Herd Sires

Why do we raise 2 year old bulls? Our goal in the bull business is equally as simple, raise bulls that make our customers money. We truly believe that the best cattle in the world will be wasted if not managed right. With year after year of buying yearling bulls ourselves that were fat and glossy and so appealing, only to be disappointed when we pulled them out of our cows and in some cases before we turned them out. We knew there had to be a better way. A visit with Larry Leonhardt of Shoshone Angus made it clear. Our two year old bulls are managed for the same longevity and proficiency that we expect of our females. After weaning, we background our bulls much like you would grass cattle, grass hay and a couple pounds of DDG, ABSOULOTELY NO STARCH. Our goal is to gain 1.5 to 2 pounds a day and then turn out to grass. Our bulls summer in large hard grass pastures where they are expected to stay sound and gain weight. In the late fall, and early winter, we gather the bulls and put them back on a 2 to 5 pound ration of DDG and hay or grass if any is still available. Once again, no starch, just enough DDG and hay to gain 1.5 to 2 pounds a day. No fat, no fluff, just honest bulls, ready to work. By keeping the bull this long, we get to do the sorting in our pastures, not our customers in theirs!