TCL Chop Sticks - 2656153

These are our Simmental Herd Sires.  These sires have been tested on all our first time heifers with great success.  Calving ease is imperative at this ranch.  We basically breed for; Half-Quarter-Quarter of our selective breeds.  We feel that we get the best Heterosis this way.  Come see for yourself we welcome you to view our program anytime.  

TCL Turks Rex 3224225 

TLC/TCL CHOPS Bud 4U/C5379  Reg# 3224228

Sire: TCL CHOP STICKS 

Dam: TLC BARTS Y1132 (TLC Red Bud T7274)

DOB:  9-20-2015

BW:  80  WW:  590  YW:  995  Polled

Comments: Bud would have good chance to put a baldy replacement heifers in the pasture.  Double baldy.  Goes back to our Bud bull.

​​Simmental and Angus Herd Sires

TCL Chops Harv Z2385 - 2834496 

Flying B Cutter - 2594025

3/4 Simmental 1/4 Angus 

Sire: AKA Fat Butt son or Flying B Cut Above- Cutter is a 3/4 Simmental 1/4 Angus Used exclusively on heifers with great results. Super pretty fronted and very good disposition from Flying B Farms.   He is producing some replacement females and also some nice young bulls we kept out of first calf heifers that will have calving ease.  His calves have been going to several to show and doing really well too!  Nice fronted, smooth shouldered, calm dispositions and lots of style.

Haberno Y81 (Bernie) 2628830 

Purebred Simmental  - Homozygous Polled Heterosis Black

Sire: BMR Explorer son by Westfall Voyager.  


We have used in herd on several of our Simmental/Maine/Angus cows. We purchased him at Connors State College as the top gainer in the Simmental group at 5.26 pounds per day.  His calves seem to gain well also. His group of bull calves averaged 722 # at 205 days. Keeping several daughters as replacement base herd. Those daughter calved in Spring of 2016.. All were bred to Flying B Cutter and unassisted.  All have beautiful udders and making great females and mothers. 

Sire: TLCC Turk S6103 ET

Dam: TCL Patricia P4124  (Picasso daughter)


This photo was taken while he was still on his momma at 6 months old.  We are using him on heifers with their first calves to determine calving ease.  No semen yet.  

1/2 Simmental 1/2 Chi/Angus
Sire; ZKCC Chopper Dam: TLC Whoa Girl (Dam of TLCC Turk) Donor 
Using him on heifers with their first calves to determine calving ease.  No semen yet.  Turk and Chops are maternal brothers.  Calving ease is great and wow are the babies fancy.  The first calves picked were his babies in 2015.

TCL Mick p4165 -  2288292

Mick we used heavily and no calving issues either Sired by Meyer 734 x RHR K2070 a Half Angus Half Braunvieh cow.  We still have one of his daughters in the herd.  We have semen available for sale. $20.00 Unit.

We could have sold him several times over and we hung onto him for a reason.  A ZKCC Chopper son out of one of our best cows TLCC Hardy Direction T7436.
MA387148. Her dam was reg angus; CA Future Direction and her sire was TLCC Hardy a CMCC Hardcore son we used extensively in herd for replacement females.  ​Hardy went back to a big deep bodied Angus cow that had a perfect udder.  Harv first calves hit the ground in Spring 2015.. We liked them so much we bred him back to several more.  Tested free of All DNA defects. 

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TLC Blackhawk  REG. ANGUS

AAA 18064880

SIRE: KLR BLACKHAWK 1483

DAM: TLC NEW LOOK T7104 

SIRED BY A BULL WE PURCHASED FROM CONNORS STATE COLLEGE. HE WAS THE ONLY CALF WE GOT OUT OF THAT BULL.  .SO THIS GUY WAS AN EXPENSIVE LESSON.  WE ARE USING HIM ON MATURE COWS UNTIL WE FIND OUT IF HE IS TO BE USED ON HEIFERS.