We are the fourth generation to run a straight Angus foundation commercial herd that was started by Darby’s great grandfather Ole Wardberg. Ole brought some of the first Black Angus cattle to the extreme south western part of Saskatchewan in 1948. Three generations still run their commercial herds together; the second generation, Darby’s grandparents, Alfred and Josephine Wardberg, the third generation Don and Connie Delorme, and our herd makes the fourth.
From those first registered females our combined numbers of 300 plus commercial females have a certain consistency that you can see in the walking herd and the replacement heifers that we sell. We strive for consistency, after all that is what buyers are also looking for when purchasing a group of females to build or start a herd. Steers are usually sold in the fall and most of the heifers are available for purchase as replacements in the spring.
Our bull battery is from our own family purebred bull pen, so we know what they are capable of producing. We are not just any purebred breeder that puts the “Ranch Raised Cattle” slogan on their advertisement board; we ARE commercial ranchers and truly raise ranch bulls for ranchers and for ourselves.
Boundary Ranch currently runs approximately 60 commercial females. Half the straight bred Black Angus cow herd is now bred to our purebred Simmental bulls. The Simmental/Angus cross females as well as the straight bred Black Angus females are sold by private treaty in the spring, usually to repeat buyers.
Our Steers are usually sold in the fall and the crossbreds steers are also sold in different lots from the straight bred Angus. For further information on the commercial herd, steers, commercial replacement heifers please follow the links to the South Shadow website.