About Our Ranch
Our Hybrid Meatmaker
Our purebred Angus herd is now larger than our Simmental herd. We currently run 450 cows, and continue to expand through continued heifer retention. An additional cooperative herd consisting of approximately 70 recips has also been available to enhance our embryo transfer program. We have an aggressive AI and embryo transplant program. EPDs are studied in depth, and planned matings are figured before semen is ordered. Every breeding age heifer and cow is AI’d or implanted with an embryo, then put out on grass with our herd sires. Other than Bonina Polld Zenith, our herd sires have all been retained from our program. Close attention has been paid in retaining herd bulls that have a balanced set of EPDs, including the ever increasingly important carcass traits. We are relentless in our effort to continually create a better product for our customers. We take the success of our customers very seriously!
Hybrid Meatmakers…what are they and how can they help you?
An Oregon friend and customer of ours, Mark Malott, suggested we use a “branded” name for our hybrids. He coined the name Meatmaker for us. We thought it was perfect! It fit what we are trying to accomplish in creating genetics for our customers. Our belief is that at some not too distant point in the beef industry, we will only have 3 or 4 purebred breeds in the mainstream here in the Northwest. We know that there is undeniable benefit in the heterosis and complementary values our hybrid Meatmaker cattle can play in today’s progressive cattle business climate.
In today’s world, most all of our major protein sources are now some form of hybrid. Cereal grains, vegetables, pork and poultry are evidence of the prevalence and value of hybrids. Data from MARC shows the incredible economic benefits of F1 cattle. Crossing the best of the continental breeds for marbling (Simmental) with Angus not only enhances carcass value, it increases maternal traits as well. Perhaps the greatest benefit for you will be the fantastic set of females you will be creating by using these genetic blends!
At Trinity Farms, our hybrid cattle receive the same attention that our purebreds do in all aspects of our program. Our donors are not just bred to create purebreds. We cross Angus donors with top carcass Simmental bulls, and Simmental donors with top carcass Angus bulls. Widespread EPD bulls that offer calving ease while maintaining growth are selected. The same AI sires we use to create our purebreds are also used to produce our hybrids.
From straight F1s to high percentage Angus influenced cattle, we have a wide genetic selection for you…all packaged in “lookalike” breed groups. Creating large contemporary groups of bred alike one-half, three-quarter and full brothers in varying percentages allow our customers a tremendous amount of selection to best fit their environment, management and marketing needs.
The phenomenon of crossbreeding is undeniable. Between our hybrid Meatmakers and our purebreds, we can assist you in filling your needs with some of the very best cattle raised in the Northwest.