The Howes run two purebred herds. We started in the Charolais business in 1968 and have been active in the breed ever since. Our Charolais cow numbers have grown to 70 females. These Charolais females have been strongly selected for calving ease, fleshing ability, feet and udders. We are extremely proud of the set of Charolais cows we have put together over the years. We have over 53 years of breeding purebred cattle invested in our program focusing on sound cows that produce quality bulls to last. We have based our program on selecting high end herdsires and producing a base cowherd being made up of a larger portion of 1/2 and 3/4 sisters.
In 1984 we saw the need for hybrid vigor from our commercial customer’s and began to build a Purebred Red Angus cow herd. Our Red Angus cow numbers have grown to 200 cows. These cows are selected on the exact same criteria as our Charolais cows. We have strived to put together a set of very low maintenance Red Angus Cows.
We have sent genetics to South America, Australia, Mexico, United States as well as many places throughout Canada. We have a great deal of bulls in the seed stock industry as well as hundreds of bulls working in the commercial industry.