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Calving has gone extremely well this year with the new barn. We have very close to 350 purebred calves on the ground as well some commercials. We picked the cows off corn grazing as they got close.  We calve them through the barn and then they go back out to corn grazing as pairs. So, in this system, we anticipate most cows will graze very close to 330 days this year. We did put up enough silage in case the corn grazing failed but it looks like the 100 acres of corn will save us half our silage for next year.

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This is the first year we’ve wintered our heifers out in the bush. Right after weaning in September they went back out and stubble grazed until December. We then moved them into the bush where we have fed them silage and they just bedded down in the snow. They have stayed perfectly clean and dry and their hair coats are amazing on them. I would normally be concerned about temperament as they haven’t seen people all winter other than the feed tractor. However, with the number of Renown, Resource and Rito 1439 daughters, temperament will not be an issue. They are just as quiet as their brothers in the sale.

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The catalogue is now online… click here to view.  It has been sent to the printers now and we hope to have them in the mail early next week.  Email through the contact link to be added to our mailing list or text Andrew at 306-736-7393.


We are currently working on our 11th Annual Bull Sale Catalogue and hoping to have it online within the next 10 days.

The bulls though, are ready right now, and we are encouraging anyone interested to come have a look, and maybe see the dams prior to the busy sale day.  Headlining the offering is 50 sons of SAV Renown.  He is the calving ease, full brother to SAV Resource and also our own walking bull SAV Rito 1439.  Between all three of these full brothers nearly 100 sons sell.  Of course we still have Final Answers, Internationals, Four Seasons and Net Worths.

If you are interested in more information on the bulls, or our operation, give dad (David) 306 736 8631, or myself (Andrew) 306 736 7393 a call, we love talking about Angus cattle.   If you are interested in a catalogue just text Andrew your address and he will include you on our mailing list.


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