About Us

Ross and Tara, along with their children, Ash, Cameron, Jaime, and Flynn, own and operate Lonesome Dove Ranch, located in southwest Saskatchewan near Ponteix.

We have been raising and breeding beef cattle for most of our lives.  Our ranching operation consists of purebred red and black Gelbvieh cattle, commercial Gelbvieh cattle, working ranch horses, and registered Border Collie dogs.

We offer yearling purebred Gelbvieh bulls in our Annual Bull Sale, held the first Friday of March. We also have an extensive female program, offering elite purebred heifer calves from the heart of our program in select sales throughout the fall. From our commercial program, we offer a complete selection of small or large packages of commercial heifer calves as well as large loads of high-yielding feeder steers.

We focus on raising quality cattle that are sound, functional and maternal.  Our cattle work for us in some tough conditions and terrain, enabling us to raise productive, yet efficient, bulls and females. We take pride in raising Gelbvieh cattle, and from our own experience know the benefits of using great purebred genetics for our purebred and commercial herds.

We maintain an active presence in the Gelbvieh breed, attending and participating in as many breed activities and premier livestock exhibitions as possible!

We are fortunate to work alongside Ross’ parents, Vernon and Eileen Davidson of Davidson Gelbvieh, in many capacities, including showing cattle, collaborating on our bull sale, and day-to-day cow work!

We are proud to be in the beef industry and we are in it for the long haul. Our customer relations support that goal. We raise high quality cattle and want to maintain lifelong relationships with our customers.

We enjoy learning and meeting new people, and accept the challenge of exploring new ways to improve our cattle to make them work best for our customers.

2020 Sale Date Announced

Jun 20, 2019

We sincerely appreciate everyone for attending our 30th Anniversary Bull Sale on March 1.

Save the date for our 2020 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale, set for Friday, March 6, 2020.
Cropped save the date


July 27, 2019, Bull Yards, Ponteix,

Join us for an afternoon of fun and touring Gelbvieh cattle in various pastures!