Breeding Program

            A.I. has been the cornerstone of our breeding program for 16 years. About 60% of all the cows have either an A.I. sire or maternal grand sire. The base herd is roughly two-thirds Black Angus and one-third Red Angus. We started using hybrid Simmental-Angus bulls in 2003. Today, our cow herd is approximately one quarter to three-eighths Simmental.

             Each year, we synchronize and inseminate all of the yearling heifers and turn them in with clean up bulls for 25 days.  Open heifers are identified early and either bred to sell into a fall calving system or fed to produce high quality custom beef sold direct to the consumer. The rest of the herd will be held to a 45 day breeding season.

       In 2017, we synchronized and artificially inseminated the entire cow herd. The American Simmental Association asked us to provide progeny data, especially carcass data to improve accuracy on the EPD’s of their best young sires. Hence, we used many more bulls than we normally do. You can go to the ASA’s website to find all of the bulls’ EPDS. The heifers were exposed to clean up bulls for 25 days while the rest of the cows were given 45 days.

A.I. Bulls used in 2017:

Heifers and Cows:

Name Registration # Breed make up CE EPD BW EPD WW EPD Milk API
TJ Diplomat 294 D
Eagle Pass Conversion
Night Ride D4371
Hooks Beacon 56B
Gambler 5-3
Bar CK/TBEF Balance 5186C
3148116
3080731
3191784
29854180
2912279
3043241
!/2 Sim/1/2 AN
3/8 Sim 5/8 AN
5/8 sim 3/8 AN
Simmental
5/8 Sim 3/8 AN
½ Sm ½ An
19.5
18.9
17.5
20.8
23.6
21.6
-2.9
-3.1
-1.3
-2.8
-6.5
-3.8
78.2
69
66.9
74.3
43.6
54.3
30.4
26.8
20.9
32.4
27
33
183.7
187.9
175.7
204.5
210.8
205.7

Cows Only:

Name Registration # Breed make up CE EPD BW EPD WW EPD Milk API
IR Fully Loaded B16
Gibbs 2905Z Mr Clean
CDI Prime Example
KBHR Progressive D001
Gibbs 4340B Nighthawk
Gibbs 5121C Mountain Man
W/C Rapid Fire2101C
2942929
2722668
3178338
3169708
2968336
3104991
3041151
½ Sim ½ AN
½ Sim1/2 AN
3/4 Sm1/8 An1/8 AR
½ SM ½ AN
5/8 Sm 3/8 An
½ Sm ½ An
½ Sm ½ AN
13.7
15
15.2
14.3
13.9
13.1
11.7
-2.2
0.5
0.8
1.3
0.2
-0.9
-0.4
75.8
70.9
81.6
93.8
65.6
62.8
65.6
18.7
21.2
17.2
30.6
21.8
31.3
18.6
169.7
153.4
163
178
159
158.7
144.4

Bull dams

Name Registration # Breed make up CE EPD BW EPD WW EPD Milk API
MCDF Dual Combo 262Z 2675278 ½ Sm ½ An 18.2 -3 62.7 22.6 181.7

30 of our best cows are inseminated with a straight or Hybrid Simmental-Angus bull with high accuracy EPD’s and a very high API EPD to produce herd bulls. In order for a cow to become a bull dam, she must be moderate framed, have a good disposition, be easy fleshing and have excellent udder structure. She must have an MPPA of at least 98. In addition, she must have produced at least two calves that have superior feedlot performance and carcass data. Our goal is to produce a herd that is around 25% Simmental which will consistently breed in a low cost, grazing environment and perform in the feed lot and on the rail

Angus AI Sires:
• Bextor – Click Here
• Combination – Click Here 
• Thunder - Click Here 
• Work Horse - Click Here
• Game On – Click Here

Simmental AI Sires: 
• Dream On – Click Here 
• Lucky Man – Click Here
• Sure Bet - Click Here
• U.S. Premium Beef - Click Here
• Hook’s Beacon 56B - Click Here

Hybrid bulls: 
• Convoy - Click Here
• Dual Focus - Click Here
• Paramount - Click Here
• Hook’s Black Hawk 50B - Click Here

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