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A Hereford Bull is NOT a Hereford Bull.

What sets the Van Newkirk program apart?

  • LENGTH: The bottom line is that you sell by the pound and the extra length of Van Newkirk bulls add serious pounds and profits to your calves.  (Many of our repeat customers swear our bulls have an extra rib). They are LONG.  Length helps you maintain calving ease with heavier calves.

  • CONSISTENT QUALITY:  It takes generations of breeding and culling for quality genetics, otherwise you end up with one hit wonders that don't breed consistently.  When you walk thru a sale offering every bull should look the same - no bottom end.  That's a sign of how those bulls will breed and how their calves will look.  Even, consistent calves make you money.  Van Newkirk bulls breed predictability.  They are backed by 70+ years of quality genetics.  The quality of Van Newkirk bulls runs deep, there is no bottom end.  Every bull selling is raised by his natural mother in commercial cattle conditions.

  • ​DOCILITY:  Easy going, quiet cattle is important.  It impacts your safety, as well as your calves efficiency and rate of gain and carcass quality.

  • BREED LEADING CARCASS:  Several sale bulls are in the top 1% of the breed for marbling.  The marbling average is in the top 15% of the breed.  With more cattle selling on the grid, and tracking of feeder cattle, marbling matters. 

  • LONGEVITY: Structural correctness and easy fleshing ability have been bred into Van Newkirk bulls since 1947. Van Newkirk Bulls are working from south Texas to Canada, Virginia to California. Their easy-fleshing ability and structural correctness allows them to perform well in any environment.

  • THE COWHERD: Van Newkirk bulls breed predictability. They breed strong because of our 70 + years of using top quality genetics.  Not one hit wonders. Van Newkirk bulls are raised by their own mothers in realistic conditions. We have never sold off our best females.  Our cows are some of the best in the breed.

  • BULLET PROOF TWO YEAR OLDS:  Van Newkirk 2 year old bulls are ready to go to work, breed a lot of cows in any environment. They hold up really well and don't require any special treatment, because they weren't over fed as yearlings. 200 + Bulls that all look the same.  There is no bottom end at the Van Newkirk's. You'll find quality throughout the entire offering.

  • LOW BIRTH WEIGHT, GROWTH & CARCASS:  Van Newkirk's jointly own the number 1 calving ease bull in the breed. Also ranks in the top 5% of the breed for milk and Growth and top 15% of the breed for Marbling and carcass.



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