Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our Herd and Our Focus

After reading a post of "Chambero's" on the other day, I was inspired to go out and get some candid pictures of our herd and discuss our goals and direction of our herd.
For the most part, our base cow herd is comprised of Maine and Chi influence cattle.  Even though a large portion of our calf sales each year are comprised of show prospects, the decisions we make on a daily basis is focused on traits that are good for the commercial producer and the beef industry as a whole.  We concentrate on muscle, structural soundness, fertility, maternal traits, and moderate birthweights, all in an eye appealing package.

Here are a few pictures of our two cow families, and really, they could be consided one since both JAZX Audrey 352N and CTR Sweet Success 2 are both sired by the Chiangus bull CTR Success, but it's the dam side that is the difference.

Audrey Family - from left to right: JAZX Audrey 352N, ZNT Jenna 707T (Hardcore x Audrey), ZNT Montego Bay (Jenna x Tyson), and ZNT Sandy Bay (Jenna x Tyson)

CTR Sweet Success (Sweetie) Family - from left to right:  CTR Sweet Success, ZNT American Hope 903W (Hardcore x Sweetie)