11450 353rd AvenueLeola, SD 57456Office: (605) 439-3628
Craig & Peggy: (605) 439-3545 Email: office@bieberrdangus.com
 
     
         
 
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
March 2011
October 2010
March 2010
 
Bieber Fever III - November 30, 2012
Bieber Fever IV - March 7th, 2013
Bieber Fever V - December 5th, 2013
Bieber Fever VI - March 6th, 2014
Bieber Fever VII - November 13th, 2014
Bieber Fever VIII - March 5th, 2015
Bieber Fever X
Branding 2013
Branding 2014
Branding 2015
Branding 2016
Breeding Season 2013
Breeding Season 2014
Breeding Season 2015
Breeding Season 2016
Calving 2013
Calving 2014
Calving 2015
Calving 2016
Customer Spotlight
Fall 2013
Fall 2014
Fall 2015
Ranch Quick Tips
Ranch Updates
Winter 2014/2015
 
 

May 29th - Memorial Day
uncategorized

 

Today we remember all of the heros who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Thank You to all those who serve and those who support our military men, women and veterans. Your service and sacrifices means more to us than we could ever express!


May 10th - Replacement Heifers reCIDR
uncategorized

For many years we have AI bred every female on the ranch. Just like any operation who AI's we are always looking for ways to increase our AI conception rate and our number of AI pregnancies. Last year we come across a brand new concept called reCIDR. The science behind reCIDR made sense to us and we liekd the results we saw after trying it on our May/June calving cows last year. This year we decided to use reCIDR on every female on the ranch. We just finished breeding all of our replacement heifers and turned the natural service sires out last week.

 

SO you may be wondering what the heck is reCIDR? Here is the protocol we used:

To start with we used the standard 5-day CIDR protocol on all of our heifers and then time AI bred all of them. On Day 11 post-breeding we re-inserted a CIDR into all of the heifers (that we just finished AIing). We pulled those CIDRs on Day 18 post-breeding and placed Estrotec patches on each female. We then pulled heats and AI bred for 3 days. On day 4 (after the second CIDR pull) we turned the natural service bulls out. 

 

The thinking behind reCIDRing is that we will be able to identify, synchronize and breed the heifers that didn't concieve on the initial AI breeding without disrupting the pregnancies of the 50+% of cows who did concieve during the first timed AI. The CIDR releases the hormone progesterone and it is believed that the progesterone shift that occurs from placing and pulling a CIDR in a bred animal isn't great enough to disrupt the pregnancy. Using reCIDR we are able to AI without waiting until the next heat cycle or pregnancy ultrasound which helps us tighten up our calving groups, have more AI sire pregnancies and turn out less clean up bulls.

 

As always check with your veterinarian before adopting any new practices into your herd. If you have any questions about how we use reCIDR feel free to contact Craig Bieber craig@bieberredangus.com or 605-216-8169! 

 


May 3rd - Yearling Measurements
uncategorized

Last week we took Yearling measurements on all of our 2016 May/June bulls. These bulls will be offered on the November Fall Production Sale as Coming 2-Year Olds. Check back late summer for sale information! 

     

Measurements taken include hip height, scrotal measurement and weight. All of the data is recorded into the computer. The measurements are then reported to the Red Angus Association, who uses the information to update the bull's EPD values.

     


April 28th - AI'ing our Replacement Heifers
uncategorized

 Two weeks ago we AI bred all of our 470 replacement heifers!

 

Prior to AI'ing we mated these heifers to both an AI sire and a Natural Service Sire. We then sorted the heifers into AI sire groups. Sorting prior to synchronizing and breeding makes breeding day go faster since you are only pulling semen straws for one AI bull per group. This year we sorted the heifers into 7 groups to represent the AI sires we are using this year.

 

These sires are:

Bieber Mitigator C314

Bieber Gladiator C386

Bieber Spartacus A193

Bieber Driven C540

Bieber CL Atomic C218

Bieber Forefront B281

Milwillah Marble Bar J53

 

Here are some pictures:

     

We had both sides of the working barn going on all 3 breeding days!

Tom's son Turner was here to help out!


 
         
         
       
  home | program | sires | people | marketing | news | contact • website design by: EDJE
• visit www.edjecattle.com