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The registered cow herd at Highview Angus Ranch represents a total commitment to proven A.I. sires with the majority of maternal pedigrees tracing to all A.I. use back into the early 1960’s. Nearly all the foundation lines of Highview Angus females originated from either Gardiner Angus Ranch in Kansas or Sitz Angus in Montana.

Our registered Angus cows are not pampered. They are run in a real-world environment right along with our Angus based commercial cow herd. A lot has been said of cow families and their ability to transmit valuable convenience traits and doability.

While the cows probably don’t even care who they are related to, it might be of interest to some that the cow families at Highview Angus Ranch represent some of the most valuable, proven, and researched cow families of the breed.

VF Sitz Emma 3039 Foundation Highview Donor

VF Sitz Emma 3039 as a heifer calf

Sitz Emma E Family

Almost ¼ of the cow herd traces to this prolific family via a Traveler 124 daughter, Sitz Emma E 2965, bred in the Sitz program and who raised her last calf here at 17 years of age. That’s what we call longevity. Her sons & grandsons are still mentioned by commercial bull buyers as some of the best they have ever used. Her daughter VF Sitz Emma 3039 another Highview donor and tremendous daughter of VDAR Traveler 722, lined up the Traveler blood line and she nicked especially well with EXT.
Volumes could be written of the Traveler 124 daughters that stem from the Sitz program as paternal sisters of “2965” have written history throughout the breed including the world record 300K Sitz Everelda Entense 023(We have a granddaughter by BCC Bushwacker)

Sitz Everlda Entense 023

and Sitz Everelda Entense 1905 both of whom went on to record millions of dollars in progeny sales and produce untold numbers of donor daughters for some of the most prominent Angus programs in the breed.

GAR Erica Family

GAR Erica four full sisters as young virgin heifers

Another ¼ of the cow herd traces to the Erica family via four full flush siters (EXT X Traveler 23-4 X Scotchcap) that we purchased as young virgin heifers from the Gardiner Angus Ranch ET program. Two were flushed here extensively as mature ET donors. We sold the other two at 13 years of age to Trowbridge Angus Farm, Ghent, NY for their embryo program. They are best known as being full sisters to GAR EXT 4927, the dam of the GAR Retail Product.

GAR Retail Product was originally described by Roy Wallace of Select Sires as having “the best power score he had ever seen”.

GAR Retail Product

Retail Product is now not only known for his tremendous carcass merit and ability to transmit thickness, but more importantly and recently as a sire of  moderate framed, very functional, good uddered, long lasting females. We attribute that added female appeal to the tremendous cow family on his maternal side as we have seen a lot of them here.

GAR Blackcap Family

The third largest cow family here at Highview Angus Ranch are the Blackcaps. They are alive and well via Highview Traveler 8180 8203 (Sitz Traveler 8180 X Traveler 6807 X New Trend) a second generation Highview ET Donor and our most prolific to date. 8203 is a great grand daughter of the most famous Blackcap matriarch, GAR Scotchcap 867. GAR Scotchcap 867 (Scotchcap X F0203) is considered by many as the top source for carcass genetics in the Angus breed.

GAR Scotchcap 867

We purchased two granddaughters of “867” as direct daughters of GAR New Trend 780 a previous A Plus Angus of TX donor and now at Limestone LLC.

GAR New Trend 780

We purchased these young Blackcap heifers from the Gardiner Angus Ranch ET program well before this line of cattle became famous because we liked their dam and their kind, as much as their data. The “867” line of Blackcaps were once described as having produced more lot one features and more six figure sales than any cow family in history and to date that would be an understatement. Daughters include, Coleman Blackcap 0813 sold 240K(half interest), GAR EXT 2104 sold 250K, A Plus Blackcap 0097 sold 175K, & GAR EXT 2114 sold 120K. After 867 sold for a phenomenal 60K (half interest) at 17 yrs old, her new owners described her as follows: “Blackcap “867” is responsible for more than 35% of the cattle in the top 100 cows for IMF and Ribeye in the breed. Approaching a million dollars in progeny sales and after producing over 150 offspring, Blackcap “867” is still alive at 17 years of age and flushing as good as she did when she was a first-calf heifer. She is where the bar is set for longevity, reproduction, and carcass in the Angus breed” At Highview Angus Ranch we too like the longevity in these cattle as they hold up while still performing near the top even under our real world ranch conditions.

Sitz Barbara Perfection Family

We have 6 young daughters of ER Barbara Perfection L059 who sold for 9,500 to Harper Ranch LLC of TX in the Edwards dispersal in MT and dam of the 42K ER Talon N738 who sold to Talon Ranch, Twin Bridges, MT. These 6 young Highview Angus Females are in turn granddaughters of the 90K Three Trees Pathfinder Donor, Sitz Barbara Perfection 1882 whose 4 direct daughters averaged 9,125 in the same 2005 Edwards dispersal.

Sitz Barbara Perfection 1882

Sitz Everelda Entense Family

We have a young granddaughter sired by BCC Bushwacker of the world record 300K Sitz Everelda Entense 023.

Sitz Everelda Intense 023


Forever Family

We have 7 young daughters of ER Forever K004 (Focus X 6807 X Candolier Forever 376) 5K to Red Sky Ranch Great Falls, MT in the 2005 Edwards dispersal.

Sitz Florabelle Fanny Family

We also have 6 young daughters of Florabelle Fanny K009 who is part of the donor program for Josh Mavencamp of Spring Cove Ranch, ID and the dam of the ER Broadcast bull who sold for 10K to the well known and respected cowman Dave Hinman of South Dakota where Broadcast sons have been sold for as high as 49K(2/3 Interest).

Other Cow Families, Barbara McHenry, Blacklass, Blackcap Bonnie, Blackbird Princess, Forever, Forever Lady, & VDAR Queen represent an important but smaller number of females in the herd.

Yes, we own quite a few cows who have achieved Pathfinder Status with the AAA!

From the 2018 AAA annual Pathfinder report. 

Assn Registration Name Num Calves Avg Ratio
AAA 16466096 HV Emma Foresight-210 496W 7 105
AAA 16767227 HV FlorabelleFanny 113T 654X 6 106
AAA 17387218 HV Emma Program 614X 118Z 4 109
AAA 17387285 HVBlacklassHooverDam424 279Z 4 106
AAA 17387212 HV Emma Upgrade 664X 106Z 4 105
AAA 17387214 HV Erica HooverDam 674X 109Z 4 105
AAA 17387286 HVBlackbirdHooverDam450 284Z 4 105
AAA 17662134 HV Florabelle Fanny 407A 3 114
AAA 17661938 HV Emma Upgrade 788Y 493A 3 112
AAA 17661655 HV Emma Complete-721R 370A 3 109
AAA 17661934 HV Erica Upgrade 827Y 328A 3 106
AAA 17661936 HV Blackbird Upgrade 327A 3 105

From the 2017 AAA annual Pathfinder report. 

AAA 15136738 Highview Objective 333 721R WR 10 110
AAA 15462746 Highview 928-8203 850S WR 10 106
AAA 16465822 HV Forever K205 067T 417W WR 7 106
AAA 16767227 HV FlorabelleFanny 113T 654X WR 5 107
AAA 16770045 HV BlackcapDaybreak908S 721X WR 5 105
AAA 17084723 HVBlackbirdDaybreak481W 780Y WR 4 107
AAA 17084757 HV Emma Daybreak 206T 857Y WR 4 106
AAA 17084747 HV Erica HooverDam 951S 832Y WR 4 105
AAA 17387218 HV Emma Program 614X 118Z WR 3 108
AAA 17387214 HV Erica HooverDam 674X 109Z WR 3 107
AAA 17387268 HV Erica Program 720R 227Z WR 3 107
AAA 17387212 HV Emma Upgrade 664X 106Z WR 3 106
AAA 17387262 HV Emma Complete-721R 205Z WR 3 105
AAA 17387285 HVBlacklassHooverDam424 279Z WR 3 105
AAA 15136728 Highview Lead On 7530 653R WR 10 111
AAA 16167514 HVBackcapBonnie458N 660 411U WR 7 107
AAA 17084764 HV Erica Complete 969S 933Y WR 4 105
AAA 17387296 HV Erica HooverDam 653R 960Z WR 3 105