Grazers - est. 1998
When you take the gravel off of highway 283 and head west, you notice a sign along the side of the road which reads, "Grazers, raising happy cows." Set amongst the rolling hills of corn fields and cool season grasses is a cow/calf operation that has been a leader in utilizing heterosis since the 80's. In this picturesque scene, possibly driving the feed truck, you will find JD Anderson, the owner and operator.
JD and his wife Linda do in fact raise happy cows. He takes exceptional care of them, and they in turn take care of him. He strives to produce good looking bulls backed by performance and ultrasound data in a sound package without sacrificing the convenience a commercial cow man is after. The calves that don't make the cut for herd bulls or replacement heifers are put in the feed yard and sold on the Power Genetics grid, where most earn premiums through Cargill and branded programs. This achievement can be attributed to years of feeding cattle and selecting bulls to get the most out of the crossbred or hybrid breeding system.
Grazers operates both a spring calving herd and a fall calving herd. The primary focus with the spring herd is to produce bulls for the Powerline Genetics program. This requires an earlier tighter calving window to meet the needs of potential bull buyers for the early sales. The A.I. calves begin mid-January and are weaned in late May. JD uses Powerline bulls to "cleanup" the females that did not settle to A.I.
JD and Linda welcomed Clint and Stacey Robinson along with their children to the operation in January of 2019. Clint has been involved in the Simmental breed over 20 years. His knowledge and experience working in the seedstock sector of the industry will aid in the future success of Grazers.
JD & Linda Anderson
Clint, Stacey, Brigham & Neligh Robinson