Pedernales River - The river flows through the north end of the ranch


2015 Hill Country Heritage Sale Catalog

Welcome to our web site for the River Ranch. Our Ranch policy is directed at breeding quality longhorn cattle for the best combination of horn, confirmation, color, and disposition that we can accomplish. A lot of our breeding program is based on Tip to Tip (TTT) horn measurements and projections. We breed about thirty five cows a year to the bulls listed below. Our policy is to breed only cows with 70" minimum TTT or projection. We keep twenty recipient cows for carrying the embryos from a few of our best cows.

        RR Sweet Brindle Dust
RR Sweet Brindle Dust was 81-15/16" TTT with 107-1/4" TH (on 10-09-2014) @ 3 Years & 11 Months 

The big brindle bull from the River Ranch has smoked the competition this fall
2014 Winner of Bull Alley at the TLBAA Horn Showcase Event
2014 Winner of the TLMA Ultimate Bull at the Longhorn World Championship
 2015 Legacy Sale - He will be the feature bull with discounted semen packages offered. 

              Note - Total Horn, there are three bulls with more Total Horn. He will pass two of them
              next year and he is gaining fast on the leader (Cowboy Tuff Chex) with only 2-1/2" to go.

RR Sweet Brindle Dust was 79-1/2" TTT & 100-3/8" TH @ three years old (11-2-2013)
      His bases are 16-3/4", He was 80" TTT before he was 38 months old.

He is one of those rare bulls that is
80" TTT & 100" TH. It has been done before, but only once at a younger age (Cowboy Tuff Chex).

  RR Sweet Brindle Dust was 66" TTT at twenty four months old and 72" TTT at twenty eight months old and 76" at 32 months old. He was 78" at 34 months. To date, his horn growth makes him one of the best bull prospects in the industry. We took him to the Horn Showcase before he was two years old and he swept the bronzes in his age class.
 We did not have a breeding pasture to for him until he was 2-1/2 years old. Since, he has had his own pasture with about fifteen great cows. We are just starting to see what his calves look like. 
Conventional Semen @ $100 a straw.
2.1 Sexed Semen @ Sold Out
5.0 Sexed Semen at $350.00 a straw
 Note: Sexed semen means - for heifers only.

RR Escondido Red         
  RR Escondido Red is a new comer to the longhorn world. His DOB is 10-20-2013, His Dam is RR Red Clover and Sire is Cowboy Up Chex. He was 67-3/8 TTT at 22 months of age (08-20-15). His Total Horn measurement at 22 Months was 79-5/8". At 14-1/2 months he was 53-1/2" at the hip. He is going to be a big boy with a lot of horn and he is puppy dog gentle. This is the most horn we have ever had on a bull this young. 

   We are guessing what his TTT measuremnt will be at 24 months of age. His dam was 57" and his sire was 68-1/8". Both of those are very respectable measurements, especially for three years ago. At his current age of 21 months, he is 3" ahead of his sire at that same age. If you are keeping up with the most horn in the busioness, his TTT is 5" behind Cowboy Tuff Chex at that same age. His total horn at 22 months matches Tuff at the same age.