The Roundup -

By Jill Vitt 

Bar JV Angus Ranch

 

January 2, 2019 | View PDF

The Vitt Family

Bar JV Angus Ranch is a proud part of the agriculture community in the Mon-Dak area, and is located in the Sioux Pass Community halfway between Sidney and Culbertson, MT on highway 16.

In its 43 years as a registered Angus business, Bar JV has continued to produce a product that will provide quality and increase profitability for their customers. This year marks their 10th annual production sale. In the previous 33 years the bulls were offered private treaty at the ranch.

Bar JV Angus has always been a family run operation. There are currently three generations collaborating at the ranch; Jim and Loretta Vitt, Dale and Jill Vitt and Cody and Sierra Vitt.

The seedstock business currently consists of 325 registered cows and 100 commercial cows. Along with their cattle, they also raise spring wheat, oats, millet, and grass hay to feed the cattle.

"We remain focused on developing a solid foundation of quality Angus genetics. Our mission here is to raise cattle for the commercial cowman while focusing on what is important to a commercial operation: low maintenance cows with longevity that produce pounds at weaning. Breeding elite Angus females who produce high performance bulls for the profitability of commercial cattlemen is the goal."

They also believe that cows should be able to take care of themselves; allowing them to graze until the weather forces them to feed. In the winter season, alfalfa and grass hay are fed along with beet pulp and corn silage. Calving begins the first week of March at Bar JV, allowing most of their herd to calve out in the pasture unassisted. Good dispositions, udder quality, and structural soundness remain top priorities for the breeder.

Bar JV Angus' 10th Annual production sale will be held April 12th at the ranch. They will be selling 100 bulls and an offering of commercial heifers. Bar JV invites you to join them on sale day. Visitors are always welcome to come by the ranch to view the bulls, heifers or the cows, they would love to show you their operation. "We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have about our program or the cattle."

 

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