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.
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 11, 2018
12:00 p.m. noon | La Junta Livestock Commission Co.
- 23 2yr old Hereford
- 27 2 yr old Salers & Optimizer bulls
- 20 yearling Salers and Optimizers
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