It's been a bit of a cooler week here, with a bit of rain earlier this week. It is supposed to warm up some this weekend just in time for our branding on Saturday April 19th. We would like to invite you and your family to join us at the branding. We'll be starting around 9-10am and the action will go through the afternoon. If you can't be there right away in the morning, or stay all day feel free to come and go as you please! We will serve a picnic lunch during the day and supper after the branding. We hope to see you at the ranch Saturday!
This past week we moved our summer cows to a new pasture to graze grass standing from last year. We are supplementing those cows with some distillers for protein. We'll keep them in this current pasture for a few weeks then we'll move them to some Game & Fish land close to our West Ranch about 7 miles. They are due to start calving around May 1st.
We have just a handful of cows left to calve in our spring herd. The rest of the pairs are seperated into three pastures close to the ranch. The calves are looking really good so far and we're hoping we get some green grass for them soon!
Within the next few weeks we're going to highlight calves out all of the herd sires we used this past year. This week we're going to look at calves out of Andras Fusion R236, Bieber Rollin Deep Y118, Schuler Endurance 2101Z, and Bieber Stormer Z433.
Andras Fusion R236
We used him AI for the first time last year. His calves look long and well made, we're excited to watch them grow this summer.
Bull Calves out of Andras Fusion
Heifer Calves out of Andras Fusion
Bieber Rollin Deep Y118
This is the second calf crop we have had out of Rollin Deep. His first sons sold on our 2013 March Production sale. We're using Rollin Deep again this year!
Bull Calves out of Bieber Rollin Deep
Heifer Calves out of Bieber Rollin Deep
Schuler Endurance 2101Z
We bought Endurance with Accelerated Genetics last year off of Schuler's production sale. This is our first calf crop out of Endurance and we like what we've seen so far!
Heifer Calves out of Schuler Endurance
Bieber Stormer Z433
We sold Stormer to Accelerated Genetics last year on our March Production sale. We have just a few calves from him this year and so far we like what we've seen.
Bull Calves out of Bieber Stormer Z433