genetics. Our goal is to provide bulls that sire the kind of replacement females that excel in our
environment. We strive to provide a balance of calving ease, fertility, maternal traits and
carcass traits. We have an extensive artificial insemination(AI) program, "herd sire quality"
clean up bulls and an aggressive culling regime.
believe the Brangus cow is the best suited cow for our
environment. With that said, selection pressures still have to
be in place to insure that we don't go backwards with our
genetics. We do our best to run our registered cows as we
and our customers run commercial cows. We don't believe in
creep feeders because our commercial customers don't use
them. It also allows us to evaluate the true calf raising
ability of our cows. By design, we continually reduce the
amount of winter feed and hay that we provide our cows. This
allows us to identify and cull the cows with the largest intake
requirements and the lowest fertility (these are often related).
Open cows go to town. Bad uddered cows go to town. Bad
footed cows go to town. Bad tempered cows go to town... you
get the idea.
way that maintains the soundness of the bulls for long term service. We hand feed the bulls through a 110 day bull test,
keeping the bulls on a custom by-product ration. Hand feeding reduces temperament problems and allows us to check
overall health more consistently. The bulls are handled on foot, on four-wheelers, horseback and with the feed pickup. We
try to expose the bulls to anything that they might see in the future. The bulls are kept in large traps throughout the test to
insure proper exercise and access to grass during the growing seasons. The bulls are in turn out condition at sale time. If
you take care of them, they will take care of you.
In the spring of 2010, PR Double Time 55/9 became only the second
bull in Oklahoma to become a "Summit Sire". Summit Sires are
recognized by the Brangus breed for their ability to sire exceptional
females. At the time, there were only 30 Summit Sires in the entire
Brangus breed. To become a Summit Sire a bull must sire at least 5
Summit Cows, to become a Summit Cow, a cow must have at least 3
calves that ratio 105% or better for weaning weight and the cow must raise
those calve while maintaining a calving interval of 380 days or less.