DVD or Video of Herd Sires and Ranch History

Ranch History and Breeding Philosophy and Program

Part I covers the history of our ranch and our breeding 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 believe in Hereford cattle, and why we have stayed exclusively with Hereford cattle 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 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.

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.

Herd Sires

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 and pleasing background music, the commentary of highly professional judges, the best show men and women in the country presenting their best in national competition, and the dynamics of the auction ring make this a very lively, interesting and informative video.

There is also a link to a video of WNH Ms Optima 9401 on her page.

Download Time

These videos can practically only be viewed by people with high speed internet connections.  These are large files as internet files go, and even 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 Eye-appeal Go Together"
Table of Contents

Part I

Ranch History (all five parts complete)  246mb

A. Ranch History 1971-75  25mb
B. Breeding Program 1975-87  23mb
C. History 1988-1997  124mb
D. History 1998-2001  185mb
E. Why We Prefer Herefords  29mb

Part II: Individual Bulls 
Section A: Feltons 517  X  WNH MS Optima 9401  34mb
WNH Fortress  61mb
WNH NS Elixir  60mb
MSU WNH Felton 5F  33mb

Section B:  Outcross Bulls
WNH Stockmaster 9925  134mb
WNH Supreme 2025  56mb

Section B: Bulls sired by MSU Optimum Z03
MSU Optimum Z03  41mb
Miss Nizhoni PR05 & WNH Everything  56mb
WNH Optimum 9324  54mb
WNH Optimum 264 9705  84mb

Part III:  Calving Ease Bulls
WNH Easy Doer 9707  58mb
WNH Decathlete 9824  41mb

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