NEW!!!  OH Genetics Forum
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Ozark Hills Genetics

On a recent visit to the Brosius Ranch at Maxwell, Nebraska, I had the opportunity to observe several OHG bulls towards the end of the severe drought season of 2012. All of these bulls was in excellent body condition. The cattle had recently been moved to stalk fields from their summer range and they were thriving. We looked at the weaned heifer calves and I was very impressed with the deep thick bodies these calves were carrying into their first winter. It seems OHG bulls work just as well out of the tall fescue zone as they work in the zone.

~Jim Gerrish

Wanted to let you know i used the 2 bulls i purchased from you last year.. I used them on 58 yearling heifers & 18 first calf heifers.  Had 96% bred in a 35 day breeding period. The vet said he figured most of those were bred for the first heat cycle, pretty good for a drought yr..The bulls stayed in awesome shape & are great to handle & be around.. They are very nice bulls. I am very pleased with them.

~Brent Koops

Gettysburg SD

We all have been told not to take cattle from north to south or west to east. I have never been encumbered by these beliefs, and regularly take cattle from northern and western climates into the South. The challenges are multifold: from the changes in ambient temperature and humidity, to the changes in grass strength, to the changes in intestinal parasite loads, to the changes in the disease environment. All cattle take a measure of "seasoning" when making this sort of move, and the better cattle make this transition quickly and with minimal stress. We have moved hundreds of head of cattle from northern environments to the hot humid environment of Southeast Texas. No set of cattle has made that transition quicker or better than the bulls we purchased from David Hall. Moved from the Fescue of Southwest Missouri, to the washy Bermuda and Bahia grass of Southeast Texas, into the face of the worst drought in Texas history, David Hall's bulls made an almost seamless transition. To this day, they maintain body condition and breeding soundness better than any other set of bulls we have purchased, and we are delighted with their calves.

~Jon A. Marshall, Katy, TX

We purchased 4 Red Angus bulls in last years Ozark Hills Red Angus Production Sale. We used the bulls on our spring calving cows and then again in the fall on our fall calving cows. The bulls maintained good condition on our tallgrass prarie environment throughout the winter. We are currently getting our first calves out of these bulls. We are impressed with the calves and are excited to see the kind of cow the heifer calves will make.

~Ryan Brand

K BARR C Cattle, Burbank OK

“What first impressed me about David's cattle was the cowherd. All I could say was WOW! After learning more about the philosophies behind these genetics, I have started using OH bulls on all my full blood beef master cows and heifers. I am very pleased with the results and the FI red Angus/beef master females are outstanding.”
Harry Cope
Mo. Replacement Female Producer

“Last year I saw a group of extremely thick, slick-haired Ozark Hills Genetics Red Angus bulls 100 miles from Houston, Texas. Bulls that looked like bulls - necks bigger than their heads and beautifully adapted to their environment. Since we don’t pour out many groceries for our livestock, easy keeping animals impress me. These bulls fit the bill for me!”
“Hoss” Hopping
Hopping Bros. Livestock
Coweta, Okla.

“Ozark Hills Red Angus bull’s are really good quality bulls. Our breeding season is July and August and we are located 60 miles east of Austin Texas. These bulls continue to work during the super hot and humid summers that we experience here in south Texas . The calves out of these bulls are extremely thick.”
Darrell Marek
Lincoln, Texas

“When we select heifers to fit into a new environment we must first look at what we are asking them to do. They must have a calf without assistance, grow and raise a good calf and re-breed, all in the most demanding year of their life. I have bought heifers from David and moved them to Nevada and they are now ready to calf for the 4th time with out any problems. That is positive results with a lot stacked against them.”
Wayne Nebeker Nebeker
Cattle Battle Mountain, Nev

“There are few things more satisfying than looking over a herd of cows and being able to say, “These will work!” Cows that work in your environment also produce bulls that will work in your environment. The cattle at Ozark Hills Genetics are those kind of cattle. I’ve seen this herd in both summer and winter, at the peak of fescue toxicity season and in February while wintering mostly on stockpiled fescue. In both seasons they were in excellent body condition and had healthy hair coats. Although I no longer live in fescue country, if I were still ranching in the Midwest I would have no reservations using Ozark Hills bulls in my herd.”
Jim Gerrish
May, Idaho

“Considering the dry fall and the extreme winter weather the first part of February, the bulls have held up well. We turned the bulls out on Nov. 17 and removed them on January 17 (a bit longer than we planned). One of the bulls was with 3 Brangus bulls on 117 fall calving cows, while the other 3 were with 64 yearling heifers and 35 2 yr old heifers (some with calves). When we removed the bulls, they were placed in a separate pasture and have received free choice prairie hay since, and some occasional supplemental protein. The condition of the bulls is very good--probably a BCS of around 5 or a little better, and they appeared to lose little body condition during the breeding season. The bulls have been easy to handle and move.”
Jim Shelton
Vinita, Okla.

“Several years ago we decided to make a dramatic change in the way we raise our cattle. We began our search for a more moderate-framed cow that would finish well on grass without any grain input. In our quest, we purchased cattle from numerous farms throughout the United States that boasted their superior grass genetics. We are by far the most pleased with our cows and bulls that have come from Ozark Hills Genetics! Superior performance year after year!”
Troy and Susan Masterson
Lazy E Ranch
Protem, Mo.

“We first used Ozark Hills Genetics bulls in 2004. In the first generation, we observed significant transformation in the quality and performance of our commercial cowcalf herd. With continued use of these genetics, our herd has evolved, improved and become much more functional and suited for the diverse environmental challenges found in the Missouri Ozarks.”
David Higgins
Vanzant, Mo.

We continue to be impressed with the bulls we purchased from you last year.  They held their condition throughout the breeding season and wintered very well along side of our cows.  Our cattle receive no hay and very little supplement and it is nice to be able to buy bulls that can stand up to the low input standards that we ask of our animals.  We appreciate your philosophy on growing your bulls slowly.  It is hard to find seedstock that is not pushed for that 4lb/day gain.

Thank you, 
Robert and Jennifer Brosius
Maxwell, NE