WAGYU REPLACEMENT HEIFERS
BULLS, COWS, HEIFERS, RECIPS, FROZEN GENETICS AVAILABLE BY PRIVATE TREATY
LET’S WORK TOGETHER
Our SUPER MOMMA™ Program
When our children were young, we told them to, “Pick one thing and give it your best effort.” We didn’t care if it was athletics, academics, 4-H vocational agriculture, or even a hobby. They knew that they were expected to be their best at just “one thing”.
At Milburn American Wagyu (MAW) our “one thing” is developing High-Quality Wagyu Replacement Heifers. For many years, we ran Angus cow/calf pairs. We still maintain a handful of quality Angus “Super Mommas” in our F1 and recip herds. In the Wagyu breed, I believe that maternal traits have been overlooked in the pursuit of more marble, and larger carcass. In our Wagyu “Super Momma” Program, we are focused on Milk, Maternal Calving Ease, Heifer Pregnancy Rates, and Docility. We are improving these qualities without sacrificing marble and carcass.
If we can continue to make progress at the current rate, MAW Super Momma heifers will soon be widely available and highly sought after as well.
We will continue to sell Angus-cross steers until the Wagyu steers become available. We are currently taking orders for 2024. Due to overwhelming demand, we are now selling Wagyu Seedstock genetics (semen and embryos). Our frozen genetics inventory changes often. Please call to check on availability or watch our Facebook page for details.
Our Story – A Local Family Farm
In 1946, Grandpa Milburn moved his family from western Kansas to a ranch south of Arriba, Colorado. He brought his Angus herd with him. Those Angus cattle were descendants of the original four Angus bulls imported from Scotland to Kansas in 1873.
He liked his Angus cattle. They were heavier going into the fall and wintered better than other crossbred cattle on the ranch. However, he didn’t think they were good mothers. According to Grandpa, “They don’t milk, and will putcha on the fence just for lookin’ at’em”.
Improving his Angus mother cows became his mission in life. This was before serious record keeping and EPDs, but he was cowman enough to recognize maternal traits and how they are passed on from mothers to daughters. By keeping his good cows and culling the rest, he eventually arrived at his “Super Momma” herd. Milburn Angus replacement heifers were highly sought after. We still have one of those last Angus cows in our recip herd.
Though we have transitioned from Angus to Wagyu cattle, this is the same direction we are taking our Wagyu herd.