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"Not one of these bulls has ever had any hay, grain, cubes, cottonseed meal, licks, or foreign feeds of any kind at any time their whole lives.  They've only been on pasture in good times and bad."
Pictures of Bulls for Sale
Some of Our Bulls Currently For Sale

Some of the pictures below were taken on January 19, 2012.  Some were taken in October and November 2012.  They are before and after pictures.  The January date is the poorest pasture quality period of the year for our area.  Since the bulls are never fed anything, their body condition fluctuates with the conditions.  Amazingly, our bulls usually have about the same "finish" on them in the winter as do other bulls in the area who are supplemented with hay and licks.  But when the grass is growing, our bulls put on muscle and fat like non other.  For most of the cattle in the United States today, the ability to grow and fatten on grass has been bred out of them.
I can assure you that our method of raising cattle is less expensive, but for sure the cattle grow slower when the feed is sparse.  But that's just part of the natural cycle and provides us with a true picture of the bull's performance and real muscling ability.  Bulls that are fed grain for optimal growth get fat and many ranchers mistake the nice fat layer for muscle.  Once they put those bulls to work in the real world they are shocked to learn that the "muscling" disappears!
This is how bulls can look after one of the worst summer droughts in Texas history followed by a typical winter -- all without supplementation other than mineral.  No hay, no grain, no cubes, no licks.  You can also see how they look when the grass is growing.

Calving Date June 1, 2008
Inbreeding Coefficient 4.8%

Calving Date June 1, 2008
Inbreeding Coefficient 5.8%
Now here again is 2U on October 18, 2012.  Keep in mind that we never, ever feed our bulls.
They must make it summer and winter on forage alone.

Calving Date June 5, 2009
Inbreeding Coefficient 18.5%
January 19, 2012 at the worst time of year for exhibiting a finish.
Now here is again 2W on October 30, 2012.  Keep in mind that we never, ever feed our bulls.
They must make it summer and winter on forage alone.

Slanker 24L 4T
Calving Date June 8, 2007
Inbreeding Coefficient 6.0%

Slanker 24L 5T
Calving Date June 10, 2007
Inbreeding Coefficient 6.2%

Slanker 24L 14T
Calving Date June 19, 2007
Inbreeding Coefficient 5.9%