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!

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Call (361)219-0382 or send E-mail
slukefahr@gmail.com

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

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New article in Beef Producer

Alan Newport and I co-wrote an article that was published this week in Beef Producer. Alan is the editor of this magazine. The article’s theme is strategies to produce more pounds of beef per acre. It explains how I now use fewer acres per cow (stocking rate): 7.7 acres per animal unit instead of 16 acres 5 years ago, and increased beef yield from 36 to 64 pounds per acre using my African breed-derived, adaptable Composite cattle. For the cow-calf enterprise, beef yield is a function of the number of cows, pregnancy rate (PG), calf survival to weaning (SR), average weaning weight (AWW), and total acreage. For example: 10 cows X .90 PG X .90 SR X 550 (AWW) equals 4,455 total pounds. Divide this number by 100 acres and the beef yield figure comes to 44.55 pounds of beef per acre. Ranchers should have a business focus of producing more beef and increasing profits from the land as opposed to profit per cow or average weaning weight. Here is a link to the article: Link