Dutch Flat Angus,“The Calving Ease Herd of Gentle Mothers with Great Udders”
We have spent the past 20 years putting together a great herd of Angus cows. As we learned more about the value of good genetics, we selected top end females from reputation ranch production sales across the Northwest and beyond. We have also added some very productive females from disbursal sales as well.
As we searched for the best Angus females available, we have paid close attention to EPDs. We always look for balanced EPDs, without chasing individual traits. However, when selecting females, we have paid much closer attention to structural soundness, good feet and legs, udder quality, mothering ability, fleshing ability and docility. In our opinion, these traits are much more important than EPDs in making great mother cows.
Our current herd is split into two separate calving seasons. Our fall calving herd is bred to calve from September 10 to November 10. Our winter calving herd calves from December 10 to February 10. This has allowed us to better utilize our herd bulls for two breeding seasons, thus allowing us to purchase higher end herd bulls. We have an extensive artificial insemination program as all cows are bred A.I. prior to turn out with the bulls. We have also dabbled with embryo transplant as well.
We feel cows with great maternal traits are essential in a herd that is producing breeding stock for others, with emphasis on calving ease and getting a live, healthy calf on the ground. The majority of our bulls for sale are calving ease bulls and can be used successfully on first calf heifers.
Another trait of high importance to us is docility. You will find our cattle are gentle for the most part and easy to handle. We practice low stress handling techniques, and it does make a difference in the temperament of our cattle.
For the past couple years, we have added a Simmental influence into our program. For the second year, we will be
offering SimAngus bulls and females at our sale. The SimAngus were well received at our last sale in February 2022.
However, at this time our base herd will remain 100% Registered Angus as we made the decision to sell all of the
crossbred heifers with nothing held back.
Check out our sale catalog and join us on February 10, 2023 at Lewiston Livestock Market, Lewiston, Idaho.
Nick Waldher: 509-751-7482
Joe Waldher: 509-566-7207
257 Dutch Flat Rd.
Pomeroy, WA 99347