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

 
 

Welcome Letter   -   2014 Hill Country Heritage Sale Consignment Form

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 81-1/2" TTT with 103" TH (on 06-28-2014) @ 3 Years & 8 Months
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 have had him with abput fifteen great cows since October 2012. We will get to see what his calves look like pretty soon. 
Conventional Semen @ $100 a straw.
 
         Rio Grande Chex


Rio Grande Chex was 80-1/4 TTT @ 10-10-2013 (HSC).
Measured at 80-3/4" TTT on 03-07-2014

                  Rio Grande Chex is owned in partnership with Bob & Pam Loomis. For a longhorn bull, he is about as close to royalty as you can get. He is the first bull of record to come from an 80" sire and dam. His dam is the famous Night Safari (80" TTT)cow that now has produced four progeny over 80" TTT (with three different bulls) and is the only cow to ever accomplish this. His sire is his name sake JP Rio Grande (80" TTT) who has now produced nine progeny over 80" TTT and is the only bull to ever accomplish this. How is that for predictability? He won bronze for all three classes at the Horn Showcase in 2010 and again in 2011, he has earned his own pasture here at the River Ranch. 
Rio Grande Chex worked a service assignment for Jimmy Jones @ Horseshoe J Longhorns in Greenville, Alabama. Jimmy used him from December 2010 thru April 2011. He then worked his pasture here at the River Ranch until October of 2011. Since he has worked at the Loomis Ranch for Bob & Pam until October 2012. We used him until Ocober of 2013 and now Bob & Pam have him again. He is a big boy. He has that long, tall frame. Although, he is very gentle - it is intimidating to be in a pen with him because he is so big.
Conventional Semen $100 @ Straw.

 

PPF Gun Maker

 
 
We recently purchased PPF Gun Maker and put him with some cows. He is owned in partnership with Azinger, Beinek and Miller. If you are interested in the partnership, there is one share left for $2,500. You will own 1/5 of him, receive 40 straws of his semen and be scheduled to pasture breed him at your ranch. On 11-30-12 he had 102" TH and 61-1/2" TTT. He is most widely known as a tool for putting base on his progeny, but he puts a lot of length on them as well. His dam has 105" TH. We have one of his daughters (PPF Mimosa) that had 100" TH at five years old. The world record is currently 110". PPF Mimosa currently has 105" at 5-1/2 years old. Horn Competition - In the last five years, 37of the bronzes we have won were taken with cattle that posessed PPF Gun Maker in their pedigree. There is a reason we have a 61" TTT (eleven year old) bull in our tool box when we own several young 80" TTT bulls.
Conventional Semen $50 @ Straw.
 Years

Rich Friedrick- River Ranch Longhorns