We have been using Simmental bulls since the 1970’s, and we purchased our first fullblood cows in 1993, and since then have been breeding traditional and Red & Black Simmentals. In 1996, we purchased a select group of Black Angus cows, which is the base for our black herd. We produce our own feed, and also grow cash crops.
The cows have developed through the years into moderate framed, easy fleshing cows, averaging 1400 lbs. We keep all
of our own replacements, adding a few select females from other progressive breeders. Our cowherd is our pride - we have worked diligently to get hard-working functional mother cows walking our pastures, and producing herd bulls for
ourselves and for our bull customers. We AI a select group of females each year, as we are always striving to produce outcross genetics, however our herd sires are truly the backbone of our progressive herd.
We measure performance differently, as we use extended grazing and other grazing alternatives to keep our cows on the range for longer. We understand our commercial bull buyers need cattle which can survive in hard grass country and our cowherd is living proof that Simmental can thrive in the harsh East-Central Alberta climate on a high roughage based diet.
We started our annual bull sale in Veteran, at Dryland Cattle Trading Corp. in 2005. After 13 successful sales at Veteran we chose to build our own facility on the farm and move the sale home. March 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm is our first sale at home and will again feature 60+ top quality yearling bulls.
Please feel free to drop us a note or give us a call at 403-579-2175 (403 321 0501 Maureen cell or 403 820 6599 Eric cell) for more information or to be added to our sale catalogue mailing list. We welcome all inquiries and visitors. Hope to see you soon!
Eric, Tulsa and Maureen