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, tight udders with small teats 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 a small bit of the low PAP genetics of EXT and a specific low PAP Travelodge line. Recently, we added a small shot of the proven low PAP of Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV.
The cows are more rugged, thicker and have lower PAP scores than in 1991. They 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.
SBA 803U Travelodge 251Z #17275078 (deceased)
SBA 313A Travelodge 642D#18514730
642D sired some of the best in our Private Treaty bulls for sale in 2019. They’re thick & muscular, low birth weight, and low PAP. 642D is a double bred Travelodge 803U son who combines muscle, performance as well as outstanding cow families on both sides of his pedigree. He’s an easy fleshing individual and very aggressive in the breeding pasture.
SBA 1V Cedar Ridge 604D #18517165
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.
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 -1.78. He’s known for females with perfect udders and small teats.
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. 06M’s females had excellent udders, as well. Our cowherd demonstrates that this trait his a strong one today.