Years of calculated selection have helped us produce quality cattle.
Unpredictable spring weather has aided our decision to move our spring calving herd to begin calving in March and continue through May. Our fall calves will arrive late August through early November. Several cows and replacement heifers are artificially inseminated and then turned out with a clean up bull. Each year, the cows are weighed, measured, vaccinated, and pregnancy checked. Any cows with significant problems are culled and sold.
We do not automatically sell cows at a certain age. Cows that continue to rebreed and produce good calves are permitted to stay. This allows us to monitor such traits as fertility and longevity of our bloodlines.
We offer yearling bulls for sale as well as 18-24 month older bulls. On occasion, we we will also have available a herd sire that we used in our own herds.
Criteria for selection of our breeding stock is based on several factors: weaning weights, height, EPDs, disposition, structure, soundness, and ultrasound data. Bull/steer status is determined at weaning. Typically, we will cut between 50% to 70% of our bull calves. We believe this to be a responsible action to preserve the quality of the Angus breed. Many steer calves are then fed out for our direct All Natural Beef market.