The first 2 animals are 13 month old steers on our feedlot. The white-face calf is a full brother to the first steer. The first black heifer calf is 3/4 angus the other one is 50-50 sim-angus. They look like twins side-by-side. The white-face bred heifer is about 20 months old in the pic. The calf nursing it's mother is a 3/4 simmental steer calf. All the calves pictured are 5 to 6 weeks old.
Our steers are all banded at birth and we do not creep feed. Our AI sim-angus calves born starting march 1st weaned out at right around 700lbs. in mid- october. Thats a good 150lbs. heavier than most of the calves out of our angus herd sire. For this reason we have searched out and found a high-quality, proven, 3-year old sim-angus herd sire for this breeding season. He has been used on heifers for 2 seasons with no problems so should do a good job for us.