ABOUT THE BULLS
The bloodlines Godley Angus has followed for the past 20 years has not varied much. Consistancy in calving ease and maternal is what we strive for. Basically, the blood lines have stayed within the Traveler, Windy Ridge Commodore, and Quantum sire groups, and lately we have introduced Alberda Right Time. This also includes using sons and grandsons within these groups. We feel this provides consistancy in our bull offering as well as consistancy for our customers calf
crop and replacement females.
A DIFFERENT FEED PROGRAM
In the past years we have focused on developing a solid calving ease and maternal base in the cow herd . In switching to two year old bulls, we decided to feed and condition our bulls in the same manner that the western cattleman would run the bulls on his ranch. The first year, as yearlings, the bulls are wintered on hay, mineral, and protein tubs. They are then summered on pasture grass, and then as two year olds, again wintered only on hay, mineral, and protein tubs. They have never been fed grain in their life. What you see is what you get, without a bunch of fat covering up potential defects. Also because of this program, their size and weight is a little smaller than in the past, but the genetic base remains the same, and with this test is perhaps even stronger. The bulls can be taken home and turned out on hay with the rest of your bull battery, and they won’t have to be “put on a diet” for the upcoming breeding season. They have already had a test in the “real world.” The bulls were fitted by Jim Scheirmeister and Alecia Cushman, and were semen tested and scrotal measured by Dr. Dwayne Christensen.