Registered Braunvieh Cows/Pair for Sale on the Diamond H Ranch
I have been saying for some time, it seems like weather is changing around here. I read recently they think the 105th meredian line that used to be considered the “dry line”, that is west of which is drier, east of which rains more has moved about 150 miles east. I believe it…..we are drier than we used to be. That said, as I write this, we had a good 6 weeks of timely rain in April and May….grew a little grass for the first time in a while. Then as quick as it came, it left, and we are hot and dry with 20 mph + winds. . I have no choice but to continue to drop our numbers…I will be selling experienced cows, cows in their prime, and young cows. Prices will be according to the cow, her quality, her history, whether she has a calf, etc. I have no cows that deserved to be culled ….that happened 8 years ago, I use two terms that will help you know what the price will be like while you are looking at the website: Braunvieh on a Budget (BOB cows) or Top Shelf (self explanatory) If I don’t mention it, they are middle of the road in our program. I don’t publish prices for obvious reasons. If you are interested, I will send you a sheet with all pertinent info and prices. I will put a few pictures to give you an idea, but there are not many that are not for sale….for a price. This is an opportunity to get some genetics that aren’t normally for sale!…Give me a call at 806-681-9333 and lets talk about it!
We put together this video about the value of a female. If you have some time, it might be interesting. Which leads me to say…I know your time is valuable, all of us are in that boat. So let me sincerely say thanks for taking the time to give us a look….I don’t take it for granted.
Fall Bred Braunvieh Cows for Sale
A10 DHR KK PB80305 DOB 2/15/13 BW 82 Adj WW 688 (106)
I named this cow after my wife…what more needs to be said? She has done a great job on the ranch, she deserves the “Top Shelf” designation. Her dam is our 42S donor, who is the oldest Ranger11r daughter in the BAA herdbook…yes the first! The 42S donor goes back to the 18P donor, do you see “cow family” developing? Then I bred her to James, stacking low birth weight, high growth bulls in Ranger11r and James. She ratio’ed 106 in ADJ WW, with over 3 lb per day growth birth to weaning, I think it worked! She has never missed, and her bulls have averaged a 108 ratio, her daughters a 102. AND….she is AI’d to Ranger11r, and pasture exposed to our growthy King James bull. This is a good cow folks, and in the prime of her life!
82ZA DHR Mae PB82449 DOB 5/30/12 BW 71 Adj WW 682 (112)
The truth is…my fall herd has some pretty terrific cows and this is ANOTHER one of those! Another James daughter, out of a cow that I bought on the side of her mother….she was that good as a calf! Again, never missed a calf, and her bull calves have averaged a 107 ratio. If you take out one female, her females have averaged 105! Check out the spread BW to Adj WW….you see where the growth is..she gained 3.11 per day on grass! Then take the fact she is AI’d to Ranger 11r and pasture exposed to 22E, our new outlyer performing bull….there is a lot going on in this one!
And folks, never forget, regardless of life’s challenges, problems, and shortcomings….we live in the best country in the world (there is no doubt of that statement) and are blessed to be part of one of the best occupations in business. AND we have a very good, kind and loving God. Regardless of your position on that last part….life is good!
Blessings from the Hill’s….Karra and Todd
Spring Bred Braunvieh Cows
Ok, our spring herd went East to Weatherford last summer. We wanted to grow some grass, let the place rest. That did not happen and the enviornmental conditions there caused a train wreck of EPIC proportions! They came home skinny, and I mean SKINNY! I couldn’t believe it. They have recovered, but I had some great cows go open, and after a lot of deliberation, I decided it wasn’t their fault. SO, this is a few of those cows, I am keeping alot as well. Honestly, I am selling the ones I got pictures of…that is my decision making process, they are all good cows! They had never had issues in the past, and I am willing to bet, they will not in the future. It is your chance to get a good cow at a good price!
D12 DHR Ranger’s Royale PB90156 DOB 1/10/16 BW 72 Adj WW 569
I had high hopes for this cow. She is out of a cow, Y06, that was one of those, I should never have sold! Sired by Ranger11r, she did very well on her mother and grass. She is a very moderate cow with alot of growth in her. She went to Weatherford with her first calf on her and bred back. She lost the embryo in the disaster down there, and came home a near skeleton. She came back to look like she has in 2 months! Like all of these, if she doesn’t sell, I’m gonna keep her…she didn’t have a chance down there! I have her in the pasture with a paternal sib, C190. The breeding will be a great one, I am sure. He will put more growth and muscle in her. She is gonna make a good cow!
920W MJ Unica OB68237 DOB 3/26/09 BW 87 Adj. WW 618 (111)
This girl has produced pretty much all the full blood genetics we have kept. I bought her as a heifer from a fella in Wyoming. She has done a great job on the Diamond H, that’s for sure. The power showed in her Adj WW number, has shown up in her calves. One, sired by the Tennessean bull is my favorite, and a hopeful heifer here on the ranch. She has been pasture exposed to the Xerox bull, giving a traditional colored, polled outcome. I wouldn’t be selling her if I had not bought all the Canadian fullbloods. She is a very good cow with 4 or 5 more calves in her!