|At 'Cross Creek Farms,
our breeding for grass finished beef began
in 1999, when told by a cardiologist,
"You can eat all the beef you want,
if it is grass-fed."
We were very reluctant to believe this.
We thought about it and we researched it.
Before then, our program was like most,
feeding lots of corn and other grains, and
treating the cattle for lots of problems.
From the beginning, we were indoctrinated.
We had huge calves at birth, scours,
lamenitis, acidosis, retained placenta,
copper deficiency, and more....
You name it, we had it--made no connection!
In 2002, we purchased our first Aberdeens
and made the conversion, breeding to our
best regsitered Angus cows. We have no
regrets! Since we added Aberdeens and
Moderators, converting to grass, and
producing high quality forage
--the problems were virtually gone!
We now focus on feeding the soil.
Better soil begets better forage, begets
It's only logical that transfers to better beef!
|Step 1 -- The perfect Angus cow
by Sitz Traveler 9929
|The few things that work
fantastically well should be
nurtured, and multiplied.
— Richard Koch: Author, management
|Shown here at age 8
Sired by Sitz Traveler 9929, now age 18!
The perfect Angus cow ~ We're now
breeding the 8th generation of this great
cow family. We have retained a
Moderator Plus daughter by Kryptonite &
Moderator granddaughter by Encore !
|Step 4 -- JR, from the business end,
Fullblood bull by Transam
|CC ENTENSE ELBA, shown also
right, 3rd generation at 'Cross
Creek, registered Angus cow,
mature weight 1850 pounds.
|Step 2 -- The Perfect Aberdeen cow,
ALM GRACE by Admiral II ,
Foundation fullblood female
CC Aprils Grace
by April and JR
A picture is worth a thousand words --
see the photos in these two left columns...
|Ron and Cindy Bluett, Owners
909 Travelstead Rd
Adolphus, KY 42120
'Cross Creek Farms
|'Cross Creek Farms
American Aberdeen and Moderator Breeding Stock
|"In the real world,
quality grade leads the market
as a basis for premiums."
In other words, choice or prime grade
means more cash in your pocket.
Aberdeen cattle have long been proven to
lead the beef industry in quality, grade
and a great taste experience.
We believe that carcass is
THE most important priority and MARBLING
is key in the finished beef product.
Aberdeens, and Moderators,
have a place in the real world, providing the
added benefit of lowering production costs
as well as dependable carcass traits
such as, enhancing quality grade, tenderness,
healthfulness, and great taste.
In other words, more cash in your pocket!
At ‘Cross Creek Farms we produce
stacked generations of
quality American Aberdeen and
registered American Angus genetics
for you to produce more pounds per acre.
Customer satisfaction is imperative.
We earnestly strive to improve the next
generation of every cow family...so, they will
work for you. In our 30 years of operation, we
have endured the rise and fall of many trends
in the cattle business. The currents have
made our niche clear.
We seek to illustrate that natural production
methods trump the feedlot on all levels. The
cattle are humanely treated at all times.
Superior soil and forage management are
proven essential for high choice and prime
beef, with taste and tenderness, high in CLA
for optimal nutritional benefits.
All flesh is grass!
Each time our program touches someone in a
positive way, we promote the integrity of our
breed. Ours is a labor of love. Our wealth will
ultimately be measured by the contributions
we make, the friendships we enjoy, and the
enrichment and serenity we receive from
daughter after her
first calf ~
|Step 3 -- Typical Hank sired halfblood
Aberdeen X Angus cow, CC MAY
2008 NAILE Percentage Champion
Cow w/ Calf
|Step 2 -- Fullblood bull,
DCB HANK, " the Tank," by Midshipman,
Foundaion herd sire
|Step 3 -- CC APRIL, fullblood cow,
Hank X Grace
2008 NAILE Fullblood Champion Cow w/ Calf