Joe and Cindy Frasier, owners/managers of River Bend Ranch west of Limon, Colo., have lived on the ranch for nearly 40 years. We raised our family here on the High Plains east of the Rockies, daily caring for our Red Angus cattle herd and enjoying the advantages of a great rural community. Our children have graduated from college and have found their niches in the multi-faceted field of modern agriculture.
Our son, Ryan, and his wife, Lindsay, live on the ranch, and have fun with their three children, Maelle, Tucker and Genevieve. Ryan works full-time on the ranch and Lindsay works with area high schools online as their college level English/Literature instructor.
Our daughter, Kelsey, and her husband, Ronny Pope, also live and work on the ranch. Ronny works full-time on the ranch and Kelsey is a digital marketing consultant, agricultural freelance writer and blogs at Ag on the Forefront. They have a son, Chisum.
Our daughter, Emily Frasier, lives in Olathe, Kan., where she works for Aspen Lawn and Pest Control as the office coordinator and freelance landscape designer.
Two themes are central in the lives of our family: First, our faith in Christ Jesus and secondly, our love for Red Angus cattle. Our commercial Red Angus herd has roots to the early 1980’s, and the registered herd began in the 1990’s with a few heifers our daughters purchased. Add those to our acquisition of the entire registered 7U herd from Lonnie and Janet Frimann and our herd has grown over 400 registered females.
Fertile, functional and disposition: These three terms best describe our breeding program.
FERTILE – Grazing and running within a multi-paddock short grass environment year-round, these females don’t see feed pens, after feed or calving sheds. Our calving season begins the last week of April through mid- June and all calve on their own in open pasture.
FUNCTIONAL – We select our bloodlines to better meet the needs our customers and fellow breeders have expressed for Calving Ease, Growth and Carcass Traits and Maternal Values. All of our seedstock bulls have received genomic (50K equivalent) and ultrasound tests to help in the selection process.
DISPOSITION—Webster defines this term as “the individual’s character and temperament”. Our paddock approach to grazing management requires cattle that have a gentle and workable disposition. The results are healthy bulls, cows and calves, that allow us to best utilize the available forage, are safe to handle whether in a large herd or individually in a trailer, and result in a more satisfying end product.
We are confident these goals will result in superior genetics and disposition when you purchase a Solid Rock Red Angus Bull.
Give us a call or better yet stop by and visit, we would love to get to know you better!
Joe and Cindy Frasier
45965 County Road 118
Limon, Colorado 80828