Welcome to our 29th Annual Private Treaty Sale and Open House. The year 2020 marks the 73rd year of raising registered Angus cattle and 33 years of raising registered Charolais cattle for Trojan Hill Farms.
The best part of being in the seed stock business is seeing your customer successful. We have over 95 percent repeat customers. If you are not in this group, we would like to add you to being a customer. We also include the registration number of all the bulls so you can look him up in his breed at the associations website. This will provide a complete update EPD and a complete pedigree.
The weather that we had for 2019 was full of extremes. We did not plant any crop until June 3. The crop yield was good but it was wet.
For the last six years, we have tested our cattle for carriers of BVD. As of to date, all of our cattle have been negative. We also test for Angus breed genetic conditions and will not sell any positive bulls that we know of. The Angus and Charolais bulls have been tested HD50K. The EPD has been enhanced from the DNA testing.
The bulls have not been on creep feed. Studies have shown that bulls and heifers are more fertile and live longer without creep feed. Our bulls, over the last six years have passed a fertility test 95% of the time. They were placed on test September 27, 2019. Our ration is a high roughage corn silage. Our goal with this feed is to have a two and one half to three pound daily gain. With free choice hay available at all times, the bulls grow instead of just getting fat.
We have been carcass testing and ultrasound testing for twenty years. We are proud that ninety-five percentof these bulls we offer for sale qualified for the Iowa Missouri Beef Improvement Organization (I.M.B.I.O) growth requirement on E.P.D.s, which are in the top sixty percent of the breed. Ninety-five percent of our Angus bulls can be used on virgin heifers.
For the last twenty years, we have actual carcass data. In 2019, BOTH our Charolais and angus steers and heifers made 100% Choice and 40% Prime.
This year, the Trojan Hill Angus Bulls AI are sired by Complement, Basin Payweight Plus, Baldridge Beast Mode, and Tehema Tahoe. The Charolais Bulls AI sires are Affinity and Authority. Trojan 246 is sired by Waylon and is a breed leader in marbeling with a 1.09. Trojan 136 is sired by Thunder who is a breed leader in siring female replacement. Trojan 096 is sired by Basin Excitement who had a 50k ranking in the top 2 percent in weaning and yearling weight. Trojan 347 is sired by Journey and is a leading calving cease bull.
All yearling bulls must stay here at Trojan Hill Farms for fertility testing in April. These bulls will be ultrasound tested by a certified technician in March.
Terms of sale are: all bulls are sold on a first come, first serve basis; 1⁄2 of purchase price payable upon selection of bulls; we will keep the bulls until the first of May 2020. Free delivery within 100 mile radius or $ 50 off if you pick up bulls.
Please call Phil for an appointment.
Phil and Darryl Archer
Phils cell phone # 641-680-6769
Home phone # 641-675-3769