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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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Video found on Tuli importation from Zimbabwe to Australia

While doing a deeper literature search on the Tuli breed, I came across a video: Cattle Out of Africa (1990). It is very well done and includes interviews with the Australian scientists who collected the embryos in Zimbabwe and later produced Tulis in Australia, which were later compared to the performances of other breeds. Today the Tuli breed is credited for making a major impact on the Australian beef industry through its use in developing new composite breeds that are more heat and disease resistant. Here is the video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKy0M0axO1I&feature=youtu.be. I have also added this link at the Purebred Reference Sires page in the Tuli breed section.