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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 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 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

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Young Star Bulls

Billy Griffin from Bandera, TX, is the proud owner of these two Star bulls that are two years old. Billy has developed a herd of Star composite-bred cattle that are adaptable on a low-input production system. A number of Star bulls as well as heifers have been purchased since 2014. From the photos below, the light-colored bull is 35.1% Red Angus, 45.3% Senepol, 18.8% Tuli and 0.8% other breeds. His dam (LR Beth) is 17 years-old and has produced a calf every year since she was a two year-old. The red bull is Mashona-sired by Tarzan. His breed composition is 50.0% Mashona, 31.3% Red Angus, 12.5% Senepol, 6.3% Tuli. His maternal grand sire is Bandito Tres (Red Angus) and his maternal grand dam’s sire was Nocona (Senepol). His dam (LR Faith) is now 12 years old. These bulls are both slick, short-framed, deep-gutted and have good muscle development, which exemplify well the evolving type of Star cattle.