A few years ago, we were discussing our commercial cattle herds as we felt like we were missing something in our herd. Our calves were weaning off about 50 lbs lighter than in the past, and we seemed to struggle with the number of open cows showing up in the spring. Yet, as a concern to all cattle producers, we didn’t want to use heavy-birthweight bulls to try to make up for what we were missing and causing more calving problems either.
I started doing some research and looking into adding some new genetics into our herd, something that we do every once in a while. Over the years we have run some Limousin-cross cattle, tried some Simmental and Sim-cross, and even used some Longhorn and Watusi-cross bulls on our heifers. I knew there had to be a breed out there that checked all the boxes we were looking to fill…efficient, good mothers, good milkers, fertile and adaptable. That’s when I came across the Gelbvieh.
We started out by purchasing a couple cows from Ledgerwood Gelbvieh to get a first-hand experience with the breed. After proving to seemingly “fit the bill” we have been able to purchase a few more females each year to add to our program. We are exciting about all they have to offer and look forward to growing our herd!
Listed below are animals that we own. Reference Gelbvieh sires for our AI program include: DLGO American Outlaw F015; DCH Hille G425; KCF Bennett E158; & DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2.
HDG Elliah 9E
Registration Number: CDGV 161954
HDG Hillsdown Abigail 44D
Registration Number: CDGV 158879
BRTV Juniper J2118
Registration Number: AMGV 1508671
HDG Hillsdown Eden Rose 15H
Registration Number: CDGV 172516
HDG Hillsdown Lady Jasmine 32H
Registration Number: CDGV 172494
Registration Number: AMGV 1429048
Registration Number: AMGV 1428882
MCCA 155 Hester 0734H
Registration Number: AMGV 1472796
PHG Miss Carly H76
Registration Number: AMGV 1481758
PHG Miss Clarice H81
Registration Number: AMGV 1481643
PHG Miss Pegasus H08
Registration Number: AMGV 1481773