Rocking O Ranch
Registered Texas Longhorns
"Pretty and Productive"
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Herd History (updated August 1, 2010)
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 has grown nearly every year since. The majority of our cattle trace back to Travis Peak Ranch, where we purchased our first two herd sires, Ranger's Roughneck and Brawl. We owned Brawl through his death in December of 2006 and have retained over 40 of his daughters. He passed on tremendous size, great color and his gentle disposition. Fortunately we were able to keep Big Chief, a tremendous son of Brawl, as his replacement. 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 eight of his daughters left in our herd. They are 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 emphasize 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 Capone would become. His horns surpassed the 70" mark before his 4th birthday, giving him some of the longest horns in the breed. We sold Capone in 2006 but have retained close to 40 of his daughters. We also used a couple of his sons, Maestro and Sparticus, in 2007. 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 are sons of Winchester, who weighs over a ton with over 70" horns. Undeniable is 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's mother, Queen of Not, had 69" horns at age 7 and weighed 1160 pounds. We are incredibly happy with the job he has done for us. He produces tremendous horn, color and conformation. His daughters are beautiful, and we are looking forward to them becoming a major part of our herd going forward.
Between the summer of 2007 and early winter of 2008, we added two more herd sires to our program. We believe these two bulls will help us move our program forward even more, as they both have exceptional horns and great conformation. We bred our new PCC Evader son, PCC Gladiator, to about 40 cows that year and again in 2009. He placed 2nd in his class at the 2007 horn showcase for tip to tip measurement, barely losing to the first place bull. We are excited about adding Gunman genetics to our herd with Gladiator. We also purchased Emperor's Echo, the senior herd sire of Rafter H Longhorns. As you can see from his picture, Echo is a magnificent bull. Not only does he have amazing size and conformation, but he is also a horn showcase champion. His breeding is top notch, as he is an own son of Emperor out of one of the top cows in the breed. Echo has been producing tremendous bodied calves with our Brawl daughters. His sons are consistently herd sire quality.
We added a great Super Bowl son, Super Hero, in the fall of 2009. He was raised by Darol Dickinson and is a very complete bull. His horns are huge, and he has good size and a gentle disposition. He is reported to have eaten apples from the hands of one of his previous owners. We are breeding him to quite a few cows and heifers in 2010 and are excited to see what he can produce for us.
In May of 2010, we purchased what we hope will be our best herd sire yet, Awesome Alamo. 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 60" horns before her third birthday and a 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. We anticipate his offspring to be very similar to Winner's Edge's, but with more thickness and darker colors. We are really excited about the contribution Alamo will make to our herd.We have also purchased a great group of 2010 herd sire prospects from Middlecreek Farms in Pennsylvania and the Jones Ranch in Colorado. These include a son of MC Super Rex, a son of JR Viking, and four sons of KC Just Respect (including a half brother to JR Viking). These bulls are part of our effort to add great horn growth to our herd without sacrificing color and conformation. We are really excited to watch these bulls develop and hopefully bring home a Horn Showcase bronze or two!
With our breed stock of Brawl, Rope Burn (Bail Jumper), Abraham, Blue Jacket and Capone daughters, along with our Winner's Edge, PCC Gladiator and Emperor's Echo heifers, we are very optimistic about the future of our breeding program. By using well-built bulls with great horns we can strive to raise exceptional longhorns that have the complete package - horns, size, conformation and color. 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) 327-5766 or 680-7118 if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to visit. Most of our cattle are priced, and we offer monthly specials on Featured Buys, as well as Package Deals. 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). We hope you enjoy browsing our site.
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