A different kind of Angus, but the right kind for us.
We have chosen to focus on breeding straight Canadian Angus genetics because we have found these cattle to be predictable, consistent in type and kind, and offer balanced performance throughout the supply chain. They have extra length and capacity while keeping all the other great Angus traits that we know and love; they offer great calving ease, desirable maternal traits, longevity and vigor while still being easy to handle. These cows produce a high percentage of calves weaned despite being calved out extensively in early spring conditions and going to range with minimal observation. Calves with these genetics grow well on the cow on range and perform well in feedlots, finishing at 1500-1600lbs with a high percentage grading AAA with a yeild grade Y3 or better. They are low maintenance, sound, hardy cattle that work well at the ranch, in the feedlot and at the packing plant.
We sell our bulls privately out of the pen each year and they are ready to be looked at in January. If you're interested in our program feel free to give Jason a call. Take a look at the sires of our 2020 calf crop and bulls we are using this year!
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A home raised bull out of one of our top cows, Angus Acres Ruth 42P, purchased from the Angus Acres herd dispersal. We’ve used this bull to add length of body and weaning weight to our calves. He is smooth made and his females are heavy milking, high producing young cows with tremendous foot and udder quality.
This low birth weight, homeraised bull out of McGillivray Rosebud 19A had the highest index for weaning weight in our 2016 herd. We have used him on our heifers for the last three years with tremendous success and have found he offers excellent calving ease and heavy weaning weights.
This bull is a maternal brother to McGillivray Bardolene 78B. He is a performance Angus bull that produces really rugged bull calves with extra bone and muscle shape and really feminine fancy females.
A home raised bull out of McGillivray Roseland 52A which goes back to Rivercrest Great Northern 7W. He is a clean fronted, deep bodied bull who had the highest yearling weight of our 2017 bulls. His first calf crop was exceptional and his bull calves were our heaviest weaning and yearling group.
This bull is out of one of the top producing cows in our herd, McGillivray June 54Z. As a calf he had the highest weight per day of age of our 2018 bull crop. He is a well balanced bull with good calving ease and performance. His first set of calves are a really stylish eye appealing group.
This bull was selected based on the strength of the cow family and his low birth weight. He has a lot of eye appeal and thickness. This year we exposed him to a group of yearling heifers and have high hopes he will be our next calving ease sire.
McGillivray Tomboy 6G is out of an outcross heifer we purchased from Blacktof Angus. He was one of our highest gaining bulls following weaning and we selected him based off his length of body, hair coat and structural correctness. This year we exposed him to a select group of cows and are looking forward to seeing his calves in 2021.
2020 is our last set of calves off of Fairview Bardolene 4234. We have used him for the last 3 years and they are consistently Meghan's favourite set of calves. He is a moderate framed, heavy muscled, easy fleshing bull who has added fleshing ability to our heifer calves and depth of rib and muscling to our bull calves.
Fleury Tomboy 55F is owned in partnership with Sealin Creek Ranch. He was our top pick of Fleury Cattle Company’s 2020 Sale. He has a great balance of structural soundness, growth and maternal qualities. We are excited to see what he does with a cross section of 25 cows from the top of our herd.
We selected this bull from a herd in Saskatchewan for his excellent mother, length of body and muscle expression. He is a smooth, clean headed bull we expect to add some style and maternal strength to our 2021 calves.
Sealin Creek Northern 65G was a standout bull from Sealin Creek’s herd. He is out of a top Bar Lad cow and brings some new Canadian genetics to our herd. He is a really smooth, thick, easy fleshing bull that we are hoping will add some extra depth of body to our calves in 2021.
2020 is our last set of calves off of Z-Bar Heads Up 26C. Matthew selected this herdsire in 2015 and we have used him for 4 years. He is a clean made, smooth bull with an excellent Angus type head and produces calves with extra muscling and depth of body that gain well on the cow and mature early. His females are very easy fleshing, moderate and sound.
ZBR 10E produced Susan's favourite set of bulls in 2019 and was our top pick of Z-Bar Angus’ 2017 calf crop. He produces smooth, well balanced calves with exceptional depth of rib and muscle shape.
Z-Bar Canuck 16F, Susan's favourite heifer bull, is a correct, eye appealing, smooth made bull that we purchased to use on our first calve heifers. His first crop of calves were born easy and are growing well this summer.