Our goal at Jauer Dependable Genetics is the production of moderately sized, deep, thick cattle that will work in "real world" forage environments.  We employ a balance trait selection proccess and utilize breeding stock that have proven to produce offspring that exhibit the tratis that work to better our cow herd.  Traits like thick - deep made bodies, calving ease, great udders, structural soundness, moderate frame, and eye appeal are all paramount in our selection process.

The scope of our program continues to be the production of a more efficient Angus mamma cow.   Breeding cattle that produce efficient mamma cows will tend to fix other cow herd problems.   Selecting for cow herd efficiency brings us back closer to mother nature.   These cattle utilize forage more economically, require less supplemental feed, breed back more consistently, live longer - more productive lives, produce low birth weight calves, and finish with good carcass characteristics. 

For the past several decades, the Angus breed has been moving away from the cornerstones that have kept the breed on top.  Selection for maternal efficiency, moderate sized calves, longevity, and structural soundness have been neglected.   Breeders are using E.P.D.'s as their only selection criteria, and often times they are concentrating on single trait extremes.  Selection for traits like extreme growth or carcass numbers may look good on paper, but the damage to the producer's cow herd (created by keeping poor replacement heifers bred for these terminal market traits) is almost irreversable. Many Angus breeders are seeing the damage being done to  their cow herd and are beginning to move away from this trend.   We have foreseen this as an inevitable turn in the Angus breed.  Selecting for any one trait creates an animal on the extreme end of the spectrum and is very harmful to the cow herd where this occurs.  This can be especially true when selecting for carcass traits.  The animals that have been bred for extremely high carcass numbers tend to be hard fleshing, inefficient, terminal type cattle.  The females bred this way cannot maintain their body condition and will not breed back if left out on pasture.  They need extra feed and grain to survive.  This is certainly not cost efficient, especially in today's competitive market.  Many producers are realizing that the key to profitability is not only increasing your outputs, but also (and sometimes more importantly) decreasing your input costs.

Our philosophy is to produce genetics that will work over the long haul and not to follow every trend that comes along.  We feel that, by choosing smart - efficient genetics to use in your cow herd, you too can increase your probability of improving your bottom line and keep the beef industry profitable for everyone involved. 


Home  |  About Us  |  Private Treaty Sales  |  Contact Us  |