Our breeding program is primarily oriented toward our grass fed beef business. As such, our cattle are selected and bred for our direct-to-customer beef market. They are registered cattle and all performance data is reported to the AHIR program of the American Angus Association. The EPD data for our sires incorporate genomic values in the calculation of EPD's in addition to individual performance data.
A number of years ago we closed our breeding herd. We develop from within a line bred herd able to fulfill the expectations of our grass fed beef customers. Our customers tell us they want beef from cattle developed entirely on open pasture and that the beef is exceptionally tender and well marbled. To that end we are selecting for cattle that grow and finish rapidly on grass, have large rib-eye to bodyweight ratio's, exceptional tenderness EPD's, and able to grade upper 2/3's USDA Choice and Prime on grass alone. Other traits we select for are adequate muscling and frame size to yield over 700 lb. carcass weights and efficient cattle that excel in low input forage only systems.
To ensure consistent quality in our grass fed beef, the cattle are line bred built upon the Emulous angus line. See the Emulous History link and the About Us link for more information.
If you are interested in purchasing seed stock or semen contact Brad James.