Welcome to South Mountain Ranch
Our objective is to provide bulls that make our customers more profitable. We focus on breeding and raising bulls that work best for commercial cattlemen in high desert environments. Cattle are bred to be well balanced for calving ease, growth, carcass, disposition, and maternal traits. We use intense artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) to proven breed leading sires to produce cattle that excel on the ranch, in the feedlot, and on the rail.
We winter our cows along the Snake River in Melba Idaho. During the summer the cattle are pastured in Cascade and Donnelly Idaho. Our bulls are developed on a high roughage ration, with special care given to make sure the bulls do not get over conditioned.
In addition to our purebred cattle operation we also background calves in our own feed yard. We prefer to buy or feed our bull customers calves. This operation allows us to help our customers evaluate the performance of their cattle and our bulls. The performance data of the cattle in the feedlot is used to help customers improve their genetics through sire selection and help us continue to improve our purebred herd. We also background calves for some of the best cattle feeders in the Northwest.
We strive to offer cattle that will make money for our customers. We want to contribute to the profitability of our customers operations.
We welcome the opportunity to visit with you about your operation and cattle and how we can best serve you.
South Mountain Gives Back
Donation Heifer – S M R Miss Courage 5018
An Connealy Courage daughter out of S A V Priority dam. This heifer is being donated to the Idaho and Owyhee Cattlemen's associations for their "Fight to Save the West" (Owyhee 68 litigation).
See Video of S M R Miss Courage