HISTORY OF SANTOS ANGUS
Santos Angus was started in 1991 as a 4-H/FFA project. The entire current herd was started with the purchase of a heifer in 1992 from Buchanan Angus of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The following year we purchased the dam of that heifer from the Buchanans.
These two females formed the foundation of our herd through Anthony’s high school years. He won many local and state competitions in FFA with these females and their offspring. He also competed at the state level in open shows and was competitive. He continued on with these females and their offspring building the herd through college. He used the income to pay for his college education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California. Upon graduation from Cal Poly, Anthony stayed in California to work and start a family.
Anthony and his dad, Don, decided they wanted to continue the registered herd, so Don became a partner and herd manager in 2000. They have been increasing the herd size with a focus on improved genetics. In 2006 Don and Anthony were looking to buy embryos to improve the herd genetics and create new bloodlines when Buchanan Angus proposed an embryo partnership program. Santos Angus would provide recipt cows and retain fifty percent of the heifer crop. They worked this program for two years resulting in 5 females. The first three calved in December 2008. Anthony and Don have been very pleased with the offspring from the calf crops these females have produced. The second calf crop produced our 1st Embryo Donor B17S in the fall of 2012. We are awaiting 6 embryo's from Coneally Earnan due in September and a natural calf by TC Vance. Santos Angus look forward to these great females continuing to be the foundation of their embryo program and herd for many years to come.
Anthony and Don would like to thank Bob and Kathleen Buchanan for their friendship, support and help. Without their input and help our program wouldn’t be where it is today and where it will go in the future. This is a very exciting time for us with our program. Anthony and Don hope to be selling many great herd sires for commercial producers to use in their herds for years to come.