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Learn more about beef cattle production by reading about the experiences of others in your field. They share tips on animal health, herd management, reproduction, performance, marketing and much more.

Thriving on the challenges presented by the beef industry

published: April 17th 2023 by: Martha A Hollida source: Southern Livestock Standard

The beef industry is multi-faceted and challenging, to say the least. Clyde Sommerlatte    thrives on those challenges to produce better genetics, better cattle and a better eating experience....

Balancing act

published: July 11th 2022 by: Martha A Hollida

  The El Seven Ranch runs cattle and raises rice in a harmonious balance that’s good for the environment, both end products and the ranch’s bottom line.   The Garwood, Texas based operation has history dating back to the early 1900’s when William Lehrer established the ranch and the name El Seven was chartered in the late 1930’s....

Weinheimer family makes valuable contributions to agriculture for 144 years

published: July 11th 2022 by: Martha A Hollida

Success can be measured in many ways and withstanding the test of time is definitely one gauge of success. Weinheimer Ranch in Stonewall, Texas has withstood that test for 144 years and continues to be a viable diversified operation with a rich history and strong family leadership....

Practicality is the rule at 7P Ranch

published: November 12th 2021 by: Sharla Ishmael

For just shy of 50 years, Joe Prud’homme has been raising purebred cattle to satisfy his customers’ demands for practical commercial cattle. Simbrah females are the most recent – and popular – addition to the range of genetics offered by 7P Ranch....

The Tiger Stripe Female Works For The Bozka Family

published: July 15th 2021 by: Martha Hollida Garrett source: Southern Livestock Standard

        Bubba Bozka always knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. Bozka knew the family cattle and chicken operation , Bozka Farm Inc., was going to be his life’s work and legacy....

The Best Job in the World

published: July 15th 2021 by: Sharla Ishmael source: Southern Livestock Standard

  Dr. Joe Paschal has served county Extension agents and beef cattle producers for 35 years as an Extension livestock specialist, and he wouldn’t trade his job for any other.   Those who have heard Dr....

Long-term success starts with the female at EG Land and Livestock

published: July 15th 2020 by: Martha Hollida Garrett source: Southern Livestock Standard

                Tiger Striped and Brangus influenced are the cattle of choice for Emanuel Glockzin, Jr. He has been utilizing these crosses successfully for more than three decades on his ranch, known as EG Land and Livestock Company....

Beef. . . it’s for sale at the ranch

published: July 15th 2020 by: Susan Kanode source: Southern Livestock Standard

  There are a lot of steps involved in getting beef from a producer’s herd to the consumer’s table. With enhanced marketing opportunities through social media, it is quickly becoming a trend to streamline the process....

She doesn’t preach to the choir

published: July 14th 2018 by: Merridee Wells source: Southern Livestock Special Edition

  To say that Courtenay DeHoff has a hidden agenda isn’t necessarily true, as she’ll be the first to share that her ranch background is a very important aspect of her past and continues to mold her future; her different background is what sets this Kansas-born cowgirl, turned TV anchorwoman apart....

They employ cows

published: July 13th 2018 by: Martha Hollida Garrett source: Southern Livestock Special Edition

Tommy Brandenberger is passionate about the beef industry and even more passionate in his belief that it needs to be profitable. He’s had a lifetime of lessons in what works and what doesn’t work in the cow/calf segment....


published: July 13th 2017 by: Martha Hollida Garrett source: Southern Livestock Special Edition

Productive, successful and sustainable By Martha Hollida Garrett J&B Farms is in the business of feeding people. Headquartered in Hondo, Texas the 10,000 plus acre farm is home to a growing beef operation, year round vegetable growing division, and commodity crop operation where they produce corn, wheat, milo and cotton....

Simbrahs working in Kansas

published: August 21st 2015 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

Cattle have been a  part of the Stenstrom family history for several generations. This central Kansas family operation has seen their cattle herd follow along the lines of the industry over the decades from an Angus based herd, to incorporation of Hereford genetics to Black Baldys and then when the continental breeds arrived, they added Simmental genetics....

On the job training leads to a successful seedstock operation

published: August 15th 2015 by: Lesli Groves

 Jim Corporron is marking 20 years in purebred Santa Gertrudis; devotes half the herd to cross-breeding program Corporron Acres of Schulenburg, Texas, is celebrating their 20th anniversary of registering purebred Santa Gertrudis cattle....

Rich history, strong future at Tom Brothers Ranch

published: August 22nd 2014 by: Merridee Wells

There’s a TV commercial currently running featuring the distinctive, deep voice of Sam Elliot talking about some of Texas’ “firsts”….the first U.S. battleship aptly named The Texas; the nation’s first domed stadium was located in the Lone Star State ; and the first word spoken on the moon was “Houston”…....

Breeding for success

published: August 15th 2014 by: Merridee Wells

Success is measured in a variety of ways. In purebred cattle circles, satisfied customers, high sales averages, show ring wins, and recognition by fellow breeders are all measures of success. This said, Doguet’s  Diamond D Ranch, Beaumont, Texas,  can mark themselves and their Brangus operation successful....

Johnson Cattle Company

published: January 10th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Although relatively new to the purebred cattle business, Johnson Cattle Company is building a very high quality Simbrah program in South Texas. The operation, owned by brothers Wayne and Kenny Johnson, along with their wives, Belva and Twila began their Simbrah operation four years ago....

TSSA Member Profile...

published: November 1st 2013 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Langford’s Simmentals Langford’s Simmentals have been breeding registered Simmental cattle since 1998 and owners, Lou and Linda Langford were involved in the commercial cattle segment for many years before then....

F.E. Hill Ranch Company Relies On Data

published: January 12th 2013 by: Martha Hollida Garrett source: Southern Livestock Standard

Producing a quality product is the goal at F.E. Hill Ranch Company, Fairfield, Texas. They rely heavily on evaluating their product through weights and measurements and making decisions based on those numbers....

La Campanita Ranch finds a lot to like about Simbrah

published: August 24th 2012 by: Merridee Wells

Pat Rogers, Jr. of La Campanita Ranch is the type of cattleman that every breed needs…an enthusiastic supporter, be-cause he can’t say enough “good” about the Simbrah breed and its people....

Oman Family Has Three Generation History With The State Fair Of Texas

published: September 16th 2011 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

John Bill Oman first attended the State Fair of Texas (SFT) at the age of “12 or 13 years old” with his parents, but little did he realize the impact this institution would have on him, his daughters and now his grandchildren....

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