Our ranch is located in a small town of Fort Rock, Oregon which is in the south-central part of the state. Elevation of 4,300' of high desert. We experience a wide variety of weather conditions from anywhere from -20 in winter months to 100 degrees in the summer months. The old saying around here is, "if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes" for the change.
Our bulls and females are developed in large pastures of sage with access to feed, from feed to shelter is about 2 miles we feel this to be important to develop muscle structure, feet and legs. We don't sell any bulls until they are 2 years old. If we have a foot or leg problem with getting that kind of exercise it will show up. We feel that if a bull will work in big country he will also work in smaller country. SOUNDNESS IS FIRST!
In our selection of our Herd sires, we select the ones that are most suitable for range bulls in this environment. We look for sires with moderate birth but above average growth, easy fleshing, dark colored with lots of pigment, and the ability to convert feed. We don't always get what we want but our percentages are pretty high.
Our bulls are guaranteed with a free feed program until spring, at turnout time. We calve in the spring so the bulls are born late February through early April and then turned out on BLM from May to October when they are brought back home and put on pasture for 30 days before weaning. The following April when the bull calves are yearlings we start them on a ration of 2 lbs. of Barley and corn each and increase them to a total of 8 lbs. by October when we offer them for sale. The bulls are never on any large quantity of grain to affect their feet for soundness, our feed bunks are concrete skirted and cleaned often so the bulls are never in any mud.
Culling is very important to our operation, any problem with feet, legs, udders, eyes, that might arise with any one of the bulls or females we trace back to the dam or sire and they are sold as well. Before offering our bulls for sale October 1, they are all semen, trich. tested and have been all up to date on their vaccines.
With the selling of Hereford and Angus bulls the sale is called THE BALDY MAKER BULL SALE and it is located in the beautiful valley of Fort Klamath, Oregon. Please join us at the sale or visitors are always welcome at our ranch where we have a nice set of Private treaty bulls for sale.
Our sincere appreciation to you for checking us out at this website, if you have any questions or would like more information about our program, don't hesitate to contact us.