About Us

LR Chiffon

Our Business

Since 1994, Lukefahr Ranch has been managed by Steven Lukefahr and his father and “silent” partner, William Wolfe. We started with typical south Texas crossbred cattle (Beefmaster and Santa Gertrudis crossbreds: Video). The cows were too large with many weighing well over 1400 pounds, while others had reproductive-related problems (dystocia (big calves at birth), prolapses. large teats, etc.), as well as bad temperment or behavioral issues. With the use of artificial insemination involving semen from Senepol, Tuli, and Red Angus bulls, and the purchases of several Senangus and Tulangus F1 heifers, we presently maintain a herd of STAR, easy-care cattle that cope well with the demands of the harsh south Texas environment. Our ranch is located near Kingsville, Texas.


A four year-old cow with her Star-sired bull calf. This cow is Senepol sired (Blondie) whose dam was Red Angus-sired (Bandito Tres), and whose maternal grand dam was Tuli-sired (Honey Bear). The calf is sired by LR Grey Bull (5/8 Tuli, 14/ Senepol, and 1/8 Red Angus).

A Tuli-sired two year-old heifer (Honey Bear) with her first calf (below). Her dam was Senepol-sired (Rio Bravo) and her maternal grand-dam was Red Angus-sired (None Better). The calf in the photo is Red Angus-sired (Bandito Tres). The photo also represents four generations of AI. Notice the slick hide and small teats of the cow.

On October 3, 2015, my daughter (Jessica) and I participated at the annual Boot Fest event in Victoria, Texas. One activity was for local ranchers with registered brands to “make their mark” by applying their hot brand to a square piece of wood. Soon all of the brands will be displayed at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria. Below are photos of this event.

How to Contact Us

At Lukefahr Cattle Ranch, we believe that if you are interested in purchasing cattle, it’s not enough just to see a pretty picture of a cow, you have to see it for yourself! So we encourage you to contact us, and we can schedule your own personal tour of our ranch operations!


Call (361)219-0382 or send E-mail

Steven Lukefahr, Lukefahr Ranch, 195 FM 772E, Kingsville, TX


Recent Posts

Star Bulls for Sale in Bandera, Texas

Since 2014, Billy Griffin – a rancher from Bandera, Texas – has been upgrading his cattle to a Star composite herd.  His breeding objective is to develop a heat-tolerant herd of easy-care cattle that are well adapted and that are highly fertile and can thrive on low quality forage.  Billy has two Star bulls for sale that were born on Lukefahr Ranch located in deep South Texas.  For several years now, both bulls have been used for breeding during the summer months with high breeding success. They will be sold at very affordable prices.

LR 24-2013, “Wally”, is a red-colored, 5-year old Star composite bull bred by Lukefahr Ranch in south Texas for heat & humidity tolerance. His genetic make-up is 66% Red Angus, 28% Tuli, and 6% Senepol. Bull’s sire was PCC R2R Simon (RAAA#1421521). In 2012, PCC R2R Simon was purchased by Lukefahr Ranch. His maternal grand sire was Honey Bear (purebred Tuli). Wally had a BW of 72 lbs. His EPDs are as follows: BW (-1.68), WW (+.77), and MILK (-.55). Moderate frame, easy fleshing, gentle disposition, broke to single wire electric fence.  Selling only because I have kept several of the bull’s daughters as replacements.

LR 12-2009, “Grey Bull”, is a 9-year old. retired herd Star bull from Lukefahr Ranch. Star cattle are bred for heat & humidity tolerance.  Grey Bull’s genetic make-up is Tuli (62.5%), Red Angus (12.5 %), and Senepol (25%).  His EPDs are as follows: BW (-2.4), WW (-19.3), and MILK (-7.8). Easy fleshing, gentle disposition, broke to single wire electric fence.  Selling only because I have kept several of the bull’s daughters as replacements.  Still expressing excellent libido and breeding activity.  He is light-colored and slick-coated so he can handle the heat.  He has scurs not actual horns.  Tuli is a breed from Africa that is known for longevity, ability to perform in heat and thrive under poor forage conditions, with early sexual maturity and good meat quality.

For more information Billy may be contacted directly by phone: 830-796-5335 or email (billy77@sbcglobal.net).