Some 99 percent of the animals sold in Loma are Angus beef cattle, with a few Charolais, Simmental, Limousin, Gelbvieh
and Red Angus in the mix.
Progeny and grandprogeny of 150 sires representing 7 breeds (Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh
, Hereford, Limousin, Red Angus, and Simmental) was genotyped for the study.
Nick and wife Kyra kept Hardy Welsh sheep as well as Gelbvieh
and Welsh Black suckler cows.
Nick and his wife kept hardy Welsh mountain sheep and an equally tough suckler herd of Gelbvieh
and Welsh Black cows, as well as a small pedigree herd of British Toggenburg dairy goats.
The model for this enterprise, run in conjunction with four like-minded producers, is the Leachman Cattle Company in the US which has stabilised a four way cross damline based on lines with red Angus, Hereford, Gelbvieh
and Simmental breeds following pioneering work at the Meat Animal Research Centre.
Home is now a 208-acre farm about an hour east of Jackson, complete with a silo, a catfish pond, a horse, and about a hundred-plus head of pure-bred Gelbvieh
She then leads the tour from the small animal pens down into cattle barns where breeds bear such exotic names as Gelbvieh
, Tarentaise, and Maine-Anjou.
The program focused first on crosses with Jersey, South Devon, Limousin, Charolais, and Simmental sires in Cycle I, from 1970 to 1972, and Red Poll, Brown Swiss, Gelbvieh
, Maine Anjou, and Chianina sires in Cycle II from 1973 to 1974.
Genetic composition of the SF heifers was obtained through mating of conventional LF crossbred cows (Angus x Red Angus x Gelbvieh
or Angus x Red Angus x Simmental) with Lowline sires resulting in SF heifers that were one-half Lowline.
Later the breed association allowed other red and red-and-white dairy cattle into the registry, including Ayreshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, and a few dual-purpose breeds such as Simmental, Gelbvieh
While Madsen raises his Angus and Gelbvieh
cattle, his law practice provides a more dependable source of income.
Heifers: Charolais PS1185 Clappers Farm, PS1175 (x2), PS1055 Sideway Bank, PS1145 High Bow, PS1085 Rye Close, Limousin PS1135 (x3) Jerriestown, PS1135 (x2) Clappers, PS1105 (x3) Heggle Lane, PS1100 (x2), PS925 West End Farm, PS1065, PS955 Langrigg Hall, PS1005, PS985 (x2), PS915 Strothers Farm, PS925 (x5) The Beeches, Simmental PS1125 Hill Head Farm, PS1045, PS1035, PS1025 South View Farm, British Blue PS1100 (x2), PS1075, PS1025 Carlatton Demense, Aberdeen Angus PS1035 Grassings Farm, PS1025 Mount Pleasant, Gelbvieh
PS925 Mount Pleasant.