We would like to welcome you to WPA RANCH! Our family has been raising cattle of one kind or another for over 75 years. Registered Black Angus cattle were brought into the herd in 1990 and in 1998 we began selling registered bulls.
Over the past three decades, the Angus operation grew as the ranch grew, utilizing artificial insemination from the beginning to service our best heifers and field-tested cows yielding a herd with the proven ability to gain weight efficiently, produce highly sought carcass configurations, and cows with a pleasant disposition.
We have been in transition the past few years cutting back on the number of commercial cows and concentrating more on the registered herd. 2017 was the year the commercial herd was sold off, we are left with 110 very productive registered cows. The commercial herd will be missed, their larger frames and heterosis was the ticket to 700 lbs.calves every fall.
For the first time in 2002 we saw bull calves from the registered herd hit the 700 lb.mark, We could see then that the genetic selections we had made over the years had paid off. For some time now we've seen about half the bull calves from the registered herd achieve the 700 lbs.goal we had set, all this gain is natural, we do not creep feed. Each year we offer only the top 40 to 50% of the bull crop for sale.The average birth weigh of 2017 bulls was 82 lbs.
There will be a real nice selection of yearling bulls for sale starting the latter part of January 2018. A.I.sires represented are: JMB Traction 292, Hoover Dam, Hoover Elation M123, Sitz Rainmaker 11127, VAR Generation 2100, Connealy Guinness and herd sires out of TC Tycoon, Koupals B&B Identity, WPA Turbo ( Ten X ) and Dakitch Cinch 32C ( Vision Unanimous ).
All bulls have been genomic tested using the i50k method. They will be semen tested mid April. All production numbers, E.P.D.s and prices will be posted on this website by the end of January for those interested in buying early.
All I can say is sometimes in life you get lucky. Each fall when we're running the calves across the scale at weaning, the realization of the progress that's been made over the years, is very exciting. The genetic choices we made in the past are showing up on our weaning report from the American Angus Association. Everyone is welcome to stop by the farm anytime to view the operation and see how the animals are raised.
At White Pine Angus Ranch, we pride ourselves on consistently offering breeding cattle with the finest combination of balanced E.P.D.s and humanely treated animals.
Stan Semmler, owner of WPA Ranch, is a member of the Minnesota Cattlemen's Association and both the Minnesota and American Angus Associations and has been recognized for having registered Angus cows included in the American Angus Association's Pathfinder Report.
Thanks so much for visiting our site. We welcome calls or inquiries any time.