CHINOOK, Mont. – The Crowley family is busier than ever as the family returned from the PRCA National Finals Rodeo in Vegas, and the kids participated in Christmas concerts at school.
In addition, preparations for Clear Creek Angus’ 11th annual production sale on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Bear Paw Livestock in Chinook, are beginning.
“We are just starting on the catalog for the sale and lining up slots for advertising,” said Teddy, who owns and operates Clear Creek Angus seedstock and commercial Black Angus business with Sara, and their kids, Kruz, Jaxton, and Kane.
“We’ll take weights on the bulls in the sale again after the first of the year and then produce a progress report.”
Planning for an annual bull sale takes a lot of time and effort, which will go on right up to sale day. The catalog is a major enterprise with photos of each bull included, along with its EPDs and other data, and information about the ranch.
“With our very maternal herd, our bulls are developed with commercial cattlemen in mind. Our moderate birth weights, heavy weaning weights and great dispositions are just some of the advantages of Clear Creek Bulls,” Teddy said.
Currently, the registered Angus bulls in the upcoming sale are developing well at the Malta feedlot.
Clear Creek Angus believes in very good service after the sale. The Crowleys follow up on their bulls, making sure they fit well with the ranch they go to.
Helping with all the chores and planning details is a bout of warm weather that came through prior to Christmas Day. Some days have been up into the 50s, with lows in the 20s.
Teddy said they are working on their website (www.clearcreekangus.com), updating the pages in preparation for the bull sale.
In addition, Clear Creek Angus maintains a nice Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ClearCreekAngus), with lots of information about the ranch and the registered cattle. The Crowleys welcome everyone to follow along with their posts and view some beautiful photos and videos, too.
Meanwhile, the bred heifers and cows have plenty of grass with little snow out on their winter pastures.
“We have brought the young registered cows out of the hills as they will start calving Jan. 20,” he said.
The commercial heifers are due to start calving March 10.
The family has recently returned from the rodeo in Las Vegas. Sara said she took photos of the boys at the rodeo. The family saw the underwater aquarium at the Mirage with dolphins, and took in some other shows.
“Kruz, Jaxton, and Kane had a lot of fun at the rodeo and at the shows in Vegas,” Sara said.
If that weren’t enough, the boys were all in the Christmas concerts at their school, and did a very good job.
Kruz has finished with basketball for the year.
“It is amazing how much the boys all improved from start to finish,” Teddy said. “Thanks to all the coaches, referees, and anyone else who made these games possible, and a special thanks to Coach Davies for the bowling party afterwards.”