jscunn":1lva1vlg said:Doc brought up an interesting topic for discussion. Who are the real breeders in each breed. I am talking about long term programs that have a plan and a vision. Second question who will the next batch of true breeders be.
I will start
Remitall (maybe gone soon)
Now each of these programs are different some very different. But they all seem to take care of their core customers which is why they have all been in business for a long time. Now who will still be around 20 years from now??
Stevenson Basin split. There is now Stevenson Genetics, and the other is Basin Angus. They also are, or already have dispersed there Red Angus herd. Gardiner is a great outfit to, very top notch. Wehrman Angus in VA is an awesome angus operation, Richard McClung, the manager is a smart man when it comes to cattle and Angus. I live right on the VA line and I have to plug Va raised cattle, Joel Walters, the producer of the American Rancher show on RFD-TV told me that when he did the episode on the Pitchfork Ranch in Guthrie, TX that the manager Ron Lane kept telling him the "Virginia bulls" in Pitchforks large bull battery outperformed and got around there rough country better than any. I can say Richard McClung was very happy to hear this. On another note, such ranches as the R.A. Brown Ranch , they have great Angus cattle, some of the best. But Ive been told by one of there co-op producers that they are now moving a great deal toward producing more Red Angus, and plan to have just as many or more Red Angus available in the sale this year as they would Black Angus. I Salute!! If it sells, and there is a demand! Kudos, I like those red angus!