|"Breed to Buck"
Madisonville, TX. I competed as a bull rider and bareback rider for 13 years. About 15 years ago I
decided to get into the stock contracting aspect of the industry. I began buying bulls from various sale
barns and bucking them to locate the extraordinary bulls. Shortly thereafter I began breeding my own
animals. I have been active in the PRCA for the past 13 years and originally bred to bulls such as Red
Wasp, Diamond Dandy, and Sting Ray, which were all NFR qualifiers. I expanded my herd to include
animals that were rodeo bred and currently purchase high-profile females as well as producing our own
replacement heifers. Currently we have approximately 290 head in the feed lot that we will bring back to
the ranch for the 2010 breeding season.
create buckers, as is the goal for most rough stock producers. We
have designed our breeding program to exemplify excellent pedigrees.
The next step of our program begins with the development of our
calves. When our calves are born, we look for athleticism, structural
soundness, with a general overall balance in mind. Having an eye for
calves that pertain to structure, allows us to determine how he will
mature as his weight increases. The eventual product that we identify
in young calves allows us to better predict how he will athletically
maneuver in his maturity. In addition to soundness we look for a keen,
crisp eye, alertness and overall disposition. We actually score our
calves on their disposition which has been an important aspect in our
breeding success. This score is obtained approximately three weeks
after the calves have been weaned. This allows these young athletes
to adjust to the change that occurs after weaning and their scores
reflect the temperament without the influence of its mother.
the conventional embryo transfer method and are currently utilizing IVF, in-vitro fertilization. Contrary to
the conventional embryo flushing which is done from the primary donor, in the IVF process, ovacytes are
aspirated, placed in Petri dishes in the lab and fertilized with semen. One straw of semen may be used to
fertilize as many as 18 donors’ ovacytes. Within the past 90 days we have successfully collected embryos
from three major aspirations with semen from Reindeer Dippin’, Oscar Velvet, and White Sports Coat. We
have witnessed great results from this undertaking and look forward to the upcoming calves. Taking
advantage of this reproductive technology has better enabled us to select the genetics we desire and
maximize the genetic resources (i.e. the eggs and semen) we are working with.
|5657 Hwy 21 East
Madisonville, TX 77864
Office: (936) 348-2448
Fax: (936) 348-7428
Vernon Guidry: (936) 348-1330