Breeding Stock

The Double N Ranch has seen many changes over the years, and experienced many of the challenges this industry has.  One of the greatest is: “Can’t get good help!”  Another is how to raise livestock as “natural” as possible.  These two challenges are being met by changing the way we do business.  We are attempting to accomplish 3 things: 1/ Decrease the manpower required to carry on operations; 2/ Produce a hands – off type of breeding stock; 3/ Give something to the next generation.

View our offering of 2-yr-old Polled Hereford Bulls by clicking here: 2017 2-yr-old Bulls

Bull Pen

Bull Pen

To this end, we have moved our breeding and calving season forward, so calves begin to hit the ground in May.  We purchase all of our feed, so we can graze hay land well into the winter, and cows calve on grass (mostly).  We choose easy calving sires, this year we didn’t pull a calf.  All of our heifers calved on their own! We had no scours.

Our calves are weaned in the winter, and are already used to hay, we did not treat a calf at weaning.  Bulls are offered for sale at 20 months of age (long yearlings) having summered on grass, and wintered on a forage based ration.  They are kept lean and limber.

 

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Hereford Long Yearling

Bulls are semen evaluated.

Angus Long Yearling 2015

Angus Long Yearling

Long Yearlings

Long Yearlings

 

 

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