Kallion Farms Testimonials

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Grant has some of the best Brahman genetics in the business. His cattle are docile, deep ribbed and big boned. We couldn’t be more pleased with the Brahman cattle that we have purchased from him. Grant doesn’t just have great genetics, he is also a true pleasure to work with while choosing cattle, his honesty and integrity go a long way in our book.
— Beck Ranch, Paluxy, Tx.
Kallion Farms has been setting the bar high by producing some of the most docile, fertile cattle in the industry, while also delivering all of the qualities that you look for. Investing in Kallion genetics has been the best decision that we have made for our program, and we look forward to using their bloodline to produce excellent cattle that will be great additions to any herd.
— Holdyn, Shiner, Tx.
I have been doing business with Kallion Farms for over a decade. They just don’t raise Brahman, they truly BREED Brahman cattle for docility, fertility, and carcass merit without sparing phenotype.
— Rey Salinas, Salinas Ranch. Burton, Tx
I’ve been doing business with Kallion Farms for several years now. There is no one as knowledgeable and passionate about the Brahman bred as Grant at Kallion Farms. He will work with you on what it is your looking to achieve with the Brahman breed. If it’s putting together a young herd, improving your genetics, embryos, ivf flushes, semen package, or herd sire bulls, he can help. His extensive data on his cattle is second to none. I look forward to many more years of doing business with Kallion Farms.
— Michael Ashworth, Orange, Tx.
Kallion Farms’ Brahman genetics consistently produce highly marbled beef that will melt in your mouth.
— Dr. Roger E. Hunsley, Ph.D.
Tracy and I have been in an unique and honored position for almost the last 30 years. Byron Vassburg came to Tracy with a dream, an idea really, to build up a Brahman herd of cattle to be better than anything currently on the market. Tracy bought him that first herd. And many many recip heifers after. But I think that when I personally saw the Kallion brand refine and expand was when Grant took the reins. He culled heavily. He had a more refined vision of what a Brahman should be. Everybody knows a Brahman cow is the Queen among cows, but the steers are always the beggers in the sale ring. The work Grant has done isolating the gene that develops a thicker ribeye, loin, t-bone, has been a game changer. I think that feedlots knowing that steer has Kallion genes, will enhance the value of the steer. I work for some folks that have some Kallion cows. This year we put their Texas M3 bull
Kermit on those cows, and I have never seen a set of calves that are that impressive. The ease of birthing, the mothering by the cows, the milk production is outstanding. But the depth of these calves, heifers and bull calves, is what is to me the most astounding. They have plenty of leather to grow into, and the frame is big and solid. I couldn’t be more pleased. I am also impressed with the disposition on these cows and heifers. That is something important to me! Anything you buy from Kallion, will be money well spent. You will be happy with that purchase for years.
— Cristy Terry, Floresville, Tx.
Kallion Farms has been a leader in carcass data collection from day one. They value data that can help all cattlemen.
— Tommy Perkins, Ph.D. Executive VP
I’m extremely impressed and pleased with the quality of Kallion Farms Brahmans genetics. Grant has done a phenomenal job of breeding genetics that are docile, fertile and above all have the carcass merit qualities every cow man/woman looks for in this industry. We have invested in Kallion Farms genetics because we believe in their program, and we look forward to producing some excellent cattle using their bloodlines that have the performance data and results to stand behind them.
— HM Cattle Co.
Kallion Farms’ Brahman genetics consistently produce highly marbled beef that will melt in your mouth. In 2017, 24 harvested Brahman steers had carcass shear force values between 3.70 and 7.28 pounds of pressure, with an average value of 5.31. This is comparable to the very best steaks at restaurants through North America. Kallion Brahmans have been intensely selected for temperament, marbling, tenderness, and fertility for the past eleven years. The true results are in the eating experience when Kallion beef is on the menu.
— Dr. Roger E. Hunsley, Ph.D.
Kallion Farms of College Station, Texas has been on the forefront of postioning themselves in the mainstream Brahman breed to be producers in the US. Byron Vassberg, had a vision to be committed and dedicated to finding animals within the Brahman breed that had the genetic potential to produce a product the industry demands. After countless embryos, a variety of matings, an extensive number of hours and excel pages, this ideal animal is a reality today. Grant Vassberg is continuing this legacy with making animals that are what the beef industry is continuing to look for, a well-adapted bos indicus animal that will produce quality beef that the consumer is wanting.
— Gustavo A Toro, Director of Beef Support Services ST Genetics

Kallion Farms has been in pursuit of fertility and femininity in the Brahman Breed for many years. This is the main reason why I chose to join their team. Kallion Farms have identified certain DNA markers in the Brahman breed that have very high marbling and tenderness qualities which I feel will change the Brahman breed in the next decade.
— Lew Thompson, South Texas Cattle Marketing
At Magic Ranch, more than half of our herd is composed of Kallion-branded cows. After 3 years in the Brahman business, we are pleased with their docility, production and maternal ability. We very rarely have to assist with births, and so far, we have seen a strong demand for our calves. We are a performance-focused operation that utilizes ultrasound technology to evaluate the carcass aspects of our replacement heifers and bull prospects, and the calves out of our Kallion females have averaged over a 4 %IMF for the last 2 calf crops! Kallion Farms stands behind their product and has been great to do business with. I highly recommend their genetics and program.
— Emily Otto, Magic Ranch
From 2005 to 2007 we purchased several Herd Bulls from Kallion Farms based on the strength of their feed efficiency, great confirmation, and excellent pedigrees. Will are still using some of those bulls and many of their offspring in our herd today. We have never been disappointed in their fertility and offspring quality. Today we own over 600 Registered females and 50 bulls, all direct descendants of our original Kallion Herd bull battery.
— Leo Casas, Beeville, Tx.
 

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