In 1953, Arlin’s Grandfather, Reuben, purchased an implement dealership in Watertown, Minnesota, called “Fratzke’s.” As a small child, Arlin used to sit on his grandfather’s new Farmall tractors: 706 & 806 & 1206 & 656 & 756 & 856 & 1256 & 1456. For over twenty years, these beautiful red tractors lined the front lawn of the Fratzke business and were sold and delivered to their new owners. Today Arlin is working his Farmall 656 D (Diesel) and spraying “2-4-D” for broadleaf leaves such as clover, dandelion, and buttercup to help our pasture grow. Before spraying, Arlin cleans and sets the nozzles for the proper spray pattern.
2018, the Flying AJ Ranch was honored to receive the Midland Bull Test 2018 Angus Champion ADG Bull award. In the photo above, "Sam" McDonnell from Midland Bull Test is awarding Arlin & Jenifer Fratzke their jackets. April 6th of this year was an extremely cold and snowy and icy sale day, but we had a lot of fun and enjoyed seeing everyone again! A Big Thank You to all of our Midland Bull Test Sale Buyers 2018! Midland Bull Test Sale.
The Flying AJ Ranch is excited about bringing our 3F Epic 4631 bull calves to Midland Bull Test Sale 2019! Midland Bull Test Sale. Epic is owned by Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma; Sitz Angus Ranch, Dillon, Montana; and Three Forks Ranch, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Forty-five sons of Epic sold for an average of $12,401. Epic is known for calving ease plus Epic performance! Plus---3F Epic 4631 heifers are in high demand: Express Ranches 2017 sold three bred heifers by Epic (half interest) for $100,000.