Vee Tee Angus Bull Sale


Saturday, April 18, 2020
1:00 PM | North Central Livestock Exchange
Lloydminster, SK




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Our Bulls

These bulls are out of a set of sires that have proven themselves in the Vee Tee commercial program as young bulls. Our purebred herd is raised in the same way as our commercial cows. We have selected outside genetics that maintain consistency and predictability of our herd.

We follow Tim Ohlde’s model that he used at Ohlde Cattle Company to create the number one source of low cost, easy calving and profitable Angus cattle in North America. We have taken that and replicated it here in our environment in Northern Canada. We hope you are pleased with what we have done for you.

Our Program

Lets talk about what makes Vee Tee Angus different from other purebred programs. 30 years of feed lot and commercial cow business has shown us that these points are what makes money.

Increase Profit Not Production

Vee Tee bulls possess the genetics for early rapid growth without that undesirable extended growth curve. But there are other reasons to use our bulls. Most ranchers are still programmed to believe the myth that the only way to increase profit is to increase production, usually through heavier weaning weights. Many seed stock producers have perpetuated the “profit through higher production myth” by promoting the huge weaning and yearling weights of their bulls. Unfortunately, production increases don’t always translate into increased profit and the two are usually antagonistic. Cattlemen need to start thinking in terms of profit per cow instead of pounds per calf. Where costs are documented, the ideal weaning weight still ranges from 500 to 600 pounds--anything over that is usually at the expense of net profit. If a commercial producer is trying to reduce production costs and
is keeping replacement females, it doesn’t make sense to purchase bulls from a herd that is strictly production oriented. The Vee Tee bull is unique in his ability to sire daughters that are functional in a forage based, least cost environment while maintaining profitable performance in their calves.

Increase Profit Not Production
Selection for carcass genetics must be a balancing act between marbling, external fat cover and percent retail product. An overemphasis on marbling can result in cattle with inadequate muscling. A positive percent retail product EPD is equally if not more important than marbling. Most of the Vee Tee herd sires possess
carcass EPDs that reflect a balance of the carcass traits. We have analyzed carcass data on many groups of cattle sired by our bulls. Despite being heavier muscled, higher volume type cattle, steers sired by our bulls typically display below average fat cover, an above average marbling score and superior cutability (percent retail
product). We have observed that while our bulls are noted for their ability to sire improved fleshing ability on forage, this does not translate into overfat carcasses. Robert at Diamond 7 Meats says, “best carcass he has ever seen”.

What About Size?
The debate over the ideal cow size will probably never be settled, especially in purebred circles. While some people still like added frame, we have selected cattle so the steers reach the first 1150-1200 pounds as quickly and cheaply as possible and the females don’t end up maturing into excessive sized cows. A typical Vee Tee
cow run under our conditions matures at 1250-1400 pounds and when we compare cow production to cow size, our smaller cows are usually the most profitable.

Looking Good Has Its Rewards
Our cattle have a unique and attractive phenotype. While one cannot breed for looks alone, a review of successful purebred and commercial cattle sales reveals that as long as the other required selling elements are in place, an attractive phenotype is an economic factor. Cattle that are aesthetically pleasing simply bring more money. Info courtesy of O C C.