Building Better Beef

Carcass data received when we started feeding still matches up with what data we received in 2012, so this proves that our breeding program has been time tested over many years.  We are proud here at Ferguson Angus that the feedlot and carcass data we have collected on the progeny from our breeding program is very positive.

The following data was taken in comparison to 20,214 head of steers fed at the same feedlot.  Our steers arrived at the feedlot 28% heavier, gained 14% better with better feed efficiency and lower cost of gain.  Our steers treatment cost was 1/3 of the average with zero death loss.  Our carcasses were 10% above the average in weight with 80% yield grade ones and twos and were 25% above the average grading choice. Our cattle had 31% higher carcass premiums and netted $35 over and above the average net return of the other cattle. We start with 350 mother cows selected for temperament, reproductive success, mothering ability, and visual appraisal, calved and cared for in a commercial environment and backed by generations of proven sires.
PREDICTABLE RESULTS TIME AFTER TIME!!

From 2007 to 2012,
the cattle averaged
95.6% Choice or better
and 54% CAB®

INFORMATION ON SPRING VALLEY’S CATTLE FED IN 2007
61 head of heifers not kept for replacements and 100 steers banded in late November
graded 90% Choice or better, were 48% CAB®, and made over $180 profit per head.
The Angus steers in the above grouping graded 96% Choice or better and 56% CAB
Our Angus Heifers graded 100% Choice or Better and were 26% Prime and 52% CAB
Not bad for the bottom-enders.

INFORMATION ON SPRING VALLEY’S CATTLE FED IN 2008
119 head of steers and heifers through USPB graded 95% choice or better,
15% Prime, and 54% CAB®.  Profit per head: $107.25.

INFORMATION ON SPRING VALLEY’S CATTLE FED IN 2009
189 steers and heifers through USPB graded 95% Choice or better,
13.5% Prime, and 58% CAB®.

INFORMATION ON SPRING VALLEY’S CATTLE FED IN 2010
198 head of heifers and banded bulls through USPB graded 94% Choice or better,
13% Prime and 47% CAB®.

INFORMATION ON SPRING VALLEY’S CATTLE FED IN 2011
123 head of banded bulls thru USPB graded 98% Choice or better,
and 56% CAB®.

INFORMATION ON SPRING VALLEY’S CATTLE FED IN 2012
119 head of banded bulls through USPB earned us a $168 Premium/head.

Bulls sold at Ferguson Angus (Spring Valley 2015 and before)

This part of the website just hasn’t been kept up with, but we have had numerous bulls sold since 2010 that our customers have been VERY happy with.
Last year, a Discovery son was purchased by Accelerated Genetics and Bartels Angus.
You can see a video and all of his EPDs on Accelerated Genetic’s Website

Ferguson Breakout 3

Bull retained for our own use from 2010 Sale
A TOP bull raised at Spring Valley
Lot 125
SVF Protege’ W237
Protege’ son out of an
036/Scotch Cap dam

BW  81
WW  785
YW  1486
Updated EPDs

CED
BW
WW
Milk
YW
6
2.3
60
25
104
MBL
RE
Actual Scrotal
.53
Ratio 118
.25
Ratio 111
38.0
$Wean
$FdLot
$Grid
$Beef
+29.59
+39.44
$24.57
$61.99

 

BUILDINGBETTERBEEF

Bull retained for our own use from 2010 Sale
A TOP bull raised at Spring Valley
Lot 125
SVF Protege’ W237
Protege’ son out of an
036/Scotch Cap dam
FLYER
 

BW  81
WW  785
YW  1486

 

Updated EPDs

CED
BW
WW
Milk
YW
6
2.3
60
25
104

 

MBL
RE
Actual Scrotal
.53
Ratio 118
.25
Ratio 111
38.0

 

$Wean
$FdLot
$Grid
$Beef
+29.59
+39.44
$24.57
$61.99

 

 


SVF New Design 40N, purchased here in 2004 by the Molitor Angus Ranch ranked #11 in the breed in 2008
for Ultrasound Ribeye Area and Ranks #3 overall for Sires over +100 for yearling weight EPD.
His YW EPD +105, UREA EPD +1.03, and $Beef Value of +55.52 ranks him in
the very top 4 head in the breed for Proven Curren Sires.

We Received this e-mail from buyers of one of our bulls.
The buyers were Kent & Steven Tien of Prairie View.
Here is what Kent sent us:
Lynn,
Thought you might be interested in hearing how the first calves did at the feedlot sired by the Rockn D Ambush son we bought from you a few years ago.  His calves are moderate framed with plenty of muscle and volume and we were definitely impressed that they out performed several other AI sires.  They had very low backfat and high marbling (1/3 were prime) along with good growth.  We used him on heifers the first year and had no trouble calving with birth weights in the low 70s.

 


Pictured taken as a yearling in 2002

Pictured taken by Tiens
May 2004


This picture of Walker taken spring 2001.
He was raised at Spring Valley and was
the high selling bull in the 2001 sale, selling for $7500