Schrader Ranch  |  2118 Oxbow Road  |  Wells, KS 67467
785-488-2135 (h)  |  schrader@twinvalley.net

Schrader Ranch is located between the Flint Hills and the Smoky Hills on the western edge of tall grass prairie in Central Kansas.  The operation relies on the forage grown in its native pasture, as stock piled standing grass is used for winter feed.  For the most part, hay is only used when there is excessive snow cover.  Heifers are calved in small pastures close to the headquarters and cows are calved in large pastures throughout the ranch.

Because of the reliance on purchased feedstuffs, large calving areas, and minimal labor, our focus of quiet, easy-keeping, convenience-trait cattle is not just talk, it is a necessity.

The operation continues to increase the number of bulls and females sold every year.  Approximately, seventy SimAngus and Charolais bulls and 200-300 commercial calves are sold annually off the ranch.

The only practice that differs from this general ranch philosophy is our composite Charolais matings.  A select few females are mated to certain “show bulls”.  Progeny from these matings are typically sold for youth projects and not retained for seed stock production.

 
BULL SALE
Tuesday March 15


 

Congratulations to Weston Schrader for earning Champion Junior Showmanship honors at the 2016 Kansas Junior Charolais Show and the Kansas Junior Simmental Show.

Weston, Shad Bunker, and Korbin Leddy were named the Champion Junior Sales Talk Team at the 2016 AIJCA Junior National.

Weston received 1st place in the 2016 AIJCA Junior Impromptu Speech Contest.

   
Congratulations to Josi Schrader, placing 5th in Junior Showmanship at the 2015 Kansas Junior Livestock Show.

Congratulation to the Midwest Jr Marketers and Fitters for earning Champion Jr Team Sales and Champion Jr Team Fitting honors at the 2015 Charolais Junior Nationals in St. Paul, MN.


Congratulations to Weston, Korbin Leddy, Shade Bunker, and Makayla Houck for earning Champion Junior Team Fitting Honors as well as Champion Junior Team Sales at the 2014 AIJCA Charolais Junior National, Hutchinson, KS

   
Weston and Josi both earned Champion Showmanship honors in their respective divisions (Junior and PeeWee) at the 2014 Kansas Junior Charolais Show! Also congratulations to MacKenzie Moldenhauer with her Reserve Champion Steer and to Maddy Krueger with her Reserve Composite Female at the 2014 Kansas Junior Charolais Show.
   
Spencer served as the assistant judge for the owned heifer show during the 2013 National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City.

   
At the 2013 Charolais Junior National in Texarkana, Weston (along with teammates Logan Ohlde, Makayla Houck (IA), and Shade Bunker (WI) was named the Champion Junior Fitting team.  Josi and Weston and Logan Ohlde received Reserve honors in the Sales Talk.  Weston earned Champion Junior Prepared speech honors and also took home the Champion Overall Junior Poster award with his herd advertisement poster



Weston Schrader earned Champion Junior Showmanship honors at the 2013 KJCA Show and the 2013 KJSA Show.  Josi Schrader earned Reserve Champion Pee Wee Showmanship honors at the 2013 KJCA Show.

   
Weston, along with Ella Barrett and Logan Ohlde was the Reserve Champion Sales Talk Team at the 2012 Charolais Junior National in Grand Island, NE
   
Chancy Johnson received Champion Steer honors at the 2012 Morris County Fair with her SimAngus steer
   
 
Weston Schrader earned Champion Junior Showman honors at the 2012 Kansas Junior Charolais Show and Champion Novice Showman at the 2012 Kansas Junior Simmental Show.
   
Weston's steer "Black Jack" (sired by Protean) is the highest ranked carcass in a four county area – July 2011
   
Riley Krehbiel's steer (sired by Protean) posts the largest ribeye in Kingman county – August 2011
   
Clawson/Schrader families selected as the 2011 Charolais Family of the Year at the recent AIJCA Junior National in Kansas City
   
Weston earns Reserve honors in the Junior Prepared Speech division and 1st place in the Herd Advertisement poster contest at the 2011 Charolais Junior Nationals, Kansas City
   
Spencer and Galen Fink serve as co-advisors for the Kansas Junior Charolais Association
   

 

 

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Schrader Ranch  |   2118 Oxbow Road  |  Wells, KS 67467  |  785-488-2135 (h)  |  schrader@twinvalley.net