January 2005 Issue 14
Purebred Tarentaise Cattle
Miami, Oklahoma
Thank you for your interest in our Tarentaise Cattle, our operation, and the business of ranching in general.

This UPDATE will include the following:

1. Featured Bull
2. Thank You
3. To Market, To Market
4. Trusted Steed
5. A Sign of the Times
6. New photographer in the Family
5. Bull Battery and Heifer Brigade Continues

1.  Featured Herd Bull 

L97Y  AA Lieutenant

AA Lieutenant is coming on strong as a great looking, polled influence in our herd.

Stout Brothers
Birth Epd 
Wean Epd
Yearling Epd
Total Epd

2. Thank You.

photo by Autumn Ankenman

Our seedstock sales are private treaty. 

Thanks to everyone who has purchased purebred Tarentaise cattle from Ankenman Ranch this year. 

We fulfilled a request to brand this load of heifers before delivery.  No problem.

3. To Market, To Market

Video Auction, Internet Auction, Traditional Market?

We have tried them all.  Last week, we took a pot load of steers to the Joplin Regional Stockyards.

4. Trusted Steed

photo by Autumn Ankenman

We continue to use horses to gather and work all our cattle. 

Horses are not only a tradition at our place, but allow us to be consistent, quiet and confident in each gather.

5.  A Sign of the Times

photo by Autumn Ankenman

Buyers are here...  two big trailers...

Cattle are in the corrals...

Lightning has struck our electric pole...

Hydraulic chute looks impressive, just doesn't work without electricity.

Call for an electrician on the cell phone.


6.  New Photographer in the Family

photo by Autumn Ankenman

Our oldest daughter, Autumn, is a Junior at Oklahoma State University. 

This fall, she was enrolled in photography for her Ag Communications major.

There are a number of new photos taken by Autumn on our web site.
photo by Autumn Ankenman

5. Bull Battery and Heifer Brigade Continues.

Need a bull? Check out our selection of yearling bulls.

There are 15 more baby bulls coming on strong. View their details, epds, and prices on http://www.ankenmanranch.com/details.cfm

Ankenman Ranch will have a small selection of fall born heifers, weaned in May, 2005.


Our first snow of the season, just in time for this update.  Have a great winter,

Chris and Sandy Ankenman
1-800-218-4583 (00)
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