2018 Production Sale AI Reference Sires
Ridge Traveler 5412
Ridge Traveler 5412 was purchased from Sand Bur Ridges 2016 . Traveler is just that, a bull that can get out and move. What looks to be his strongest attribute so far is consistently siring easy fleshy deep broody females. Traveler has a wide base, correct feet and legs and the preferred dark red cherry color. He will continue to see heavy use in both the commercial and registered herd. He was collected this winter and semen is available.
Buf Crk The Right Kind U199
We considered using Buf Crk The Right Kind U199 for several years. Previously we used two of his direct sons with satisfaction and had seen a number of his progeny perform across other herds. He mated well in our program and provides a little more length to his offspring.
Loosli Right Kind 205
We sampled Loosli Right Kind 205 in 2014 and only got a few daughters but what we got we really liked and the sons were well accepted and mostly heifer bulls. The daughters are broody with good udder confirmation and disposition. The sons in this year’s sale performed well coming from two-year-old first calf heifers.
XO Crowfoot 0102X
Beckton Epic R397
5L Advantage 3267-221Y
5L Advantage 3267-221Y continues to see use at Heart River Ranch because we are impressed with the reports of his first daughters in production being moderate, easy fleshing and efficient. His offspring's disposition is very good. The sons are moderate at birth and generally have more than adequate growth. Advantages epds are strong and balanced cross the board.
VGW Navigator 010
VGW Navigator 010 is a proven bull bred by Westphal Red Angus and was purchased and used by Sonstegard Red Angus in MN. We saw this bull in stud and liked his square frame, balance and correct feet and legs. Most of all we liked what we saw and heard about his daughters in production - udder confirmation was impeccable. His sons in this sale are at the top in performance and are the herd bull kind.
Mlk Crk Express 9127
MLK CRK Express 9127 is a proven sire for good disposition, very attractive and productive daughters with small teats and good udders. He has seen extensive use in our herd with three sons being used as clean up bulls and his sire, 5L Grand Express 453-5655 as a sire to some ET calves.