Gibbs Angus Ranch
January 6, 2021 | View PDF
At Gibbs Angus Ranch, we have been blessed to have good health and a busy year.
Holiday greetings from our family to yours. With the beginning of a new year, we are grateful that we are still able to care for the land and animals that the Good Lord has blessed us with. Tim and Laurie celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 2020 and our family was able to get together with some close family and friends to celebrate. It was a blessed event.
As we look to the future, we consider what we can do to improve our cattle herd; but we are also considering the next generation and helping them to learn and grow in knowledge of farming and ranching. We hope through this next generation we will be able to continue our legacy of raising cattle and caring for the land. It is enjoyable for everyone to have the younger ones tagging along, asking questions, and helping out once in a while.
At the same time, we are considering our next generation of calves and what we can do to improve our herd for not only our bull customers but for the consumer as well. Over the years we have used AIing to improve our herd genetics, and selecting for good carcass genetics has been a big part of that. The 2017 calf crop of 500 head of home raised steers graded 100% choice and prime; on the 2016 calf crop, 505 head of home raised steers graded 95% choice or higher and 13.4% prime. The 2016 heifer crop of 292 head graded 95.5% choice and higher with 12.3% prime.
We also use AIing to select for increased feed efficiency, and ideal birth and weaning weights. When selecting females, we look for foot quality, udder structure and disposition. It's important to us that we are able to work in close proximity to any of our cattle, whether a yearling or a mother cow.
This year we will be offering bull calves sired by BUBS Southern Charm, Sydgen Enhance, New Addition and Basin Rainmaker; along with calves sired by our herd bulls.
We will be having our bull sale, along with Stortz Angus Ranch, on Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Glendive Livestock Exchange. We would love to see you there! We hope 2021 is filled with God's blessings for everyone and invite you to check us out on Facebook at Gibbs Angus Ranch, give Tim a call at 406-939-1084 or swing in for a visit!