How Things Work Around Here
Walker Ranch is a cow-calf operation with fall-calving cows. On our ranch, the cows give birth somewhere between September and November. These hearty girls calve on their own to calves that weight around 70 pounds. The calves are weaned between March and May of the next year.
After weaning, the heifers are sold or become replacements. The steers are kept for a few months, grazing and growing, then sold as full-grown yearlings. Occasionally, we have bulls and cows for sale.
All the cattle at Walker Ranch are expected to survive and thrive in the harsh Oklahoma climate. They graze Oklahoma Fescue and Bermuda pastures year-round. They are also bucket-fed to improve their docility and comfort level around people. How spoiled are they? Monica hand feeds them apples and lets them drink out of the water hose.
Our smaller herd size ensures that each and every animal receives hands-on attention and treatment as needed. This keeps the animals and the herd content and healthy. By knowing our herd so well, we can maintain an unmatched level of both quality meat and ethics.
Why Black Angus
Their smaller size is an advantage in cooler climates, and results in a compact beef carcass with higher percentages of choice and prime cuts than most other breeds. The meat is very popular due to its fat marbling qualities. It’s the superior marbling that makes Black Angus beef so flavorful, tender and juicy.
Meet The Boys
Walker Ranch is backed by an outstanding herd sire lineup. We utilize bulls registered with the American Angus Association in our breeding program with a focus on calving ease, growth, and carcass traits. These guys are solid.
This bull is a ranch favorite. He sired all the calves born in 2018 and 2019. For 2019 we had 100% pregnancy rate and 100% birth rate. Not only that, but 75% were bulls!
Owner: Walker Angus
This was the very first bull on the ranch. We used this nice guy to cleanup after embryo transfers in 2015 and 2016. We ended up keeping a couple of his calves as replacement heifers for our own breeding herd.
Owner: Teddy Linthicum
Spur All In 7620
We purchased this bull in cahoots with Walker Angus at the 2019 Performance Herd of the Heartland Sale at Spur Ranch. He posted the 7th lowest (tie) Foot Angle EPD, 8th highest (tie) Calving Ease Direct EPD, 10th highest (tie) Calving Ease Maternal EPD at the sale. Dam record ratios of 3@99 for Birth Weight; 3@102 for Yearling Weight. Top 4% Angle EPD. This bad boy will sire our 2020 and 2021 calves.
Owner: Walker Ranch & Walker Angus
This curly headed fella sired all our calves born in 2017. We had 100% pregnancy rate and 100% birth rate.
Owner: Walker Angus
Meet The Girls
High-quality commercial Black Angus females are the foundation of our program. These girls work for a living. They are required to breed and wean a respectable calf with minimal assistance.
This big gal has been on the farm since the beginning. #1114 has given us a baby every fall. Easy birth, low birth weight, maternal instinct. We kept one of her calves as a replacement heifer for our breeding herd.
We purchased #3 as a bred heifer in 2015. Can you believe she has given us a bull calf every fall? She’s a great mother.
A farm favorite! #1123 has been with us since the beginning. We have three of her calves in our breeding herd.