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B/F Cattle Company

Brett & Libby Foster

When you've discovered what works best,

mass production just makes sense

Donor program

Our Go-To Girls

 

B/F Y4581 AMGV1200222

This Dam of Merit female is a daughter of B/F 458w1 ET and is the mother of B/F Mr Easy Keeper C4581. Her sire and son are two of the most influential sires we have ever used to make growthy, slick haired, fescue country cattle that excel in the feedlot and on the rail. 

458W1 ET AMGV1136689

This polled sire of B/F Y4581 ranks top 2% in CW, top 3% in YW and top 15% in WW, TM, PG30, FPI and EPI. 

 

For carcass performance in yield and grade, we've found the perfect storm.   

                                            

                                          

 

 

 


B/F Z4592 AMGV1239232

 

Here is a donor cow that is very moderately framed and super easy fleshing with great structure and teat/udder combination. 


B/F B6134 AMGV1293223 

This young donor cow is by the infamous B/F Meat Packer Z 65 ET bull. The sire alone is providing balance across the board, with high weaning and yearling weights, excellent maternal traits and value added qualities to put money in your pocket. B6134 passes along calving ease and growth EPDs worth their weight in gold. 
                                                                                                 

#1 Breeder in Missouri in 2015, 2016      & 2017

Now Top Ten

in the Nation

Dam of Merit & Dam of Distinction females

Every fall, the American Gelbvieh Association honors the females in the herd book that exhibit consistent maternal efficiency through the 

Dam of Merit & Dam of Distinction program.

The AGA credits its members who continue to place selection emphasis on the maternal traits of the breed

 


 

Beef Cows, How Big is Too Big?       

It has been estimated that for each 100-pound increase in mature weight a cow requires an additional $15 - $20 in supplementation costs.  In addition, that same 100-pound increase in mature body weight increased annual dry matter intake by approximately 550 pounds.  If we had to purchase that dry matter in the form of hay at today’s prices that is an additional $25 per 100-pound increase in mature body weight.

Even though the heavier cow is often capable of producing a large calf, it is often not larger than herd average and rarely large enough to offset the higher production costs associated with the cow’s heavier mature weight.  Even in the more efficient herds on average the cows at the heavier end of the spectrum seldom out produce the average sized cow in a particular environment.

-- American Cattleman

 


Late-Calving Cows Simply Are That, Late-Calving

"In reality, it probably is the No.1 trait in the cow-calf operation. Calving interval is the time between the birth of one calf and the next. Ideally, a cow should have a calf every 365 days."

--Kris Ringwall,          Beef Specialist