Jubilee sons reliably check all of the boxes. We continue to breed him to some high-end, elite females with good results. Jubilee prospects pattern well, have an attractive phenotype, and for the second year running, are our highest gaining group. He puts capacity, ease of movement, length, growth, and depth, all in one package. There are 13 Jubilee sons in our 2023 offering.
We enjoy our Eastman daughters in our herd and the 2022 sale was the final opportunity to purchase an Eastman son.
Macon is a proven calving ease bull that Lonesome Dove continues to use for breeding heifers. He is ambitious, year after year he covers a lot of females early in the breeding season. Macon-sired bulls work equally as well on mature cows, and his calves hit the ground running. His sons feature sensible birth weights, and he packages dimension and capacity on a moderate frame. Macon also has a lot of top end females in production and they all have a good foot under them, including DRT Lonesome Champagne 32F who won Reserve Champion Mature Female at 2021 Canadian Western Agribition.
Cattle producers appreciate Ruttan’s performance and smooth eye appeal. Over his career, Ruttan consistently bred plenty of females each season and he stamped his sons all the same. His herd bull prospects speak for themselves, featuring muscle, depth, thickness, hair and length and we’ve been pleased with his daughters in production who demonstrate beautiful udders. Ruttan sons are in service in both Davidson Gelbvieh and Lonesome Dove Ranch programs.
Julio’s final group of sons was offered in our 2022 sale. Julio offspring are smooth-made, streamlined, and have an attractive head. He had tremendous length of body and he put that length and growth in his sons while maintaining their moderate frames. His daughters are feminine and production.
Over the years, Sam has reliably sired stout, reputation red bulls that know how to grow. An attractive bull that puts performance, capacity, hair and depth into his progeny – in spite of dry conditions, his sons posted impressive weaning weights once again this year and featured consistent ADG and WCA. This is the last opportunity to select a thick, smooth, growthy Sam son.
Lonesome Dove Ranch added Worley to their herd sire line up in 2015 and he had sons offered in the 2017 and 2018 bull sales. His progeny were exceptional and we retained many Worley females however due to an unfortunate injury, he was retired after the 2017 breeding season. At birth, his calves were ambitious, grew quickly and were phenotypically correct. Lonesome Dove donated a daughter, DRT Lonesome Bianca 40D, to the Man-Sask Gelbvieh Association at CWA 2016 in Regina, where she raised more than $8500!
Superb had a pedigree you wouldn’t find anywhere else! His calves were built right, thick and square, and he was the sire of DRT Lonesome Lucky Penny 7W, 2009 Reserve Champion Heifer Calf at Farmfair International. Superb himself is sired by the late great Tequila bull, who was honored as the 2004 Grand Champion at both Farmfair & Agribition; 2004 CGA Bull of the Year; and 2005 Supreme Interbreed Champion Bull at the PA Ag & Ex. Superb’s dam featured a standout udder and was one of the very few Bacardi females in existence.
Laredo was a main stay of the Lonesome Dove breeding program, and was retired in 2011. Out of well-known herd sire Red Wrap, he has outcross genetics on the dam’s side. Dependable Laredo was long-bodied, multiple polled and sired calves that had excellent disposition, are low in birth weight and high in performance. Laredo females have particularly stood out in our program with superior udder conformation. We still retain many Laredo daughters in our herd today. Laredo is also the sire of DRT Mambo 32T, who was retained for use as a herd sire by Lonesome Dove Ranch and Davidson Gelbvieh.
DRT Mambo 32 T was an excellent addition to our bull battery and proved himself to be an excellent sire, fathering the 2011 NWSS Reserve National Champion Gelbvieh Bull DVE Davidson Romance 116W, raised by Davidson Gelbvieh. Mambo was no stranger to the show ring himself, having won Champion Junior Bull Calf at Canadian Western Agribition in 2007. He came from a super strong cow family, with his dam being a long time Dam of Merit who also had street cred in the show ring, winning Senior Champion Female at CWA in 2007.
Sired by dependable Laredo, and a good, deep-bodied female for a mom, High Roller displayed incredible longevity and fertility throughout his career, siring seven calf crops for us, with progeny that averaged 86 lb at birth and nearly 1300lb yearling weights. In his final season he successfully bred 35 cows in really rugged terrain and maintained his condition throughout. His calves are consistent, growthy-type cattle. The 2018 bull sale were High Roller’s final set of sale bulls on offer. We retained many High Roller daughters in our herd, producing today.