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Breeding Stock

Breeding Stock
There's a breed contained within the breed of Black Angus which are called "grass cattle". They are suited to thrive on low input (grass and hay) diet. Such cattle are moderate framed, with large girth, bespeaking capacity to digest large quantity of forage adequate to support annual reproductive success and make delicious, tender beef. They must grow, develop, and function year after year on our hill pastures in which the dominant grass is Ky31-fescue. Our blood-lines are carefully derived from multiple sources chosen in order that the resulting gene pool in our herd would likely contain genes favorable to fertility, growth, and development in our particular fescue dominated environment. From this broad based genotypic background we now select home bred animals that perform year to year to constitute our breeding herd.

A recent Herd Sire is Lisnageers Prime Time 206. We selected him as a big butted, thick chested, frame 5.0 yearling in 2003. You can check pedigree and EPDs with his registration #14283076 at www.angus.org/registeredangus. 206 was pre-potent for grass biotype cattle and has left us with 2 junior herd sires and many young cows which are functioning well on fescue without grain supplements ever.

He was recently selected by Dr. Allen Williams for use in the Tall Grass Beef program (www.tallgrassbeef.com). We have semen for sale at $15/straw. He has also been approved by Gearld Fry as sire for grass based program.