CK Cattle Co. was the owner of 5 Dams of Distinction and 8 Dams of Merit in 2021.
A Dam of Merit award honors cows that meet strict selection criteria including early puberty and conception, regular calving intervals, and above average weaning weights on at least 3 calves.
Of the 34,428 assessed cows only 5.3% qualified for Dam of Merit.
The Dam of Distinction award honors cows that meet the same high standards, in addition to exhibiting superior long term productivity with at least 8 calves.
Only 390 cows, or 1.1%, of all active Gelbvieh and Balancer cows qualify for the elite Dam of Distinction award.
In green pastures you let me graze; to safe waters you lead me;
you restore my strength.
You can click on the thumbnails below to view a sampling of the females at CK Cattle Co. We continually strive for excellence in our cow herd. Our females must have good udders, quiet dispositions, moderate frame scores, fleshing ablility, and produce a calf every year.