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2nd in the Breed in Dams of Distinction ​
Breed Leading Maternal Genetics - Unmatched Uniformity
Outstanding Milk - Easy Fleshing - Great Udders - Naturally Thick - Quiet Disposition - Moderate Birth Weights

 Our 600 head cowherd is managed like any good commercial cowherd operation. 

"Our cows graze nine months of the year on sand hill grass and cornfield crop residue," Joe says. "When we start calving in February, we bring them in and feed them hay until they go to grass again in mid-May."  The calves receive NO CREEP FEED.   We want accurate data on how our heifers and cows are milking.  It’s important that our cows perform in the same environment as our customers cows. 

     When our top 8-10 selling bulls are all out of different herd sires it speaks volumes about the strength and quality of our cow herd


  • Our cowherd predominately traces back to the Ferry Carpenter herd of Hayden, Co. FRC King 27, FRC Lord 14, MDW Yampa Don9, MDW Yampa Don2, FRC Baron 16, FRC Big Sky 25, and several Yampa Dominator sons were used in the 70’s & 80’s.


  • We’ve sold bulls for years into altitudes of 8500-11,000 feet. 


  • Van Newkirk bulls are working in cowherds in Walden,Burns, Oak Creek, Kremmling, New Castle, Del Norte, Alamosa, and Boulder/Pinedale, Thermopolis WY. Van Newkirk females are in production near Delta, CO.


  • Van Newkirk’s will guarantee bulls to PAP test to your satisfaction. Dr. Tim Holt of CSU has PAP tested numerous Van Newkirk bulls.

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