WELCOME TO THE

BIRCHAM RANCH

 

INTRODUCTION  

 

Wayne and Erin Bircham, along with sons Leigh, his fiancé Olivia and Jordan, ranch in the Cypress Hills in the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan, commonly known as short grass country.  Our ranch consists of 700 commercial cows and 100 registered Black Angus cows, selling coming 2 year old bulls by private treaty.

This will be our 31st year selling Black Baldie replacement heifers.  This year we will be consigning approximately 260 Top Cut bred heifers to sell on December 10, 2018 at the ranch.

 

THE CATTLE  

 

In the mid 1980’s, the Bircham family began the switch from a straight Hereford operation to the present program, which uses Horned Hereford females and Registered Black Angus bulls as service sires.  By carefully studying and implementing the best genetics of both breeds, this program offers commercial producers the top cut of first cross top quality heifers.  Calves are born from March 15th to May 15th on a sixty-day breeding program.  We have culled ruthlessly for udders, feet, hair, and fertility.  Approximately 82-85% of our calves are born in the first three weeks.  Every cow that is dry is culled.

BIRCHAM SALE HEIFERS

 

 We practice a full herd health program using the Zoetis Bova-Shield Gold Program at branding and weaning.  These heifers are Express Verified with the whole herd including the bulls getting a shot of Express 3VL5.  The sale heifers received Ivomec at weaning and at preg checking.  There are NO implants.  The calves are normally weaned in early October and are fed a ration of 1.5 pounds of rolled barley and cut feed, which is 60% grass and alfalfa hay and 40% cereal crop.

   Our first cross Black Baldie heifers are bred and selected with femininity, fertility, milking ability, and maternal traits, which is uppermost in our minds so that purchasers can buy with confidence. 

 

   Our heifers were exposed to Black Angus bulls from June 10th until August 6th.  They are bred to Objective sons, Connealy Thunder sons, CC and 7 sons, and Chisum sons.  All the above bull birth weights range from 70-80 lbs.    

 

   We have had many repeat buyers for our heifers over the years and they have been extremely pleased with the results.  We make it a practice to follow up on how our heifers perform for others.  We are offering 200 F1 black brockle face  (Black Angus X Horned Hereford), 15 3/4 Black Angus and black brockle face, 20 straight black 3/4 black angus, and 35 F1 Black Simmental X Black Angus.

ANGUS SIRES

 

The following is a list of the ranches where we have purchased Registered Black Angus bulls from and the bloodlines chosen.

*Ebon Hill Angus (Roger & Jo Hillestad and family) -Bow Island, AB (Black Design, Matrix, Density, Objective)

*Bircham Ranch - Piapot, SK (Matrix, Sitz Upward, HARB Pendleton, Connealy Whitman, Ambush 4C6, SAV Denisty, Leachman Right Time and Sitz Alliance 6595)

*Flesh Angus - Shelby, MT (FF Dempsey)

 

It is essential that the mothers to the bulls we purchase have sound feet, well-balanced udders, high milk production stats, and good hair coats.

Upward Son

Whitman Son

Pendleton Son

Density Son

On Target Son

HEREFORD DAMS

    We have obtained a number of our Horned Hereford replacement heifers from the commercial herd of Eric and Ann Lawrence at Maple Creek, SK.  In addition, we have purchased some heifers from the Diamond K Cattle Company at Maple Creek, SK.  These Hereford females go back to SNS Herefords (Nixdorff's of Airdrie, AB), and to Ramsay's at Cutknife, SK.

 

    We have also purchased a number of Hereford females from Corbeill Herefords at Cluny, AB, Wilson Brothers at McCord, SK, Jenkins Herefords at Pincher Creek, AB, Scott White at Shaunavon, SK, Braun Hereford Ranch (Dick & Craig Braun) at Simmie, SK, Rocky Haven Ranch (Terry & Danny Braun) at Admiral, SK, Gillespie Herefords, and Bert and Heather Anderson.  We select females on the basis of their genetic background, conformation, length, well-balanced udders, sound feet, and good hair coats. 

 

 

BLACK SIMMENTAL X BLACK ANGUS PROGRAM

 

   In the fall of 2012, we purchased a group of Registered Black Angus cows from Ken and Heather Frederickson of Wawota, SK with the goal of producing F1 Simmental cross bred heifers. Since then to maintain out Angus Cow. We have purchased Homozygous polled and Homozygous Black Simmental bulls from-

EDN Simmental - Powerdrive and Tanker sons

Herter Simmental - Sweet Meat and In Dew Time sons

Muirhead Cattle Co. - Jeter sons

Approximately 45  Black Simmental X Black Angus bred heifers for sale on December 10th, 2018.

POWER DRIVE Son

Ken & Heather Fredrickson's Cows

4-H

 

Leigh and Jordan were members of the Bear Creek 4-H Beef Club and their Black Baldie steers have been declared champions locally as well as at Maple Creek Regional Fair.  A Black Baldie cow and calf won overall female champion at Regional Fair.  

 

 Steer calves purchased from our herd by others for 4-H competitions have been champions at Swift Current Fair, 4-H on Parade at Calgary, and Calgary British Cross Class at Calgary Stampede.  There are steers still being shown at Bear Creek and at Regional Fair.

 

In 2004, the Bircham family received the Saskatchewan Hereford Association Commerical Cattleman of the Year.

 

In 2006, the Bircham family received the Saskatchewan Angus Association's Commercial Cattleman of the Year.

We Extend an Invitation to Come Visit Us!

We Enjoy Showing People Our Cattle!

We Welcome Your Questions!

We Stand Behind Our Cattle!

If you require further information, please contact us: 

 

Wayne, Erin, Leigh & Jordan Bircham

Box 238

Piapot, Saskatchewan

Canada

SON IYO

(8 miles south of Piapot)

 

Wayne:  Phone/Fax:  (306) 558-4514

Wayne Cell:  (306) 662-7940

Erin Cell: 306-662-7340

Leigh:  (306) 662-8067

Jordan:  (306) 662-7427

Email:  wayneerin50@hotmail.com

Leighs Email: lbircham@hotmail.ca