Starting with 1 calf Mark has grown his herd to well over 50 head. He is expecting 23 calves this spring (2020) and has many yearlings from last spring.
Here is a video of my Latest cattle being unloaded at the ranch:
Mark's goal is to grow his herd while selling off the steers and some of the cows/heifers each fall. The majority of the herd are Black and Red Angus.
Interested in buying a Steer?
Currently, I have 5-7 steers that should be ready to be sold in August of 2020. These steers will be around 1000-1500 pounds.
Our calves graze their first summer with their mothers and then are given a mixture of grass/grain during the winter. During the final 60-90 days they are given additional feed/grain. None of our cattle receive hormones. Steers will be approximately 18 months when sold.
I will only sale steers (for slaughter) that come from my own cows so I know how they were raised.
I planned to sell my steers directly to a processing plant or at auction. However, with the recent events I've been asked if I would be willing to sell some steers to individuals. I thought about it and decided to partner with Simla Frozen Food Locker in Simla, Colorado. They have processed livestock for many years, I have heard great things about them, and it is only an hour drive from Monument.
If you have more questions or you're interested in buying a Colorado black or red angus steer this summer click here for more information.
Below are some videos from the Burlington livestock auction where I purchased some cattle back in January 0f 2019. We branded them the next day prior to releasing them into the pasture. I cannot thank Chuck (a real cattle rancher) enough for mentoring me and letting my cattle run with his.
Meet Chuck; the real cattle rancher
I love spending as much time as I can with my cattle.
How a cattle auction works:
My cattle being loaded on our trailer:
Cattle just before we branded them (if they only knew what was about to happen):
Here is my brand on one of my cows: