About the Ranch
more than 60 year’s of experience
McKenney Farms has been in The Registered cattle business since the mid 1950’s. We were originally Registered Angus Breeders until the 1970’s when Dr. McKenney branched off into the Registered Brahman business. We specialized in Elite Class Brahmans until about 2015 at which time Broken Triangle Ranch bought all but 2 head of the MK Brahman herd. During those years, Doc was a well-known Brahman Breeder who produced many National and International Champion animals. He served as President of the American Brahman Breeders Association for 2 years and was in charge of the last World Brahman Congress held in the USA. He also served as Vice President of FICEBU, an international Brahman type cattle organization, based in Brazil. We currently maintain a small herd of Elite Brahman cows.
After analyzing the current American beef industry and its needs, we felt that the National Beef Herd needed an infusion of high-quality Hereford blood. They (the National Herd) were mostly Angus-based cows and weaning and yearling weights were slowly dropping on feeder cattle. The infusion of Hereford blood would give us a black baldy steer that would qualify for Certified Angus or Certified Hereford beef and the addition of Hereford Blood has been shown to increase weaning weights of calves by 35-50 pounds over straight Angus calves. These offspring would still reach choice grade beef at the desired 1200-1400 pound range preferred by the feedlots and meatpackers. The produced Black Baldy heifers are always in high demand by commercial breeders. We decided to invest in Line One Hereford genetics only, as we felt they produced the most predictable results in the Hereford Breed. These are cattle that have been line bred since around 1930 in Montana, with an emphasis on performance under range conditions. No new blood has been introduced since that time. They have a very predictable result in the performance of your calf crop and have been used around the world in Hereford herds to improve the breed of cattle and the quality of the beef produced.