About Sand Dollar 77
Located along the Front Range in the shadow of Longs Peak, Sand Dollar 77 is proud to breed and raise the finest Black Angus cattle possible. The ranch is comprised of over 285 acres of irrigated pasture managed through conscientious, environmentally sound, and sustainable practices. As a premier seed stock producer, we are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified and are committed to continuous herd improvement through enhanced genetics, herd health, nutrition, and sound management practices.
We are a family owned and operated ranch with a deep western ranching heritage. We strive for balance in everything we do with our cattle, farming, and family.
Black Angus Cattle
Angus cattle have been revered for their high quality beef since their importation to the United States from Scotland in the 1870's. Quality starts with genetics. Our mother cows and herd bulls are chosen for their calving ease, growth, and high-marbling and tenderness genetics. They are the best in the world and are registered in the American Angus Association.
Cattle Handling and Management
We take pride in our cattle handling and management practices. Central to our operation is the humane treatment of our cattle during all aspects of their life. Everyone working on the ranch has completed the Animal Care Training course endorsed by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and is Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified.
Our management practices benefit you, our cattle, and the environment. Our entire 285 acres is in established pasture and hay and we utilize rotational grazing practices to protect and conserve soil and water resources. Cattle ultimately serve a valuable role in the ecosystem by converting the forages that humans cannot consume into a nutrient-dense food source. Good management is not a choice, it is protection for our consumers and our future generations.
Genomic Enhanced EPDs
All of our Registered Angus cattle have been i50K tested. The animal's EPDs are GE-EPDs, meaning they have had a genomic test performed on a DNA sample from that animal which provides additional information on the calculation of their EPDs. The GE-EPDs for each animal are broken into three categories (Production, Maternal, Carcass) and four $ Indexes.