Six Mile Ranch

Six Mile Ranch

"Where Customers Become Friends"

Breeding Program

We are a cattle ranch – first and foremost…We love seeing our commercial calves in great demand in the fall just like the many ranches that we market our bulls to. Our goal as a...
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History

Six Mile Ranch began as nothing more than a dream for newlyweds Ken and Roberta Frazer. In 1949, they traded every cow they had, except the milk cow, to purchase the original ranch property south...
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6M Shop

Now you can shop online for semen and embryos! Check back often for new listings and exclusive embryo packages! Clothing will be available for purchase during certain seasons as well! Please double check the semen...
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History

Six Mile Ranch began as nothing more than a dream for newlyweds Ken and Roberta Frazer. In 1949, they traded every cow they had, except the milk cow, to purchase the original ranch property south of what is now Six Mile Ranch. In 1954, with the help of Ken’s previous employer, they were able to purchase land which is now the headquarters of Six Mile. In those beginning years Ken & Roberta ran a herd of commercial cattle with Ken buying cattle as a drover and working long, hard hours to make a living.

Ken and Roberta Frazer

In the late 1960’s the cow herd was predominantly of Hereford breeding. Ken had tried many different breeds of cattle, but was still looking for one that fit into his environment and management practices. Ken & Birdie drove 10,000 miles and looked at 10,000 different cattle before deciding on Red Angus. In 1967 they purchased 4 Red Angus Bulls from Beckton Stock Farm in Sheridan, Wyoming. They were so pleased with the cross and the efficiency of the Red Angus cattle that in 1970 Ken & Roberta decided to become one of Saskatchewan’s first Purebred Red Angus Breeders. Their motto “To Produce Cattle that are Born Easy, with the Will to Live, the Ability to Grow and the Quality to Sell”. The purebred operation grew from there holding its first Bull and Female Sales in 1975. Ken and Roberta worked diligently to bring the Red Angus breed into mainstream acceptance. They faced many critics in the cattle industry but never wavered from their original goal and their belief in the Red Angus breed. The dominance of the breed today is a direct result of the hard work of those few breeders in the beginning.

Unfortunately, in 1982 Ken’s health began to interfere with the workload so Ken & Roberta decided to start putting cattle out on a share basis, enabling them to help many young people become involved in the Red Angus Breed.

In the fall of 1990, Clayton and Corinne Gibson moved home to the ranch and shortly after, they took over the reins of the purebred operation. As the Six Mile herd had been largely dispersed due to Ken’s health issues, Clayton and Corinne built their new herd from the existing group of females and by bringing home the best cows they could from the share herds. They focused on a couple areas at the time:

  1. Cattle performance and production records aided in the strict culling process for the herd with structural and maternal superiority the number one objective for herd development.
  2. A mission to build strong customer relations believing that customer input and satisfaction was a very important building block.

The Iconic “Red Bull” Ranch Sign

Six Mile ranch remains a dominant force in the Red Angus industry. It gives Clayton and Corinne (and Ken and Roberta) great pride to see that their children are all actively involved in the ranch and plan for Six Mile to be around for many, many generations to come.

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Staff

We are fortunate to have assembled a very dedicated and talented staff here at Six Mile. We think of these folks as family and thank them for their dedication to our program.       ...
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6M Shop

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Contact

Give us a call if you are headed our way! We’d love to give you a cattle tour.                                   ...
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Breeding Program

We are a cattle ranch – first and foremost…
We love seeing our commercial calves in great demand in the fall just like the many ranches that we market our bulls to. Our goal as a purebred operation is to produce the kind of cattle that do just that for us and our customers.

The Six Mile Cow Herd Today

Six Mile Ranch currently runs a cow herd of around 450 head of Registered Red Angus cows and a herd of 150 Registered Black Angus cows. The bulk of the purebred cows are calved beginning around February 1 with a 60 day interval, taking them to April 1. A smaller group of females are bred to calve from May 1 to June 15.

Herd health is very important at Six Mile and all animals are on a scheduled vaccination and nutrition program as directed by our herd veterinarian.

The ranch develops all of its own purebred calves from weaning on, enabling us to accurately test their performance on feed as well as on their dams.

1916Y and Sloane Elizabeth, Summer 2019

The commercial cow herd numbers around 150 head of mother cows and is made up of predominately Red Angus and Red Angus cross females. The bulls used in our commercial herd are all home-raised sires or sires purchased from our own customers. The commercial cows are calved March-May. The commercial calves are usually marketed in the fall but have been fed out on the ranch, depending upon the market situation in the current year.

The Breeding Program

We believe in having a powerful maternal cow herd. Our attention has always been focused on conformation, structure and production in our cow herd. We like our females to be moderate, easy keeping, excellent uddered females with the capacity and natural muscling to do well on the range.

“Performance” is a very important part of the beef cattle business. We aim to raise cattle with as much performance and muscle mass as possible, however we will not sacrifice structural soundness, fertility nor maternal traits to get it. We believe that Angus cattle are a maternal breed that naturally excel at producing the most desirable beef in the industry. This is one of the main reasons they are in the forefront of the cattle industry today, and it would be a shame to lose sight of that.

Six Mile and Customers Commercial Bred Heifer Sale, held every December

Six Mile has always felt strongly about sparing no expense to bring the best genetic sires into our highly maternal cow herd. Every sire we choose must be backed by a solid, productive dam and when we find him, we do our best to own him.

 

6M Shop

Now you can shop online for semen and embryos! Check back often for new listings and exclusive embryo packages! Clothing will be available for purchase during certain seasons as well!

Please double check the semen that you are purchasing is qualified for your country. All semen purchases are final. F.O.B from listed storage location.

Featured

46th Annual Six Mile Bull Sale

Please join us April 3rd, 2020 at the Ranch for our strongest and most consistent offering to date! 150 yearling and two year old Red and Black Angus bulls sell!

Please let us know if you would like to receive a bull sale catalog!

    Commercial Open Heifers For Sale

    Six Mile and customers will be offering a top cut of commercial open heifers in the 46th Annual Bull Sale. April 3rd, 2021 Red and... Read More "Commercial Open Heifers For Sale"

    Genetic Focus 2020

    Thank you to all of the bidders and buyers that made our 2020 Genetic Focus Sale such a success! Lot 1 Purchased by Ivy Livestock... Read More "Genetic Focus 2020"

    Coming In Hot Sons!

    Red NCJ Comin In Hot 24E bulls highlight a stacked offering in our 45th Annual Bull Sale! April 4th, 2020 At the Ranch Six Mile... Read More "Coming In Hot Sons!"

    “Range Royalty” Commercial Bred Heifer Sale

    December 7th, 2020 Heartland Livestock Swift Current, Saskatchewan 250+ Angus Influenced Bred Heifers Sell! Clayton Gibson: 306.642.8013 Dexter Packet: 306.472.7757 Read More "“Range Royalty” Commercial Bred Heifer Sale"

    2019 Bull Sale Videos Now Online!

    Follow link to FLIP >>> PDF>>> VIDEOS>>> BOLT EPD's>>> Lot 1- Red Six Mile STEALTH 269F Read More "2019 Bull Sale Videos Now Online!"

    Taurus Repeats as Denver Champion

    Red Six Mile Taurus 519A was recently crowned Champion Red Angus Bull at the National Western Stock Show 2016. Taurus becomes one of the few... Read More "Taurus Repeats as Denver Champion"