Herd Bulls

GERBER "ANODYNE" 001A
P43408924

NJW 33TB 100W TRUST "167Y"
P43214415

LOEWEN MHF "COWBOY" 2E
P43819777

BR VALIDATED "ALFALFA" B413 3358 7694
P43855869

LOEWEN MENDEL "FROSTIE" B716 3F
P43888404

 

I suppose our herd bulls as a group reflect our breeding values and breed goals. These have evolved through the years but really started to take shape and crystallize over the past few years when I served as a director for both the AHA and Certified Hereford Beef. During this time I came to believe that we must improve our calving ease and carcass traits if we are to play a major role in the commercial cattle industry.

When I survey the herd sires we are using, I realize they excel in the traits our breed has identified as important. The bulls average in the 95 – 98% for all four of the $ indexes that have been established by the AHA and rank in the top 1% for several of them. The $ indexes were established to show which Hereford cattle add value to the nation’s cow herd.

While excelling when measured by EPDs, that is only part of the story. We continue to select for cattle with great teats and udders. We never milk a cow out! If her udder or teats need attention, she goes to market. Dispositions and attitude of our cattle become progressively more important as we get a year older.

We have assembled a group of herd bulls that meet today’s needs while adding value for the future.