Our current donors have been hand selected for their pedigrees, growth, carcass and maternal traits from multiple elite herds from across the Midwest as well as the best of our own breedings:
Blackstone Pride 3003
Registration Number: 17485974 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Date of birth: December 10, 2012
Sire: A A R Ten X 7008 S A
Dam: RRR Pride 0198 Blackstone Pride 3003 is a powerfully built proven donor that was purchased as the high selling open heifer at the Blackstone Cattle Company 2013 production sale. This cow stacks many generations of AI breedings including 5 generations of Pathfinder sires and stems back to the great cow family of the $150,000 valued Stevenson Clova Pride 6253. 3003 has proven to excel at producing high-growth genetics as the donor dam of the current #1 YW non-parent KCF Bennett Fortress son (2XL Fortress 7126) and #2 YW parent VAR Generation 2100 son (the ORIgen sire 2XL Generation X 5226). Her son, 2XL Generation X 5226, was also part of the “World Champion Pen of 3” at the 2016 Midland Bull Test where he finished with a 131 ADG ratio, 119 IMF ratio, and a 111 efficiency ratio against some of the top bulls in the country. 3003 has also produced a pair of very nice KCF Bennett Southside heifers that will stand as new donors within our herd.
Erica of Ellston M231
Registration Number: 17604015 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Date of birth: February 28, 2013
Sire: Basin Excitement
Dam: Erica of Ellston K288 Erica of Ellston M231, a daughter of the now-deceased Basin Excitement, was a 2014 selection as an open heifer from the Hoover Angus herd and stems from the great Erica of Ellston R155 cow which produced 12 NR@112 with a 363 day calving interval. This cow stems from the same female line as Hoover Dam and Hoover Home Run and stacks many generations of AI caliber breedings. M231 is an extremely deep bodied donor with a picture perfect udder and exceptional docility who has consistently produced some of the top calves in our herd every year, including 2XL Exploration 5230, the current #6 WW/#3 YW non-parent bull in the breed, 2XL Ragnar 5908 (current 2XL herdsire with WW +86 YW +153); and 2XL TenX 5208, part of the “World Champion Pen of 3” at the 2016 Midland Bull Test with an 136 ADG ratio against some of the top bulls in the country.
SJH Upshot of X01B 2720
Registration Number: 17445220 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Date of birth: December 19, 2012
Sire: EXAR Upshot 0562B
Dam: Cox Rita 8306 X01B This donor was selected from a group of 25 ET heifers from Hillhouse Angus herd and is a descended from the $60,000 Cox & Evans donor EF Rita 8306, daughter of the $150,000 valued GAR Retail Product 1712. This donor dam is a deep bodied cow with well put together udder that is again backed by multiple generations of AI breedings. Her son by VAR Discovery finished 3rd for average daily gain from a field of over 700 Angus bulls at the 2016 Midland Bull Test Station and was part of the “World Champion Pen of 3” and her first heifer calves out of VAR Discovery have been moderate framed cows with excellent udders.
2XL OPAL 5933
Registration Number: 18478378 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Date of birth: August 30, 2015
Sire: Baldridge Waylon W34
Dam: EC Objective N2189 5933 is one of the most exciting up and coming donor prospects in the 2XL herd today as the highest adjusted weaning weight heifer ever produced at 2XL (723 lbs/ratio 125 on grass only/no creep feed) and a yearling weight ratio of 116. Her dam boasts the following progeny ratios: BR 3-90; WR 3-114; YR 3-108; Ribeye 3-109. She is an incredibly docile heifer (HD50K top 1% for docility) that is beautifully put together. Her first calves have arrived this fall 2017 and have had an excellent look and growth!
2XL CLOVA PRIDE 6230
Registration Number: 18605261 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Date of birth: February 9, 2016
Sire: KCF Bennett Southside
Dam: Blackstone Pride 3003 6230 is one of the most exciting up and coming donor prospects in the 2XL herd today as the best heifer to date out of her donor dam, Blackstone Pride 3003. She is a very docile, feminine heifer with an impressive HD50K profile including 8 traits in the top 5%, including top 1% WW, top 2% YW, Doc, Milk and CW, and top 5% SC, HP, and Fat. We are incredibly excited to see her first calves this spring 2018!