The foundation of any successful beef cattle operation and behind every great bull is an elite cow. We feel the donors and the cowherd at Veto Valley are second to none. Bred for Balance, these females are structurally sound, deep bodied, attractive and maternal yet offer breed leading, proven genetics.
SRN Tidy Bee 2066
Our foundation donor, SRN Tidy Bee 2066, was purchased as the $21,500 feature of the Link Ranch ‘Signature’ sale where she posted a 108 MPPA and produced multiple replacements for them. 2066 is a maternal sister to the powerhouse female producer BJR JR 107 and their dam was the top selling female of the historic Boot Jack dispersal. A maternal sister to 2066 was the top selling bred heifer of the same event. Tidy Bee has been a mainstay in our program with multiple daughters and granddaughters by Mulberry, Cowboy Cut, Grand Statement, Redman and Jackhammer working alongside her. In addition to the Veto Valley cowherd her progeny have been featured at Bootjack-Tilleman, MT; Bachman, MO; Star G, IA; Chain Ranch, OK; JK Red Angus, NC and Little Creek, MS. She is pictured here just days after calving in the summer of 2017 at the age of 15 and is now in IVF production.
RAAA Number: 830627
Miss Forster Coppertop 591
Through our longstanding partnership with Atkinson Reds, we have a strong influence of the $50,000 breed matriarch Miss Forster Coppertop 591. Progeny from four direct “Copperqueen” 591 daughters sired by King Rob, Outlier, H0904, and Mabes Rambo Tuo have laid the foundation for this family at Veto Valley. Copperqueen 106, by King Rob is currently in IVF production , she is the grandam of our many time champion, senior herdsire, Zaxby.
RAAA Number: 331474
TW Dina 2205
TW Dina 2205 was selected as the $16,000 all-time top selling female from the Whitley Red Angus program, where she posted a 112 MPPA in that high-performance cowherd. Several astute Red Angus operations were in the running that day to get her bought. Genetics from 2205 have been well received with embryos averaging over $1000 each and a daughter topping a past SERAA Grasstime sale. Two 2205 daughters, by Rambo 502 and Jackhammer, carry on the family name at Veto Valley.
RAAA Number: 767495
Feddes Lakina D6
Our admiration for the Feddes Red Angus program led us to the purchase of our pick of their 2016 heifer calf crop. Feddes Lakina D6, a soggy, stout boned, big middle daughter of LSF Saga 1040Y was our pick and a standout of over 100 heifers. Her dam, Lakina 17Y boasts a 106 MPPA, the highest in the Feddes cowherd as well as being the dam of the popular Feddes Silver Bow at VF Red Angus, OR. D6 will be our foundation Lakina and if she follows in her dam’s footsteps will have a long-lasting impact at Veto Valley.
RAAA Number: 3539659
SLGN Jolene 3402
The Jolene’s are fast becoming known as the herd bull producing family of the breed. HXC Jolene 301N as well as her dam HXC Jaylo LB136 are the foundation cows behind semen stud sires; Jackhammer, Declaration, Redemption, Intrepid, Legend, Venom, Ramblin Man, and the $190,000 Complete. Two daughters of Jolene along with a son are working in the cowherd. The Cowboy Cut daughter, Jolene 3402, was Reserve Grand Female at the 2014 TN State Fair and is quickly climbing the ranks to donor status. In 2017 we were fortunate to purchase a flush on LB136 by Beckton Julian B571 which resulted in full sibs to Jolene 301N. The heifers from this flush are standouts of their calf crop and we are more than excited about their future. This family is undoubtedly one of the most productive in the breed.
RAAA Number: 1669101
Red Lazy MC Star 185M
Our Canadian donors are the result of a longtime friendship and partnership with the Morasch family at Lazy MC Angus in Alberta. When they offered half embryo interest in their foundation donor, Red Lazy MC Star 185M we knew she was a female we needed to be a part of. She was the top valued Red Angus female to sell in Canada in 2013. She is the dam of Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut, the $50,000 Red Lazy MC Gunner, Lazy MC Lookout (sire of National Champion Eye Spy) as well as countless donor daughters across the US and Canada. 185M is described by Clint as the model Angus cow and offers unmatched fleshing ability, depth of body and udder quality. Her influence is strong in our herd with daughters by Stout (full sisters to Cowboy Cut), Trooper (full sisters to Gunner) and Soldier as well as over twenty daughters of Cowboy Cut working in the cowherd.
RAAA Number: 1892555
Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y
In the spring of 2017 we purchased one half embryo interest in the Canadian Reserve National Champion Female; Red Lazy MC Lady 17Y. She is putting together an impressive track record with her first son being a feature of the Signature Series bull sale as well as daughters topping the Lazy MC/BCR Ventures sales. We are looking forward to the style and class she will add to our donor lineup. She has become the poster child for her sire Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut.
RAAA Number: 1551742
SLGN Blockanna 678S
A direct daughter of the Triple Crown winning Feddes Blockanna 807, was a successful show heifer including twice being named Champion at the TN State Fair as a bred heifer then the following year with her first heifer calf at side. That heifer was named Jr Heifer Calf Champion of the same show before going on to win the Mid South fair the following month at six months of age. 678S has multiple daughters in the herd as well as spending the summer of 2018 in IVF production.
LSF Minola W9041 (sired by Feddes Big Sky) and well as her maternal sister LSF Minola X0427 (sired by Messmer Packer) posted 105 and 110 MPPAs respectively in the Ludvigson cowherd where they both were used extensively in their donor program. W9041 is the dam of LSF Saga 1040Y, the 9th most used bull in the Red Angus breed for 2017 as well as the sire of the reigning two-time National Champion Bull C-Bar Blake’s Bonanaza. Saga is also the sire to our Feddes Lakina D6 donor, our pick of the 2016 Feddes heifer calf crop. X0427 is the maternal grandam to the up and coming AI sire, LSF SRR Pursuit 4002B. The herdbull producing Minola sisters are moderate made, good footed, long bodied females that add another dimension to the Veto Valley Farms cowherd.
Another set of maternal sisters are also part of the Veto Valley donor herd. Tilly U83 and Tilly X02 are as powerful, high growth, attractive made maternal sisters that we have seen. U83, sired by Fineline Mulberry, offers top 1% Herbuilder and 22% Gridmaster with 10 traits in the top 30% of the breed. She has progeny at 9 Mile Ranch, C Lazy B, and Jeffries Land and Cattle. U83, sired by Red Crowfoot Ole’s Oscar, is a flushmate sister to C-Bar Tilly U836 the dam of NAJRAE and National Res Champion, SLGN Stony’s Becca who went on to produce a Reserve National Champion Female herself. Her breed leading proof includes top 5% Gridmaster and top 23% Herbuilder indexes as well as top 6% Marbling EPD. With the growth, eye appeal and EPD proofs of these females the breeding options are endless. As an added dimension to the Tilly family we recently purchased a flush on their dam; Tilly R542.