The fold of Scottish Highland cattle at Rock Flats Ranch is a new addition. These cattle are weather hardy, have high calving ease, are self-sufficient, and produce high-quality beef. These cattle are grazing high-density pine areas with tough terrain.
Rocky Flats Ranch began over 20 years ago with Angus and Limousin genetics. However, within the last few years, a refocus on improved genetics began. Now Rocky Flats Ranch raises Angus cattle with prime genetics that produce calves with high weaning weights, outstanding marbling characteristics, and are adaptable to the rocky terrain of Colorado.
Protocols for cattle
Rocky Flats Ranch utilizes the experts around to better their cattle and conservation. Colorado State University helps create a nutrition protocol for both the Angus herd and the Scottish fold. This includes testing hay and forages to then decide on supplementation, if necessary. A local veterinarian creates vaccination, animal health, and well-being protocols. Any new animals to the ranch are isolated, vet-checked, and then DNA tested.