Curtis has been named 3x Champion Steer – Section 4 FFA Fair, Rock Island County Fair Jr. Show Champion and Rock Island County Fair Open Show Champion! I never thought I would see a Hereford steer become Grand Champion at these shows, let alone, OUR Hereford Steer! Thanks to Whisman Family and Tyler Winegardner for all your help! Curtis finished his show career 2nd in his class – behind the Reserve Champion – at the Illinois State Fair! Also Rocky – El Diablo the Bull was undefeated and Champion Bull over all at Rock Island County Fair and Champion Hereford at Mississippi Valley Fair! He is currently for sale – C Pure Gold x Dirt Road Vicky (Champi0n at Denver two years ago).
Offered at the 2015 Iowa Beef Expo held Thursday February 12, 2015 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds at 11:30 CST.
February Horned Heifer. Purple Moxy 22x x BOF Max Load 603 (Reload x MB Cattail Maxine). Great junior prospect. Very gentle and ready to go. Click here for additional pedigree and registration information.
January Polled Hereford Bull. Purple Moxy 22x and BOF Online Keysha (Online x Full Sister to Keysha). The dam of this bull is a full blood sister to Star Olivia who sold for $175,000 at the Star Lake dispersal. Very gentle and ready to go. Click here for additional pedigree and registration information.
We have purchased a new family business. We now own Shivers and Shakes in Andalusia, IL. Due to the time commitment of this new enterprise, we have the need to cut back. We still offer fully licensed and hormone free Hereford Beef and Hampshire Lamb. If you are interested in cuts or quarters, please call Jay at 3O9.738.O8II. Last year, we ran out of quarters so please call and I can put you on the list. I anticipate steers being ready around the end of May and throughout the summer. Lambs can be purchased whole or packaged. In the very near future, we plan to offer Big Oak Farm Beef and Lamb for retail sales at Shivers and Shakes.
We plan to continue to support the QC Farmers Market and hope you do as well. Stop down at Trinity Hospital in Moline on Saturday mornings and purchase from the only locally grown market in the Quad Cities.
We are cutting back. I would not consider any of these cull cattle, but quality. I have decided it is time to slow down a little and would like to get my herd back down to a manageable size. All cattle are for sale – for a price. I have put together a list of some of the heifers and bred cattle Most of the cattle listed have been shown. Everything has been worked and is up to date on shots and vaccinations.
New babies have been arriving pretty regularly this month. So far we have better than 100% calving rate with one set if twins. The weather has been perfect for calving (and any other outdoor activity).