EXTRA Effort Genetics

"The difference between Good and Great is a little extra effort"

Putting forth EXTRA effort everyday

Over the past six years we have procured an elite collection of genetics from the most progressive breeders in the beef industry. We are confident that these genetics will serve us well in our pursuit of producing cattle that will work in our area and for our customers. We know it takes long term focus and consistent effort to achieve excellence.

To deliver on our quest for excellence we have a structured and balanced approach that includes:

  • All cattle are raised on a forage-based, high fiber ration.
  • All calves born at FSC Ranch are DNA tested and the results are included in the sale catalog.
  • We use all data possible to make our selection decisions to provide our customers with a more powerful
    genomic prediction.
  • We select for curve-bender EPDs and Indexes that we believe will produce “Evergreen” bulls and females.

Below is the herd health protocol followed at Fred Smith Company Ranch, as recommended by Dr. Sam Galphin, DVM.

When producing bulls with this much economic value, it only makes sense to put forth the extra effort with a first class herd health protocol.

BULL

PRE- BREEDING

Virashield 6VL5- HB
Long Range
Ivermectin Pour On
Safe Guard

PERFORM A BREEDING
SOUNDNESS EXAM

(6 Months after Turnout)
Virashield 6VL5- HB
Vision 7 20/20
Bovishield Gold Oneshot
Long Range
Safe Guard

COW

PRE- BREEDING

Virashield 6VL5- HB
Bovishield Gold Oneshot
Ivermectin Pour On
Vision 7 20/20
Long Range

PREGNANCY EXAM

(6 Months after Turnout)
Virashield 6VL5- HB
Vision 7 20/20
Bovishield Gold Oneshot
Long Range
Safe Guard

CALF

BIRTH

Inforce 3
Calfguard

 

WEANING

Virashield 6VL5- HB
Pre- Breeding
Virashield 6VL5- HB
Vision 7 20/20
Bovishield Gold Oneshot
Ivermectin Pour On
All BVD-PI testing