FOUNDATION HERD SIRES
SR Forte 704B – AHA# 43486669 – We acquired Forte in the Stuber Ranch sale in 2015 along with Ernst Herefords, Colorado. I rode to the sale with a friend just to ride along and help drive, but this bull just caught my eye right away and kept my interest when I looked at his actual performance. BW: 78, Adj. 205-day wt: 737, on to an adjusted yearling wt. of 1296 with a whopping SC of 43.0. He scanned a 14.37 REA with a REA/cwt of 1.21. Roger Stuber’s comments: “Good hip shape with sheath up, free moving, correct with a smooth front.” Forte’s dam, a first calf heifer at the time, has blossomed into one of Stuber’s very productive cows is still very good uddered and has produced herd sires for others. Forte has left us with highly productive females that milk hard. He passes on the correctness, the performance, and the abundance of pigment. We lost him to lightning in the summer of 2019, but his legacy will live on through highly productive, fertile females like 703 on our cow page.
CO L1 Domino 106Y – AHA# 43190541 – 106Y was purchased from Colman Herefords in Colorado. He is now owned by Broken B Herefords, Stockton, KS. He has left quite a legacy through the females he produced here, and he is carrying on that tradition at Broken B as well. He is out of a standout matron at Coleman’s 948W. You can see her picture at Coleman’s website and you will understand why we wanted his genetics here. His sire, GB L1 Domino 175E, has left great females everywhere he has been used. We also kept a son out of a real good 854 daughter and that genetics has continued to work here.
CO L1 Domino 693D 1ET – AHA# 43705963 – 693 was purchased from Coleman Herefords in Westcliffe Colorado and is owned with Broken B Herefords, Stockton, KS. His first calves here were born in the spring of 2019 and look to be high producers. We are especially excited about the females that he is producing both here and at Broken B. They are long sided, maternal, muscled up, yet extremely maternal in their skeletal make up. And that should be expected, knowing that he is out of one of Ken Coleman’s best cows, 708T. Look her up on Ken’s website and you will see why we are excited about what 693 brings to our herd. His sire 1161Y and 708T sure made a good one.
FH X400 Domino 407 – AHA# 43490152 – We purchased 407 from Frank Hug & Sons, Scranton, KS. Along with 5035 and 196, 407 was acquired in our constant search to bring the very best in maternal genetics into our herd. Many times, it seems that when purchasing Herd Sires many will base their decision on a bull based on many good traits, but don’t necessarily research the maternal side of the pedigree as hard as they should. We actually prioritize the maternal side and have accomplished this by going to breeders we trust and only buying seedstock that is from their most outstanding females that come from their best maternal bloodlines. 407 is just what epitomizes that search. He is leaving us some excellent females and bulls that serve our customers without compromise of performance.
Rafter K Domino 5035 – AHA# 43636608 – 5035 comes from the Bookcliff Herefords herd owned by Tom Krauss, Russell, KS. They place emphasis on producing Herefords that excel in the industry driven traits of easy calving, accelerated growth and high carcass value. Tireless in these pursuits, Tom places great emphasis on data compiled through ultrasound, growsafe testing of bulls and actual performance data gathered through many years of feedlot testing and selling on the grid. We have used 5035 on heifers successfully and he is also leaving us some very functional females that will stay in our herd for a long time.
CL 1 Domino 9164G 1ET – AHA# 44010095 – We usually don’t put new herd sires on our website until we have calves on the ground, but with 9164, we are going to make an exception. We feel very fortunate to have obtained this great young sire in the 2020 Cooper sale. He represents generations of flawless females from both the Cooper and Holden herds. If you trace this pedigree back, you will find that it is the culmination of many generations of great udder structure and highly maternal structure in both phenotype and genotype. The sires and females represented in his pedigree epitomize the best in maternal genetics and real performance that is the result of generations of proven maternal genetics. This kind of predictability doesn’t come along very often. It is indeed a pleasure to be partnered up with Meitler Herefords, Lucas, KS., and we can’t wait until we see the results, even though we already know they will be great. High quality semen is for sale on this exciting young sire.