Latest update: 6/1/2013
A deposit will hold an animal until weaning or delivery/pickup arrangements can be made.
Girls are OCV'd, vaccinations, deworming, and registrations are/will be current and provided.
It is possible that I could deliver for $1.50 per loaded mile.
We have several steps that we employ to narrow down the the different jobs for the young bulls and/or calf crop.
step one: evaluate from birth to weaning age at approximatly 6-7 months of age for dispostion, horn, weight gain, pedigree, color and dispostion.
step two: by weaning they have been worked 1 or 2 times for their calfhood vaccinations. bull calves that are slow gainers of their peer group which normally gain closer to the 1 pound per day gain instead of the 2 pound a day gain are sorted out at weaning time to go for recreation ropers or if they are fancy colored and have a good dispostion, then they could go for pasture pretty steers if one wanted.
Even if they seem to be a total package, if they fail the dispostion area, I have and do band them. I will give my heifers extra chances to work thru any issues. But for the boys it is critical for them to have good manners for me or anybody else.
step three: bulls are watched from weaning until they are 2 years of age. many are sold during step one and two, these that make it to step three are ones that I would consider for my own herd if I didn't have to keep my focus on my own breeding plans. These are young bulls that we will also rent out for breeding 1st time heifers when they are 14 months of age or older, or for registered breeding stock too.
step four: because of our limited pasture space and persistant drought conditions, we have a final job that these bulls will fill. That is to go into the RAF Farmers Market Freezer. It's not that I want these bulls to have this job. It is that since they are still here and I am running out of time for the tenderness factor for their heart healthy lean steaks, I need them to be under 24-30 months of age for the freezer.
So you see, we try our very best to fit our longhorns to a particular job that they will be good at. This applies to our females as well, I try to match what you are wanting to do with what I am selling. I need for you to be a satisfied customer.
NOTE: If you spot a bull that you like, speak up for him. Because I will not let you know until after the fact that he is gone. I do not believe in selling good registered stock for sale barn prices in a private treaty sale. If you want sale barn prices, please, go to the sale barn. We have worked hard to put together a quality herd.
Quality is what I want to have and Quality is what I want to sell.
Latest update: 6/1/2013