We have built a herd with very diverse breeding.  One of the first selection tools we use is docility.  Being a one horse, one mule and two person operation, having easy to handle cows is a must.  If a cow does not show interest in being friendly, she simply is not a good fit for us.  It is definitely a perk being able to walk amongst the herd and scratch all those hard to get spots when they are eight and nine months pregnant! 

Next we use EPDs and believe in DNA testing all of our registered stock.  We select for cows who will raise their young well on marginal feed while maintaining their own body condition.  They must be able to take care of themselves and their calves. 

We like to see pairings which result in calves who hit the ground looking lively.  Calves walking and nursing in under 30 minutes is our goal.  Many are up in 15 minutes nursing.  While both the sire and dam contribute to a calf's will to live, the dam is the one who is there doing the care-taking.  Cows with strong maternal instincts make for more successful and heavier calves.

 A beautiful profile of our Thomas Angus Ester donor cow in July 2018. Her flush matting with SydGen Fate 2800 calves hit the ground in January 2018. They are a wonderful lot of vigorous calves.  Embryos available!

A beautiful profile of our Thomas Angus Ester donor cow in July 2018. Her flush matting with SydGen Fate 2800 calves hit the ground in January 2018. They are a wonderful lot of vigorous calves. Embryos available!

 This wonderful donor cow, Callie, from Shafer Angus in California is a true bull maker. The embryo calves from a flush mating with SydGen Exceed hit the ground in January 2018. The bulls are wide-chested and heifers retained Callie's feminine appeal. PIcture is from July 2018.  Embryos with SydGen Fate 2800 and SydGen Exceed 3223 available!

This wonderful donor cow, Callie, from Shafer Angus in California is a true bull maker. The embryo calves from a flush mating with SydGen Exceed hit the ground in January 2018. The bulls are wide-chested and heifers retained Callie's feminine appeal. PIcture is from July 2018. Embryos with SydGen Fate 2800 and SydGen Exceed 3223 available!

 Charlotte is one of our foundation cows from Kessler breeding. She is dam to four stellar bull calves. We really wanted a heifer from her as she raises such great bulls. Charlotte has officially joined our donor cows with a successful IVF mating with SydGen Black Pearl.

Charlotte is one of our foundation cows from Kessler breeding. She is dam to four stellar bull calves. We really wanted a heifer from her as she raises such great bulls. Charlotte has officially joined our donor cows with a successful IVF mating with SydGen Black Pearl.