Herd Sires

B3R herd sires are expected to be productive in our challenging environment. All of our herd sires were born to a B3R cow and raised and developed here on the ranch. They are selected for their performance, as well as their balance in one of five distinct sire lines. Those sire lines are maintained as separate lines so that a buyer can purchase bulls from different sire lines without the concern of inbreeding. The only AI used in the cow herd is on replacement heifers. All other cows are bred naturally by home raised bulls that are picked up on the 60th day after turnout. Multiple sires are utilized in each pasture and calves are matched to sire by DNA. By utilizing a multiple sire program, we can determine traits seldom measured such as libido and natural competitiveness with other sires. We feel very strongly that if you buy a bull from B3R, you know his sire has been treated to the same conditions in which you would expect your new bull to perform.

Bull Development

B3R bulls are fall born and raised on their mothers on dormant forage. We do not creep feed. The bulls are weaned in the spring, held at the headquarters for a few days to monitor health, and then moved to irrigated grass for about 65 days. Ability to gain on grass is monitored and in late August they are placed on an 84-day feed test to measure ability to gain on a higher energy ration (about 40% cracked corn) and free choice hay. This feed test is done in large paddocks of 40 to 45 contemporaries of similar sires. The test is designed for the bulls to have to exercise to get to feed and water. When the feed trial is complete in mid-November, the bulls are reduced to a lower energy ration and hardened so they are ready to go to work when sold in our annual February bull sale. Our focus is to produce bulls that are ready to breed cows and maintain body condition.

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