Our Philosophy



 

Our Successes Stem From:


1. A high amount of attention to detail 

2. Maintaining productive soils for  the production of optimal forages

3. Adding a Fodder Program during times of drought and during seasonal gaps in grazing

4. Health Maintenance program with Veterinarian services, locally

5. Utilizing the expertise of others in Reproductive Services; 100% AI & Embryo Program

6. Selection of brood cows based on Soundness, Fertility and Longevity


Our cattle perform at a very high level.

 

Here is the Proof:

- Drought year 2010 >       cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 36-day season.

- Drought year 2011 >       cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 36-day season.

- Drought year 2012 >       cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 31-day season.

- Drought half-year 2013 > cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 29-day season.

- 2014 >                           cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 25-day season.

- 2015 >                           cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 25-day season.

- Drought year 2016 >       cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 25-day season.

2017 >                           cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a 21-day season.

- 2018 >                           cows and first-calf heifers bred back in a


Nutrition and Health Program Summary 

 

1. Fall calving, to better utilize higher quality forages throughout the fall/ winter. 

2. Fall calving cows and 1st calf heifers are "limit-grazed" on Rye all winter.

3. Calves are vaccinated and de-wormed in January.

4. Early to late Spring (March - May) cow/calf pairs will be limit grazed on Clover.

5. Calves get booster vaccs., in April, 4 weeks prior to weaning in mid-May.

6. Cows get their annual vaccinations and Brucellosis Test in May (Since 1982). 

7. Post-weaned calves go on Tiff Leaf 3 millet by late-May / early June.

8. Cows post-weaning go on Bermuda pasture throughout the summer months. 

 


Pasture Management 

 

1. Our pastures are aerated 3 times per growing season.

2. Aeration invigorates the growth of grasses and improves overall soil tilth.

3. The tools we use in land management practices are simple, inexpensive, yet effective.

4. Air and water balance is the key to good root growth (Aerway)".

5. We are now filling our "grazing gaps" with another form of nutritious vegetation - fodder.

 


Breeding Program

 

In our breeding program, we make every effort to surpass the American Simmental Association

(ASA) averages. We balance our EPD's with a careful choice in herd sires and consider each traits

importance along with other important parameters, like; moderate maternal milk, structure,

disposition and frame scores.


With 90% of the Simmental genetics, today, going back to one bloodline; we have gone another

direction. We breed our PBSM and SimAngus cows to the nations best PBAN bulls rather than use

inbred Simmental genetics. 


We maintain cattle that are moderately framed, moderate milking and easy fleshing that work on

grass in your pasture or ours.