Our Hereford cattle are the result of 55 years of performance testing, stringent culling and progressive genetic expansion. Our Hereford herd sires are a powerful set of bulls and through Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer we’re able to maximize our best genetics and use other leading sires in the breed.
Our goal is to meet the commercial producers’ needs with consistent, predictable bulls who have a balance of economically important traits. Fertility is primary; and today’s outcross genetics are giving us high performing bulls with smaller birth weights, increased maternal traits and improved carcass traits.
Our Hereford cattle are free of all known genetic defects.
SH 157K Ribstone 217Z ET #43201335
217Z ET, or “Milk Dud” as this family pet is called, leads our program today. He’s a powerful 157K son, out of an excellent low BW donor. We lost his dam (stifled) unfortunately as she was a top donor – a moderate, frame, clean fronted cow with a lot of capacity and a perfect udder. 217Z is loaded with muscle, has a tremendous hip, big top and travels freely on sound feet. His get, consistently show his influence, are low PAP and come with moderate birth weights – averaging 85 pounds at birth. There are 19 top sons in the 2017 sale . They are extremely uniform and easy to spot.
CL 1 Domino 9105W #42982319 (deceased)
Owned with Cooper Herefords & Pedretti Ranches. 9105W was a trait in Milk and M&G and is in the top 15% for WW, and top 10% for YW. He’s in the top 20% of the breed for REA and his CHB Index. This powerful and sound sire has eye appeal, pigment & ranks in the top 5% for producing replacement females with small teats. Unfortunately we lost him in 2016
BRC 175W Dandy B07 (New Young Herd Sire)
Our new sire BRC 175W Dandy B07 comes to us from Brillhart Ranch Company, Musselshell, MT. He’s a well pigmented, big & thick bull but a moderate BW sire. He’s has a big top and tremendous muscle, thickness and performance. His first calves are very promising. They weighed very well in September’17, are very thick and muscular.
SH 3027 Domino 607D #43705187
607D is a top son of UPS Domino 3027 out of a high performing 2 year old dam. His pedigree is loaded with maternal traits, calving ease and performance. On the bottom side of his pedigree he goes back to one of the best cows we ever raised – SH Miss Diamond 973 ( by164D)
SH 501R Domino 816U #42910728 (deceased)
81U is a full proof calving ease bull with muscle, length & pigment. His dam was a very productive 164D cow. His figures suffer partly because he’s been mostly bred to heifers. HI s figures do not match him or his get. His calves are consistently small at birth, but grow and have a lot of eye appeal. We have a number of good 816U daughters and the last 816U sons will sell this year.
SH Diamond 881 #41012924
881 was the high selling bull in our 1999 sale to Upstream Ranch, Taylor, NE, where he was considered a top maternal sire. He’s the maternal grand sire of UPS Domino 3027 & ranks in the top 2% of the breed for Milk, top 20 % for M&G and top 10% for Marbling. We continue to use this heavily pigmented 164D son AI.
JNHR 414 Diamond 164D #19569556
164D is the foundation sire of our Hereford cow herd. He gave us fertility, muscle, milk (top 2.5% of the breed), easing fleshing ability & pigment. The productive cow herd he gave our program is his legacy and it has crossed on outcross genetics very successfully.