to Schutte & Sons, S&S Polled Herefords of Guide Rock, Nebraska.
We are located only a few miles from the geographical center of the United
States, in one of the more historic regions of Nebraska.
Hereford herd began in 1952 when our father, the late Alfred Schutte, purchased
two cows and one bull. At the present time our cowherd numbers 170 head
with over half being daughters and granddaughters of DL
DIGGER 15G 44U. Our herd has been basically closed to outside females
for over 20 years, so the bulk of the cowherd traces to just a few original
Tradition of Outstanding Foundation Sires
We have been fortunate
to have owned some truly outstanding foundation sires over the years, including RCR GOLDMINE 26 (1960), SLF PLD MOD LAMP 34 (1968), GERDES FUTURE SPIDEL
4 (1979), LH DUPLICATOR
140N (1981), WBR SURVIVOR
T24 (1985), DL DIGGER
15G 44U (1986), and VCR
EAST KODIAK 506E (1995). Every
female on our ranch traces to one or more of these bulls.
Digger is probably
the most influential sire of females we have owned since we have been in the
purebred business. He has been used AI in herds from coast to coast.
He is truly a solid foundation sire and one of the breed's great breeding
EAST KODIAK 506E is the latest exciting addition to our battery of herd
bulls, a truly outstanding herd bull who sired the 1999 National Champion
Polled Hereford bull, S&S
BASIC 1G, out of
a DL DIGGER 15G 44U dam. S&S
BlASIC 1G was also
the 1998 Grand Champion at the North American International Livestock Exposition
in Louisville, Kentucky.
Benchmark Dams and Dams of Distinction
We have been in the purebred
Polled Hereford business for 60 years and have sold cattle to ranches in more
than 32 states, Canada and Argentina. Each year we hold a production
sale the first Tuesday in March, focusing on commercial bulls and top replacement
females. Our herd has been one of the leaders in the nation on the Benchmark
Dam list since the inception of the Benchmark program. We have bred
over 70 Benchmark Dams or Dams of Distinction, including a number of females
that sold in our sales as heifers and then made Benchmark for their new owners.
In 2011, S&S ownes 19 Dams of Distinction,
ranking us in the top 11 herds of the Horned and Polled Herefords in the United
Ours is a truly
working ranch where the cattle must take care of themselves and thrive in
our environment. Our only sources of income are grain and cattle, so
it is extremely necessary that we keep our operation fine tuned and efficient.
We don't have the manpower to spend extra time with problem cattle.
Ron and his
wife Nancy have four children: their daughter Melissa, and her husband
John Turner and their son, Simon; their daughter Amy and her husband Brad
Edgar their daughter Avery and there son Lleyton; their daughter Nichole and
her husband John Schumm and their sons, Trenton and Evan; and their granddaughter Savannah (Ben's daughter).
At the present
time none of our children are actively involved in our operation, but they
take great interest in what goes on with our cattle, having been involved
in 4-H and showing cattle while they were still at home.
to our ranch. We look forward to seeing you at our production
sale, the first Tuesday in March.