Utilizing herd bulls raised in our own herd, A.I. sires and an ET program coupled with a cowherd that has been productive, predictable and paying their way for over four decades displays our long term goals and devotion to cattle that we believe can survive, are predictable and perform under a variety of conditions and resources. 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, as the convenience traits; fertility, fleshing ability, soundness, disposition, etc are not measured by EPD's. The above traits - the ones with direct economical value are the ones, we as breeders use in our cattle selection. When push comes to shove, it's the ones that produce more - on less .... those are the animals which will "have a history" around here and are economically important to our commercial customers.
Medicine Hat Pen Show
2012 : South Shadow Angus - Grand Champion Purebred Breeders Heifer Pen
Boundary Ranch - (Simmental entry) - People's Choice Bull Calf.
2011 : Boundary Ranch - People's Choice Futurity Bull Champion (Simmental Entry)
2010 : Boundary Ranch - Reserve Champion Pen of Commercial Open Heifers
2009 : South Shadow Angus - People's Choice of Purebred Pen of Heifers
2008 : Boundary Ranch - Grand Champion Pen of Bulls (Simmental Entry)
2007 : South Shadow - People's Choice Purebred Pen of Heifers
2006 : South Shadow - Reserve Champion Purebred Pen of Heifers
South Shadow - Grand Champion Commercial Pen of Heifers
2005 : South Shadow was awarded the People's Choice Purebred Pen of Heifers
Swift Current Pen Show:
2012 : unable to attend
2011 : unable to attend
2010 : South Shadow Angus - Grand Champion Heifer Calf
South Shadow Angus - Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair [bull calf]
Boundary Ranch - (Simmental entry) - Reserve Bull Calf.
2009 : Cow with a Heifer Calf: 3rd - Boundary Ranch - (Simmental entry)
Heifer Calf Class: 2nd - Boundary Ranch - (Simmental entry) ~ 3rd - South Shadow Angus Bull Calf Class: 1st - South Shadow Angus ~ 3rd - Boundary Ranch - (Simmental entry)
Heifer Calf Calcutta: 2nd - Don Delorme Bull Calf Calcutta: 1st - Sarah Delorme
Working, profitable cow families and selective matings equals seedstock that contributes to the success of our customers.
Herd Name: South Shadow Angus, Don & Connie Delorme
Tattoo: SSA Est. 1993
Tattoo: DLD Est: 1999
Daughters; Isabella & Mackayla's Herd Name: Jay En Dee
(from Great Grandparent's: John & Florence Delorme)
Tattoo: IJS Est: 2009
Herd Name: Kay Dee Angus ; Kalee & Benny Hofer
Tattoo: KD Est: 1999
Daughters; Nevaeh & Aeverie's Herd Name: Prairie Pride
(from Great Grandparent's: Alfred & Josephine Wardberg)
Tattoo: NPP Est: 2009
The Foundation Herd ~ Jay En Dee Angus
John and Florence Delorme
Tattoo: IJS Est: 1963
The South Shadow registered Black Angus program began in ernest in 1993, with the purchase of an elite set of thirty Jay En Dee foundation females from Don's parents, John and Florence Delorme. The Jay En Dee Angus herd was established in 1963 and had long been associated with quality breeding stock. The Jay En Dee cows were a functionaly sound set, attesting to their longevity and value, most produced well into their teens.
The herd sire selection for your appraisal this spring.
Jay En Dee Blackbird 11W [above] raising a $3600.00 bull calf at 16 years of age ..... at 17 & 18, she gave us two A.I heifer calves !! Seventeen calves born to two generations of the Delorme Angus program.
Sired by Jay En Dee New Trend 14B
and out of Jay En Dee Eileen 73P
An original foundation
purchase from Mom and Dad's
Jay En Dee herd, 36D was flushed twice and raised a natural calf every year until 2011 at 17 years of age .
A Blackbird 11W son, sired by
South Shadow Widespread 13L
19 of our producing females hold "Elite Dam" status with the Canadian Angus Assoc.
These females can be found on the Diamond, Joyce, Errolline, Pride, Eileen, Patsy and Ruby cow family pages. The program is committed to producing moderate birth weights, strong maternal, cost efficient, performance cattle that are easy fleshing and require minimum maintenance while working in our sometimes harsh conditions of long, cold winters and hot, dry summers here in the shortgrass area of S.W. Saskatchewan. Our appreciation for this type of cattle evolved over the years of working with our own commercial angus herd.
Since 1963 ... quality, efficiency & dependability
Celebrating our 50th Year!
Breeding & Calving
The working cowherd consists of approx. 160 head plus the replacement females. Progressive improvement is achieved by using natural service by home-grown bulls, A.I. sires and an embryo transplant program. The January to March calving generally uses 3 seperate lots and is watched under video camera with access to the barn as the weather warrants. Cows are A.I.'d, one cycle for a mid-January start to calving. The females are then grouped for a cleanup mating to one of two or three bulls.
Grazing The pairs are moved to summer fields of tame grass (optimally) in early May. Come June they hit the native grasses. We've made the decision not to creep feed while at mother's side. A management decision that isn't practical for us as it would mean creep-feeding the commercial calves that share their fields. Weaning takes place early in the fall. The cows go back with the commercial pairs on native fields until the commercial calves are weaned. October through December they graze stubble and marginal lands with winter conditions dictating when bales are provided.
Registered Black Angus Cattle s South Shadow Angus
Delorme Livestock s South Shadow Angus, Paint & Quarter Horses
Registered and Commercial Black Angus Cattle
About Our Registered
Black Angus Cattle Herd
South Shadow Angus
Mark Friday, April 19, 2013
on your calendar for our Annual
Don and Connie Delorme & Families S Box 28, Robsart, Saskatchewan S0N 2G0 ~ Canada S Phone: ( 306 ) 299 - 4494 S Email
APHA, AQHA, South Shadow Angus + Paints, Delorme Livestock, SSAP Paint & Quarter Horses, southshadow.com, DelormeLivestock.com, PaintHorses.ca, DelormeAngus.ca, southshadowangus.ca
Visitors and Inquiries Always Welcome
Give us a call and stop by for a tour and visit.
Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US if you have further questions concerning the bulls or our program.
The bull you select is the result of many years of dedication to the Black Angus breed by the Delorme family.
EPD and Performance Records
We are fully aware that show records are used very successfully by many breeders as a merchandising tool. It is a path we haven't chosen to follow except for two local Pen Shows in Medicine Hat (3rd weekend in Dec) and Swift Current (3rd weekend in Sept).
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Mark Friday, April 19, 2013 on your calendar for our Annual
The Delorme Family is Celebrating 50 Years as
Purebred Black Angus Breeders and 65 Years as
Commercial Black Angus Breeders.