June 2019 Highlighted Member
Anderson Angus LC, Our Story
Our goal at Anderson Angus is raising the best bulls for the commercial Southwestern ranchers. We moved from a commercial Angus based herd to a full registered herd in 2010. Starting out with proven cows from Spruce Mountain Ranch and Express Angus Ranch gave us a foundation to build on.
Our focus was moderate framed cows with limited input requirements with AI sires deep into the pedigrees. These cows are working well in our environment, 6,000’ with 100 acre/cow grazing capability. Our rainfall averages 7”/year and most falls in the form of snow during December-March. We also cull any animals who don’t produce.
Our families, Anderson and Whiting, have been in Arizona since the late 1880’s. We are fourth generation ranchers. We also raise Alfalfa and small grain crops. Most of the crop is used to feed our cattle. Our great grandparents settled Apache County as Pioneers in St. Johns, Alpine and Concho. They helped build the Lyman Dam and the irrigation system which still feeds St Johns today.
We breed 100% of our cows with Artificial Insemination. Our primary goal is to produce bulls and we utilize Male Sexed Semen as well. Our bulls are Calving Ease and easy fleshing with great carcass merit and limited milk. We match individual bulls to each cow for the best possible mating. We have bulls working in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.
We are working with Herrington Cattle Company in Safford, AZ on a feed test facility that will start testing bulls for feed efficiency in November 2019. We are excited to bring this type of technology to Arizona and make it available to other producers. We will also test heifers when the bulls are finished.
Our bulls are marketed through Arizona Angus Invitational Sale in Marana, Arizona Angus Bull Sale in Prescott and Willcox All Breed Bull Sale. We also sell private treaty to return customers.