Rocking O Ranch
Registered Texas Longhorns
"Pretty and Productive"
Thank you to the 37 new and established breeders who bought cattle from us in 2013!!!
You can view our complete inventory of longhorns by clicking on the links below:
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Package Deals! Check out our August Special! (updated 7/29/14)
MAY Scholarship Drive!
May means graduation, and we would like to use proceeds from our sales this
month to help fund the wonderful scholarship programs that have been established
to help young longhorn breeders. 10% of any sales for the month will go to
one of the following three scholarship programs: Mosser
Family Memorial Scholarships, TLBT
Bright Futures Scholarships, or the South
Texas Longhorn Association youth scholarship program. The buyer can pay
their donation directly to the scholarship fund they choose.
Update: Thank you to our May buyers, whose scholarship contributions totalled $1120!
Welcome to the Rocking O Ranch webpage. We bought our first three longhorns in January of 1996 from Bob Coffee's Travis Peak Ranch, and the herd grew nearly every year from then through about 2008 when our numbers levelled off at around 130-150 breeding age females. The majority of our cattle trace back to Travis Peak Ranch, where we purchased our first two herd sires named Ranger's Roughneck and Brawl. They were both sired by the wonderful cow India, who was one of the top producers of show winners during her lifetime. We owned Brawl through his death in December of 2006, and in 2010 we had over 40 of his daughters in our herd. In the spring of 2014, we are down to only 8 of his daughters, but most of our cattle trace back to this magnificent bull. He sired tremendous size, great color and his gentle disposition. We were able to use Big Chief, a tremendous son of Brawl, as his replacement for a few years. Big Chief placed second in his class at the 2003 TLBAA World Show, where he was by far the biggest bull his age. We also had the pleasure of raising Blue Jacket, the 1999 TLBT National Grand Champion Bull and TLBAA Reserve Junior World Champion Bull. We have one of his daughters left in our herd, but he has left his mark through his granddaughters and greatgranddaughters. His calves were very correct and thick, with great color and slick coats.
We have always preferred cattle with good horns but were primarily concerned with raising big, healthy, colorful calves in our early years. As we began paying more attention to the market we decided to increase the emphasis on horn length in our breeding program. In the spring of 2002, we purchased Capone from Darol Dickinson's ranch in Ohio. Capone had both the longest horns and the third best weaning weight from Darol's crop of bulls that he had made available for sale. While pleased with our purchase, we were not aware of just how tremendous a bull Capone would become. His horns surpassed the 70" mark before his 4th birthday, giving him some of the longest horns in the breed at the time. We sold Capone in 2006 but retained about 40 of his daughters. In the spring of 2014, we still have 13 of his daughters going strong and producing wonderful calves for us. Stockton Ranches bought not only Capone but also one of his daughters, CO Pinta, from us. CO Pinta was a colorful heifer with long, flat horns (from her sire) and good thickness (from her grandsire Blue Jacket). Stockton Ranches sold CO Pinta at the 2006 Legacy Sale for $49,000, making her one of the highest selling heifers of all time. We are very proud to have raised this heifer and very excited to still own many of her sisters.
Having been more than satisfied with Capone, we decided to purchase two more bulls, Winner's Edge and Undeniable, from Darol Dickinson. Both bulls were sons of Winchester, who was the first bull we knew of to both weigh over a ton and have a tip to tip measurement over 70 inches. Undeniable was a full brother to Victory Lap, one of Darol's main herd sires. We used Undeniable for a few breeding seasons before deciding to sell him in favor of our other up and coming bulls. Winner's Edge was a staple of our program for six years, the second longest tenured bull in the history of our program behind Brawl. Edge's dam Queen of Not had 69" horns at age 7 and weighed 1160 pounds. We are incredibly happy with the job he did for us. He produced beautiful females with tremendous horn, color, conformation and milking ability. In the spring of 2014 we have 33 of his daughters remaining. Most of these will form the core of our herd going forward.
From 2007 through 2010, Winner's Edge shared senior herd sire responsibilities with a tremendous Emperor son named Emperor's Echo, who we purchased from Rafter H Longhorns. As you can see from his picture, Echo was a magnificent bull. Not only did he have amazing size and conformation, but his total horn measurement was also very good for his time. He was one of a small number of bulls to win both in the show circuit and the horn measuring contests, where he beat the great Boomerang CP. Echo's dam Country Girl sold for $17,000 as a 13-year-old and is one of the cornerstone females of the great El Coyote program. Echo's calves had tremendous appeal for the show circuit. His daughter CO Appaloosa won Grand Champion Female in the youth shows at both the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the 2013 TLBGCA Spring Show. We have six of Echo's daughters remaining in our herd, and they are six of our best producers.
In May of 2010, we purchased the great Awesome Alamo from Panther Creek Ranch and Hudson Longhorns. He remains one of our senior herd sires to this day. He is a beautiful bull, with incredible thickness, conformation, color, horn and pedigree. His dam, Hatch's Candy Cane, is regarded as one of the top cows in the breed. Her offspring include SDR Candy Cane and Awesome Teardrop, who sold for $170,000 and $80,000 respectively. Alamo's first calf crop of 10 included a heifer with 70" horns before her fourth birthday and another heifer that sold for $25,000. He also produced a number of wonderful bulls and heifers for Bill Hudson and Joe Valentine, and his offspring are owned by successful breeders around the country. Alamo's calves are very consistent with beefy bodies and great early horn growth. Many of them have flashy colors as well. They are joining our Winner's Edge daughters in forming the core of our herd going forward.We purchased our other senior herd sire, JP Grand Richy, at the 2011 Longhorn World Championship, where he had a total horn measurement of 103.5". He placed second in his class while beating his brother JP Rio Grande, as well as Top Caliber and Jamakizm. Richy was the biggest-bodied bull at the event, and we were thrilled to be able to purchase him from Tom Christopher. His oldest heifers are approaching breeding age, and we are very happy with them. We feel he has been an excellent compliment for Awesome Alamo.
The past and present herd sires at Rocking O Longhorns have provided us with
"pretty and productive"
females, most of which are for sale. Our ranch is located about 25 miles Southeast
of Austin, and we have leased 1100 acres several miles south of Lockhart.
We would be more than happy to show you our cattle. You can email us at email@example.com
or call (512) 680-7118 if you have any questions or would like to set up a
time to visit. As you look through our website, you can click on an animal's
picture to see more information, including a price, pedigree, short description,
calving information, additional pictures, and horn measurements (with projected
horn length at maturity courtesy of Malcolm
and Connie Goodman). Please also check out our Package
Deals section. We hope you enjoy browsing our site.
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