Welcome

We started our registered herd in 1974 not only to provide quality seedstock for our own commercial herd but for other cattlemen as well.  Because we saved our own replacement heifers, calved them out, and fed out our own steers to sell on the fat market, we wanted performance, calving ease, and good maternal traits.  We also wanted our bulls to be easy to handle with a quiet disposition.

Because as cattlemen we sell our product by the pound, it’s essential to breed animals that perform and put on weight—but we also think it’s very important to have females that calve easy, have good udders, and a lot of milk.  Within our registered Hereford and Salers herds, as well as our recently implemented Salers/Angus Optimizer program, we’ve used these principles as our guidelines for raising the best quality bulls we can for you—the buyer.

For Sale

Semen For Sale


Call us to set up an appointment to view these bulls or to request performance data: 719-446-5223.


  • PCSL Uncanny – commercial use only
  • JDN PLD Club Flush – commercial use only
  • PCSL Zackeyzus – registered and commercial use

Annual Bull Sale

Clark Anvil Ranch Annual Bull Sale

April 13, 2016
12:00 p.m. noon  | La Junta Livestock Commission Co.
CLICK HERE FOR CATALOG


We will be selling powerful sets of 2-year-old Hereford, Salers, and Optimizer bulls as well as an impressive set of yearling Salers and Optimizer bulls. There are 27 two-year old Hereford bulls, 13 two-year old Salers and Optimizer bulls and 30 yearling Salers and Optimizer bulls. The bulls are available for your inspection at any time on the ranch so please feel free to stop by to take a look and call us if you need directions. The bulls will also be available for viewing in the La Junta Livestock yards Monday, April 11th, 2016.

If you would like to request a bull catalog, please contact us: 719-446-5223.

Salers

History

The Salers breed hails from the Auvergne region of France where they have been bred for centuries for their calving ease, calf vigor, and high cutability carcasses. First imported to the United States and Canada in the early 1970's, the breed has seen tremendous growth and popularity among registered and commercial breeders alike. Though Salers cattle have long been valued for their maternal traits, they are no less valuable on the other end of the production line. Salers carcasses are the highest marbling of ALL continental breeds while maintaining ribeye area.

We purchased our first three Salers heifers and one bull in 1984, ten years after the American Salers Association was formed. We were very impressed with the calving ease and vigor of the calves. Those calves grew fast and were heavy in the fall. The Salers cows are very good mothers and take good care of their calves. With a small herd of registered Salers we raised bulls to turn out with the much larger commercial herd belonging to our extended family. This commercial herd, now owned by Betty Clark, was comprised of Hereford, Hereford x Angus, and Hereford x Galloway cows. The cross worked very well and Salers and Hereford bulls are turned out with the commercial cows every spring to this day. The steer calves from that herd are retained through a local feedlot. These Salers steers always perform well and hang excellent carcasses time after time. Buyer demand is very good as is the carcass data. In 2010, our Salers x Hereford steers had the lowest cost of gain of any cattle in the yards at United Feeders of Rocky Ford, Colo.
American Salers Association

Reference Sires

CCHS ROYAL PRINCE 156T

BD: 3/18/2007, Polled, Fullblood Salers
BW
WW
YW
SC
MILK
MAT
FAT
REA
MARB
%RY
CW
STAY
CED
CEM
+3.2
+45
+78
+0.2
+21
+43
0.00
+0.07
-0.1
+0.2
+17.3
+25
-0.5
+0.2

PCSL UNCANNY

BD: 2/7/2008, Black, Polled, Purebred Salers
BW
WW
YW
SC
MILK
MAT
FAT
REA
MARB
%RY
CW
STAY
CED
CEM
+6.6
+70
+123
-
+12
+47
+0.02
+0.09
0.0
-0.2
+33.6
+23
-2.4
-0.5

PCSL TRUMP

BD: 2/24/2007, Black, Polled, Purebred Salers
BW
WW
YW
SC
MILK
MAT
FAT
REA
MARB
%RY
CW
STAY
CED
CEM
+2.5
+46
+76
-
+20
+43
+0.01
+0.04
0.0
-0.2
+17.4
+21
+0.4
+0.6

PCSL ZAcKEYZUS

BD: 1/30/2012, Black, Polled, Purebred Salers
BW
WW
YW
SC
MILK
MAT
FAT
REA
MARB
%RY
CW
STAY
CED
CEM
+0.5
+48
+94
+0.5
+22
+46
-0.03
+0.16
-0.7
+0.7
+36.6
-
+0.6
+0.1

JDN PLD CLUB FLUSH

BD: 2/4/2004, Black, Polled, Fullblood Salers
BW
WW
YW
SC
MILK
MAT
FAT
REA
MARB
%RY
CW
STAY
CED
CEM
+1.6
+38
+66
-
+22
+42
0.00
+0.16
-0.2
+0.3
+16.6
+23
+0.5
+0.6

Hereford

History

Hereford cattle go way back in my family. My Great Granddad Mosher sold Hereford bulls in the Kansas City Stockyards around 1900. My dad started ranching in the Karval country by buying a nice string of 120 Hereford heifer calves in 1949. They came from Springer, NM. I got my start with registered Hereford heifers in 1974 and have been raising registered Herefords ever since. I joined the TPR (Total Performance Program) early on. The bloodlines I started with were Baldwin, Mischief, L1, 26 Bar (John Wayne’s ranch), and Yampa (Ferry Carpenter), then I used many L1 and 26 Bar bred herd sires. Our registered Hereford cows have good udders and pigment, they milk well, and they are gentle. I believe a well-bred Hereford can compete with any breed on the range or in the lot. American Hereford Association

Reference Sires

C 9126J DUKE 6666 5S

BD: 3/16/2006, Horned Hereford
CED
BW
WW
YW
MILK
MAT
CEM
MCW
SC
FAT
REA
MARB
BMI$
CEZ$
BII$
CHB$
+5.7
-0.1
+31
+64
+28
+43
+0.9
+78
+1.0
-0.007
+0.17
+0.03
+$18
+$20
+$16
+$16

RJ 1124 Gladiator 717

BD: 3/25/2007, Horned Hereford
CED
BW
WW
YW
MILK
MAT
CEM
MCW
SC
FAT
REA
MARB
BMI$
CEZ$
BII$
CHB$
+2.0
+2.6
+52
+89
+9
+35
+1.6
+80
+1.0
+0.004
+0.33
+0.03
+$22
+$17
+$19
+$26

RJ 1066 DOMINO 432

BD: 4/3/2004, Horned Hereford
CED
BW
WW
YW
MILK
MAT
CEM
MCW
SC
FAT
REA
MARB
BMI$
CEZ$
BII$
CHB$
-2.6
+5.8
+51
+88
+7
+33
+0.3
+86
+1.0
0.00
+0.42
-0.11
+$18
+$12
+$18
+$20

CL 1 DOMINO 9132W 1ET

BD: 1/22/2009, Horned Hereford
CED
BW
WW
YW
MILK
MAT
CEM
MCW
SC
FAT
REA
MARB
BMI$
CEZ$
BII$
CHB$
+2.0
+2.6
+50
+71
+42
+67
+2.5
+73
+0.8
-0.041
+0.10
+0.07
+$12
+$15
+$9
+$20

Optimizer

History

The Optimizer is defined as a crossbred Salers with anywhere from ¼ up to (but not including) ¾ Salers blood. Both sides of the pedigree must be registered. In 2009 we started our Optimizer program. We’ve been using proven Black Angus bulls by A.I. We’ve selected low birth, high performance bulls with high docility, using sires that work well in high altitude. Customers have been very pleased with these Optimizer bulls.

Reference Sires

MYTTY IN FOCUS

BD: 2/18/2001, Polled, Purebred Angus
CED
BW
WW
YW
SC
CEM
MILK
MW
CW
MARB
REA
FAT
DOC
+14.0
-1.3
+54
+95
+2.07
+14
+26
+31
+20
+0.78
+0.06
+0.021
+23

HOOVER DAM

BD: 1/25/2008, Polled, Purebred Angus
CED
BW
WW
YW
SC
CEM
MILK
MW
CW
MARB
REA
FAT
DOC
+11.0
0.0
+51
+95
+0.99
+12
+35
+52
+25
+0.89
+1.20
-0.035
+21
Clark Ranch Optimizer steers last fall at United Feeders in Rocky Ford, Colo.