Currently there is a lot of genetic information available to the seedstock industry. The American Angus Association offers 25 EPD and index measures for your evaluation. In addition to that there is a lot of gene-marker data available from various companies. While we embrace technology and study all available information, sometimes it is easy to “miss the forest for the trees”. Anyone can breed cattle with better EPDs. However, we think it is more productive to focus on breeding better cattle with a balanced approach and strong understanding of what is needed for each segment of the industry.
To achieve our genetic goals we think it is best to keep it simple. Instead of trying to make 25 EPD measures better on paper our selection decisions revolve around 5 foundational criteria for true improvement in the pastures and pens.
Reproductive and Calving Efficiency
We strongly believe that a carefully designed and executed crossbreeding program with parent stock originating from time-tested well proven genetic lines of cattle can consistently deliver on the criteria above. Hybrid vigor must not be ignored as it offers the commercial cow man a huge advantage in bottom line profitability.
We are excited about the opportunity to work with each of our customers. Our services go beyond selling bulls. We can also assist in marketing calves, provide turn-key artificial insemination programs, and nutritional consulting with our bull marketing partner Jeremy Martin, Broken Bar M Ranch. If you would like to learn more about our operation give us a call or read more about us in the archived bull sale catalogs under the For Sale page.
|We don’t breed for the show ring, however this calf shown by Garrett Stamm at the 2013 Dundy Co. Fair did quite well. He was sired by a bull purchased from us and out of strait bred Angus cow that was from Emulation, Traveler and Rito breeding. He graded Choice at 1400# with a 14.4 ribeye area and .47” backfat, and 2.9 yield grade, proof that the right genetics can work for all segments of the industry. See the results below.|