ABOUT CHRISTENSEN GENETICS
Christensen Genetics is a bovine genetic management firm specializing in improving the profitability of our clients. The ideal fit for each individual cowherd will be different, but Christensen Genetics is unique in its’ ability to provide complete genetic management for your cowherd. Starting with synchronization, AI or ET, and concluding with bull leases or bull purchases, Christensen Genetics can provide custom-built pregenancies for your entire cowherd each year that are designed to fit your ranch’s exact needs. As it comes time to replace females in your cowherd, Christensen Genetics has access to the highest quality replacements in both the commercial and registered sectors.
About the owner
Seth Christensen was eleven years old when he purchased his first two Holstein bull calves from a neighbor’s dairy. After receiving identical feed and care, when it came time to sell them, there was a large difference in weight between the two calves. When he asked the neighbor what the difference was, the neighbor told him, “Genetics.” Thus, a lifelong interest in genetics was born. By age 15, Seth was a certified AI technician, and by 17 years old, owned a small herd of registered Angus cows. At age 18, Seth began using embryo transfer, and for the last six years, has used both embryo transfer and artificial insemination to improve the quality of both his herd and the herds of his clients. Graduating in 2016 with a degree in economics from Utah State University, Seth understands the impact of quality genetics on the bottom line of a business, and strives to tailor fit genetics into each individual cowherd that will best fit their business model and production goals.
Our Breeding Philosophy
Each ranch is unique, and the genetics that will help them to reach their goals are just as varied. Christensen Genetics provides animals that are tailor-made to fit your exact needs. We have broken down the focus of our breeding into five lines: calving ease, power, terminal, maternal, and balance. We offer each of these lines both within the Angus breed and with other specialized breeds to create an F1 cross for maximum heterosis.
Our calving ease line is focused around donors and sires that are at the very top of the entire Angus breed for calving ease. We also offer competitively priced bull leases and semen on our bulls that will make breeding season easy on your wallet and give you peace of mind during calving season.
Our power line is focused around donors and sires that not only perform with weaning weights near the top of the entire breed, but also add the muscle, depth, and width that we all love to see in a growthy set of calves. Bull leases on bulls like this can also introduce the power line to your herd. If you’re looking for crossbred power, our Charolais option is second to none.
Our terminal line is focused around donors and sires in the top 1% of the Angus breed for the $Beef index. For our clients finishing and selling their animals on a grid-based system, these animals will rack up the premiums. Leases on our Rampage sons will fit this line well. For those focused on a prime finished carcass, our Akaushi line is a great choice.
Our maternal line is focused around donors and sires that have proven themselves to stand the test of time. These animals hold the Pathfinder designation within the Angus breed, and have produced above average for a long period of time. Bulls produced in our embryo program from maternally-oriented lines do a great job of producing a quality crop of heifer calves. If that coveted baldy-faced female is your target, we also offer Hereford semen to make an F1 Angus/Hereford cross female.
Our balance line is focused around donors and sires for those that want it all! These animals are both phenotypically excellent and in the top 25% of the entire Angus breed for calving ease, growth, and carcass traits. While not as extreme in any one trait as their more specialized counterparts, these animals are bred with a “no holes” philosophy for the cowman that calves his own heifers, sells calves at weaning, finishes some beef, and retains his own females. Leases on our balanced bulls are available. If you want to add heterosis to the mix, our Stabilizer line should fit the bill.