Are you a Seed Stock Producer?
If you raise registered/pure bred cattle the answer is YES.
What does it mean to be a Seed Stock Producer?
A Seed stock Producer is someone who is a producer of breeding stock for purebred and commercial breeders/buyers.
To produce superior quality animals that encompasses all the best traits of that breed. In most cases these traits are of value to breeders of other breeders of cattle for cross breeding or in an F1 Cross program.
What is the purpose of producing Seed Stock Cattle?
The goal or purpose for producing a particular pure bred/registered breed should be to produce cattle that have just as great a value to the commercial cattleman as they do to another fellow registered breeder.
To raise purebred (aka registered) or genetically superior cattle to be used for breeding purposes by other seed stock producers and other cattle producers. The calf’s original intent is to be raised to be sold for breeding at a cow-calf ranch, but they may also be sent to meat production.
Who buys Seed Stock cattle?
1)The production from these registered cattle is sold/marketed to commercial cattlemen as seed stock. The goal of the registered cattle breeder is not to just sale to another registered seed stock producer so they can in turn sale to another seed stock producer and so on. Their goal is to produce cattle that have just as great a value to the commercial cattleman as they do to another fellow registered breeder.
2)Commercial Cattle producers are the number one purchasers of Seed stock bulls and females. They want to utilize the superior genetics of a particular breed for cross breeding in order to produce an animal with Hybrid Vigor.
3)Other Seed stock Producers