Canadian Limousin Breeders- The Miller Family
Our start in the Limousin breed began in the fall of 1986 with the purchase of 10 percentage females from Pembina Limousin. Ron & Barb sold the first Excel bulls in the spring of 1988. In the late 80's we spent many summers attending cattle shows. As the kids(Trevor, Cody & Katelyn) got more active in their hockey, baseball and school sports less time was spent showing cattle.
We attended many sales and selected females and males from many herds throughout Canada, in doing so the herd has now grown to 160 breeding females today. Our farm is located 15 minutes Northwest of Westlock, Alberta, Canada where we raise our cattle on 1200 acres of rich black soil.
Excel Ranches Limousin, has always been a family farm, since the first time the kids were able to lead an animal they took part in helping to raise the bulls and females. Now the third generation is gearing up to start helping out!
Excel Ranches stands behind every bull sold. Here at Excel we cull for docility, scrotal, birth weight, body structure, horns, and feet and legs. By doing this we are pleased to offer you the best animals possible.
In 2011 Cody and Amy got married, along with the marriage came an integration of her Angus cattle in to the herd. We have been selectively breeding some Angus to Limousin to create some fantastic "Lim-Flex" crosses, as well as keeping a majority of the herd purebred. In 2016 Cody, Amy & their kids Lincoln & Avery moved to the farm and are part of the daily operations and management.
Excel Ranches has successfully been selling bulls in the Prime Club sale since 1988. In December 2015 we had our own female production sale here on the farm and have since decided, in 2017, to have our very first Annual Excellence Sale Bull and female sale the second Thursday in March. The sale has become an annual event that includes Excel Bulls, Yearlings, Two-Year Olds, Limousin, Lim-flex, Angus and a select group of females. We look forward to seeing you on the second Thursday in March at the ranch in Westlock, Alberta Canada!
Ron & Barb
Cody, Amy, Lincoln, Avery & Brooks
Trevor, Lauren & Braxton