WHR Registered Black Brangus
WHR, managed by Don and Sue Williams has a small herd of Registered Black Brangus Cattle. We plan to stay relatively small so that we can better manage the quality of Brangus that we raise. We usually have a Fall calving season and a Spring weaning, however, this year things are changing and we will have a Spring and Fall calving season. All animals are kept on a strict immunization and deworming program.
During our first few years of breeding Brangus, we were fortunate to have First Mate of Brinks as a herd sire. His Spring 2011 EPD's put him in the Top 15% for SC, Top 20% IMF, and Top 4% for F.T. Several of our existing cows are out of him and have acquired his EPD's.
In 2007, we added AI to our breeding program in order to upgrade our herd. We chose semen from Csonka of Brinks and Newt of Brinks. We kept 2 heifers out of Csonka of Brinks and have several calves out of them and Sundance.
We continued our goal for quality in the 2008 breeding season by going back to the old foundation bloodline of Geronimo of Brinks and using his son from the 789 cow family. The 2011 Birth Weight EPD of their bull McMullen's Geronimo Hotline or "PaPa" was Top 15%. PaPa is a maternal bull and has produced only 4 bull calves in all the years he has been used as a herd sire and he was 11 years old in October of 2010. Of those 4 bull calves, 2 were produced in the 2009 fall calving season at WHR. As a footnote, upon PaPa's return to EBR he proceeded to produce 2 more bull calves. I guess WHR changed his perception of things!
Mr. Brinks Sundance's Birth Weight EPD isTop 5%. The weaning weights for his calves is 625-800 lbs. These Sundance calves are on their feet quickly and most are show prospects. However, the most important trait that he passes on to his offspring is his gentle disposition.