2 Bar Angus is about family and Angus cattle.
Steve was raised on a small farm and ranch near Shamrock, TX. After graduation from West Texas A&M with a general Ag degree, he went to work for Cactus Feeders, Inc. While working there, he learned about the feeding industry. This is also when Cactus started its grid-based marketing of company-owned cattle. After Cactus, we started buying land and cattle on the side while working full time. Our first years in the seedstock business were more on what not to raise than what worked in our environment. Five years after starting down the wrong road, we purchased our first Angus females. Using new tools and technologies, we developed our new philosophy for 2 Bar Angus. We use genetics that will increase the owner’s bottom line through the beef life cycle, whether it is the rancher, feeder or packer. The rancher’s cows will have calves unassisted that will perform before and after weaning and at the packing house. All of these traits must be in an economical, functional and desirable cow.
Our herd is about half A.I. and half E.T. Our program is performance based and each cow must earn her right to stay out of the receipt herd or cull pen. Growing this herd has meant that in the past, most of the females have been retained for personal use. The majority of the bulls have been sold by private treaty. We have offered a few lots in the Texas Angus sponsored bull and female sales with great success.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Laura’s parents, John and Sheila Thames. They have played a critical part in the growth of this herd. Without them, this herd would probably not have happened. Thanks.
We would also like to thank Jimmy and Glennette Goode, John and Debbie Maurer and the Gardiner Angus Ranch family for their friendship and support that we have enjoyed for many years.
Our biggest thank you goes to our children–our work force. This is all we do. 100% of our livelihood depends on this herd.
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