e are grateful for our customers and their trust in the Angus Strong® program. We get so excited when our customers share their experiences and successes.
Our genetics really do produce profitable results for our customers. More importantly, we want relationships where there is mutual respect and collaboration so we can do even greater things together.
Many of our customers are participants in the 44 Farms feeder calf program. These customers are experienced producers that understand that it makes sense to invest in bulls and females that make them money.
Our industry is more complex than ever. Innovation and creativity are critical. So, the objectives of the 44 Farms feeder calf program are:
First, to create a program centered around achieving common goals through collaboration and teamwork. We share lots of information, including breeding strategies, EPDs, advancement in genetics, breeding values and marker assisted EPDs, health protocols, nutritional planning, weaning procedures, market updates, feedlot performance data, harvest information and more.
Second, producers agree to follow the 44 Farms RightWay animal health and welfare protocols which will give each steer and heifer calf the best opportunity to qualify for the 44 Farms all-natural branded beef program. 44 Farms Premium Angus Steaks. In short, the RightWay program is simple and common sense. Its managing cattle the RightWay which includes following our never, ever requirement in which cattle will not receive hormones, antibiotics or feed additives.
The RightWay program is responsible stewardship of the cattle and the land. It’s part of our commitment to provide for those that follow by providing an even better and more beautiful world in which to live, work and enjoy.
Third, once certified that the RightWay procedures are met, weight standards are complied with and body condition are acceptable then 44 Farms will buy those calves once weaned and pre-conditioned.
The 44 Farms feeder calf program has been enthusiastically received and been a very good market for producers. It is a supply source for the all-natural 44 Farms Premium Angus Steaks program and provides 44 Farms with relevant information on 44 Farms genetics so we can continue to develop outstanding Angus genetics and provide new and better programs and services.
If you would like more information of the feeder calf program, please see the attached file Feeder_Calf_Program_Requirements.pdf or contact Doug Slattery at (979) 451-2003, or Steve Harrison at (208) 270-3065.