Our Commercial Herd
Merging our farm lives together in 2013, we are proud to bring forward a Hereford/Angus commercial herd. We are working hard to prefect a herd that is maternal, strong boned, easy fleshing and most importantly mindful. A lot of thought has went into the genetics of our herd through the last 3 generations of our family to get us where we are today.
"The future belongs to those of us, still willing to get our hands dirty."
In 2019 we pushed our cows hard, the last group to calve were the heifers. They started in May, we turned the bulls out in June for 60 days. Anything that wasn't bred we shipped. Our philosophy behind that was we knew that the second year of calving is always the hardest for a cow, if we cut our bottom end out there is no reason that each and every one of these cows can't last 15 or more years. The 2020 calving season was wonderful to us, we had a tight group of calves that are more uniform than ever before. 84% of our calf crop is either RWF (Red with White Face) or BWF (Black with White Face). The eye appeal is there! With the lush grass this summer we have not been disappointed by weight gain, on either the cows or calves. This year we have done things a little differently with the bull power. We amp'ed things up, we noticed the group of ladies in the bush land were a little spread out with calving this year with quite a few catching on their second heat cycle. So we added 2 extra bulls to that pasture this year. We're excited to see what that change has done for us, hopefully we will have a busy April and a mild May! The average age of our 80+ cow commercial operations in 2.5 years and the oldest cow being the ripe old age of 18 this year! If you have any questions about our commercial operation please feel free to send an email or a call our way, we always have time to talk cows!