RAISING COWS TO BE COWS.
It's simple, but it's true.
For us, a cow's maternal ability and her consistent, functional, and efficient traits rank above all else. Scroll down to see more about what we mean and to learn more about our cattle and their landscape.
Or, let's jump ahead and just get right to the listings we have right now.
When and if you come to see our cattle we look for the following:
A Feminine Cow
We select cows that are feminine-headed, clean-necked, wedge-shaped, and structurally correct. They have a strong top line, a smooth hair coat, a good demeanor, with a moderate milk supply.
Our cattle come from a core herd of Black Angus cattle with a Shoshone genetic heritage. They have been forced to adapt to our environment and our management style, but we know they will fit your program just as easily. We line breed consistency into our herd so if you like one of them you'll like them all.
We believe in cows that know how to be cows. We want them to be able to use their natural abilities to find the feed, shelter, and resources they need without any intervention from us. We also expect them to be able to use their minds while being handled. From sorting to calving to moving pastures if a cow can't think then it makes life harder.
Feed efficiency saves labor and time which in turn saves you money. Our cattle are expected to graze, at some level, year-round, regardless of the winter. We feed supplement in one form or another, depending on the winter but our cattle are still expected to graze some, every day.
If this sounds good to you and you are ready for cattle that can save you time, save you money, and make ranching easy, take a look at the listings we have available or come and see them in person.
The landscape available dictates our cattle and their lifestyle.
Our ranch is split into two different parcels in Northeast Wyoming. Our cattle spend the summer in the hills. They live in pine trees, sagebrush, and rough terrain. Water is found in small reservoirs and natural ponds that are in each pasture. In January we trail our cattle 17 miles back to the house where they winter near the river bottom in the cottonwood trees. This is where the heifers will calve and grow their baby on grass and milk before returning to the hills in May. Our cows return earlier and calve in the hills where protection is plentiful.
Our cattle are tested in both environments and we know they will excel in yours.