Dutch Creek Forager 816 308 earned his numbers and reputation the hard way, working under hot, humid Kentucky conditions grazing KY 31 fescue. His calves have been progeny tested against two of the breed's most widely used high growth A.I. sires. The Forager 308 calves displayed better health and vigor on our fescue pastures and outperformed the highly promoted A.I. sired calves in every way.
According to the Fall 2017 sire evaluation report Forager 308 represents the top 5% of the Angus breed for reducing mature size while being in the top 15% of the breed for growth. Having a massive heart girth measurement of 97 inches along with a 90 inch length from poll to pins, Forager 308 has proven to be a reliable sire of efficient, low input cattle with added carcass value for grassfed beef producers. 308 always puts on weight during the breeding season and when he's removed from the herd he goes on a diet of long stem, low quality fescue hay to keep him from getting too fat.
Forager 308's extended pedigree contains in excess of 250 Pathfinder Angus cows and is linebred 28 times to Luria of Wye, a grand ole Wye Plantation cow which was a member of Wye's prestigious 4 ton club. In fact Luria, a 1050 to 1150 lb cow weaned nearly 10,000 lbs of calves in her lifetime and was known as the breed's oldest living pathfinder cow at the time of her death. Forager 308 will be a bull we use to further intensify the blood of Luria into our herd.
Forager 308 is an incredibly thick yet easy calving sire that has proven to be a reliable bull for use on heifers. He possesses a super slick hair coat which is a must for graziers in fescue country. For those producers who consider docility an important trait , Forager 308 ranks in the top 1% of the Angus breed for calm, easy handling offspring. And he is the cornerstone sire of Dutch Creek's own branded beef program known for featuring CHOICE grass finished Angus beef certified by the American Grassfed Association.
The golden rule of seed stock selection is, nutritionally speaking, you can always successfully relocate cattle to an environment with a higher level of nutrition, but you can seldom move down that ladder to a lower level of nutrition and expect consistent growth and reproduction. Cattle such as 308 which can excel on Ky 31 fescue will be superior to most, if not all other cattle in any environment.
This bull can do more with a bite of fescue than any bull we have ever seen. You will be well pleased with his offspring. Semen is available @ $20 per straw.
817 with his Dam, Cow 438.
Dutch Creek Forager Forager 817 reg #19326002 • Certified Angus Beef
Forager 817 comes from nine consecutive generations of consistently productive Dutch Creek cows--all of them were good! He traces to Crandell of Wye six times, OCC Homer twice, Bear of Wye twice, OCC Judge, Cedric of Wye, and OCC Great Plains. Because of his maternal heritage we believe this is a bull to build a cowherd around. Plus he is designated by the American Angus Association as a Certified Angus Beef Sire. Exceptional docility.