Since 1990, we have been producing top-quality steers competitive at the state fair–level by AIing to top club calf sires. Recently, to improve the maternal side of our operation, we purchased two bulls, which were turned in after AIing for one cycle. The first is a black baldy we call “Cowboy Joe;” he is a Plainview Lutton E102 (purebred Angus) son out of a Slick 50/Hired Man daughter. Cowboy Joe is a low birth weight, calving-ease special. Slick 50, as most of you know, is a 5-Star calving-ease Maine Anjou and a 4-star Maine for milk. Hired Man is Double Stuff on the bottom side. As we see it, Cowboy Joe combines Angus, Shorthorn and Maine into a sound, calving-ease, high-maternal, genetically-clean package.