Angus Cattle – Sires
Ebenezer 715 was a building block in our current herd. Home raised and slick haired, we have used sons and we still are using sons. He was unfortunately gone too soon with an imbedded injury to a back hoof but continued to breed even with the injury.
Ebenezer 890 is part of the building line based on a great cow here in the herd, tag 833. Sired by 715 he bred a large % of the cows in 2020. A maternal half-brother is a yearling and will also be used. And there are maternal half-sisters in the herd as well. The odd thing on this bull: few flies. Dr. Bonsma would like that!
Ebenezer 895 is a building block of the growing Graham and Emulous line here on the farm. He is out of the old 26 cow and this is a long yearling picture when the drought has us with green but no growth. I will add a more recent picture soon. He bred a large part of the herd in 2020. A maternal half-brother is waiting for service in 2021. The 26 cow has been a cow of strength and production. We used a maternal half-brother, tag #822, for a few years. He was the bull that got the comments from buyers. This bull has also developed into the noticeable bull for visitors.
Ebenezer 886 Another long yearling picture during the 2019 drought. There was some green but little tall enough to graze. This bull is working in a commercial herd in Aiken County, SC after service here. He was very useful to us to test out the influence of Shoshone Bart, his sire. 886 has the look of a young Shoshone influenced bull but as you know they merely have a bit different pattern of maturity. He was fertile, growth and we liked him enough to use Bart again in the future. You have to understand the demand we place for fescue tolerance: if the tolerance is not there, the remaining semen gets thrown out of the tank. We’re serious about our mission and goals.
Ebenezer 915 is the current heifer bull. Out of the old 625 cow that will calve in February 2021 again, he is what we need and want. There are two types of calving ease Angus bulls: real and curve benders. This is the real calving ease type with proper gestation periods for his calves and yet with necessary birth weight and shape. He will sire moderate sized cattle while curve bender bulls will make larger and larger cows for higher feed costs. You just cannot fool nature on this issue.
Ebenezer 825 was well used here. He is out of the 195 cow and we have used several sons from her. He was a “bugler” like his sire and grandsire. You never had a doubt where they were on the farm. He was gentle but had the sound. He was as athletic as a mature bull as any yearling or weaned bull. That’s the beauty and result of grass development. Strong joints, strong bones and proper maturity and weight gain makes a long serving sire for us.
Angus Cattle – Sires (Potentials)
Ebenezer 20 (yet to register) is a J F Partain son as an experimental use of older Graham influence. He will be kept to see if he can fit into the program. His paternal half-sibs are nice heifers, too.
Ebenezer 21 (yet to register) is a son of Emulous Master 209 from a 14 YO cow here, tag 636. This bull will be used in the Graham/Emulous line on the farm. Note the masculinity of the hair at weaning without loss of frame size.