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DAMS

OF DISTINCTION

Home of 17 CHB Sires of Distinction in 2021

Home of 3 Sires of Distinction in 2021

Home of 90 Dams of Distinction in 2021

CARCASS+ Genetic SALE Welcome to the first MM Ranch Polled Herefords sale featuring service age bulls, bred heifers and embryos. MM Ranch Polled Herefords started in the 1960’s with 6 cows and a bull. From the beginning performance testing has been a priority. The herd has been built with few outside cattle and now consists of over 1000 breeding age females. We have incorporated genetics from leading performance breeders such as Vescovi Polled Herefords, Felton Hereford Ranch, Doug Gerber, Shaw Herefords, Ellis Farms and Knoll Crest Farms. We have focused on carcass traits with ultrasound measurements of breeding stock and an extensive carcass testing program that involves collecting individual data on over 400 carcasses a year.

Welcome to the Inaugural Carcass Plus Genetic Sale for MM Ranch. Alex and Alison have built this program designed for the 21st century beef business that is backed by more real-world data than you will find anywhere in the Hereford breed. Of all the carcass data submitted to American Hereford Association, MM Ranch accounts for roughly half of it. Contained in those carcass records is some of the most impressive performance in the region. MM Ranch’s last 416 Hereford carcasses averaged over 90% Choice or better with 16% Prime all sold through Greater Omaha on their grid. This resulted in a $61/head premium, or over $25,000 in total premiums.

The collection of data from birth to harvest allows us to focus on economically relevant traits in our program. Since 2007 all replacement females and bulls have been evaluated for Residual Feed Intake, a process that allows for the determination of an individual animal’s feed efficiency. We have placed an emphasis on acceptable birth weight, optimal growth, fertility, feed efficiency and carcass quality in making our breeding decisions and selections. The majority of ranch income comes from retained ownership of straight bred Polled Hereford cattle finished in the feed yard. With recent Choice/Select spreads reaching over $30/cwt, the need for carcass quality has never been greater. Our closeouts have routinely shown 90% Choice or better, with the majority of carcasses earning a premium over the market. We have proven that our cattle meet today’s demand for beef quality. We are honored that you are interested in our program and look forward to seeing you November 21, 2021 at the Green Springs 3 Cedars Event Center near Nevada, Missouri. Alex and Alison Mih Mariam Mih

In addition to carcass performance, MM Ranch has remained focused on maternal performance and the cowherd. They have the second most Dams of Distinction in the entire Hereford breed. Finally, Alex has multiple generations of feed efficiency data as he annually tests his bulls and females. You’ll be hard pressed to find a sale offering backed by this amount of economically essential data. We hope you’ll join us November 21st to view the offering. If at any time I can be of assistance, please give me a call. Justin B. Stout Sale Manager

MM Ranch Polled Herefords  |  Carcass Plus Genetic Sale  |  Sunday, 11.21. 2021