The Touchstone breeding program is primarily oriented toward our grass fed beef business. The cattle are selected and bred to meet the needs of our grass fed beef customers. The cattle are registered with the American Angus Association. Performance data is reported to the AHIR program of the Association. The EPD data for our sires incorporate genomic values in the calculation of EPD's in addition to individual performance data.
Breeding emphasis is placed on both tenderness and marbling. Further we identify individuals that finish rapidly on grass, have large rib-eye to bodyweight ratio's, and are able to grade upper 2/3's USDA Choice on grass alone. We also select for are animals that will hang at least a 700 lb. carcass while excelling in low input forage only systems.
To ensure consistent quality in our grass fed beef, the cattle are line bred built upon the Emulous angus line. See the Emulous History link for more information.
If you are interested in purchasing seed stock or semen contact Brad James.