The first thing that I like to do when starting to work with a new client is to sit down with them to talk about their goals for their breeding program and their vision for their herd. This give me a better idea of what I need to do to help them achieve their vision and goals for their program. It's not about my vision but Yours.
When I do a herd evaluations I am basically judging the cattle in the herd on their individual qualities. I am looking to weed out cattle with undesirable traits, genetic defects and poor performance. This helps insure that the producer has a good foundation to build on moving forward.
I will review the clients goals and vision for their herd. Then I will look over the genetics of the herd to plan out which bulls are to use with each cow for either nature, AI or ET breeding. The main focus will be to produce offspring that with fit the vision and goals the client has for their program.
I am available to help my clients avoid making costly mistakes when looking at making a purchase of a new herd addition. I review each possible purchase to weed out cattle with undesirable traits, genetic defects and poor performance. You might be surprised at the number of cattle that are offered at sales with one or more of the above issues.
I work with clients on setting up a quality nutrition program as well as a herd vaccination program. I am also available to help work the cattle so that the client can learn safe and proper cattle handling methods..
They say a photo is worth a 1000 words, you just need to make sure it is speaking good words about your program. I am available to not only to photograph your cattle but also share tips on cattle photography with those interested. I can assist you in putting together a marking campaign to help make folks aware of your program.
Through our AI and ET facility my wife offer Longhorn breeders a way to advance their breeding program. We are not only set up to handle Longhorn cattle, we know Longhorn cattle. Trust your cattle to folks who have over 40 years of experience with the breed.
Can't make it to a sale but would like to purchase cattle? Need someone you trust to put their eyes on them and give you an honest evaluation? I am at most sales and can be available to assist you in looking over possible purchases. If you need me to act as your buying agent that can be arranged as well.
Judging cattle shows is one of the things I really enjoy. I judge several shows a year for both Longhorn Associations. My judging is based on the Longhorn Breed Guidelines and my 40 yrs in the Longhorn business. It is a good idea to get on my calendar early. Rate is $375 plus Hotel for Texas shows. Out of state shows it is rate plus travel expenses.
From time to time when I am attending sales I have limited trailer space available coming back to central Texas.
I will be taking in a few show cattle for the upcoming show season for a few select shows and futurities.