Herd Bulls

GERBER ANODYNE 001A
P43408924

LOEWEN 33T 19W
P42968643

SHF ALL STAR 42X A191
P43379326

77 LOEWEN C&L HOMERUN 33N 72Z
P43272649

LOEWEN FOUNDATION 34X
P43074983

LOEWEN C&L 4B CT RIGHT ON
P43272652

LOEWEN 44X 6X 20Z
P43264385

LOEWEN C&L 33N AIDAN 51X A45ET
P43373575

LOEWEN Z210 33N B58 ET
P43565916

 

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.