Welcome! This page contains all the information on the cattle for sale. The bulls are first and the heifers are below.
Just click on the link below for our online catalog.
Below is a chart of the bulls in the sale. If you click on their registration number it will pull up their complete pedigree and information from the RAAA.
This is a link to view videos of the bulls. It is on a youtube channel, so you should be able to view it from any device. Just click it!
For heifer information, scroll down on this page.
Here are a few pics of the bulls from our 2014 sale.
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 10 days 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 6, 2015 @ 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!
Commercial Bred Heifers...24 head from the Kniebel herd and 45 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 also are selling 6 open registered heifers, a first for us! We synchronized all the registered heifers and then put them in their respective pastures for clean up. We purchased a bull this spring to bring in some new bloodlines, and unfortunately he did not fulfill his part of the bargain; he did not settle any heifers. Thankfully, 19 of the 25 in his pasture settled A.I., but that left 6 heifers open and not by their fault. We do not have a registered fall calving herd and these girls are too good to be made commercial. If you have been looking for few great registered heifers, here you go!
The registered heifers selling are listed under the commercial heifers.
For videos of the heifers, click on this link below.
Here is a picture of 3 of the registered open heifers selling. They are Lot 82, group A.
From the left; 307-329-331
The videos of these heifers are on the heifers video link above. They are lot 82 for group A, and lot 83 for group B
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|Next Sale Date is November 6, 2015!!