About Us

       Sunny Day Shorthorns (SDS) is a family owned and operated cattle ranch.  We specialize in quality show cattle.  Our cattle have the right genetics to start a new herd or to improve an existing one.    SDS has been in the business since 1967 for over 40 years and what started as a 4-H project has matured into a healthy enterprise. If you are in the market for a show steer, we have the one you've been looking for. If you need a heifer, try out our proven genetics.  Our cattle are located in Merced County at our ranch that has been in the family for four generations, outside of Atwater.  They winter graze in the hills above Madera, CA in Raymond.

       All SDS cattle are registered with the American Shorthorn Association, one of the most dynamic and innovative breed organizations in the United States with animal records dating back to 1846.  Visit their website at http://www.shorthorn.org. Sunny Day Shorthorns in a member of the American Shorthorn AssociationCalifornia Shorthorn Breeders Association, California Farm Bureau, Merced County Farm Bureau, Merced-Golden Valley FFA Boosters club, and the Merced County Holstein Club.

       This website was among the first in the industry.  SunnyDayShorthorns.com was established in 2002.  By 2006, SunnyDayShorthorns.com boasted 75,000 visitors and averaged 300 hits per day.  SunnyDayShorthorns.com has been innovative since its inception.  It was the first to use the term e-Korral, the name it gave to its online herd listing.  In addition,  this website was honored with the Hot Site award from Cattle Today as well as being featured as Stackyard Agrilinks premier site.  In 2009, it was decided that we needed to make keeping up our site easier.  The site you are looking at today uses the latest and greatest technologies and allows the entire family to help.

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