Gelbvieh commenced in 1989 with an A.I. program over commercial cattle using German sires, Herkules and Horst. Purebred females were subsequently purchased and the stud produced its first purebred cattle in 1991. The herd was based on Polled Summit bloodlines with our original herdsire, a Summit E.T. bull bred by Judd Ranch, producing many show champions and leaving us the basis of what our herd is today.
Our present herd today consists of approximately 80 females run in conjunction with an extensive E.T. program. Sire selection is based on producing progeny with high performance, mid range maturity patterns and quality carcass merit. J. Bob Carolina Fortune, JRI Black n Stacked, Extra Exposure and Free Agent have formed the basis of the studs sire battery for the last four years. The sons of the sires have found ready market acceptance, being soft, easy doing cattle with low birth weight and above average performance.
2012 will see our calves by Rid Collateral. (the 2008 Denver champion), Excel E2, (Collateral son), Excel E8 (Exposure son), and the 2006 Breeders Futurity Champion XXB Big N RICH.
2014 sire used was the Genex black bull Triple UUU. Left us with some exceptional females and thick made sires.
2015 calves will be by Triple UUU and Excel E2
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