The Howes operate a mixed farming operation under the herd names Whitecap Charolais and Howe Red Angus. Established in 1950 by Elgin & Lottie Howe. Their sons Dale(Lois) & Doug joined the operation and Mike & Lisa are the 3rd generation working on the farm. The cowherd consists of 270 breeding females - which is a combination of purebred Charolais and Red Angus cows. Howe Farm Bull Sale Held Annually on the First Wednesday in April at the Howe Farm. We are proud to announce that 2021 is our 31st Anniversary Sale! Our entire bull calf crop is moved exclusively through our sale selling by video auction and broadcast to make internet bidding available. We sell approximately 80 Charolais and Red Angus bulls across the country as well l as into the United States. We are tremendously proud of our cow herd and these bull genetics come from over 53 years of breeding purebred cattle. Our sale is held right at home which gives you the opportunity to see the mothers of all the bulls in the offering. This allows you a greater confidence in your purchases. These bulls are wintered on a high silage ration allowing for maximum growth while minimizing the amount of fat put on.
Our bull calves must meet the same criteria as we have selected in our cow herd. Functionality is extremely important in our bulls. These calves need to have a good foot, clean sheath, lots of meat and muscle with low maintenance. Hair coat is extremely important to us and can be seen throughout our offering.
With the increasing demand for 2 year old bulls we decided to set aside a group of young and promising calves to sell to this market. Our offering now includes long yearling bulls from the first group of cows that we bred in the fall of 2018. We brought these bulls along with our yearling bulls on a moderate gain/developing ration until April. They were then switched on to a high forage/backgrounding ration until turned out on pasture in August. In November we brought these bulls in along with our own herdsires to finish their development into the phenomenal set of bulls you will see.
The slicker haired calves are under tremendous pressure in the market and we see no room for them in our operation. We welcome visitors year round and look forward to seeing you.
70 Purebred Charolais Cows
200 Purebred Red Angus Cows
Annual Bull Sale began in 1991 & has been held on farm since 2001 on the first Wednesday in April.
Crops and Irrigation The farm includes 6 quarters of irrigation, which is irrigated by effluent water from the city of Moose Jaw. We grow about 1000 acres of oilseeds, grain and alfalfa.
The Howes Mike & Lisa•Dale & Lois Mike: (306) 631-8779 Dale: (306) 693-2127