Words from Management
Tuesday, March 12, 2018
Earlham, Iowa

Hey Everyone,

Hope this finds you all in good spirits and good health.  It's hard to believe that another year has rolled around.  It has been coooooold here this winter, and I'm sure many of you have experienced below normal temperatures as well.  On a positive note, spring is right around the corner with green grass and hay fields.

I'm very pleased with how our bulls came through the super cold weather we had here in Iowa.  The older bulls look tremendous and are in ideal breeding condition.  The yearling bulls continue to impress me each day with what they have had to endure.  A late harvest led to a later weaning date and slower start, but they have more than made up for it.  The progress these bulls have shown has been steady and successful.

As mentioned in the brochure, all of the yearling bulls have gone through the new genomic testing for their EPDs.  The composite bulls have been tested for homozygous polled and homozygous black, and we have also implemented a stability EPD.  It appears with this new testing that the accuracies for yearlings have at least doubled, if not more.  I hope this new technology helps in selection and proves to be a successful tool for the future.

I know everyone cannot be here on opening day, but rest assured Steve R., myself, and the staff can fill your orders with great satisfaction.  We have done it for years, and we will continue to stand behind every sight-unseen bull purchased... With 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

As you may notice, we have kept our base prices the same, and we still continue to offer free delivery on your purchases.  Please feel free to call us at any time with questions on the cattle, or to just let us know how you're doing.  We truly believe the most important thing in this industry is the people we meet and the relationships we build.

Everyone hear at RCC hopes you have a safe and favorable calving season.

Look forward to hearing from you all!

Steve Ory

More to come down the trail...