Our breeding program has spanned 38 years using the industry's most progressive genetics from around the world. We have made investments in females from Hoff Scotch Cap in South Dakota, Schaffs Angus Valley in North Dakota, TC Ranch in Nebraska and Weaver Angus in Illinois. We have exclusively used A.I. on all of our females and maintain a tight calving schedule. Our females are out of Hoff Head of the Class, TC Freedom, MF Destroyer, OCC Prototype, BC Matrix, TC Grid Topper, OCC Linebred, 1407, Duff Basic Instinct, Duff New Edition, Duff Encore, OCC Missing Link, 5175, SAV Successor, Bushwacker 41-93, SAV Iron Mountain, TC Aberdeen, Connealy Lead On, Connealy Thunder and croses Who Made Who and Monopoly.
Our cows "do it on grass." We don't creep feed our calves and our weaning weights for our bulls are over 800 lbs. average.
Disposition is an important trait that we highly select for. Our cows and bulls have an excellent reputation for being quiet and easy to handle.
We feel it is necessary to moderate frame (5 to 6 frame cows) to minimize impute and maintenance costs. Keeping the grow in the calves is the hard part. It is easy to frame them down, but hard to keep fast growing calves that will wean off at 50% or more of the dam's weight in 6 months. Our bred heifers and 2 year old's winter with the cows with only 1st cutting hay. No special pampering. They calve and re breed with no problems and look great.
It is a combination of art and science with strict culling pressure to produce cattle that can be easy fleshing, great mothers, structurally correct, highly fertile, easy to get along with, thick and stout and pretty to look at. Lose any one and it's a deal-breaker.