Granzow Herefords

We have always selected Herd Sires that represent what we think the most important traits are in the Hereford Breed and in the beef industry. The most important trait is fertility, of course, and having enough performance to keep you at the forefront of the industry is second in our eyes. The cow side of any Herd Bull’s pedigree is very important and her phenotype is of great value. She must be fertile, feminine and have good udder structure and plenty of milk. We do not chase fads and only strive to raise the very best cattle we can and put that in a package that will keep you, our customer, in the beef business for generations. Here are pictures and footnotes of our current Herd Sires and some we have built our foundation on. As you will see, our base is Line One, but we throw in an occasional outcross when we see something in a program that we really like.

The bull pictured here is Monument L1 9841 (40071522). His is sired by the landmark Hereford sire CL 1 Domino 386 and is out of a Yampa Dominator female. The 386 line gave him his length of side and hip and puts plenty of milk and performance in his offspring. The Yampa Dominator brings the fertility, hardiness and efficiency that Herefords are noted for. His daughters and sons are outstanding. We partner with Bookcliff Herefords, Russell, KS on this foundation sire. We still use him AI and have also used two of his sons. The females are special and the sons add performance and style in the herds they serve. He is a Sire of Distinction and also a Trait Leader in Milk, Milk & Growth, Fat, and Ribeye Area.

-G 444 Domino 854U (42949670) is a calf that we raised and are expecting great things from. His sire is from the Gene Meitler program in Lucas, Kansas. Gene is known for great, highly maternal and intensely line bred cows that give a lot of milk and have beautiful udders. 854U’s mother is a 9213 daughter we raised that has done real well here. His daughters are working well and are all we thought they would be. They are easy keepers and are leaving a mark in our herd. Maternal and strong performance, who could ask for more. Semen is also available. 

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.

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.

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 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.

G22T MAX’S 196 (43178728) From the Gus Gustafson herd at Junction City, KS, 196 was purchased just ahead of Denver last year. There are no finer Canadian cattle than at Gustafson’s and they run them like a commercial herd, just as we do. We occasionally like a good outcross, and we think 196 is the one for us. He is out of a very athletic, big bull in 22T and what we think is one of Gus’ best young cows. She is very maternal and great uddered. Now that we have daughters we are really seeing the benefit of the purchase of this sire.

AI Sires include: CL 1 Domino 789T 1ET, CL 1 Domino 739E 1ET, Hills-Galore 44Z Rewind 147E (polled)