Imprint..... Still getting it done!

 These impressive Imprint daughters sell in Willie Morris's Royal Edge Sale Jan 5th.
Contact Willie for more info
 Imprint was a 3/4 Simmental, homozygous polled and black.
There is a small amount of Imprint semen left give us a call if you wanna make some females like these.

Wille reports that the Imprint daughters on his sale averaged $6800!


Thank You

Thank you to everyone that stopped by and viewed our cattle the past three weeks. A special thanks to all the bidders and buyers for a great sale!
Cattle were sold into 5 states.


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We have a deep set of heifers for sale this year.


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Cattle are sorted and out on pasture with their mothers.

Heat Wave x 244 steer selling at Dave Strolberg's

Tag 400 Heat Wave x 244 steer that sells September 5th at Dave Stolbergs.


 Dave is well known for raising a powerful set of cattle each year. He reports that this isn't the best picture but this calf is one of the top steers he has to offer this year. This steer is a full sib to the 2011 Champion steer at the Maine Jr Nationals and the 2008 World Beef Expo Champion steer. We also have a solid black full bother here for sale on September 16th.



Grant Weisinger

Mr Louisa county himself!

Congrats on a pair of really nice steers


Treating foot rot with a dart gun

We have had the dart gun for about 5 years now. Its a big time saver making treating pinkeye and foot rot much easier. Its alot easier on the cattle durning these hot days. You dont have to stress the whole group and one guy can do it all with no help. The syringes hold 20cc's of whatever you want to put in them, had long penicillin in this one.
The dart in this video fell of right after I shut the video off. Its kinda hard to shoot the gun, hold the extra darts, drive the 4wheeler and shoot the video all at same time.....


Monti Montana sires grand steer at Buchanan Co Fair!

Grand Champion steer at the Buchanan Co Fair. Exhibited by the Hamliton family.
Rasied by Randy Steffen
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Congrats to all involved!

We need rain


Biggest summer time problem we have

Rocks in calves and cows feet give us problems every year. They stand in the creek bed to stay cool and get rocks wedged between their toes. The top pic was taken before I took the rock out. Below is the actual rock that I removed. With a shot of penicillin the heifer should be back to walking normal in a day or two.



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Scott Shelby... Young and Invincible

Scott signing and adding to the Invincible banner. Scott is a great singer and a great guy Thanks for coming to Independence


Southeast Wisconsin corn report

Lot of poor looking corn

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Should have some 602 x Monopoly's next year

Implanted 5 IVF eggs on the 16 year old 602 and Monopoly 2 today.
Should be interesting...
602 pictured at 14 years old


Cool picture of the 'Mill' in Independence

The Mill is the most historic building in Independence it sits next to the Wapsipinicon River in the center of town


Sometimes you just gotta go!

Sometimes you just gotta go before you get on the 4 wheeler to heat detect


Vote for this video!

Go to Matt Launters or Scott Shelbys facebook page and vote this video in the Scott Shelby Nashville Star contest!

Simple way to make marking tailheads easier

We are pulling ciders tonight on a group of recips and we like to mark the tail heads to help aid in heat detection.We have used a spray on paint before but like the results we get with the stick better. If you have ever used the paint stick marker you know how bad it sucks to use especially when its warm and humid out. The cardboard holder always seems to fall apart and the stick falls in the alleyway, the cow steps on it and ruins it. Plus it is very messy to deal with when doing large groups. So we took a 60cc syringe cut the end out, being careful to leave a little "lip" on the end to help hold the stick in the barrel. The stick fits in the syringe pretty snug. We can then take the plunger to push the stick out as needed to mark the cow without getting it all over our hands and having the cardboard fail.


Champion Composite Charolais

Grand champ char composite at the Iowa Charolais field day shown by the Etzel family sired by Monti Montana


Text in contest

Text in who this is and what is he doing. First correct answer wins a prize! Text line # is 319-361-6600


From Ben Loverin and his conversation with his 9 yr old daughter

Tonite at supper. Our 4 year old asked who will buy our cows when u die daddy? Ainsley said Rick Frye would buy them. Our cows r good n Rick has good ones too. I couldn't stop laughing.

From Scott Shelby