We raise both purebred Black Angus and Black Angus cross bred with a variety of other breeds.
Black Angus cattle are known for their genetic traits that produce meat that is well marbled, tender and flavorful. Good marbling means the fat and beneficial Omega-3 rich fatty acids are evenly dispersed throughout the meat, ensuring consistent texture, juiciness and most importantly delicious beef flavor.
Other breeds bring important characteristics to the animals:
• Hereford cattle have a temperament that is very calm and docile, which allows for easy handling and good feed conversion efficiency. They are naturally "Low Input” cattle and have an excellent grass to meat conversion efficiency, meaning that their heirloom genetics allow them to more obtain the necessary nutrition from just eating pasture grass alone without the need for additional energy supplementation.
• Red Angus are known for several beneficial traits. They are adaptable to severe weather—both heavy rainfall and very hot weather. They are very gentle and calm. Red Angus also demonstrate excellent insect resistance.
• Simmental are generally heavy resulting in a higher yield of saleable meat. They also exhibit excellent marbling and good growth rates. A subset of Simmental is the SimAngus breed. This cross brings in marbling and flavor to the beef from the Angus and a fast-growing calf. Our current bull, Jimmy, is a SimAngus. He is an amazingly docile bull, and fathers strong, calm calves.
• Baldie (or Black Baldie) cattle are the result of cross breeding Angus and Hereford cattle. These cattle exhibits the best (dominant) genetic characteristics of both breeds with excellent meat quality, low production input requirements and a gentle, calm disposition. The Baldie Cow (F-1 Female) is also well known for their superior mothering characteristics such as higher milk production and calving ease.