We have the following criteria; fertility, weight for age, soundness, constitution, docility, calving ease, eating quality, good udders, mothering and meat yield, all of which the Shorthorn breed is renowed for. We breed for high marbling and the ability to lay down an even fat cover.
We select our stud bulls by balanced EBV's, plenty of growth, small-moderate birth, lots of milk, good EMA & IMF, excellent temperament, along with muscle & fleshing ability. Our paddock bulls are not put in a paddock with a self feeder which enables them to forage for food. All the bulls have been tested negative for Pesti virus & have been vaccinated with 7in1, Vibrovax & Pestiguard, along with being semen tested.
In our breeding program we have also incorparated F1 Shorthorn Charolais cattle.