In 2000 we made the switch from a commercial Angus cross herd to a purebred Black Angus herd and began buying our seed stock from the Northern Highlights Sale as well as such established breeders as Gumbo Gulch, Poplar Meadows, Remitall, and Peak Dot. As a result of these purchases, we have been able to take advantage of the years of careful breeding and genetic selection that some of the country’s premier breeders have worked so hard to create. These females and their offspring now form the heart of our purebred herd.
Our bull and cow genetics come from the offspring of such industry leaders as Musgrave Aviator, HF Tiger, May-Way Breakout 1310, Duff Triple Crown, TC Stockman 2164, MVBL Asset, Benchmark 007, TC Freedom 104, MVF Triumph 13L, Gumbo Gulch Wham 32L, SAV 004 Predominant 4438, and Stevenson Bruno 6371. We have followed this example and have carefully selected our bulls to ensure calving ease, excellent maternal traits, high gain and top quality carcasses.
Our goal is to raise quality livestock that will thrive and breed in even the most demanding environments. We sell only the very best of our breeding stock – the bulls must be easy fleshing, have good feet, excellent scrotal measurements and superior carcass numbers. Our cows must be easy keeping with good feet and udders, performance and fertility and a good disposition. Our cows spend the summer on bush pasture and are expected to bring home and wean a calf that is a minimum of 48% of the dam’s weight. Cows that cannot meet these demanding expectations do not stay in our herd.
We have stayed away from the trends and fads and instead have concentrated our efforts on producing consistent, functional females that raise the kind of bulls that the commercial industry continues to demand. Unlike many purebred producers, our start in the cattle industry began with retail meat sales – we understand that for the commercial producer, carcass quality is second to none. With the help of genetic testing and the use of ultrasound data, we have been selectively breeding to enhance ribeye, marbling and tenderness. Our bulls will enhance these traits in your herd and help you to achieve premium pricing when your calves go to market!