The Dickinson family is the leading producer of quality Texas Longhorn Cattle in the World. With a herd origin in 1967 more of the great herd sires have been produced at DCC than any North American Ranch. Today Dickinson Cattle Co. LLC provides a world shopping center for the unique Texas Longhorn, BueLingo, and Watusi. For a condensed history of the historic Texas Longhorn breed (Texas Longhorn Origin)
At DCC frozen semen is very economical & easy to ship world wide. Several new young bulls are now approved for export. Frozen embryos can be produced on an order basis to fit health requirements of most countries.
Barnesville, Ohio, USA is the location of DCC . Joel Dickinson is the hands on manager, owner, partner, and herdsman.
Simon and Erez Cahaner visited Dickinson Cattle Co of Barnesville, Ohio in the
Summer of 2016 to evaluate the feasibility of exporting frozen Texas Longhorn embryos to Israel for their 600 cow herd. This is a major introduction of Texas Longhorns to the area.
In the northern Gilboa Forest section of Israel, Dr. Em Mowrer (right) of Barnesville, Ohio prepares to implant Texas Longhorn embryos from Dickinson Cattle Co. The 10,000 acre Israeli ranch is managed by Erez Cahaner (dark blue shirt) who came to the USA to purchase new genetics for the arid desert ranch. This is one of the largest cattle operations in the eastern Mediterranean area.
Barnesville is the highest elevation of any city in Ohio. Ohio is the home of more semen collection centers than any state because of the high quality state herd health status and non-existence of many southern cattle diseases.
DCC is easy for herd viewing, conveniently located half way between Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania right on Interstate 70 at exit 202. Appointments should be made in advance for complete herd viewing and purchases. Map https://www.texaslonghorn.com/dcci_info/index.cfm?con=ohiomap
The climate at Barnesville is extreme with blizzards and winter snow temperature down to 25 degrees below zero.
Summers can be hot and humid up to 105 degrees and over. It's a proper breeding area to develop superior cattle. All cows calved in large pastures seldom with assistance needed.
Darol Dickinson, General Manager of all DCC divisions is regarded as a life-long cattleman. He has served as President of the International Texas Longhorn Association for two terms and been either vice president or an elected director for a total of 28 years for both major Texas Longhorn breed associations.
Darol has judged Longhorn shows including the California State Fair, Houston Livestock show, the International Championship show at Ft. Worth, Texas, Saskatoon, Canada and Louisville, KY.. He is in demand as a speaker for Cattlemen's organizations. His persistent eye is much of the reason for the great success of DCC over the last 51 years. Darol's ability to successfully mate genetic qualities for continuous breed improvement is unexcelled in the industry. The major show winners and leading herd sires of several breeds often carry the scientific blend genetics of DCC. More semen is processed and sold from DCC sires than all other Watusi, BueLingo, and Longhorns combined.
The entry at DCC is clearly marked for international guest visitation.
Guests from all countries, who are in the livestock business, make their plans
to tour DCC.
DCC does the most extensive performance testing of any Longhorn or BueLingo program. With near 5,000 acres in use and just under 1,500 head of professionally developed cattle the very elite quality is developed in numbers large enough to make a sizeable difference.
Tempter was a major semen export sire. New bulls are collected every year to provide new and improved genetics to our export partners. Although Tempter export semen is sold out, embryos which are his progeny are available. For a list of exportable semen sires semen price list.
Championship DCC cows are collected each spring for frozen embryo export inventory. Texas Longhorns are now being raised in 27 countries from the DCC herd. For embryo prices and ordering procedures see ... https://www.texaslonghorn.com/inventory/index.cfm?con=embryo
Extreme Texas Longhorn exhibition steers at age 6 may have over 100" horns tip to tip with the improved DCC genetics.
Silent Iron by Drag Iron measures 99" T2T, weighs 1230 lbs, still during the age 5 year. She has won numerous Horn Showcase Championships and is closely related to the majority of the DCC cow herd. It is now easy for the top of the Texas Longhorn breed to be in improved herds all over the world.
Laboratory staff and scientific procedures are the highest in the nation at DCC. Success rates of live calves are very high when implanted by experienced staff.
Browse utilization is a world wide profit trait. Historically Texas Longhorns lived off of cactus & scrub brush in the southwestern USA. They have, as a breed, desired rough, coarse fiber even when quality grain & grass was available.
This profit factor has caused many who raise Longhorns to realize a pasture can carry 4 Longhorn cows where only 3 cows of more "pampered" breeds would graze. Longhorns will travel farther to water and feed than other breeds. This trait in big pastures is of great value. It may be a value far superior to data of an EPD basis. Foraging ability is especially profitable under harsh conditions. Longhorns will forage under the most extreme weather conditions superior to all USA breeds and reproduce regularly.
When Columbus brought the first cattle to North America (17 boat loads) they were trained pulling oxen. Today the disposition of modern Texas Longhorns is mild and easy to handle.
Legend and Hollywood records the wild stampedes and heroic trail drives. Although this may be correct of an untamed frontier critter, today's Longhorns have been carefully selected for good dispositions, beef characteristics, milk quality, and lean meat carcass values. The International Texas Longhorn Association approves shows all over the USA for youth and adult halter classes. In 1999 so many producers are pulling and riding steers that six performance classes are added to the new rule book.
The International Texas Longhorn Association registers pure Texas Longhorns and approves legacy point earning shows. To register DCC frozen embryo and progeny sired by AI semen contact: ITLA, Box 2610, Glen Rose, Texas 76043, phone 254-898-0157, www.itla.com