Ione, Ukiah, and Pilot Rock, Oregon
We went through a major restructuring of the herd, removing the bottom end of the cow herd, both based on age and a stringent epd criteria. We are confident that our commitment to quality will be reflected in the genetics that we provide the industry.
Our herd is in growth mode once again. We have made significant genetic progress in the past two years through our ET and selection programs. We have retained most of our heifers with a target of marketing 80 to 100 high quality bulls per year.
We continue to have many ranch visitors, both fellow cattlemen as well as consumers from the Portland area, who are interested in learning about the beef industry and how their food is raised. We appreciate the opportunity to tell our story to these young families. Please come for a visit.
We have completed our fully automated irrigation system and hope to have it on line for hay production this spring. This should be a huge labor savings. We are open to visitors who want to see how we built this phenomenal system.
We continue to search for elite females for our embryo transfer program. We purchased more embryos at the National Western Stock Show and have expanded this program. One of our donor cows CAR Pride 3001 now EPD's in the top1% of the breed for $B and is in the top 10% for several other traits.
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