Commercial Producers

How do you help protect your bottom line when our prices fall, and costs don't? Crossbreed with Cobb Charolais bulls.

Read "Profit Oriented Cattlemen Demand Profit Oriented Calves," by Kim Holt, published in the September 2012 edition of the "Charolais Edge":  

www.charolaisusa.com/pdf/2012/10.02/Edge_sept2012web.pdf    

for stories from successful commercial producers with long-term experience using our Cobb bulls.  Each bull is backed up with a first breeding season guarantee.  The article is on pages 1, 3, and 7, an almost 7 MB download.  Thanks for linking in!

“We’re selling by the pound . . .if you get an added 50 lbs. on a calf at $1.50 or better, that’s $75 a head difference. That adds up.”  – Bruce Rowser,  Henefer, Utah commercial producer

"50 years of developing this reputation herd...(these) bulls offer cattlemen real value in the consistent performance, quality, soundness, gainability, and carcass IMF and cutability they possess, especially (with) English breed programs." Jerry Gliko, Western Livestock Journal, May 1, 2006.

Pocha Ranch, Helmville, MT Oct. 2006. Cobb bull sired cross calves off top quality home-raised black cows

 

Cobb Charolais bulls are top quality linebred and strictly culled to set desirable characteristics, using our performance records begun in 1956 to result in consistently prepotent progeny, especially when outcrossed.

 

Cobb bull-sired steer calf at right is 3 weeks, or 1 cycle, younger than the premium steer calf on the left. Bring up that bottom half of your calf crop!

 

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"We have bought Cobb bulls for the last 30-plus years and have never been disappointed with the quality of the bulls. We also enjoy doing business with the Cobb family. Cobb bulls give us a very marketable set of calves. We sell our calves at about 180-190 days of age and the steers and heifers average 600 lbs. WE PULL VERY FEW CALVES. AS FAR AS PULLING FOR A CALF THAT IS TOO LARGE FOR THE COWS, IT IS PROBABLY ONE OUT OF EVERY 500 BIRTHS. " John Schipf, Swan Ranch, Highwood, MT

Cobb bull sired cross calf off stocker cow Oct. 2005 Schipf-Swan Ranch

 

 

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Feeder heifers and steer groups off stocker cows October 2007 at the Mike and Karen Trotter Family Ranch of Richey, MT.  An extremely dry summer and fall, marginal grass year.  Look at the heft, uniformity and consistency of  their calves off Cobb bulls even under these conditions.

 

   

   

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Cobb bull sired feeder calves, Dick and Karen Smith's 61 Bar Ranch of Stevensville, MT 9/19/08

We thank all the above long-time customers who have permitted us to photograph their calves and use them in our website and other materials. Our customers' cattle rate among the finest beef cattle raised anywhere on the planet.

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 More pounds of calf performance for the producer, and top quality feedlot performance and carcass make your buyers happy.

CROSSBREEDING--IT'S NO CLOSELY GUARDED TRADE SECRET. Thoughtful crossbreeding results in more pounds per head to sell, increased efficiency, hybrid vigor and more pounds for profit at the ranch, the feedlot, all the way to the supermarket meatcase.

If your ranch's breeding dates occur too early to take advantage of our spring sales the 3rd Saturday of April, bulls purchased in the annual November Fall Sale can work well for you. They can be wintered over and acclimated to your ranch, and ready to turn out when needed. Or if you prefer, we can winter a limited number of bulls here at the ranch, for a boarding fee, and make later delivery arrangements for your convenience. ANY questions, please contact us.

 

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