We added a second breed to our operation in 1991. Black Angus was the natural choice because Herefords and Angus compliment each other and are the two most widely used maternal breeds in the industry. Both can be successfully bred to their own kind; are the base for most other cross-breeding programs; and make an exceptional cross together. The length, femininity and overall capacity of the herd is something all cow men can appreciate.
We’ve developed a strain of Angus which thrive in our high altitude and harsh environment. Our foundation cows were predominantly AAR New Trend breeding and have made a good base on which to develop such a herd. We’ve line-bred the cows with the low PAP genetics of EXT and a specific low PAP Travelodge line.
The cows are more rugged, thicker and have lower PAP scores than in 1991. They have been down-sized, are less fragile, have a greater capacity and increased longevity. The cattle are three dimensional and match our Herefords in terms of muscle. The down side to being a closed herd is that the cattle’s figures are flat and don’t reflect how they will perform, but gives customers more hybrid vigor when introduced into their herds.
Our Angus Cattle are free of all known genetic defects.
SBA 803U Travelodge 251Z #17275078
604D is the service sire of the Angus Private Treaty Heifers. He’s a combination of top cow families mated to Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V. – who is known for low PAP performance and females with optimal udders and small teats He’s a calving ease, thick structurally correct individual. There are two half sibs in the sale of this outstanding young bull. One has a 38 PAP score and the other a 36.
SBA 803U Travelodge 313A #17590179 (deceased)
313A is a thick, low birth weight, very low PAP who combines two outstanding cow families – 37M and 407P. He’s an easy fleshing individual and very aggressive in the breeding pasture. Unfortunately he was hurt this spring and and was crippled.
SBA 1V Cedar Ridge 604D #18517165
803U’s dam, 407P is an exceptional 0051 daughter. Unfortunately, we lost him in 2013 to an injury. He was a free moving, conbsistent breeding bull with a lot of muscle and travelled on good feet. Most of the 2014 sale bulls are sired by 803U.
Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V
1V is a calving ease, thick, structurally correct individual. He and his progeny have been extensively tested for PAP by CSU and found to have consistently have low PAP scores. CSU”s PAP EPD for his good bull is -1.79. He’s known for females with perfect udders and small teats and was the AI sire for all our Angus heifers.
Foundation Sire: SBA EXT 06M #14122846(deceased)
06M’s influence runs deep in our herd – thickness, good udders, easy keepers and cows known for longevity. He and PR Travelodge 0051 have made a significant impact on our Angus PAP scores.
Foundation Sire:PR Travelodge 0051 #13709538 (deceased)
PR Travelodge 0051 is the foundation sire of our Angus cow herd. His get were easy keepers, thick & muscular; and his females are good milkers with neat udders and small teats.