Guess what time it is?
You guessed it, Haying season is upon us. Kenny has kept
busy this past week cutting a portion of our alfalfa hay ground. So far we have
cut around 200 acres of alfalfa and have around a 150 to go, along with a bunch
of ground we will be cutting for grass hay a little later on in the summer.
Today Craig Howard, Mike and Jake set up the branding pen
for this upcoming Friday. We are branding all of our summer calving pairs.
We are in the middle of our 45 day natural service
breeding period for our spring calving cows. The cows were all AI bred then
sorted into specific breeding pastures. The bulls were then turned into their respected
pastures on June 3rd. Here are the bulls that we are using on the
LSF Takeover 9943W
Takeover is a proven calving ease sire and had the high selling sire group in our 2013 March production sale.
Bieber Stormer Z433
Stormer was the high selling bull at our 2013 March Production Sale, Craig Bieber has said that Stormer stacks profitable traits in both his data and pedigree. He is co-owned by Scott Bachman and Accelerated Genetics.
GMRA Peacemaker 1216
We like Peacemaker for his overall phenotype. His calves have outstanding performance and muscle mass.
Peacemaker with a cow in his natural service group.
Bieber Rushmore Y106
Rushmore is out of Bieber Roosevelt W384, he combines calving ease with plenty of growth and muscle mass.
Bieber Rouse Samurai X22
Bieber Rouse Samurai X22 with a few cows in his natural service group.
Samurai was raised by one of our cooperaters Gene Rouse. He is our of a Boone daughter that is a moderate framed cow with a great udder. Samurai will add pounds and thickness to his calves. Semen is available through Select Sires.
LSF RAB Exclusive 2793Z
This is the bull we bought out of Ludvigson Stock Farms 2013 spring sale. He is out a the Nebula P707 son Brown Paramount X7879. We co-own this bull with Select Sires.
Schuler Endurance 2101Z
This is another bull we bought this spring out of the 2013 Schuler Red Angus spring sale. Enduracne is out of the Nebula P707 son Schuler Nebula P707 0050X. He is a moderate framed bull with a big scrotal and we expect him to add to the Bieber Red Angus progam.
Bieber 2nd Take Z156
2nd Take is a Takeover son that was sold on our 2013 March Sale to Gene Rouse and Mud Creek Reds. We liked this bull so much we are sampling him natural service.
Our cows and calves look great out on pasture. They are really enjoying the tall green grass. We have been impressed with how the calves are growing and looking so far this year! Here are a few pictures:
Bieber Hard Drive heifer calf
Two heifer calves out of Bieber H Hughes W109
Bull calf out of Paringa Iron Ore E27
Bull calf out of Bieber Real McCoy Y124