Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Making improvements around the Ranch.

Building a pond for a water source to do a better job of pasture rotation. Hopefully doing a better job of grass management will help get the most out of our cows at this location. Because in the show cattle business either you are getting better OR your getting passed by on your way out!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monopoly heifer with style.

929 Monopoly x 6X . This one is out of a beautiful black baldy cow that is one of our favorites. She has best disposition and is a real sweetheart. Also, I love the little white on the face. Be sure to put her on your list to check out this fall.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I 80 in Run for the Backdrop.

At a few weeks old and on MLC blog.

This I 80 High Maine is developing as planned. Not only does she look good but she is backed by her mother and grandmother who were both in the top 5 at the Iowa Beef Expo in their day. Her day will be coming too.

Smiling Bob strikes again!

Nathan Novak, Champion Market animal at Burlington, Iowa show today. This one keeps on rolling!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A shot of chrome.

                                                                      BIM x 6X
I think Wade had in an ad that said the major Champions all had a shot of color. This one has just enough splash of color to always be noticed. Also, he has everything else to be noticed. Butt , bone and that cool neck with the Brockle face.

Sheldon in the pasture breeding heifers.

Sheldon ( Grizzly x Big Momma 23)
We are very excited for this you sire. Bred for maternal strength with the show look.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Purebred Simmental heifer that will turn heads.

I told ya I would have more to show you on one of my favorite beasts. She was pictured on the blog as a baby shadowing her mom (Miss Alamba).
She is a PB Simmental out of Shocking Dream and a first calf heifer. Thanks to Nick Dwyer for telling me about this one's mother at Jones Show Cattle,OH.

Congrats Lock family for winning steer show at Eldon,Ia

Nice Job Taylor Lock with her Champion Steer at Eldon , Iowa. This is a Walks Alone out of Beauty the past Rising Stars 2 sale feature. This is a great example of a super family building their own show cattle out of Holtkamp genetics.  Best of luck to the Lock family.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yo Momma going to Texas.

Special thanks to Tom Ed D Johnson ,TX for the purchase of Yo Momma 012 . She is flushing strong and be looking for more chance's for progeny out of this legendary producer. Call Tom ED at 806.928.8872 for more info.Also, thanks to Blaine Rodgers ,CA for his partnership in Yo Momma 012.

Check out this Monopoly for Run for the Backdrop.

Billy White shoes 606
Monopoly x Witchdoctor/Meyer 734 as seen on MLC blog. When he was born I said he has a chance to be a great one. He loves to have his picture taken, I have a better picture of him that will be in our August ad's.
Billy's mom has done it before and Barry Nowatzke purchased a heifer out of 606 that went on to win in IN for Thomsen family.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Predator baldy heifer.

This heifer is a full sib to Silent Night (Predator x Pale Face). This cool looking future star sells in September at the Minnaert fall sale. Jason and Devon Olson have a package of 3 full sib eggs to both this baldy heifer and Silent Night for sale today! Call Jason at 309.489.6024 or Devon at 309.714.1509

Silent Night

Rising Stars donor doing her job of making eggs.

Nice job by Robert Tavener and Sassy the highlight of Rising Stars V. Sassy flushed 13 eggs to Man Amongst boys. Her Predator heifer will sell in our Run for the Backdrop sale September 15th.
If your interested in MAB x Sassy eggs call Robert at 660.553.8551

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A couple calf pictures in the pasture.

Both of these calves are Walks Alone. Run for the backdrop sale September 15th will be here soon.

Finally took a picture of UCB.

Under Cover Brother (UCB) is the full brother to Predator. UCB has been doing a great job of sireing more hair and lighter birth weights. We are cleaning up our yearling heifers with him.