Welcome to Willer Timber Ridge Farm...we're glad you stopped for a visit. We hope your time here will show our family-oriented, customer-friendly approach to raising high-quality, "balanced" Angus seedstock for commercial cattlemen and registered breeders. We're located 50 miles west of Indianapolis, off I-70 near Greencastle, in Putnam County. Map
We currently manage a herd of some 75 registered Angus cows. We use AI extensively in the herd. In addition, our donor and ET program allow us to accelerate our progress and keep us on the leading edge of the breed. We utilize the latest technology to advance the quality of our cattle for your genetic needs. For example, our herd is AHIR® approved, we utilize ultrasound testing on all our yearling calves (spring), our bulls are tested at both Midland Bull Test, Montana, and Indiana Bull Evaluation Program (IBEP), and our extensive herd health management system assures the safety and condition of the cattle for you. All of these measurements, combined with fertility and soundness, are used in a hard culling program to continuously "raise the bar" of performance in our herd and increase the value to you. Our genetics have been acquired through bulls and females purchased by cattlemen in 18 states. We sold the highest valued heifer pregnancy at the 2002 National Western Livestock foundation female sale in Denver. Cattlemen have also come to us for embryos to bring new genetics to their herds. No. 5 feed efficiency bull at MBT 2008; No. 2 ADG ratio bull at MBT 2009; and get-of-sire out of Connealy Onward was the No. 2 ADG and No. 6 WDA with the Lot 76 bull being the No. 4 WDA calving-ease bull.
Our bulls are tested and have consistently done well at Midland and IBEP sales. Look for the "WTR" brand at these sales—the quality goes in before the brand goes on! We also offer private treaty bulls, cows, heifers, embryos, flushes, and semen. Check out the embryos and other offers on the For Sale page of this Web site.
We supplement our AI and ET work by the use of our herd bulls. Black Pine Focus 6161 is a powerful Mytty In Focus son that was No. 12 at the 2007 MBT and his dam and grandam are Sitz Pathfinder cows. This bull produced 4 sons in the 2009 winter sale at Sitz Angus Ranch, including the lot 5 bull, all were above sale average on price and performance. Bill & Deb Jenson at Black Pine Farms have used the bull and had 2 outstanding bulls by him at the 2010 MBT. (See photos on the Sires page.) In 2008, WTR, Doug Brown Farms, and Kittle Angus Farm purchased TC Broadside 7186 as our selection for a herd sire from Vance and Dru Uden. A get of sire out of this bull ratioed 101 at Indiana bull test (IBEP) in 2010. He is a calving-ease bull with strong carcass qualities. In addition, WTR and Doug Brown Farms purchased BR Net Worth 168 thru the 2009 MBT sale for his added power; first calves are on the ground in 2010.
Our foundation cattle have been acquired from Sitz Angus Ranch (Pride, Blackbird, Everelda Entense, Barbaramere Nelle, and Beebe Queen). We have progeny out of Brost Miss Traveler 708 (flush sister to the $84,000 Brost Miss Traveler 703 sold through Express Angus) and our Pathfinder Dam, WTR 6163-3058 Primrose 011 (visit the Donors page) that goes back to the Bill Rishel cow, B/R Primrose 6172 by '036'. Our WTR Miss Traveler 903, which produced 2 of the sons in our top end get of sire at MBT in 2010, and is out of the Brost Miss Traveler 708 cow, Â was a donor for WTR and later for Doug Brown Farms. She was bought from Doug in our Hoosier Angus Alliance sale in 2009 and is still a producing donor at age 11. We have embryo out of her by B/R New Frontier 095 that are for sale. We also have embryos for sale from "095" x Sitz-WTR Barbaramere Nell 219, dam on the 3rd Onward son in our No. 2 get of sire at MBT 2010. Please give us a call for pricing and details.
We hope you enjoy your visit today, and we also hope you will come back regularly. We will be adding more data on bull test results, donor dam progeny performance, upcoming sales, and other items of interest about Willer Timber Ridge Farm and how we may fit into your genetic plans. Have a great day!