EPD and Performance Records: Our herd has been enrolled in the Canadian Angus Association's Performance Program since its initiation.
EPD's can be an important tool, although they are not perfect or absolute. Beyond the breed EPD data/performance testing, there remains essential herd traits which our cattle must have. These traits include fleshing ability, capacity, fertility, a gentle disposition and structural correctness. We believe visual appraisal and individual performance and type are just as important in selective breeding decisions.
Reference Sires; Walking and A.I. for the 2016 born purebred calves.
WALKING HERD SIRE: 92U has a lot of performance with a big foot and lots of testicle. His sire, TC Freedom has left exceptional females. His dam, 21L was sired by the Widespread bull who expressed a lot of muscle and performance. 21L was sold and flushed with embryos going to the UK.
WALKING HERD SIRE: Phenomenal performance and out of our smallest framed Eileen cow whose Dam produced until 17 yrs of age with no TLC. A bull that displays thickness, volume, great scrotal developement, a WW ratio of 108, and a YW ratio of 120.
Regardless of whether you want bulls or heifers, New Frontier is highly proven for producing solid growth with reasonable birth weights and great total carcass value. His first daughters here look great with good udder structure.
One of the most influential maternal sires and holds Elite status himself. He is unmatched for his ability to consistently stamp his feminine, heavy milking daughters with impeccable udder quality, broodiness and maternal function.
WALKING HERD SIRE: This guy checks off a lot of boxes... Phenotypically 98Z is flawless, very balanced, with lots of muscle expression, great leg structure and big feet. 98Z was used successfully on heifers, has excellent calving ease with a good spread between BW to WW and YW numbers. 98Z had a very nice, quiet disposition.
An Image Maker son out of an In Focus daughter. Calving ease sire with growth, large scrotal, docility, and daughters with udder quality. He has exceptional muscle expression and performance for a calving ease bull. Our cow herd has also been positively influenced with the Chinook daughters.
WALKING HERD SIRE: Consensus 112A was kept to use in the heifer pen. He has excellent CE, BW and Mat CE EPDs, a low BW, nice head and is smooth made. His dam is from one of South Shadow's strongest cow families, the Rubies. His Sire is Consensus, a bull known to be highly maternal, and very correct in his make-up.
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