Topham Ranches is in its fourth generation of raising cattle on the homestead, which is located 9 miles northwest of Eastend, SK. Our ranch has been breeding Red Angus for 35 years and in the purebred Red Angus business for 25 years. We run 450 commercial cows with about 20 of the top notch purebred bulls we can find.
We ventured into the Red Angus breed for many reasons as they are good milkers, have a great disposition, and are easy calvers. The first thing we look for in an animal is good feet. Then we work our way up and want a great udder, some length, and a nice thick coat of hair. The mothers of these heifers average approximately 1400 lbs. Some of these cows have been productive in our herd for 15 years. They must be good and productive to stay around, as we cull pretty hard.
The sires of these heifers are no weaker than the sires we breed to our purebred cow herd. The bulls all have a nice low birth weight with none higher than 80 lbs. The bulls were turned out with these heifers starting June 13 until July 24, so the heifers will start calving around the middle of March.