Stewart Select Angus Cow Families
Stewart Select Angus started with several cow families from the Royce herd that was purchased in its entirety in the mid 1950's. We have added a handful of other cow families since that time to complement those genetics and expand our horizons. These cow families of the past and present include Ann, Blackbird, Blackcap, Clova Pride, Duchess, Elba, Elluna, Empress, Erica, Eventress, Georgina, Jet, Juantalite, Karama, Lady, Lass, Lucy, Lucy Rose, Mignonne, Miss Burgess, Miss Countess, Perola Pride, Queen Mother, and Ruth. Below I focus on our 6 biggest cow families currently and discuss the origin and also provide some pictures.
Ann Cow Family
The Ann cow family was brought to Stewart Select with the purchase of some cows from Gauger Bros in South Dakota. This cow family currently makes up roughly 10% of our herd currently. Our Ann cows always seem to have some good longevity. Our oldest cow currently on the farm in the summer of 2014 is from the Ann family and was born in 2001. She is an 878 daughter. S S Insight T20, an In Focus son out of a Retail Product cow that Select Sires purchased in 2008, was a descendant of our Ann Cow Family. Our first bull sold to Select Sires, S S Ambush Advantage 14F, was also out of our Ann cow family.
Ann S S S57 (Sold in 2012 Genetic Opportunity Sale)
Ann S S U160 (Sold in 2015 Genetic Opportunity Sale)
S S Ambush Advantage 14 F S S Insight T20
Eventress Cow Family
The Eventress cow family was brought to Stewart Select with the purchase of the Royce herd in the mid-50s. This cow family currently makes up roughly 24% of our herd currently. Our Eventress family has been the backbone of our herd since the beginning. Many great cows have come out of this cow family and they continue to produce for us. Our newest bull to go into stud, S S Rocket C142, is from the Eventress Cow Family
Eventress S S Y65 (Dam of S S Rocket C142)
Eventress S S 10M (Sold in 2007 Genetic Opportunity Sale)
Eventress S S T70 (Sold in 2013 Genetic Opportunity Sale)
Eventress S S Z37 (Sold in 2015 Genetic Opportunity Sale)
S S Rocket C142
Jet Cow Family
The Jet cow family was brought to Stewart Select in the early 1990's through the purchase of Thomas Jet 0108 who was a A A R New Trend cow out of a QLC Target cow. This cow was flushed once and also lived to the ripe old age of 13. Through this single heifer, we have grown our Jet cow family to approximately 15% of our herd. Some of the descandants of this cow family include S S Krugerrand 111H who sired the top performance indexing get at the IBEP Bull Test in Winter 2000 and Winter 2001 Tests. Our most recent major sale of the Jet cow family was with S S Niagara Z29 who was purchased by Select Sires in 2013. We are very excited about his potential and think that his first calves on the ground here in 2014 look terrific.
S S Niagara Z29
Jet S S X144 (Dam of Niagara)
Jet S S A99 (Half Sister to Niagara)
Lucy Cow Family
Much like the Jet family, the Lucy cow family was brought to Stewart Select in the early 1990's through the purchase of a single heifer, Thomas Lucy 1351 who was a Rito 2100 G D A R cow out of a A A R New Trend Cow. Through this single heifer, we have grown our Lucy cow family to approximately 17% of our herd. Some of the descandants of this cow family include S S Decatur 55H who was the top sale indexing bull at the Winter 1998 IBEP Bull Test. Select Sires purchased this bull who was a son of S A F Fame and he created some great daughters. Our most recent major sale of the Lucy cow family was with S S Warrior Z20 who was purchased by Accelerated Genetics in 2013 at the Midland Bull Test. He performed very well at the MBT and got a lot of attention on sale day. His calves seem to be performing as planned here on the farm and we plan to send one or two out to Midland this year to see how they will stack up.
S S Warrior Z20
S S Decatur 55H
Lucy S S E82
Lucy S S S93 (Sold in 2012 GO Sale) Lucy S S W58 (Sold in 2015 GO Sale)
Ruth Cow Family
The Ruth cow family was brought to Stewart Select when our long time herdsman, Dave Smith, purchased Windwalker Ruth 1U from Windwalker Cattle Co. in Idaho. When Dave retired, Stewart Select Angus purchased his cows that he had kept with our herd.. These cows have performed well for Dave and we expect them to perform well for us in the future. One of our top bulls this past year was out of the Ruth cow family. Approximately 6% of our cow herd is made up of the Ruth Cow family.
Ruth S S Z63
Ruth S S F157
Stewart Select Angus - 1601 North County Road 200 East - Greensburg, IN 47240