Putting On The Beef

DCC Ranch e-News #234 - 02-10-21

by Darol Dickinson

More Texas Longhorn lean beef was sold in 2020 for more money than any year of documented record. A lot of producers are excited about "cattle by the pound" as well as the high value horn spreads. Nearly every producer is aware of what amount of ground beef comes from a 1200 lb Texas Longhorn cow compared to what is harvested from a 700 lb cow. The difference in size is big dollars.

Cut'n Dried, 94" T2T and 2202 lbs.

This year at the TLBAA Horn Showcase cattle were measured, and weighed. The results were published in the Trails December issue. Bulls age 3 and older weighed from 2272 lbs down to 1306 lbs. See full data https://www.texaslonghorn.com/pr/index.cfm?year=2020&story=eNews-229_Horn_Showcase_Weights_20201218

Progeny of a 1300 lb bull will weigh an equivalent amount less than progeny of bulls weighing over a ton. Every critter won't blow the lid off with 100" tip to tip so a lot of cattle are worth more money if they push the scales down. With bulls now over a ton and over 90" every producer can have classic horn and financially rewarding weights. Double profits from every source of value.

At Dickinson Cattle Co, October 2020 was not the first time DCC herd sires had walked on the scales. In fact data has been accumulated as early as the origin of the herd way back in 1967. Weights have been a deciding factor on herd sires for over 50 years, and moving forward.

This data is shared with every person who purchases cattle or semen at DCC. It is all published on the
www.texaslonghorn.com ranch site. Semen is available on 27 sires who weighed 1880 lbs or better. A total of 18 bulls are available weighing a ton or more. To get good gaining cattle is easy if the right bulls are selected. Over 90" horn and a ton of beef is also possible, but much fewer bulls make that special grade.

If increased size is a goal of your herd check out the many sires who could help. See them pictured with weights and data at https://www.texaslonghorn.com/inventory/semen/index.cfm

The list below shows the DCC 27 sires available in order of weight. Weekly semen shipments available  on an additional 86 sires. Just call and order at 740 758 5050. It is easy to PUT ON THE BEEF -- just pick the right bulls.

Drag Iron 2260 lbs
Clear Point 2250
Cut'n Dried  2202
Zhivago  2200
Lethal Weapon 2145
Sequel  2100
Coal Smoke  2080
Gizmo  2080
Senator  2070
Time Line  2065
Victory Lap  2065
Win Win  2055
The Shadow  2050
Overwhelmer  2030
Quill  2025
Winchester  2010
Reckon So  2005
King  2005  18 ton plus
Texas Star  1995
Juma  1975
Raffles  1950
Drop Box  1926
Clear Win  1910
Shadowizm  1890
Super Fast  1890
Non Stop  1880
Super Bowl  1880  27 bulls