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 heifers (Beefmaster and Santa Gertrudis crossbreds: Video). Later it was observed that the cows were too large with many weighing well over 1400 pounds, while others had reproductive-related problems (dystocia, 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 south of Kingsville, Texas.
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.
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Steven Lukefahr, Lukefahr Ranch, 195 FM 772E, Kingsville, TX