Breeds


Angus Breeder

Pleasant Hill Farms is a Registered Angus and Simmental breeder with ranch locations in Rockfield, Kentucky. Pleasant Hill has been raising cattle since 1972. We are a total performance herd with a focus on phenotype and genotype combined. We use production, maternal, carcass and value added EPDs along with ultrasound carcass data, individual performance and DNA test results.

Pleasant Hill Farms is a Registered Angus and Simmental breeder with ranch locations in Rockfield, Kentucky. Pleasant Hill has been raising cattle since 1972. We are a total performance herd with a focus on phenotype and genotype combined. We use production, maternal, carcass and value added EPDs along with ultrasound carcass data, individual performance and DNA test results.

We also use ultrasound carcass and raw data from slaughtered progeny of our own sires. This is also a contributing factor in our selection process. Good old common sense is a major part of our selection criteria. An animal’s body condition score, calving interval and longevity are economically important traits that we pay close attention to. We strive to produce structurally and reproductively sound, efficient beef cattle that anyone would be proud to own.

Our goal is to blend phenotypic, genetic and performance superiority that will be sought after by both purebred and commercial beef producers alike. We provide the commercial beef cattle producer bulls that will sire calves that come unassisted, hit the ground growing and will finish with a premium carcass. The sisters of these bulls will be herd builders for us and anyone else that might own them. In addition, our genetics will be desirable to our fellow purebred breeders and help them advance their respective operations.

Pleasant Hill also provides our customers a feeder calf alliance program for any PHF bull sired calves. Feeder calves are sent in June and in November. Our early "March Madness Bull Sale" is held each year on the last Saturday in February.

Phone: 270-843-9021
Email: pleasanthillfarms@twc.com

Beefmaster Breeder


Isa Beefmasters
Isa Beefmasters is the 4th generation of the Lasater family developing high-performance Beefmaster genetics in West Texas near San Angelo. The Beefmaster breed was founded by company president Lorenzo Lasater’s grandfather in 1937. Beefmasters are a composite breed made up of roughly one-half Bos Taurus (Hereford and Shorthorn) and one-half Bos Indicus (Nelore from Brazil, Gir and Guzerat from India). Eighty-plus years of intense, yet balanced selection for economi­cally important traits has created a homozygous beef breed with the explosive growth potential of a hybrid. The company specializes in high-performance Beefmaster genetics for grass-based beef cattle producers. We sell 200 bulls annually, with a 150 head auction the first Saturday each October (2021 marks our 60th sale!) and 50 bulls private treaty each spring. Additionally, we offer select groups of females throughout the year as well as semen and embryos from the L Bar herd. The L Bar brand was first registered in South Texas in 1890.

Phone: 325-656-9126
Email: lorenzo@isabeefmasters.com

Bonsmara Breeder

Rainbow Valley Ranch
Rainbow Valley Ranch was established in 2017 in Arkansas. Being from South Africa and seeing the Bonsmara difference, I wanted to develop a breed here that would bring tremendous benefit to the US commercial rancher. RVR is a family owned business with a South African and American background. Rainbow Valley Ranch is the proud producers of Bonsmara and Super Red TM cattle.
Bonsmara was founded in South Africa with the purpose of creating a animal that can withstand both drought and the cold. Bonsmara is both Bos Indicus and Bos Taurus and consists of 5/8 Afrikaner, 3/16 Hereford and 3/16 Shorthorn animals. The Bonsmara breed has had the most extensive research and tests done of all breeds across the world.

Super Reds is the hybrid vigor cross between Bonsmara x Angus. When combined these two breeds have created something super special. Super Reds are smooth coated, thick animals that just EAT LESS AND GROW FASTER! In today’s market that's a WIN in every cattlemens operation.

  • Medium frame
  • Ease calving
  • Exeptional daily gain
  • Resistant to pink eye
  • Less disease prone
  • Smooth coat during summer
  • Polled
  • Well adaptable
  • Excellent carcass quality
  • Excellent milking (bigger calves)
  • Calm temperament
  • Heavy weaning weights
  • Very feed efficient
  • Low maintenance  
  • Well adapted to sub-tropical climate
  • High quality meat

Stephan van der Merwe: 870-565-8403
Email: 25stephan@gmail.com

Brahman Breeder

Kallion Farms
Kallion Farms is a leader in producing naturally docile brahmans and an industry leader in producing Brahmans with high quality beef. Kallion has been in the Brahman business for over 20 years and is home to a very progressive and strict breeding program. They have proven that the Brahman breed has much more to offer than what is commonly known.

Kallion Farms has worked hard breeding and selecting cattle for carcass qualities, phenotype, temperament, and fertility, and they consider all of these traits mandatory in selecting and breeding our cattle. They strive to produce perfect brahman cattle for the cattleman- Brahmans with a deep spring of rib, moderate framed, heavily boned, and completely void of structural issues. Kallion Farms is located in Normangee, Tx. and is owned by Grant & Nicole Vassberg.

Phone: 979-204-3126
Email: grantvassberg@gmail.com

Brangus Breeder

Black X Ranch
Black X Ranch was founded in 2006 and is a Registered Brangus and Angus breeder located in Georgia. We have commercial operations located in Mississippi and Georgia.  BXR offers Elite Registered Brangus, Composites and Ultra Blacks via embryo transfer using our battery of owned semen sires. You will find our elite genetics in Registered ranches across the country. We are proud members of the American Angus Association, IBBA, American Cattle Breeders Association and American Hereford Association. Van Hardin founded the Power Source Genetic Alliance in 2017 to help other member ranches market their registered animals.

Phone: 706-266-5689 
Email: info@powersourcebulls.com

Burke Brangus Farm
Burke Brangus Farm was started in 2002 with a group of commercial crossbred Brangus females. When the decision was made to start the registered herd in 2009, the Burke’s purchased top genetics from across the country. Our goal is to build outstanding females that would establish our program among the top herds in the country. We feel that Burke Brangus has accomplished this goal by buying excellent females and known semen sires to clean up the females in our pastures. These well known semen sires included the $18,500 BXR/KCC Vintage 331A18 and the $30,000 Oaks Manning 30T 541Z71. We owned elite donors such Ms Brinks Lambert 803T6, the dam of the $80,000 CB Passport 803Y11. We have her daughters and granddaughters in our herd. We have also developed numerous donor quality females.

Mike Burke is well known in the cattle industry having served on the Board of directors of the International Brangus Breeders Association and as a Regional Vice President for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association for many years.

Burke Brangus Farms has a deep passion for the cattle business and is committed to both high end genetics and docility that will help our customers improve their operations. Throughout the year we offer groups of bulls and females for sale as well as semen and embryos.

Phone: 706-551-3025
Email: cmburke@ymail.com

Smith Farms
Smith Farms is owned and operated by Phil Smith & family located in Roxton, Tx. We started as a commercial cow calf operation in 1986 and have since developed a registered Brangus herd as well. We shifted our main focus from commercial cattle to our registered herd due to the fact that land was getting more difficult to acquire and we were able to profit more off of our registered herd.

Our breeding program consists of Brangus cattle with proven genetics and we aim to produce cattle to improve your herd. Qualities like soundness, longevity, ease of handling, maternal instincts, efficiency and structural integrity are of uppermost importance to us.

We take pride in our program and the way that we wean and develop our cattle. We have learned that by easing our pairs into the weaning process and not abruptly separating the calves from the cows we have had far better results. They are seasonally developed on wheat pasture and bermuda grass, with access to a soybean meal and salt supplement at all times. This allows cattle to mature slowly and develop bone and good structure with ease.

We thank you and we hope that we can be of service in meeting your needs to enhance your cattle operation.

Phone: 214-803-7095
Email: smithfarms66@hotmail.com

Hereford Breeder

Black X Ranch
Black X Ranch was founded in 2006 and is a Registered Brangus and Angus breeder located in Georgia. We have commercial operations located in Mississippi and Georgia.  BXR offers Elite Registered Brangus, Composites and Ultra Blacks via embryo transfer using our battery of owned semen sires. You will find our elite genetics in Registered ranches across the country. We are proud members of the American Angus Association, IBBA, American Cattle Breeders Association and American Hereford Association. Van Hardin founded the Power Source Genetic Alliance in 2017 to help other member ranches market their registered animals.

Phone: 706-266-5689 
Email: info@powersourcebulls.com

Limousin Breeder

Lenape Limousin LLC
Lenape Limousin LLC is a registered breeder of Fullblood, Purebred and Limflex Limousin cattle. We are located in Telford, Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. We offer genetics through natural service with top quality herd sires, as well
as Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer to maintain elite outcomes; and are fortunate to have sold registered cattle from Maine to Texas. Lenape is a member of North American Limousin
Foundation, and are certified in their Limousin Inventory Management System (LIMS) for complete herd reporting. We are also registered with Beef Quality Assurance and members of New York Beef Producers Association.

Phone: 267-718-0574 
Email: Lenapelimousin@gmail.com

Simmental Breeder

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Pleasant Hill Farms is a Registered Angus and Simmental breeder with ranch locations in Rockfield, Kentucky. Pleasant Hill has been raising cattle since 1972. We are a total performance herd with a focus on phenotype and genotype combined. We use production, maternal, carcass and value added EPDs along with ultrasound carcass data, individual performance and DNA test results.

We also use ultrasound carcass and raw data from slaughtered progeny of our own sires. This is also a contributing factor in our selection process. Good old common sense is a major part of our selection criteria. An animal’s body condition score, calving interval and longevity are economically important traits that we pay close attention to. We strive to produce structurally and reproductively sound, efficient beef cattle that anyone would be proud to own.

Our goal is to blend phenotypic, genetic and performance superiority that will be sought after by both purebred and commercial beef producers alike. We provide the commercial beef cattle producer bulls that will sire calves that come unassisted, hit the ground growing and will finish with a premium carcass. The sisters of these bulls will be herd builders for us and anyone else that might own them. In addition, our genetics will be desirable to our fellow purebred breeders and help them advance their respective operations.

Pleasant Hill also provides our customers a feeder calf alliance program for any PHF bull sired calves. Feeder calves are sent in June and in November. Our early "March Madness Bull Sale" is held each year on the last Saturday in February.

Phone: 270-843-9021
Email: pleasanthillfarms@twc.com

Beef Programs

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Genomics

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  • MAN
  • CHO
  • Coat Color Dilution (DL)
  • Development Duplication (DD)
  • Dun (DN)
  • Hypotrychosis (HY)
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy (IE)
  • Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH)
  • Osteopetrosis (OS)
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA)
  • Tibal Hemimelia (TH)

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