I was raised on cattle ranches in western Nebraska all my life. I was bred to do it, you could say. I bought my first set of cows when I was a sophomore in high school in 2004. I bought seven longhorn cows, because at the time I was still rodeoing, and I wanted to raise my own team roping and steer wrestling cattle. Once I got out of high school that’s when I transitioned to raising beef cattle.
In 2015, I bought my first set of registered Herefords, and that’s what I do now. I raise registered Herefords in south-central Nebraska near Hastings, and I sell a few registered bulls every year. I also have some Red Angus and Black Angus cows, because I want to show my customers, who are primarily Commercial Producers, what my bulls can do for their herd. I run some commercial cows and put my registered bulls on them so that when I have bull buyers come and look, I can show them commercial calves, like the baldy calves and what they can do.
That’s kind of the big thing right now is Commercial Producers like Black Angus and Red Angus, then put those Hereford bulls on them and get the baldies. If you want a good mama cow, nothing beats a baldy. We just started calving this morning at 3am, and had our first baldy calf of the season during a storm.
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