Forge Cattle Company
"Home of the Holy Cow!"
On July 25, 2005 Forge Cattle Company began operation!
A birthday gift of a Registered Polled Hereford cow named
Equity along with her 2005 Spring calf, Lobo, by her side was received by
Rev. Michael D. Forge. Equity and Lobo
were obtained from Double H Farms out of
Before the birth of Johnpaul, however, The Forge Cattle Company added a yearling heifer named Krissy to the herd. She was obtained from the January 2006 Ft. Worth Stock Show auction. Krissy is a Channing embryo transfer (ET) daughter consigned to the annual sale by Rockin’ W Ranch of Schulenburg, TX.
In April of 2006 one more addition was made to the FCC herd when it acquired yet another Rockin’ W yearling heifer named Princess. Princess is a C-S Pure Gold ET heifer and was obtained at the annual Rockin’ W Ranch auction in Schulenburg. Rockin' W continues to impress us with their ability to combine excellent genetic research and matching to produce a product that naturally attracts us to their Herefords.
Next, in May 2006, a lean and weaned Lobo was sold to Jenny Elser of
Then, Equity was artificially inseminated (AI’d) last July with semen from a popular bull named Mohler, a full brother to Channing (Krissy’s sire). Equity is expected to calve at the end of March, beginning of April 2007. Click here to read Equity's AI saga.
Princess and Krissy were both AI’d in July 2006, also. This time period was at the peak of an extreme heat wave of 100 degree plus temperatures in North Central Texas. Pregnancy rates typically decline during such conditions. Princess did take but she later aborted. Again, probably due to the extreme weather conditions and dietary changes. Krissy remained open (not pregnant). Krissy was AI’d again at the end of February 2007. Unfortunately, she did not take once again. Princess and Krissy remain open as of March 2007. It is not uncommon for heifer Hereford's to not take to AI'ing. We believe, however, that these two girls will be leaders in the Hereford market for many years to come.
In the meantime, Johnpaul was sold in February 2007, 1/2 interest full and full possession, to Double H Farms in Canton, Texas. Look for this beefy boy to make a name for himself as a solid Malachi offspring producing many gentle and solid sacred cows!
To read more history of Forge Cattle Company, go to Moos News and read the ongoing historical diary since going on line in the Spring of 2006.
Also, to learn more about these amazing creatures described above click on Meet the Moos and browse the site.
(Note: First cattle links shown above are to American Hereford Assoc. EPD's, second link shown is to pics on this web site.)
(site designed by: Fr. Michael Forge, copyright 2008).