Reflected R Ranch herd facts:

  • We have a PI-BVD free herd. We test for Persistently Infected Bovine Viral Diarrhea and have no carriers of the virus.

  • Calves are all vaccinated at branding with 7-way and an intra-nasal IBR vaccine, followed by a 7-way booster at weaning, along with an MLV vaccine containing IBR, BVD, P13 and BRSV. The viral vaccine is boostered two to three weeks after weaning. The herd also is treated for parasites at this time.

  • All animals are registered through the American Simmental Association's Total Herd Enrollment program.

  • All bulls receive annual Breeding Soundness exams and are tested for trichomoniasis.

  • We monitor the EPDs (Expected Progeny Difference) on our cattle, with an emphasis on calving ease combined with adequate growth.

  • Our entire herd is genomic tested. In addition to verifying parentage, the status of the coat color and polled genes, all Reflected R animals - not just sale bulls but the entire operation - have had DNA tests through GeneSeek to increase the accuracy of the EPDs.

  • Good cattle disposition is very important since we are a family operation and our sons work alongside us.

  • Curtis, Susan and Chad Russell are each Beef Quality Assurance certified. We believe in following this code of conduct. Susan also is certified in NCBA's Master of Beef Advocacy program.
    For your spring turnout, Reflected R has semen and bulls for sale. Call Curt today at 719-469-2857 or click here for details.

    Despite the drought here, many pairs are in new pastures. However, we're still praying for rain for the other turn-out options.

    Curt & Susan Russell
    24614 County Road G Sugar City, CO 81076
    Phone: 719-469-2857

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