Cattle Ranch Of The Week: Chandler Herefords

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Chandler Herefords Inc., near Baker City, Oregon is a family enterprise that spans over 145 years in the same location, and nearly 120 years of raising purebred Hereford cattle. Six generations of Chandler family have taken part in this venture and the accomplishments of Chandlers and their Hereford cattle are an integral part of breed history known around the world.

If it's time to improve your genetics, they have the tools to get the job done! Through their rock solid genetic program you can add the benefits of their cattle's ability to gain on all feed conditions. The records they have made at North Platte Feeders prove this. Efficiency far beyond the industry average with incredible gains! Historical data average on over 600 head with a dry matter conversion of 5.43 lbs/lb output and average daily gain 4.2 pounds.

You can add size to your herd with the correct type and appealing body conformation that has been consistently prominent in Chandler cattle throughout the years. They have competitively shown cattle all over the country at state fairs and all the major shows in the United States and some in Canada. One of the questions they recently had from one of the staff of AHA was: "How have you maintained all the natural depth and thickness in your cattle all these years?" Their answer "six generations of Chandlers with the same eye for good cattle".

Chandler cattle rate right up in the top ¼ percent with their EPDs and are improving steadily with each generation. Check out the EPDs on the bulls they offer for sale this year. They are very strong with little variation from one animal to the other. The uniformity has been "built in" Chandler cattle by selecting with the same things in mind consistently through six generations and over 100 plus years in the registered business. They breed this uniformity and it is passed on to the buyer’s cattle.

Chandler has tried to stay close to the market demands of today and in years past by not chasing every fad that comes along. The last couple of years they have put their steers,that were for sale, with Willard Wolf on the Internet. The demand for these cattle in the feedlot is apparent because they are almost always sold on the very same day that they were listed with competitive bidding and Chandler has always received premium prices.

Gentle dispositions are prevalent in their cattle. They have chosen cattle with these excellent dispositions through the years. They have also halter broken all the registered calves ever since they can remember which is a big job but well worth it. This makes for happy customers if they have to handle any of the cattle coming from this operation for any purpose for they never forget that training.

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