Stewart Select Angus Cow Families
Stewart Select Angus started with several cow families from the Royce herd that was purchased in its entirety in the mid 1950’s. We have added a handful of other cow families since that time to complement those genetics and expand our horizons. These cow families of the past and present include Ann, Blackbird, Blackcap, Clova Pride, Duchess, Elba, Elluna, Empress, Erica, Eventress, Georgina, Jet, Juantalite, Karama, Lady, Lass, Lucy, Lucy Rose, Mignonne, Miss Burgess, Miss Countess, Perola Pride, Queen Mother, and Ruth. Below I focus on our 6 biggest cow families currently and discuss the origin and also provide some pictures.
Ann Cow Family
The Ann cow family was brought to Stewart Select with the purchase of some cows from Gauger Bros in South Dakota. This cow family currently makes up roughly 10% of our herd currently. Our Ann cows always seem to have some good longevity. Our oldest cow currently on the farm in the summer of 2014 is from the Ann family and was born in 2001. She is an 878 daughter. S S Insight T20, an In Focus son out of a Retail Product cow that Select Sires purchased in 2008, was a descendant of our Ann Cow Family. Our first bull sold to Select Sires, S S Ambush Advantage 14F, was also out of our Ann cow family.