Welcome to our sale page!
Here is the information from our sale held Nov 2, 2012
Click here to view the online catalog
Click here to view a listing of the sale bulls, including videos!
For heifer information, scroll down on this page.
How we handle our Bulls
We need to give you the background on how our cattle are raised. Since we run mostly commercial cows we wanted bulls that could stay in condition using our modest methods of feeding. We try to utilize dead pasture grass or stalks for fall and winter and only feed hay during calving. Even then, they are not ‘free choice’ fed but expected to go out and graze to finish filling up. We do not feed grain to any cows. The registered cattle are run with the commercial cows and treated exactly the same way. We have identified hard doing cows and they have gone to the sale barn, not sold as breeding females.
In addition, the cattle kept for bulls or replacements are only the top 2/3 of the calf crop of the registered cattle and only the top 1/3 of the commercial heifer calves.. The rest go to our feedlot to provide carcass data. You can be assured that you are not being offered ‘culls.’
The bulls are developed on large tracts to encourage activity and athleticism. They are fed to gain 3.0 lbs/day with a high roughage ration. When a 90 day test is over they are kicked out onto fescue pasture with a bale of hay until they go to native grass 30 days later. They remain on native pasture until approximately 60 days before the sale when they are fed a ration while on grass and transferred to Downey Ranch on triticale 2 weeks before the sale. They do not spend their life in a lot being spoon fed! The bulls were semen evaluated in the spring and again before the sale. They are current on their vaccinations and deworming. They have also been BVD-PI tested negative and we are a Johne's test negative herd. We do use some of the bulls as yearlings, all of these will be tested for trich and are fully guaranteed. Actually, with the new Trich regulations, all the bulls will be tested whether they were used or not.
Our sale is held every year on the first Friday in November. Click here for a PDF map to the sale site. Our next sale date is Friday, November 2, 2012 @ 12:30 pm CST. Our offering includes 20 month old Red Angus and Black Angus bulls (from Downey Ranch) along with home-raised, AI bred, commercial heifers. In addition, registered Red Angus females are available private treaty at the ranch. Please e-mail us for pricing and availability.
Click here for more information on our bull wintering program and live calf guarantee on our commercial heifers!
Please remember you are welcome to come look anytime!
For a complete list of the bulls for sale click here!
A first calf heifer with her gravity bull calf August 2009.
He sold as LOT 74 in last years sale.
As I look at this picture this fall of 2012, I really miss the pond water!
Also selling in our production sale is commercial bred heifers from the heart of our replacements.
Click here for a listing of the heifers selling November 2, including videos !!
Commercial Bred Heifers...30 head from the Kniebel herd and 30 head from Downeys! Remember, these heifers were from the top 1/3 of our 'born and bred cows', not purchased and bred for resale. This kind of quality and history is hard to find. We are selling some 100% 1A red angus heifers bred to red angus bulls as commercial. They were too good to cull, but not the very top end that we feel should produce seedstock. Take advantage of getting top genetics in your commercial herd!
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|Next Sale Date is November 2 2012!!