February 11, 2023
at the ranch, east of Estelline, TX
I used B3R Landslide semen, good breed up, baby calves had real good vigor, and when I ultra-sounded the yearlings there ratio way above my herd average for marbling on very limited grain!
In reviewing our records, the calves out of your bulls starting in 2015, our cost per cow dropped 31%, and pounds weaned per cow improvements by 13%.
The bred heifers we bought from Bradley 3 Ranch are the fanciest heifers in SW Kansas!
We were culling cows, when we got down to the ones we kept, they all went back to B3R genetics!
This is our 19th bull to buy from B3R, they just work.
We have bought bulls from various breeders over the years, but the B3R bulls will consistently out last the other bulls.
These bulls can travel, cover the cows, and they are gentle to work, and the calves are so nice.
These bulls are working in our environment, at first I was not sure since they do not have the big EPD's, but now that I have purchased bulls over the last 8 years, they exceed the other big EPD bulls.
All of our steer calves graded Choice or Prime out of the Bradley bulls.
Mary Lou Bradley's great granddaddy, Rufus Jack Bradley, was wagon boss on the famed XIT Ranch in the northwest Texas panhandle. He saved all but one paycheck during 1874-1875, and headed south in an effort to avoid panhandle blizzards. With $1100 in his pocket, he was able to acquire a few acres between the Wichita River and Beaver Creek in Wichita County, Texas. The ranch raised Longhorns, then commercial Herefords. In the early 1950s, with Minnie Lou Ottinger's input, the ranch integrated Angus genetics into the herd by using Angus bulls on Hereford cows-a radical move for a Texas rancher at the time. The ranch expanded their black baldie herd to a second ranch in Dickens County. When Billy Jack Bradley returned from the service, a third ranch was purchased in Childress County.Read More...