As a stockman who sells bulls, one thing that we try hard to do is keep our calving ease in an optimum area. We do our best to make sure that the calf is shaped right, as well as a moderate size so that growth, vigor, and breed-back are not sacrificed. If all this goes right on the bull end, it should allow mama to do her job in raising a good calf, thus making you a happy cattleman.
The bulls below are the sires of our herd. Beside each we will have the year that their calves were born. One thing about raising bulls, it is 2 YEARS before you can find out if you have a good one. So if it says 2020 by a bull that catches your eye, look for his progeny in 2021 at our sale, so you can have calves out of him in 2022.
SBRC X-Aught-Six 492
Starting off with our very own, home-grown sire. This bull carries many traits that we look for in a herd sire, with a heifer calving ease start! We love his calves, they start small and finish well. Unfortunately, due to an injury, the 2021 calf crop will be his last.
GOFORTH Admiral E25
As a breeder, I am always looking for "the next big thing." It is hard to see what a bull may become 2 years from now, but we took a shot in the dark and it is paying off! Admiral calves hit the ground runnin' and have a good coat of hair for our calving season climate. When you look at his build and his EPDs, you look again because they have that WOW factor! 5 EPDs top 1%, 2 more in top 2%, 3 more at 3% - 5% and they just keep going. Top Sire group of our 2021 & 2022 sales!
PGC Paycheck 8014
Paycheck was our selection of the Northern Premier 2019 sale. We chose him for his thick build, good feet and structure, and great temperament. Paycheck 8014 took the good traits of Payweight, and combined them with calving ease and length. We enjoy that his calves all carry his build, but the heifers remain very feminine. His daughters make up 1/3 of our replacements in 2020, 1/4 in 2021, and 1/3 again in 2022!!
Nissen Foundation 833
Foundation 833 was our selection of the Nissen Angus 2019 sale. We chose him for his long build and smooth stride. That, coupled with an 805 WW out of a first calf heifer, was very attractive to us. His calves all have that same long frame and smooth stride, which may come in very handy for those cattlemen who ride the river-breaks. With an impressive EPD profile on growth, he will - and does - put the pounds on the ground for your calves.
WW Stellar 0417
Stellar 0417 was our selection from Whistling Winds 2021 sale. We chose him for his extreme calving ease, thick hind quarter, wide back and great structure. As his first calves hit the ground with lots of energy and are filling our nicely! BW average of 68 lbs. Sadly, he died in spring of 22 and we only received one calf crop. However, lot #1 of our 2023 sale is a STELLAR HEIFER BULL!!!
KG Justified 3023
We chose to A-I to Justified in 2019 after seeing back to back uniform and well muscled groups in previous sales around the area. They also seem to maintain great feet, and daughters have a nice udder. Now after missing the 2020 breeding season, we went back and use him again! His progeny was the best sire group of our 2020 sale, as well as a beautiful group of replacement heifers that took up nearly 1/3 of our pen in 2020 and 1/4 our heifers in 2022!
SAV Rainfall 6846
SAV cattle have been making headlines for years. One of the most elite group of calves was a set of ET flush brothers that included this bull. He is a full brother to SAV President, the sire of SAV America - the $1.51 million dollar bull!!! But you may know that Rainfall has not been a fall-back-on bull, as he has been siring many sale toppers of his own across the country. Calving ease and length are showing through all of his progeny!
FF EZ Money D217
While choosing A-I sires for the 2019 calf year, it was hard to pass this bull up... and I'm glad we didn't. His calves seem to hit the ground growing from day one. It was not hard to decide to use him again in 2020, as all last spring & summer the calves were standouts. His name is starting to pop up across the state as a sale topper. He is an easy calver with a ton of growth! A perfect match for those looking to put pounds on ground in the fall!
A A R Creed 5802
One thing that stops me in my tracks is a bull that finishes well, and can make calving season a breeze. Also, when a notable ranch (such as Arntzen Angus) retains full possesion of a bull, it is a pretty good sign that this guy has great potential! Yes sir he was the winner of our largest sire group for the SBRC 2020 sale, and most are heifer-ready bulls!