|Mound Creek Ranch has been in the registered seedstock business for 27 years and collectively over that period of time we have hosted 33 production sales with the last 27 of those sales taking place at our current sale facility since the fall of 1999. We have always tried to offer highly accountable cattle for any and all programs spread around a global beef industry by being creative, innovative, and futuristic in our approach to a well thought outgenetic program. We are more passionate about the Brangus business than ever before and trust you realize upon reflection that Mound Creek Ranch is your most reliable source for fault free, well designed, and accountable Brangus genetics. We are the program Tested by Time...
As has always been the case we never consider short term solutions to long term problems, and because of this thesis we have given all of our efforts to being innovators, creators, and outside the box thinkers. Eighteen years ago we felt the entire Brangus breed was lacking in so many areas of economic importance so Mound Creek began remodeling our entire herd based on the fundamentals of redesigning Brangus genetics using foundation Angus and Brahman to achieve a more fault-free registered Brangus. Strict emphasis was, and still is placed on early puberty, soundness of hoof and leg structure, calf raising value, total performance, carcass merit, fleshing ability, breed back rates, and quality of individual phenotype.
Now, all these years later practically every animal at Mound Creek traces back to this design effort. We require our heifers calve at two, our entire cow herd calve every spring season, our entire bull calf crop pass a viable semen test between 11 and 13 months of age, and our yearling bulls successfully perform in the breeding pastures at 13 to 15 months of age. We do not trim a single hoof on any of our sale bulls and every female in the genetic herd has passed our udder quality standards while delivering a viable and marketable calf each year. Although our pressure for performance and carcass merit continues to raise the bar to new heights each year we still believe we can make our product better. Better as in more uniform, more consistent, more durable, easier tempered, more aggressive in the breeding pastures, more fault free breeding females, less scurs, more uniform color, and more valuable with greater demand in all market endpoints.
In our New Brangus program Mound Creek continues to placethe same strict selection emphasis as in years past, but do so now with more uniformity in a beefier, moredurable, more reliable, more attractive, fault-free design. At any point in thefuture when you see cattle from our New Brangus program, any and all can rest assured they are from the best end of our herd and intended to give us that evolutionary step to making the best beef bulls in the world! We now can tap the very best genetic resources from a breed that records over 300,000 animals annually and still give you the best Brangus bulls in the country.
The genetic program at Mound Creek will never be based on single thoughts or single trait selections. We are diligent behind the scenes in removing substandard females from the herd, and each time we do this our ability to produce a better set of stock bulls has just improved. Those tasks are not easy for you to see, measure, or quantify. However, we strongly believe our efforts you do not see are as important as those weights and measures you can see printed in the catalog. We understand the responsibility that comes with your commitment to our genetic program and so we take every step possible to fulfill our duty and obligations to you as your seedstock provider. After all, Mound Creek Ranch IS the program Tested by Time...