Eagle Butte Ranch
Paonia, Colorado

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Our Maine-Anjou herd consists of registered high percentage purebred and fullblood animals.  Although raised primarily for their beef, we breed to show quality levels, A-I'ing with old bloodlines every couple of years to keep the original quality.

Our herd bulls are bred by us and have been tested TH and PHA free by AgriGenomics.  Currently we have four that we use:

 

DODGE is out of the sire DMCC Millennium 16H.  He has proven to have outstanding EPD's. possibly some of the better ones in the Maine-Anjou breed.

EBR DODGE    02/05/02     #304571      PB/R/P    

BW WW MM MWW YW
0.7 (.68)

1/69

9*

47.2 (.61)

1/55

9*

30.7 (.50)

 

10*

54.3

 

10*

86.7 (.59)

1/7

8*

 Dodge Ram small  

DODGE RAM is the son of our herd sire, Dodge.  We have a number of his calves on the ground are very excited about this bull.

EBR DODGE RAM    02/8/09     #399712      PB/R/H  

BW WW MM MWW YW
0.1 (.36)

1/2

10*

47.3 (.27)

1/2

9*

27.0 (.22)

 

10*

50.7

 

10*

88.6 (.27)

0/0

8*

 

GMC is out of the sire MIN Stud Muffin 3E.  He has excellent EPD's, and produces great looking calves.  

EBR GMC    02/14/05     #347420      PB/R/H   

BW WW MM MWW YW
-0.7 (.58)

1/33

10*

35.5 (.47)

1/26

4*

27.3 (.31)

 

10*

45.0

 

9*

72.4 (.44)

1/1

4*

 

 PB small PETERBUILT is the grandson of the Canadian sire Gilcroft Dancer 17D.  this is a very young sire and expect his first calves on the ground next spring.  

EBR PETERBUILT    03/06/11     #419968      PB/R/H    

BW WW MM MWW YW
         

 

 

It is common for all breeds of cattle to develop the black version, and Maine's are no exception.  This is accomplished by cross-breeding with Angus and other black varieties to develop color.  The result is a dilution of the original strain.  We have combated this problem by staying pure to the breed, providing high quality breeding stock.  Our animals are the traditional red and white color and are carefully culled annually to keep only the best producers with excellent EPD's, superior udders, ease of calving, natural maternal instincts, and of course highest calf gain.  Our number one desire is to have gentle, calm animals for ease of working, and our herd qualifies! 

Hybrid Vigor, the crossing of two breeds of animals, is known to provide superior performance.  This is only effectively accomplished by crossing purer strains of particular breeds, something that can be difficult with the mass crossbreeding that normally happens.  We offer a limited number of replacement heifers each year for those operations interested in taking advantage of the Maine-Anjou's famous growth characteristics.  It is a well known fact that it is the Maine-cross Club Calves that win the awards at most competitions.

Our steers, in the past have been sent to Nebraska to a Maine-Anjou Steer Feeding Trial.  Our animals compete with Maine crossbreeds and consistently bring home awards in carcass value and gain.  The carcasses are graded and the information gained is used to further our breeding program.  We have been able to link genetics with  carcass value, marbling and grading and are striving to establish a high percentage of choice animals for market. 

The last Feeding Trial in 2008, we came home with a handful of awards.  We were honored with:

  • First place in the "Top Individual National Steer for Average Daily Gain" with a gain of 4.031 lb/day!  
  • First place in the "Individual National Steer for Carcass Gain"
  • First place in "Top Group of Five National Steers for Average Daily Gain"
  • Second place in "Group of Five National Steers for Carcass Gain
  • Sixth place in "Groups of Three Junior Heifers for Combined Carcass Gain and Carcass Premium"

Austin Mathews

 

   

We will have some pregnant cows and high percentage Purebred heifers for sale in the Fall of 2014.  We have raised each animal and have very detailed statistics about all if needed. They are current on all necessary shots and have been dewormed recently. Please call with any other questions.  Austin Mathews

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Steers  Purebred Club calf prospects and naturally raised animals for beef

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EAGLE BUTTE RANCH
Paonia, Colorado
Mailing: 3129 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-4614/970-618-9812 Austin's cell/970-925-7040 Fax

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