Double Chief is a Polled Chief out of Polled Chief's best daughter. Years after he was used you can still see his influence come through the females that look like his mother four and five generations away. That's why we line breed . . . prepotency.
Abraham is our go to calving ease sire. He is purebred, has a perfect structure, a neat head carriage, and
in the top 10% of the breed for birth weight EPD. He goes back to Sunshine 510R on his sire’s side of the
pedigree and his dam was 907J’s last calf. Past his calving ease, we plan on him passing on his cool look
and mothers great udder and do-ability. He does a great job.
Performance and style describe how Tabasco produces. He has left a major foot print on the breed. He sired a national champion and many sale toppers and was the lead Gelbvieh bull for ABS for many years.
FHG Polled Pilgram 180A
Polled Pilgram is the poster bull for the Gelbvieh breed. He sires just like he looks: big, thick, deep and impressive. He is calving ease in a massive package.
Game On is a Homozygous Polled and Homozygous Black Purebred. He has great EPDs and an outcross
pedigree. His first calves look good.
Purchasing Overtime was a last minute decision made while the Overmiller sale was going on. We
wanted to add Zipline’s calving ease, carcass traits, and cool look to our herd. Plus, Overtime’s
mother is a great producer with ratios of 92BW, 102WW, 104YW, 107REA, 112IMF on four calves.
He is homozygous polled, purebred, and in the top 10% of the breed for CED, BW, MARB, and FPI
EPDs. He looks as good as his picture and has held his condition while out with cows. We are
excited about his first calves. Every female he is being bred to could raise a herd sire.
Owned with Cleland Cattle Co.
66Z is a great peformance sire that continually improved his spread from birth to growth as he aged. He comes from the great Kicking Horse performance program.
JWR Park's Polled Chief X74
Almost every cow at Golden Image goes back to Polled Chief. Some like Powerline 401B and Pocahontas 338A trace back to him six times. We believe our Polled Chief influence gives our program uniqueness and strength.
Idol is the bull that put things together for us. No other sire that we have used has so consistently produced easy-calving, sound structure, fleshing ability, gentle disposition, good-uddered, fertile daughters. Nearly every female in our program traces to Idol. We are now double and triple breeding him to intensify his genetic strength.
We were looking for a bull to add muscle and performance when we found Harley in the yards at Denver. He had a 1500 pound yearling weight in a frame 6 package. He had a 15-inch ribeye area and a huge scrotal circumference at a year old.. Plus, he was homozygous black and homozygous polled. He produced a national champion in 2013.
Idol 2 has changed things for our program. He added performance and muscle without straying too far from the genetics and type that work for us. He perfoms just like his EPDs, a little more birthweight than we are used to, but much more growth as well. We like to line breed the Idol genetics to concentrate their good traits.
Semen available soon.
Idol Intense is a purebred Gelbvieh that is outcrossed to most of the breed. Five generations of intense selection for functional, balanced traits created this super long, super sound, good footed, homozygous polled herd sire. He incorporates the positive traits from Idol, Tabasco, Sentinal, and Polled Chief with zero Freedom, Extra, or Cadillac. He is in the top 1% of all Gelbvieh sires for milk and total maternal EPD's. His dam has ratios of 97 BW, 108 WW, and 105 YW on eight calves. His first calves look great!
Owned with Diamond V Gelbvieh
Powerline is one of the best three quarter blood Gelbvieh bulls that we've ever raised. He is extremely long, extremely wide throughout, and extremely deep bodied with an attractive appearance. He carries his massiveness on a moderate frame and he moves with comfort. His dam is a powerful Morgan's Direction daughter going back to the productive Cow Girl family. We have high expectations for Powerline
Fort Dodge has looked like a herd sire since he was a calf. He has a unique presence and carriage that makes him special. He packs a lot of mass in a clean attractive package. Structually, he is amazing. The way he places his front feet down when on the move is fun to watch because it is so correct. Genetically, he combines the shots of Sentintal with Rito Magnum and Polled Chief. He was the eighth calf from a consistant producer that comes from the Star family.
Semen available soon.
Moonshine is a purebred Gelbvieh that comes from the Sunshine cow family which has produced numerous herd sires for us. We love that he looks like a Gelbvieh, not a club calf or an Angus, but a real Gelbvieh that should sire muscle, yield, and beautiful, productive daughters.
Owned with Kevin McClayland
Over the years, Golden Image Cattle has invested in herd sires that were contemporary, but not trendy. We believe good cattle are phenotypically correct, as well as possessing some powerful EPDs.
Our herd was built by poweful sires of the Gelbvieh breed.