Another mountain calf. Big legs, big hair, big hip, big top, with opportunity as a hold-over. I think this one feeds good for fall or winter. Just a really good calf. Has some scar tissue from Pink Eye.
This is your Colorado girl! Has some blue hairs, but it seems all of Colorado has plenty of blue, especially after mid-term elections. She is bushy with big fury legs like so many girls in Colorado mountain towns, especially waitresses at about half of the restaurants. I’m pretty sure that if Smokey Bear and Chewbacca had a love child that they would not be this hairy. She identifies as a they/them becasue she is a twin to a bull. Market heifer galore!
PB Shorthorn with all the goods. This Chick is good and like most with red hair, she is a little fiesty and strong-willed. The extreme freak neck, square, and stout – wait did you just see stout and PB shorthorn in the same paragraph? That is not a real thing, is it?
Full sib to the Ellwood steer that took a killer picture at Arizona in 2021, but with all her eye sight. Good, fuctional heifer out of a cow family that has been buying ramen noodles for all my kids’ lives.
I try to salt these sales with good cattle all the way through. This heifer will make a market heifer or probably a cow if you like. My good friends, the Halphens in New Mexico, have always bought heifers like this from me and have raised more good steers that win out of a twenty-cow herd than any outfit I know of. They make me feel silly, I sell heifers that I think that I can live without, they buy them, I show up to breed cows at midnight, and they raise a steer that got juked and is third overall at New Mexico state, or at very least, win San Juan County Fair.
I have a few guys that say I do not make many risky matings, but I try to play this game for a living, and sometimes I struggle to throw away a bunch of calves. Here is an example of several high-risk matings stacked up. Yes, she is a freak. Yes, she can win steer shows. Yes, she is vision impaired…but look at the bright side: she will never need to pass a driving test, she will never need to read the dosage chart on Exceed, nor will she need to read what is written on a semen cane in a foggy tank neck. My old eyes struggle with a couple of those activities these days. Probably better come look or call before you buy her. But in the right home, she will do big things!
The 755 cow has been an absolute mainstay here for years. She has literally generated well over $150,000 of progeny in her life. This steer, along with lot 8, will be some of the last of her calves to ever sell here. She made steers that won at least 7 Colorado counties: a reserve steer at San Juan, NM, and a champion at a bigger county fair in California, just to name a few. A Champion Maintainer and Reserve Maintainer heifer at Colorado State Fair, along with 5 sale qualifiers at Colorado State Fair. This is a good built, big footed, and sound calf with a ton of fur. He can be ready early. Great feeding and good temperament, just real good.
We have enjoyed having this one around since he was born. We like him well enough that we flushed the cow and made a bunch of full sibs due next spring. Awesome build and structure, big paws, and hair like a mastodon. He needs to go somewhere in the fall, NM State Fair to KC, Dallas aged. We are super excited about these Kolt 45 cattle. This one is good. His brother last year got a banner for Mary Friend at Montrose County Fair.