Cattle: SMS Cattle protocol
•Genetics - a cow that can maintain body condition, breed, lactate, raise a 525# calf in 7-months
and rebread under a harsh West Texas Environment
•Fertility - Heifers should calve at 80% of their mature weight and then re-breed in the first third of the breeding
season. Cows should calve for 8 plus years on a 365 day cycle.
•Health - We maintain a strong proactive approach to herd health; Our cows and bulls are managed to insure
clean reproductive soundness. Our calf health program, at branding and pre-weaning insures calves
are ready to be healthy, thrifty, growing calves that never look back whether it be on wheat, on pasture
or in the feed yard.
•Nutrition - SMS cows are in a range environment and expected to maintain productivity with minimal
SMS 2012 Replacement Heifers
SMS heifers work well on wheat or in the yard as well as making excellent replacement heifers.
SMS offers for sale:
Weand and pre-conditioned steers and heifer calves
Yearling steers and heifers
Replacement heifers calfhood vaccinated and ready to go.
SMS Cows - produce top of the line commercial calves
Swenson commercial cows are built to be fertile in "cold and
wet" or "hot and dry", SMS cows are tough.
Calves are weaned at 7-months of age and pre-conditioned for 45 - days,
with a sound pro-active health plan, all caves are source and age verified.