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Devon Cattle for Sale saboranch on 26 Jun 2016

Sabo Ranch Devon Breeding Choices for 2016

July 1 we turn in our Devon bulls.  We’re trying some different approaches this year.

1). ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION with GOWAN ROSS GENTLEMAN and VIXDEVONS JURASSIC, two top quality Devon bulls from Australia.  We are excited to start our breeding program with these incredible bulls from two award winning Devon herds who have been selecting for both maternal traits of longevity udders, feet, and mothering, and commercial traits for gourmet Devon beef.  The best of both worlds!

Gowan Ross GENTLEMAN G82(P)

Gowan Ross GENTLEMAN G82(P)

Gentleman's dam, Gowan Ross Gentle Z69(P)

Gentleman’s dam, Gowan Ross Gentle Z69(P)

Vix Lupin J76(P), Jurassic's dam.

Vix Lupin J76(P), Jurassic’s dam.

A Gentleman daughter. Stocky and beautiful

A Gentleman daughter. Stocky and beautiful

2). DEVON EMBRYOS into 14 of our commercial cows, with Devon bulls following for them and the remainder of our commercial cows for strong Devon influenced calves for 2017.  Embryos are sired by Tapuwae 635 and Te Maewa OBAN, both New Zealand bulls selected for excellent udders, mothering, and easy weight gain.

New Zealand bull Tapuwae 635(P)

New Zealand bull Tapuwae 635(P)

Te Maewa Oban 867/11(H)

Te Maewa Oban 867/11(H)

INTERESTED IN ORDERING A SABO RANCH 2017 CALF?  Contact us at 406-451-6900(c), saboranch1@gmail.com, or our Facebook page.

Sabo Ranch, P.O.Box 65, 303 Pony Rd, Harrison, MT 59735

Meet the Sabos &Sustainable Agriculture saboranch on 18 Jun 2016

Ranching and Wildlife

Ranchers live a pretty incredible life. Here are scenes from the past few days out in the field.

A porcupine came to visit Mark's carefully tended aspen trees near our cabin at harrison Lake.  We loaded it into a trash can and transported it far away, towards a spot with more wild trees.

A porcupine came to visit Mark’s carefully tended aspen trees near our cabin at harrison Lake. We loaded it into a trash can and transported it far away, towards a spot with more wild trees.

A whitetail deer fawn, probably only a day old.  We found them on our driveway, and the doe brought it into the hayfield, told it to lie down, and ran far enough away to draw our attention elsewhere.

A whitetail deer fawn, probably only a day old. We found them on our driveway, and the doe brought it into the hayfield, told it to lie down, and ran far enough away to draw our attention elsewhere.

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Curlew eggs!  I almost stepped on mother curlew, and her broken wing act alerted me to something precious nearby.  A "life bird" in birding terms- or rather a "life bird nest"!

Curlew eggs! I almost stepped on mother curlew, and her broken wing act alerted me to something precious nearby. A “life bird” in birding terms- or rather a “life bird nest”!

Fencing in the morning, serenaded by Curlews, Meadow Larks, and sparrows.

Fencing in the morning, serenaded by Curlews, Meadow Larks, and sparrows.

The heavily used elk trails on a beeline from the neighbor's open pastures to our delicious field of sanfoin, a tasty legume.  The broken fence wires are proof of their nightly visits.

The heavily used elk trails on a beeline from the neighbor’s open pastures to our delicious field of sanfoin, a tasty legume. The broken fence wires are proof of their nightly visits.

Elk tracks, heading "home" to undisturbed daytime pastures free of cattle and ranchers.  They'll be back again tonight!

Elk tracks, heading “home” to undisturbed daytime pastures free of cattle and ranchers. They’ll be back again tonight!

Sabo Ranch, Harrison, MT 59735  406-451-6900, saboranch1@gmail.com

 

Devon Cattle for Sale &Devon Semen for SALE saboranch on 15 Jun 2016

Breeding Season!

Tipping Point –

As we enjoy the green grass, the strong Devon and commercial calves, and start to plan for our 2016 breeding season, we agree with Kit Pharo’s words, here.  Our breeding choices in the next 3 weeks affect our lives for years to come.  What an exciting time!

June cows

“It is becoming more and more evident that we are entering a new era in beef production.   We are at a major tipping point.   What has worked so well for the last 50 years will NOT work for the next 50 years.   This excites me!   It will provide some with an opportunity to increase profitability – even with much lower calf prices.   Although all cow-calf producers have the same opportunity to achieve long-term success, most won’t change a thing until they are forced to.   Please remember… your success, or lack thereof, will be a matter of choice – NOT luck!   It will be up to YOU!” Kit Pharo

Green grass and Devon easy keeping genetics- followed by her little upcoming Devon herd bull!

Green grass and Devon easy keeping genetics- followed by her little upcoming Devon herd bull!

“In times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”   ~ Eric Hoffer

Interested in Sabo Ranch Devon and Devon-bred cattle for your operation? 406-451-6900, saboranch1@gmail.com

We'll be using a lot of this Devon bull for 2016, Te Maewa Oban from New Zealand

We’ll be using a lot of this Devon bull for 2016, Te Maewa Oban from New Zealand.  His semen is also for sale here at Sabo Ranch.