© Dahl Land and Cattle LLP
“HETEROSIS HEADQUARTERS!”

Attention Cattlemen

The Dahl Land & Cattle LLP Breeding Program.

We have been producing and selling seed-stock for over 50 years. During that time we have had the opportunity to raise Hereford, Black Angus, Salers (Black and Red), Red Angus and South Devon (Red and Black) and several crosses of those breeds. We got started producing Hereford bulls in the 1960’s when performance testing became a way to escape from the show- ring and short, compact light weight cattle. The Hereford and Black Angus breeds were predominant at that time and the black badly became popular and profitable; that was before they were called F1 or first cross. The move toward bigger cattle was accelerated by importing the larger European breeds to cross with the smaller English breeds. The English breed associations frowned on registering any x-bred cattle, which encouraged new breed associations that would. The livestock industry is starting to come full circle. There are some people in our business preaching for smaller cattle again. Whoa! Let’s be smarter and more profitable this go-round. We mentioned earlier that we’ve raised our own bulls to use on our 500 cow commercial herd from 5 different breeds during 50 years and what we’ve found is that NO breed does it all or the best. They all have both strong and weak points. Most if not all the national breed associations are doing a good job of measuring EPD’s and we’re pleased that some South Devon breeders are leading the way in testing for feed efficiency. We are too! In fact, the South Devon Association tested all sires for feed efficiency. We are proud to say that we have the 2nd highest bull in the nation for feed efficiency in our herd. The Dahl Land & Cattle LLP current goal, is to have a 66 commercial cow herd. That would be a cow with a frame score of 6 and a body condition score of 6. We’ve found that to maintain a frame 6 commercial cow herd we need to have a 6.5 to 7.0 purebred cow herd. We have found that our current F1 cow herd (South Devon X Red Angus) has done the following: 1. Has a calf at 2 years of age and wean at least a 95% calf crop every year 2. Weans a calf that weighs at least 600 lbs. at 6 months of age.    3. Weans a calf that is structurally sound and correct enough to top the market. 4. Weans a calf that is feed efficient in the feedlot and is in demand. 5. Produces a bull battery that is highly fertile, has feet like iron and is structurally sound. When looking for new genetics, we’ve made the same mistake as a lot of bull buyers of being influenced by too much fat. It’s easy to do, they look so good, and they go to hell so quick! That’s why, for over 50 years, we often raise our own range bulls, and why we don’t sell seed-stock that are too fat. If you currently have a Red Angus, Gelbvieh, Simmental or Black Angus cow herd and need to develop an efficient, profitable F1 cow herd; Dahl Land & Cattle LLP is your “Heterosis Headquarters”.
© Dahl Land and Cattle LLP

Attention Cattlemen

The Dahl Land &

Cattle LLP

Breeding

Program.

We have been producing and selling seed-stock for over 50 years. During that time we have had the opportunity to raise Hereford, Black Angus, Salers (Black and Red), Red Angus and South Devon (Red and Black) and several crosses of those breeds. We got started producing Hereford bulls in the 1960’s when performance testing became a way to escape from the show-ring and short, compact light weight cattle. The Hereford and Black Angus breeds were predominant at that time and the black badly became popular and profitable; that was before they were called F1 or first cross. The move toward bigger cattle was accelerated by importing the larger European breeds to cross with the smaller English breeds. The English breed associations frowned on registering any x-bred cattle, which encouraged new breed associations that would. The livestock industry is starting to come full circle. There are some people in our business preaching for smaller cattle again. Whoa! Let’s be smarter and more profitable this go-round. We mentioned earlier that we’ve raised our own bulls to use on our 500 cow commercial herd from 5 different breeds during 50 years and what we’ve found is that NO breed does it all or the best. They all have both strong and weak points. Most if not all the national breed associations are doing a good job of measuring EPD’s and we’re pleased that some South Devon breeders are leading the way in testing for feed efficiency. We are too! In fact, the South Devon Association tested all sires for feed efficiency. We are proud to say that we have the 2nd highest bull in the nation for feed efficiency in our herd. The Dahl Land & Cattle LLP current goal, is to have a 66 commercial cow herd. That would be a cow with a frame score of 6 and a body condition score of 6. We’ve found that to maintain a frame 6 commercial cow herd we need to have a 6.5 to 7.0 purebred cow herd. We have found that our current F1 cow herd (South Devon X Red Angus) has done the following: 1. Has a calf at 2 years of age and wean at least a 95% calf crop every year 2. Weans a calf that weighs at least 600 lbs. at 6 months of age.    3. Weans a calf that is structurally sound and correct enough to top the market. 4. Weans a calf that is feed efficient in the feedlot and is in demand. 5. Produces a bull battery that is highly fertile, has feet like iron and is structurally sound. When looking for new genetics, we’ve made the same mistake as a lot of bull buyers of being influenced by too much fat. It’s easy to do, they look so good, and they go to hell so quick! That’s why, for over 50 years, we often raise our own range bulls, and why we don’t sell seed-stock that are too fat. If you currently have a Red Angus, Gelbvieh, Simmental or Black Angus cow herd and need to develop an efficient, profitable F1 cow herd; Dahl Land & Cattle LLP is your “Heterosis Headquarters”.
“HETEROSIS HEADQUARTERS!”