Open 8 Genetics raises quality Angus and SimAngus cattle in Charlo, Montana. Browse the pages of our site, or contact us for more information.
Announcing the Second Annual Open 8 Genetics Bull Sale, March 7, 2017, at the ranch. Visit the For Sale page for details.
Open 8 Genetics originated in 2011 with the purchase of cows from Sitz Angus, Coleman Angus, Mytty Angus and the Oxbow Ranch. We purchased cows from these particular breeders because of their emphasis on breeding quality females.
It is our belief that you build “Maternal Power in a Pedigree”. Our philosophy is that if you stack a pedigree with several generations of bulls with time tested maternal traits, you can go any direction with how you breed that cow, because you have built a solid maternal foundation.
The base of our cows herd is sired by Sitz Alliance 6595, Traveler 6807, EXT, Right Time, Right Time 338, Final Answer and Thunder.
Open 8 Genetics currently runs approximately 350 registered Angus cows and 150 commercial cows. All registered cows are AI bred to specific bulls to get the best results for our customers and all commercial cows are recips in our ET program.
We breed 100 cows per year Simmental for half-blood SimAngus Bulls and heifers. We feel that capitalizing on heterosis is an important tool for putting pounds on calves for the commercial cattleman.
Our embryo program is growing every year. We put in 140 embryos last year and project to have 200 embryo calves in 2016. Please see our Donor page to look over our current donors.
Dean Wang’s family homesteaded north of Baker, near Ollie, MT in 1909. Dean and Karen returned to Baker in 1994, where they continue to live and raise their children Lauren, Paul, Jacob and Katie. In Baker, ranch manager Darin Buerkle, his wife Nicole and their 4 kids, Dacy, Nick, Weston and Blaine, run approximately 900 SimAngus cows and develop 550 bred heifers each year. They have had an extensive AI program for the past 20 years, heavily using maternal sires such as Ext, H6, 602C, Nebraska, 3C Wally, and Shear Force.
Danny Krantz’s family homesteaded east of Hot Springs, MT on the Little Bitterroot River in 1916. Danny and his wife Dani Mae have lived in the Charlo area most of their lives with their four children, Abi, Aspen, Kanin and Dylan. They live on the ranch and oversee the day-to-day operations of the place and cows.
Open 8 Genetics was started when good friends decided to pursue a business opportunity with the same vision in mind.
We are located 5 miles South West of Charlo, Montana in the heart of the mission valley. We have the privilege of having an endless view of the Mission Mountains every day. Contact us or stop by for a visit.