We strive to continually produce high quality, structurally sound, and functional bulls and females that are bred to be versatile and compliment any operation. In addition to our registered Red Angus herd, we also run a sizable Red Angus-based commercial cow herd on our ranch in northeastern South Dakota, the progeny of which are marketed as feeder calves. Red Angus were chosen for their strong maternal traits, docility, and for the functionality and durability of the breed.
We run approximately 250 Red Angus cows, with approximately 100 being registered. Namken Red Angus strives to continually produce high quality, structurally sound, bulls and females that are bred to be versatile and compliment any operation. Functionality is the cornerstone of our breeding philosophy. Namken Red Angus places a great deal of importance on sound feet, legs, and udders. We like cattle that are powerful, have extra rib capacity, and are easy fleshing. We also dabble in making out cross genetics through Canadian genetics and the black Angus breed. By using these genetics, this gives us out cross and refreshing pedigrees to many popular bloodlines for our customers. In addition to our registered Red Angus herd, we also run a Red Angus-based commercial cow herd. The commercial calves and registered progeny that do not make it to the bull or replacement pen are finished on the farm for harvest. This gives us real data on performance, feed efficiency, and carcass quality.
We currently market our bulls the fourth Sunday in February each year for our annual Production Sale. This typically consists of 35 bulls, and a set of commercial replacement heifers from some of our long time bull customers. We added registered replacement females. P4 Cattle Company from Hayti, SD is also a purebred guest consignor to our sales.
At Namken Red Angus, quality is a must and it is important to note that the registered herd is managed right alongside the commercial cow herd and they are given no special treatment. We expect our cattle to perform in their natural environment and our breeding program and emphasis on overall quality reflects that. Functionality is the cornerstone of our breeding philosophy. We place a great deal of importance on sound feet, legs, and udders. Although we do not breed our cattle specifically for the show industry, our cattle do perform well in the ring and we market a portion of our registered bulls and females at a handful of livestock shows. However, the majority of our bulls are sold off the ranch by private treaty.
We welcome visitors and encourage those interested in learning more about our program to give us a call or be added to our mailing list. If you happen to see us at one of the cattle shows, please stop in and say hello. Better yet, stop by the ranch anytime for a tour. We'd be glad to show you around!
Jared, Lacey, Paisley, Cooper and Presley Ann Namken
Namken Red Angus
45536 189th St, Lake Norden, South Dakota 57248, United States
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