Price – Breeding Stock & Feeder Calves

Grass Fed Beef, Bred for Grass

Calves & Breeding Stock — Price and Availability

Stocker/Feeder Calves

Low Stress Weaned to 100% grass/hay diet.
Price determined by Commercial KS Stocker Cattle Index (Region 4)  (plus 54 cents).

We have several  stocker/feeder calves available for March, 2018 delivery.   Next year’s calf crop is hitting the ground now, also.  We will accept deposits on either.

Deposit on a Stocker/Feeder Calf

$200.00

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Yearling Heifers

Low Stress Weaned to 100% grass/hay diet.
Price determined by the Genetic Test Results.

Yearling Heifers are subjected to the full range of genetic testing.  For heifers, if Docility (DOC) is acceptable (<.50) and  efficiency on grass is demonstrated by MVP ranks, then we examine probabilities. If the probability is less than 25% of  a random heifer matching combined Direct Calving Ease (CED) and Meat Tenderness (TND) , we assign a surcharge of 25%-200% (sliding scale) to the Stocker/Feeder Calf Price.

We are accepting deposits on heifer calves hitting the ground now. 

Place a Deposit on a Yearling Heifer

$200.00

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Bull Calves

Low Stress Weaned to 100% grass/hay diet.
Price determined by the Genetic Test Results

Reserved bull calves are subjected to the full range of genetic testing.  If efficiency on grass is demonstrated by MVP ranks and  the probability is less than 25% of  a random bull matching combined Docility (DOC), Maternal Calving Ease (CEM) and Meat Tenderness (TND) , we assign a surcharge of 25%-400% (sliding scale) to the Stocker/Feeder Calf Price.

Normally, bull calves become steers in the first month unless we have reservations.

Place a Deposit on a Bull Calf

$200.00

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Don’t forget to examine our herd bull genetics and grass fed seed stock.

Rhino’s Black Angus™  stocker/feeder calves and breeding stock have the following characteristics:

  1. a proven history of easy calving in pasture,
  2. a proven history of protecting calves from coyotes,
  3. a potential for regularly producing calves well into their teens,
  4. a proven history of performing well on a native grass/native grass hay/brome grass hay/alfalfa hay diet.  Nothing else, other than mineral supplements and plenty of clean water.
  5. a proven history of producing tender beef, and genetic testing to back it up.

If you have never kept cattle, you might want to read: finishing a lone pair of Rhino’s Black Angus™ feeder calves.

At  Rhino’s Beef™  (home page) we are committed to maximizing our herd’s  natural protective tendency as our primary method of predator control.  This allows our cattle to calve more safely out on the range throughout the year and to more safely graze open pastures. We are accomplishing this through genetic selection as well as handling methods, as suggested by Temple Grandin.  Dr. Grandin’s research has shown that older cows are more vigilant in their environment, and that the tendency of cattle of all ages to be more vigilant can be quantified with careful observation.

Please note:  We are fortunate that wolves are not a significant predator in our area.  Coyotes are ubiquitous in our area.  No control method that we know of is completely effective against coyotes, although reinforcing the herd’s innate ability to protect their own calves is something we really focus on.  As we understand it, cattle have little success in deterring wolves.