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WELCOME TO APALACHEE BEEFMASTERS

 

OUR FOUNDATION: THE SIX ESSENTIALS

Fertility, Disposition, Weight, Conformation, Hardiness, and Milk Production

 

OUR FUTURE: QUALITY AND CARCASS COMPOSITION

Yield, Grade, Tenderness, and Flavor

History and Breeding Philosophy

 

Located in North Central Georgia, we began breeding Beefmasters in 1985 with heifers purchased from Mr. David Kistner, Berkmere Beefmasters, Snellville, GA. Mr. Kistner’s cattle originated from Tom Lasater’s Foundation Beefmaster herd. Over the years, we developed our herd using bulls from local Georgia breeders. Decisions were based on visual appraisals and the six essentials. We began to expand our genetic horizon in the early 2000s using some of the top bulls in the Beefmaster industry. Visually correct females with proven maternal genetics have been used to build our breeding program.

 

We have gained more predictable visual and performance qualities in our cattle. While continuing to apply the principles of the six essentials, today, we are confident that our cattle exemplify the best that the Beefmaster breed has to offer. As the future unfolds, we will seek to improve the quality of our cattle and implement, as science moves forward, those selection practices that will lead to greater carcass quality for the betterment of the Beefmaster breed.

 

 

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Contact Information

Prasse DVM, Keith W & Susan W

889 Austin Reynolds Rd

Bethlehem, GA 30620

Office:(770)867-2665

Mobile:(706)248-1431

Email: kprasse@uga.edu

 

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Robbins Cattle Marketing

Bruce Robbins

19202 Heather Creek

San Antonio, TX 78258

Office: (210) 545-6106

Mobile: (210) 861-5136

Email: Robbinscattle@att.net

Marketing Practices

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