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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Cow Fertility Results

For 2018 the overall cow and heifer pregnancy rate was 95.1%. Over 90% of the cows conceived in their first heat cycle, despite the brutally high temperature and humidity levels during the breeding season (mid-July through August). Cows at Lukefahr Ranch are not pampered; if they do not adapt they are culled. In 2017 the average feed cost per cow was $4.04. No hay was fed during the winter. The photo features a Star cow with her Mashona-sired heifer calf.