The 9 Peaks cowherd has been selected for profitable production on the limited feed resources of public lands grazing. A sound bull that already knows how to travel for feed and water will cover more country, cover more cows and last longer, making you more money in the long term.
- Sale bulls are sired by industry leading AI sires, such as SAV Final Answer, GDAR Game Day and Sinclair Net Present Value.
- Bulls have been gain tested and ultrasound scanned for carcass traits.
- Bulls are semen tested and fully guaranteed for their first breeding season, protecting your investment.
- We make it easy for our spring-calving bull buyers: free financing with half down on sale day, and free wintering of bulls.
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GDAR Game Day 449
GDAR Game Day 449 is the top proven sire in the Angus Breed for $Weaning index. He creates low input, high output cattle. He definitely sires more muscle than any other low birth weight bull we’ve used. We’ve now calved dozens of his daughters, and can say that they make easy calving, attentive mamas, and that Game Day is the best udder improvers we have used in a long time.
SAV Final Answer 0035
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Final Answer is an extremely rare individual combining many diverse and antagonistic traits. He lies in the top 10% of the breed for Calving Ease Direct, Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight and Calving Ease Maternal, while he lies in the lowest 10% of the breed for Mature Daughter Height. This combination of traits ranks him the #2 bull for $W index, while he ranks in the top 25% of the breed for $EN.
Sinclair Net Present Value
We have gone back to using this bull based on how his daughters performed. Back in the fall of 2010, we calved out our first set of two yaer olds on the Derrick Ranch near Fort Rock. While calving, the heifers grazed dry native rangeland with the mature cows. Many of the first calf heifers sired by some notable AI bulls failed to breed back. The daughters of Net Present Value bred back and remained in the herd. Net Present Value ranks in the top 1% of the breed for %W, and the top 20% for $EN. Net Present Value sires low birthweight, high marbling cattle with gentle dispositions, especially sutiable for grass-fed, Certified Angus Beef, and other Prime/high quality branded beef programs.
BG Big Daddy 702-5
Even more than his brother Lookout, Big Daddy really puts guts and muscle into his progeny. He lies in the top 1% of the breed for Ribeye Area and the top 3% for Weaning Weight and $Weaning Index. His daughters are just as good as the Lookout daughters. Some of the Big Daddy cattle can be a little flighty at weaning tim, but calm down well once they are used to being fed.
BC Lookout 7024
BC Lookout lies in the top 10% of the breed for Ribeye Area, and his sons have been popular at our last three sales because of their attractive muscle pattern. Birthweight and growth are very acceptable. Our daughters are maturing into moderate framed, deep bodied cows with perfect udders.
GAR US Premium Beef
Premium Beef is one of those bulls that the AI studs don’t find ‘sexy’…he’s not the highest or most extreme bull in any particular area. But the cattle are very profitable, with great carcass traits (marbling, ribeye area, and $Beef all rank in the top 20% of the breed). Direct calving ease is good, and maternal calving ease is even better. Premium Beef daughters usually come back from the desert fat, pregnant, and with a healthy calf at side. These are the kind of cattle that make money for commercial cattlemen.
9 Peaks Predestined 5253
This bull sold to longtime bull customers Peter Bussman of Blue Lake, CA and Bill Barboni, DVM of Petaluma, CA in 2006. Since then we have used him by AI. 5253 has sired several calf crops’ worth of high-marbling cattle for grass-fed beef programs in California. His daughters make great mama cows, whether they are commercial cows in California or registered cows producing bulls here in Fort Rock.
9 Peaks Lassen 6342
We sold Lassen 6342 to Larry Lassen of Albany in our first ‘9 Peaks’ bull sale. We have continued to use Lassen 6342 by AI in our herd. He traces back to a Tehama Band 207 cow R350, who was one of the foundation dams that we built our personal herd on. Band 207 didn’t see much use outside the Tehama herd, however he is the damsire for Game Day, and sired growth, muscle, fleshing ability and maternal traits. Lassen combines the high marbling genetics of Predestined with the moderate size, muscle, fleshing ability, and fertility of the 207 cattle.
Thunder is an outcross calving ease sire that excels in the often overlooked trait of hoof shape. He is known for siring moderate mature size, sound and mild-tempered cattle. Thunder ranks in the top 5% of the Angus breed for docility. We have several 2-year-old daughters that are calving now and look very promising.