Rancho Tres Hijos presently has one annual seventy-five day breeding program. Cows are carefully matched to bulls selected to produce the thickness and uniformity desired by today’s beef industry. Both Pedigree and Performance information are used to match the bulls with the cows. After a one-time AI, the cows are placed in breeding traps with one of our Herd Bulls that most closely matches the breeding criteria. After seventy-five days have elapsed the bulls are picked up and moved to a bull holding pasture. All bulls are fertility tested prior to use in the breeding program and any outside bulls that are used are both fertility tested and tested for trichomoniasis. The cows are palpated at approximately 120 days after the breeding season and any open cows are eliminated from the herd and shipped to the local auction barn.