Paint Rock cattle forage from the badlands in the spring and move to summer pastures at over 8000 feet up in Big Horn Mountains. These cattle have to travel long distances for water, and they graze in big pastures where it takes 50 to 60 acres to support one cow. With the severe weather conditions in northern Wyoming, these cattle must also be tough enough to survive.
Only the productive and adaptable cows are retained in the herd. A ruthless culling program, with high standards in the areas of structural soundness, progeny performance, EPD’s and fertility, is the first criteria for retention. Another area we have been testing for, and our cattle have excelled in, is carcass data. We must not forget the traits which have made Paint Rock Angus a leader in seedstock production. These are calving ease, maternal strength, and rapid efficient growth along with good dispositions.