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The GDAR Program

Designed to Add Value

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Functional Females
Calves taht Excel

A program designed to add value to the beef industry by consistently improving the Angus cow.

Cow Foraging
Cows that Work for a Living

GDAR cows are expected to forage and travel on the rolling plains of Eastern Montana. They are expected to be efficient. With each new generation of GDAR females we expect to get more with less inputs.

Cow Head
6 Decades Making Better Cows

Russ Denowh and Joe Gartner started Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch in 1957 with the goal of developing ever better females that possessed the genetics to add value to all segments of the beef industry. Russ was fond of stating that if you select for the female, the rest will fall into place.

Road through Rolling Plains
Don't Veer from the Path

It's been the same program and same philosophy for over 60 years. Raise profitable Angus cows that will work in the real world.

Cows in Pasture

Focus on the Female

Maternal excellence has always been the focus of the GDAR program. It goes beyond maternal traits, however as the GDAR program is designed to optimize economically important traits to maximize profits for cow calf producers, and for the beef industry as a whole.

Trailing Cows
Functional and Efficient Females

A GDAR functional female raises a calf every year, breeds back in time, doesn't break down, and is easy fleshing even on a low quality diet. Moderate mature weights are emphasized in order to improve efficiency and cow weights have been recorded for over a decade.

Phenotype and Structure

Structure and phenotype come before numbers at GDAR. Structural soundness is paramount to the long term sustainability of any ranching operation, and eye appealing cattle always sell better.

Calf Nursing
Culling is a Selection Tool

Any cow not up to par for udder quality, feet, or any other structural issue leaves the GDAR herd, no exceptions.

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Calves that Excel

Calves should be born easy, have good vigor, and grow fast. They should perform at every level of the beef industry.

Cows Walking into Sunrise

Continually improving upon function and efficiency through balanced trait selection of economically important traits.

Balanced Trait Selection

The GDAR breeding program is designed to maximize efficiency, not necessarily to maximize any single trait. Balanced trait selection is utilized to optimize economically important traits to maximize profits.

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Rock Solid Foundation Genetics

GDAR herdsires have been leading the way for over 60 years. Many of the breeds most influential sires have been bred or owned by GDAR, and over 40 GDAR bulls have stood at various bull studs. Learn more on the history page.

DNA Cards
Relevant Technology

Technological advances are happening at an ever faster pace and any relevant advancement in technology is utilized to improve the GDAR genetic base.

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Industry Leading Sires

Elite herdsires are used extensively through artificial insemination and embryo transfer to advance our genetics. Check out the full roster on the sires page.

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Large Sire Groups

GDAR offers large sire groups to improve consistency and performance. Only the best make the sale, 225 bulls will sell out of 414 bulls born in 2017.

Bulls at Feed Bunk
Common Sense Bull Development

GDAR bulls are developed with the customer in mind. Bulls are fed for a moderate gain, which helps ensure structural and breeding soundness.

GDAR Guarantee

We stand behind our bulls, if you have a problem, we want to know.

GDAR bulls are FULLY guaranteed against injury for the first breeding season. See page 2 of our catalog for details.

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Lots of Data

Large amounts of data is collected and analyzed at GDAR, making the EPDs and ratios highly accurate. Extra data is also available in a sortable spreadsheet.

GDAR Yearling Bull

2020 GDAR Sale

225 Bulls Sell
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250 Heifers Sell
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Is this the year you will add value to your cowherd with a GDAR bull?

Request a catalog, give us a call, or just drop by, visitors are always welcome.

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Mick Denowh
34750 County Rd 127
Sidney, MT 59270
H (406) 798-3355
C (406) 489-0172
F (406) 798-7732

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Paul Denowh
12637 HWY 16
Sidney, MT 59270
H (406) 798-3375
C (406) 480-2761

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Chad Denowh
34751 County Rd 127
Sidney, MT 59270
H (406) 798-3541
C (406) 489-1762