About Our Program
Our goal is to produce seed stock to help cattle producers better meet all spectrums of the cattle industry. We are the one-stop shop no matter where you are in your breeding program, whether you are looking for purebred Angus, Limousin or Lim-Flex. Rather than preach one specific breed is better than any other, our focus is strictly on cattle and strategically mating individuals that better accomplish the end goal and meet consumer needs.
Our cattle are summered on Beaver Mesa, which is near Norwood, Colorado, at an elevation of approximately 9,000 feet. Our cattle run on a 12,000 acre private land alotment from June to November. When the snow flies, we trail our cattle home, which is normally a two day trip. Our cows are put out to pasture until the snow is too deep for them to fourage, which is usually January.
We typically wean our calves the first of October. We cull our bull calf prospects at weaning time based on eye appeal, weaning weight and birth weight. The bull calf prospects are kept at home for about a month where they are started on a growing ration, and then we send them to Olathe, Colorado to Kubin's feedlot. Our replacement heifers are put back out on fall pasture and we bring them back in January and start feeding them an economical growing ration.
1. Customer Service is always first. We know our success lies in our customer base. If our customers are not able to make more money using our genetics, there is no incentive.
2. A heifer must breed up in a 90 day breeding season, and continually calve on time every year. She’s got to earn her keep in order to stay. She has to be able to calve on her own, exhibit good mothering instinct and produce a seed stock quality calf every time.
3. A moderate framed cow that weans a calf at least 60 percent of her mature weight is worth twice her weight in gold.
4. Efficiency is a key aspect of performance. The industry is heading toward cattle that can do more with less.
5. Disposition affects so many other traits, it must remain a top criteria when selecting replacements and herd bulls.
6. All of the important industry traits must be considered while still maintaining eye appeal.