|Bow K Ranch is family-owned and operated by Dave and Dawn Bowman and their son and his wife, Andrew and Sarah Bowman. The ranch is located near Olathe, Colorado (a
90-minute drive from Grand Junction, Colorado). Dave and Dawn have been running
Gelbvieh cattle since 1983 and currently run 110 head of Gelbvieh and Black Angus, along with Gelbvieh x Black Angus and Gelbvieh x Red Angus (referred to as Balancers).|
The emphasis at Bow K Ranch is to produce moderate-sized (1,100 to 1,300 pound) cows that excel in maternal qualities birth
weight, calving ease, good udders, and adequate milk not to mention their docility. (See Female Page).
Our foundation is built on 31 years of AI breeding and quiet cattle handling methods.
This breeding season (for the 2015 calf crop), we have used the following AI sires:
- Oscar - who has a good birth weight EPD along with good growth and phenotype. He is
homozygous polled and diluter free.
- Mr. Bow K 304A – our exciting new purebred Gelbvieh herdsire we raised is homozygous
black and polled with excellent numbers and phenotype.
- Mr. Bow K 904W – a purebred Gelbvieh with calving ease and good all-around EPDs.
- Mr. Bow K 220Z – a three-quarter blood Gelbvieh with calving ease, exce llent
growth, stayablity, and carcass numbers.
- Lazy TV Sam U451 – calving ease, thickness, good all-around EPD's with added weaning
weight. (Purebred Gelbvieh).
- Traction (#1218825) — a purebred heterozygous black, homozygous polled bull with
excellent birth to growth numbers and the right phenotype. He's also an outcross to many Gelbvieh genetics.
- Jackpot — with good growth and carcass numbers and is homozygous black and polled.
- Watchman – a homozygous black, homozygous polled bull with excellent birth weight, growth,
carcass, and feed efficiency.
- Pinnacle – excellent calving ease, growth, and carcass.
- Hoover Dam — a thick calving ease bull with good carcass and maternal traits, and excellent
EPD's for docility.