Welcome to South Mountain Ranch
Our objective is to provide bulls that make commercial cattlemen more profitable-period. We focus on breeding and raising bulls that thrive in high desert environments. Our cattle are bred to be balanced, with a focus on calving ease, growth, carcass, disposition, and maternal traits. We use intense artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) to proven, breed leading sires that will sire 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 commercial calves in our own feed yard. We prefer to buy or feed our bull customers calves. Our feedlot 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 genetic base. We also custom feed calves, for some of the best cattle feeders in the Northwest.
We strive to offer cattle that will make money for our customers.
We welcome the opportunity to visit with you about your operation and cattle and how we can best serve you.