Ranch History and Breeding Philosophy and Program
Part I covers the history of our ranch and our
program and philosophy. It goes back to old 8mm home movie clips taken
in 1971 at our first ranch in Mills, Utah, culminating with the events
at Denver in 2001. We conclude with a strong statement about why we
in Hereford cattle, and why we have stayed exclusively with Hereford
for over 35 years.
The Ranch History videos may be seen in whole or
part by clicking on the respective titles in the Table of Contents
listed below. These videos are in Quicktime 7 (H.264 compresion),
and you must have a copy of Quicktime 7 installed on your computer to
view them. A free download of the Quicktime 7 player can be
downloaded from the Apple computer website at
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/mac.html. You do not
need to buy Quick Time Pro version which they try to sell you on the
Just download the free player. There is a separate player and
version for Windows computers and Macintosh computers, so be sure to
get the correct one for your computer.
The Ranch History is now about 45 minutes long. Most of the bulls that come later in the video are previewed in this ranch history section, so you can decide from there which bulls you want to view in more detail.
We have created a two hour video that includes most of the top bulls on this web site. The bulls included are listed below and you can see their video by clicking on their names in the Table of Contents. Thereis also a link to their videos on their individual pages. This video shows the bulls from many different angles and on the move. In most cases, it also shows the dams of these bulls and provides additional information about the bulls.
Most of the bulls are shown in competition with the best bulls in the United States. This gives you the best possible way to evaluate these bulls and see how they compare to the best the breed has to offer. Some bulls are shown in their work clothes in the breeding pasture for those who want to see the bulls in their natural condition.
Comments by the judges at these National Shows are also very helpful in pointing out the various good and bad traits of the bulls, especially as they compare to others.
The drama of national competition, the dynamic
pleasing background music, the commentary of highly professional
the best show men and women in the country presenting their best in
competition, and the dynamics of the auction ring make this a very
interesting and informative video.
There is also a link to a video of WNH Ms Optima
9401 on her page.
These videos can practically only be viewed by
with high speed internet connections. These are large files
as internet files go, and
with DSL they will may get stuck once in a while and have a few
problems. However, cable broadband should have no problems
viewing these videos immediately as they download or stream to your
computer. In most cases, DSL connections will also be able to
view these as they download with no delays. Once in a while a
video wants to download completely before it plays, and thus will not
start for several minutes depending on the length of the video and the
speed of your connection to the internet.
A 50mb file will take 100 seconds to fully download at 500k per second,
which is typical DSL download speed. A 300mb file would take 6
times as long. Even so, most should play as they download and the
download speed on DSL should be fast enough to stay ahead of the vidoe
playing. Cable connections are 3-10 times as fast as DSL,
so they should have little trouble with speed. A 56K
connection on a regular
phone line is not practical for watching these videos. A 56k
phone connection would take
10 minutes to download 1 mb, so a small video of 20 mb would take 200
minutes or over 3 hours, and would often fail sometime during the
downloading process. A longer video would take days to download.
These videos are in Quick Time 7 (H.264 compression); therefore, you must have Quick Time 7 installed on your computer to view them. A free download of the Quicktime 7 player can be downloaded from the Apple computer website at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/mac.html. You do not need to buy the Quick Time Pro version which they try to sell you on the site. Just download the free player. There is a separate player and version for Windows computers and Macintosh computers, so be sure to get the correct one for your computer. These videos can be viewed in Quick Time on both Mac and Windows computers.
"Where Performance and
Table of Contents
|A. Ranch History
Breeding Program 1975-87 23mb
|E. Why We Prefer
|Part II: Individual Bulls|
|Section A: Feltons
X WNH MS Optima 9401 34mb
|WNH NS Elixir
|MSU WNH Felton 5F
|Section B: Outcross Bulls|
|WNH Supreme 2025
|Section B: Bulls
sired by MSU
|Miss Nizhoni PR05
& WNH Everything 56mb
|WNH Optimum 9324
|WNH Optimum 264
|Part III: Calving Ease Bulls|
|WNH Easy Doer
Decathlete 9824 41mb