Business Practices

There is Much Debate about Sustainability.

The term is attached to a variety of labels for production agriculture. At Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus (HPCA), our responsibility is to produce Angus cattle with sustainable value. Not cattle that only have value at the cow-calf level, or the feedyard or the packer, but seedstock with sustainable value from farm to fork.

HPCA is a total artificial insemination and embryo transfer operation using a very disciplined system of mating progeny proven, high accuracy sires to progeny proven, high accuracy females.

Our herd is rooted in high accuracy, progeny proven Gardiner-influenced genetics. As a result, our customers can buy with confidence knowing their genetic investments are backed by the best available science and technology, a proven selection system and a commitment to sustainable value.

HPCA Breeding Guarantee

We guarantee that all breeding cattle sold by HPCA, both bulls and females, are fertile to the best of our knowledge. If a bull is injured at any time in the 12 months following the sale so as to make him functionally infertile, we will provide you with a satisfactory replacement, if available, or issue you a credit equal to the bull’s purchase price minus the salvage value received for that bull. If a female is determined to be a non-breeder, then we would ask you to sell her and would offer you the difference of her purchase price minus the salvage value as a credit in any future HPCA sale. This guaranteed is in addition to the Sale Terms and Conditions of the American Angus Association, which also apply.

This is not a life insurance policy. We will not replace a dead animal if it is killed or dies for any reason. We would suggest that normal care still needs to be exercised toward these animals and that particularly the yearling bulls not be allowed to get too thin.

All credit is good until it is used and does not expire. We would simply ask you to contact us before you cull your infertile animal.

HPCA Young Bull Management

This information is provided thanks to N.T. Cosby, Ph.D., Purina Animal Nutrition.

Bull Head

Investing in quality bulls is one of the more important animal husbandry practices for profitable beef production. A bull is, of course, half of the reproductive equation, but improved growth, quality, and consistency of the calf crop can pay huge dividends at marketing time. In addition, since most beef producers routinely retain heifers from their own herds for replacement cows, a quality bull’s legacy lives on in his daughters for generations to come. Properly caring for and managing a young bull during his first breeding season will ensure his ability to continue to sire quality calves in future breeding seasons.

The bulls developed by Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus have been grown using the Purina Accuration Grower program with Intake Modifying Technology. The Accuration Grower program regulates the amount of feed eaten per meal and the total amount consumed throughout the day by the bulls. With this feeding system, the bulls can be developed on a nutrient-dense ration that allows them to express their genetic potential for growth and carcass traits without compromising structural soundness in the feet and legs.

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