long yearlings will also be able to cover a few more cows in the first season and are likely to come back in the fall in better physical condition that the typical yearling bull.
We’re blessed to live in a part of Iowa that is great cow-calf country; right next to the Mississippi River with bluffs, hills and timber pastures. In 2012 we purchased land from Laurie’s family, built our home and our bull facility with hopes of expanding in the future. Please feel free to stop by the farm anytime, we’re always happy to visit and look forward to working with you to select genetics that will fit the needs of your purebred or commercial cow herd.
Jody and Laurie Martens