For three generations our family has pioneered the purebred business in Idaho.  Starting with Herefords and now with Angus and Red Angus genetics, every day is spent improving our herd in their natural environment. As a registered seedstock operation, we are dedicated to producing quality, performance cattle based on multi-trait selection.

Our cattle have evolved from an intense AI program that focuses on proven genetics. We don’t just multiply cattle, we selectively mate large groups of half and three-quarter sisters to hand-selected sires with proven characteristics such as Muscle, Depth of Body, Structure, Maternal, Udder Quality, Fertility, and Fleshing Ability.  Add to that Performance, EPD Profiles and Feed Efficiency, and you’ll find we strive to produce fault free cattle for our customers.

Knowing how well our cattle convert feed is an essential piece of the puzzle.  For the past 5 years we have had the opportunity to send our fall bulls to a feed efficiency trial, which utilizes the Grow Safe System to collect data including average daily gain, residual feed intake, and feed conversion. This information is not only used to improve our own herd but offered to our customers, allowing them to improve their cow herd and bottom line.

As leaders in the purebred industry, we are committed to producing the best cattle in the breed, and are dedicated to quality customer service.  It would be our pleasure to show you our operation.  Visitors are always welcome!

Congratulations to Greg Shaw for his induction into the Hereford Hall of Fame

October 26, 2018

Greg Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho, John Loewen, Waukomis, Okla., Dale and Mary Barber, Channing, Texas, and Clifford and Barbara Copeland, Nara Vista, N.M., were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Oct. 26, in Kansas City, Mo., during the American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford Honorees Reception during the AHA Annual Meeting and Conference.
The Hall of Fame honor annually recognizes breeders who have dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed.

Greg Shaw
A third-generation rancher, Shaw has been a committed Hereford breeder from day one. The Shaw Hereford Ranch in Caldwell, Idaho, got its start in 1946 when Shaw’s parents, Tom and Mary, selected a Hereford heifer as the foundation for the family’s herd. Ahead of their time, the family began collecting performance data in 1963. Greg officially joined the operation after graduating college in 1968 and got straight to work in bettering the herd.

In cooperation with the University of Idaho, Shaw, his wife, Cleo, and Tom started the Northwest Bull Test Center in 1969, the first performance bull test center in the Northwest. That same year, Shaw enrolled the Shaw Hereford Ranch cow herd in the AHA Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR) program, recording everything “by hand on good, old carbon-copy pages.”

In 1988, the Shaw herd was divided into three. Shaw and Cleo ventured out on their own and started Shaw Cattle Company while raising their three children Tucker, Sam and Jaime, while carrying on the tradition of producing reputable performance cattle.

Shaw’s commitment to the industry is supported by his multiple leadership roles and industry-wide recognition. He served as president of the AHA Board of Directors and was also a board member for the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association and the Idaho Purebred Council. During his time on the AHA Board, he served as chairman of the breed improvement committee when the Whole Herd Total Performance Recording was implemented. In 2016, Shaw Cattle Company was recognized as the Beef Improvement Federation Seedstock Producer of the Year, an honor to an outfit that “prides itself on selling commercial bulls from a real-world cow herd.”

(Article taken from the American Hereford Association website)

Shaw Cattle wins Seedstock Producer
of the Year at BIF

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• Shaw Bull Sale
Wednesday February 19, 2020 12pm (MST)


• Shaw Female Sale
May 30 - Sale Postponed to a later date TBD

The American Rancher Video

• Shaw Cattle wins Seedstock Producer of the Year at BIF

Click to read press release! 

• Thanks to all who bid and bought at our 2016 Bull Sale.  

• Thanks to all who bid and bought at our 2016 Female Sale.  

IJHA News and Events


Shaw Family Named
Canyon County Farm Family
of the Year 2011

Shaw Bulls “Put to the Test” in Feed Efficiency Trial

Shaw Inducted Into Hereford Hall of Fame - American Hereford Association

Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Front-Load Calving Season
-Beef Breeder's Journal

Genetics stacked with years of predictability

• Idaho Hereford Breeders Tour hosted by Shaw Cattle Co.