The 32nd Annual Big Dry Angus Ranch Bull Sale will be held April 16, 2020, at Glasgow Stockyards, Glasgow, MT. We’ll offer approximately 80 yearling bulls.
Certainly, one of the most used claims seedstock providers say is “we run our cattle just as the commercial producer does”, we do our best to follow this timeless adage.
Our bulls are developed on the ranch, bunk fed a growing pellet from Cenex Harvest States (CHS) and free choice ground hay. By feeding the bulls ourselves, we know the bulls as we see them at least twice a day and can monitor disposition, soundness and health.
As our customers run their cattle in big pastures, our bulls are developed in a 300-acre pasture where the bulls are given plenty of room to exercise and travel.
Our bulls are grown well but are far from feedlot fat. Our customers report that our bulls maintain body condition and soundness better when compared to other breeders’ bulls.
We freeze brand the bulls with their permanent identification, because ear tags do fall out.
The bulls are also vaccinated and boosted for foot rot. All bulls are parent and genomic verified for customer confidence.
We trim the bulls ourselves, giving us another insight to their disposition.
Dr. Lance Hughes, Central Montana Veterinary Services, Hobson, MT provides a breeding soundness exam and semen evaluation on all bulls. Only bulls receiving a passing evaluation are offered for sale.
Many of our bulls are just 12 months of age at testing time. Generations of cowherd emphasis on fertility, as well as sire selection that accentuates scrotal circumference and early maturity provide fertile bulls and replacement heifers.