Welcome to Hamco Cattle Co.
2008 Manitoba Purebred Breeder of the Year!
Hamco Cattle Company is located south of Glenboro, Manitoba, 50 miles southeast of
Brandon, Manitoba, and 100 miles west of Winnipeg, MB and 30 miles north of the North
Dakota border. We run 275 Red Angus and 275 Black Angus cows.
We have developed our herd through aggressive use of Embryo Transfer and A.I. striving
to produce strong functional cattle that perform well and are problem free. The
foundation of our herd were top donor cows we purchased from
several top seedstock herds in Canada and from the US. We have always used top A.I. sires and have raised or purchased some very outstanding
walking herd bulls.
Hamco has had an indoor bull sale on the farm for the past 23
years. We will be holding our 25th Annual Angus Bull Sale on Saturday, March 18, 2023
. We have sold a number of bulls into purebred herds but the bulk of our customers are
commercial cattlemen. We have been very pleased with the acceptance and popularity of
our Angus bulls in our customer's commercial herds. Glen,
Carleen, Larissa and Kyle and hired staff manage the cattle herd and also a large grain
and alfalfa hay operation. They sell hay throughout Canada and into the United States.
David is a veterinarian and is a partner in the Morden Veterinary Clinic, a 7 person
practice in Morden and practices in Pilot Mound, Glenboro, Killarney and Winkler. David
and his wife Shelley, an Animal Health Technician, also own and operate Embryo Genetics
Ltd., a full service Embryo Transfer company that provides ET services throughout
Manitoba, south-eastern Saskatchewan and northern North Dakota. David enjoys the
challenge of assisting with the management and breeding decisions in the Hamco Angus
herd, and it gives him a chance to practice what he preaches.
Our breeding program focuses on producing cattle that will be widely accepted by the
commercial beef producer. We screen and cull our bulls at least
3 times through their production phase, and end up selling from the top 50%. The bulls are selected based on performance, structural soundness,
temperament, breeding soundness evaluations and calving ease. The bulls are developed on a high forage ration and evaluated on a
112 day home performance test. We rank our bulls for calving
ease and sell a good selection of bulls suitable for heifers,
bulls that would work well on heifers or cows, and some we recommend only using on cows.
A Hamco Angus bull will provide performance and desirable
carcass traits to your herd while maintaining calving ease, high conversion rates,
maternal strength, easy fleshing ability and Angus vigor at birth. The sold red color of
the Red Angus will cross very well with almost any colored herd or crossbred herd. The
Black Angus bulls will contribute their dominant Black hair
coat color and Angus traits that are in demand in the marketplace.
March 17, 2023