It’s been a while since our last Texas longhorn herd update.
We’ve had a ton of exciting happenings to let’s dig straight in.
Texas longhorn herd bull
You may well have heard that in March 2021 we added a new young herd sire to our herd,
RJF Texas Rebel
Bred by Harrell Longhorns.
Owned by us in partnership with Bentwood Ranch.
So what is so special about our longhorn bull – RJF Texas Rebel?
RJF Texas Rebel has a pedigree jam packed with special genetics. *Justin Rombeck highlights some of these influential genetics for us.
On the top, his sire is Jammin Tex, a son of WS Jamakizm, known for his big body, strong legs, horn length and his brindle coloring. Jammin Tex’s dam is Texana Garland Gal, sold for $90 000.00 in 2016. At the time her horns measured 92″ TTT. Texana Garland Gal, her sire Tejas Star and his full sister Texana Van Horne are all legends in their own right.
On the bottom, RJF Texas Rebel’s dam is HL Awesome Reb.
HL Awesome Reb recently sold for $140 000.00. Incidentally, a few years ago Bentwood Ranch had purchased her for $16 000.00, not at all bad for a return on investment!
HL Awesome Reb is sired by Rebel HR, the same sire who sired HR Rosette
*Justin Rombeck is a walking encyclopedia of all things Texas longhorn, especially Texas Longhorn Cattle genetics. He is also totally an influencer in the industry, having just pulled off one of the most successful auctions in the Texas longhorn cattle industry, namely the Legends Longhorn Sale.
It is simple! The proof of good genetics and great genetics that fit with our herd is in the progeny and RJF Texas Rebel’s performance has been awesome.
In his first year on the job as our Texas longhorn herd sire RJF TEXAS REBEL produced calves at a remarkable ratio of 80% heifers to 20% bulls. He works like clockwork and the babies arrive right on time.
The calves are like our children so we know we are subjective when we say that each longhorn calf is stunning from the first day.
Rather than highlight what we like about these predictable genetics in words, here are photos of some of his first season of longhorn calves so that you can be the judge….
A few characteristics to note:-
- strong top line
- sturdy legs
- body conformation
These babies are too young to show their horn development but we know the potential is there for shape and size.
FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR OWN RJF TEXAS REBEL LONGHORN CALF, VISIT OUR SALEBARN, OR EVEN BETTER, SCHEDULE A VISIT TO MEET OUR HERD.
Kristina is the very first calf that RJF Texas Rebel has sired.
and a few more……
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Disclaimer: All material noted above is based on our hands- on experience as ranchers, as well as our observations of our own cattle over the years. We have done and continue to do extensive research in order to maintain our herd‘s optimum health. However, all opinions and statements made on our website are meant as guidelines only. We are not qualified statisticians/ veterinarians and urge you to consult a specialist with your concerns. Content of this blog and all pictures belong to GVR Longhorns LLC and may not be copied in any form. ©GVRlonghorns.com All rights reserved