Braunvieh Heifers for Sale
Clearly, Heifers are a popular item, this is the number two hit page on our website. The young cow will give you many years of production, but heifers are among the highest risk in our business. IF she does calve without problems/or assistance, will she be a good mom, raise a good calf, and MOST IMPORTANTLY breed back as a “sophomore” heifer? I don’t know the number, but I have heard that 25% of replacement heifers do not make it to be a 3rd calf. So, the genetics of the heifers you buy are VERY important! I am very pleased to report that, in the last three years (6 breeding programs) we have bred 91% of our heifers and MORE IMPORTANTLY, not one sophomore heifer has gone open. I think that is the acid test of a programs fertility! That is a high bar for sure!
Take a look at the Braunvieh bulls that we use on heifers. They are some good rips and are proven low BW bulls! We are blessed to have them standing for us in the pasture. These bulls are the kind that allow the first calf heifer to put a live calf on the ground and it is not a “throwaway” or “pass” calf. Rather, you will get an animal that can most likely move your program in the direction you are hoping for!
Not a small part of the value of these heifers is the bull to whom they are bred. Xerox was purchased to be the heart of our heifer breeding program. Spring of 2021 he is 11 years old and enjoying life as a semen bull. We still use him AI on Ranger daughters we want to outcross. As you can see, he is very phenotypically correct, and he makes em very clean fronted. His daughters have topped the price in LOTS of Braunvieh auctions. He is moderate in frame, and one of the top reasons to use him…he is in the top 1% in the breed in birthweight! Now that I have tested many of his son’s at a performance test…I have formed the opinion: he is not only a low BW bull, he is also a performance bull. He’s good…and he makes ’em good! For more information, check out this link (herd sires)
Well, Yes…I AM a Ranger 11R fan. I am a fan because he was a special bull. Now, I realize there are those that don’t hold my viewpoint, but I hold quantified results in high regard, and the performance of his genetics (via sons and daughters), are well documented. You can read more about him at this link…herd sires. Many of our heifers are AI bred to Ranger 11R conventional or female semen. The female semen quantity is very limited….I consider this a very valuable breeding. His females are moderate, are very fertile, have excellent udders, and consistently wean calves of 50% or above of their own body weight. Of course, the female calves tend to lower birthweight even more. If the AI sticks, you will get a good result, one that I believe will move your program forward.
19E “Mack” (just under 2 1/2 years in this picture) needs a bath and though this ain’t a great picture but I think it will give you an idea. He had great performance, check out the details on this link
Mack surfaced in the testing of our Fall 17 bull calves. His own BW is 68, His dam has had him and a 64# calf that we also kept! 19E tested well, had a strong RFI and an excellent IMF number. Weaned 631 and hit 1031 as a yearling. He is a Y47 son (whom is out of a Ranger11r daughter). That makes Ranger11r great grandsire on the sires side and grandsire on the dam side. Stacking good on good! As of this publishing in Sept 2021, we have 21, 19E calves on the ground. Of those (females included) 9 had a 700# plus 205 day weight. One bull weaned 799#! His calves are built right. We just calved 2 daughters who are showing beautiful udder and strong maternal instinct. Will keep ya posted on whether or not they breed back
SO WHAT’S FOR SALE?…..
Fall Calving, Bred Braunvieh Heifers and Pairs for sale
G44 DHR Starstruck BC 97275 DOB 3/14/19 BW 75 Adj Ww 525
This 3/4 blood heifer is out of a 1/2 blood Wagyu that gets her Wagyu geneticsfrom both her sire and her dam in different blood lines. That dam, B15, has most certainly surprised me by both th quality of calves she has produced, and the consistency with which she has produced them. She is sired by 77ZA our now deceased Ranger son who, as you can see, sired some killer females. So this girl is a deep flanked meat wagon, and if she follows her mom’s legacy, she will provide the milk her calves need to do very well. So I think this girl is a great 3/4 blood that will begat terrific purebred females. And for those who are breeding for meat quality to sell to end users, this is one you should make a part of your program….she is the type we try to raise. She will elevate the quality of meat you produce, I can believe she can elevate the quality any program. She will calve late September or early October to the 19E bull. Good stuff!
54G PB 99776 DHR Royal Answer DOB 9/13/20 BW 72 Adj. WW 557
If you saw the earlier picture of this calf, you are saying “NO WAY is that the same calf….well, yes it is, these genetics are growth genetics, amazing what groceries will do for them. She is out of our Princess 8S donor, a Black Joker daughter that weans 60% of her body weight on a regular basis, sired by the Ranger11r bull. I have 3 of this same flush on the ground, so I’m willing to part with one who’s genetics are truly the focus of our program! She calved a 80# bull calf on 9/11. I’ve been doing this a while, and I’m prey confident that her calf will stay a bull if we still own her at weaning time. He is a very black hunk of bone and muscle. Some people will disagree with the breeding of this calf. A lady, who is on the Angus Assn Board and a member of the cowman hall of fame told me if you want to prove a bulls genetics as pure, breed him to his daughters. I have done that more than a dozen times with Ranger11r. If there are genetic problems with the bull, they will show up. If not, you will get a good result. All such breedings of Ranger11r have resulted in great results. That is the green light to breed him tight, and stack those good traits to produce cattle with consistency. THAT is this calf, THAT is our breeding program.
47F PB96475 DHR Queen James DOB 10/12/18 BW 84 Adj. WW 617
47F heifer calf at 10 days old
First, let me say out of the gate, if I didn’t have a full sib to this heifer equally as good as her, no way I am selling her…these kind of cows aren’t easy to raise! She is sired by a James son I should never have sold (another story), out of a James cow out of our 42S donor (a Ranger11r daughter). So, a double bred James with a top Ranger cow’s genetics. She calved a 70# calf over a week early, has a gorgeous udder, and is correct in every way. She is also a 95% purebred Braunvieh, an anomaly in itself! Check out her 614 pound 205 day weight. All this, with a low BW Ranger11r daughter at her side…this pair is packed with performance AND potential.
Braunvieh Spring Calving Bred Heifers
57G BC98621 DHR Xerox’s Audrey DOB 9/18/19 BW 90# Adj 205 day 745#
I have decided to spend my last 10 or 15 years in this business to attempt to breed “Angus” black cattle. That is why I am selling so many females, and why I’m selling females like this one. Otherwise, trust me, this girl would stay on the Diamond H. This Xerox daughter is out of a halfblood that goes back to U5-302, an Angus that has been so good, her owner and I have flushed her! This heifers dam, 16E is sired by Andrew 21Y a very good Ranger11r son, she is one of his last. How many females do you see with that kind of weaning weight? She is built right and bred to our 19E bull. That will be one power packed calf, that’s for sure. Your chance to own a female that could be the counterpoint of a program.
Braunvieh Spring Calving Open Heifers
Selling open heifers is something I have never done…..for a number of reasons. I have always believed that people buying replacements wanted a heifer proven that she will breed and is bred by the right bulls. It reduces the risk by a BUNCH!. Well, for lots of reasons, I am selling open heifers ready to breed. While I believe they WILL breed, there is no guarantee. The price is certainly lower and you can breed them the way you see fit.
14H DHR Dixie BC99210 DOB 2/20/20 BW 74# 205 day weight 604
This 3/4 blood heifer is out of our oldest 1/2 Wagyu cow, 13W. She has been a consistent producer of great females, we have kept 3 in our herd. She is sired by the deceased Ranger11r son, 77Za, who was our top sire for half a decade. He shined in the production of females like this one. This low BW female with Wagyu influence is a breeding piece. She may make a great one…buy her before she is bred for a great discount.
30H DHR Granny PB99222 DOB 3/16/20 BW 79 205 day weight 618
Well, this picture is not a good representation of this girls conformation. She is not on flat ground and is “bunched up”, not standing with her feet apart. That said, a look at this heifers’ pedigree is a stout as Aunt Mary’s breath! Ranger 11r is the grandsire on both sides. The dam on the bulls side is the N52 cow, multiple BAA show dam of the year winner. The dam on the cow side is our 42S donor, still in production as a 15 year old. Her dam, 18P, is pregnant in the same spring group as a 18 year old! 42S raised this 618# weaning weight female when she was 13 years old…plenty of punch left in her bag to be sure! She looked ALOT like this girl at her age. I have included a picture of her for your viewing pleasure. This heifer will be AI’d to our Xerox bull and pastured with either E62 or 19E. You can buy her now for a “ready to breed price” or wait 6 months and pay $750 more….your pleasure! I think people throw things like “heart of our program” or straight out of our donor pen, but this girl has the gas in her tank to take her a LONG WAY!
42S, dam of 30H (and oldest Ranger11r daughter in the BAA herdbook)
J24 Not yet registered DOB 2/28/21 BW 85 180 day weight 610#
Here is an opportunity to buy a good one and develop her on your schedule, in your way! I have so many females, we are selling young ones that we would not have sold in the past. This heifer is out of our 22E Peterbuilt bull. Her dam is the product of a flush by Stoney Sheer of his 914W cow to the fullblood Leuther bull out of Mexico. This is one of her better calves, to be sure. She expresses power and growth, and though I don’t have the adjusted 205 day weight yet, it will be north of 650#….very impressive for any calf, much less a female! This girl will be a 90% purebred…a great breeding piece!
I have more to post…call my cell if you would like more information and pricing.
Heifers, are without doubt much like their human counterpart…..middle school aged girls. I can hearing them saying..”is this my good side?” or “does my hair look OK?” All I know, they are a PAIN to take pictures of. This is an usual pose… It is very time consuming to get the job done well.
Please contact us if you are looking for females. Things change. Let’s talk about what you are looking for to compliment your program. If we don’t have it, maybe I can help you find it. And don’t forget, pray for our leaders and pray for our country!