At Maplewood Acres Farm we seek to raise cattle that are well adapted to our fescue environment. Our breeding program is designed to produce seed stock that will increase the profitability of our customers’ cow herds. Our cows must be easy fleshing, breed back every year, have sound structure, and wean off a high percentage of their body weight seven months after calving with no creep feed!
Allow us to introduce a few members of our outstanding herd. Click on the I.D. number of any animal to view its EPD information on the Red Angus website.
R8 is a powerhouse female who consistently produces top end performance bulls. With several producing daughters in the herd, this is a cow family that maintains a deep body, are easy fleshing, have balanced udders and can be recognized by their uniformity.
Z22 is a home raised herd sire out of Brown’s Assurance and the R8 cow family, who does it all. He has thick masculine features, impressive growth performance and easy fleshing ability, with moderate birth weight. As a yearling he bred 25 cows in the spring here at Maplewood Acres and then in the fall went to the Harold Bertz farm for fall breeding and gained weight without any supplementation. Z22’s calves continue to be the most uniform sire group, easily picked out in the pasture, he stamps them with style and productivity.
B11 is another home raised herd sire out of GMRA Trilogy 0226 and a LJC Mission Statement sired MAF cow W10. B11 is in the top 1% of the Red Angus Breed for ribeye, 11% for weaning and 10% for yearling with a stayability in the top 6%. He is a sure footed bull out of a deep and beautifully uddered dam. We are super excited to have the first offering of his offspring in this year’s sale.