Here we are almost at year-end. This year marked great sales events as well as the passing of some of our legends, Ben Gravett, Joe Valentine and Joe Assad. They will be remembered in our Thanksgiving prayer for all they did for the longhorn industry. The LWC was a great success and Deer Creek was very proud to have had the top selling lot, DC Cowboy’s Angel who now resides at G&G Longhorns. We are posting some great year-end specials for you to look at. Our summer specials were very popular and there are great longhorns included in the new list. Remember that the deadline for the Legacy Sale consignments in December 8. We promise that this will be another fantastic event with a lively party and dancing on Friday. From the Hevrdejs family, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and thanks for being longhorn friends.
We have had a nice summer in Brenham, good rain, so far no temperatures above 95 and a very good set of 2014 calves. Look for yourself, there are some really outstanding calves. We have also been lucky in having two Miss Kitty heifers, one from her breeding to Cowboy Grande and another from a Top Caliber embryo. Both of these heifers look outstanding. We have an interesting game that will be available for you to follow in The Longhorn Journal, “Chasing Miss Kitty”. We will publish her measurements from three years old until she reached 90” TTT at nine and a half. You can see how your cows are measuring up and follow our list of challengers.
Please mark your calendars for the LWC in Oklahoma City in October. We promise to have a great lineup in the sale and the competition for bronzes will be ferocious! This is the best place to show off your prize longhorns.
It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of two legends in our industry, Ben Gravett and Joe Valentine. These men pushed the breed forward for many years and their presence at a sale always meant active bidding and fun. Our condolences to Ann Gravett, Lorinda Valentine and their families
The spring sale season is off and running and The Legacy Sale started things off. Our big news was buying RM Miss Kitty, only the second 90” TTT in the breed. We plan on flushing Miss Kitty to maximize her tremendous genetics. Hopefully we will have embryos for sale sometime in the future.
We are also proud to announce that we have sold a 50% interest in our star bull Cowboy Chex to Hoosier Longhorns in Indiana. Cowboy Chex will be spending May-October in a cooler climate than central Texas and we believe that this may make his life a little more enjoyable as he will have very few 100 degree days to deal with. Hoosier Longhorns is a top quality operation and we thank the Jones boys for their interest in Cowboy Chex.
2014 looks like a good year for longhorn enthusiasts. Most breeders’ areas had a good rain year in 2013 and this year continues that trend. We have a great line-up of sales and I urge all fellow breeders to participate in the sales; it’s a great way to make new friends and contacts and find out how your animals stack up.
At Deer Creek we have a new program which can give you the opportunity to breed to one of our top cows. Call Bruce Hazelwood and he will explain the program to you. We have four young cows tracking close to 90” TTT which gives us a reason to pull out the tape on a regular basis. We have great consignments at a number of shows, including two 80” cows that would make any breeder proud.
Cowboy Chex just keeps producing outstanding calves. You can get Cowboy Chex genetics in your herd through his calves or from his semen. Call us for either choice, you won’t be sorry.
We hope that many of you will attend this year’s Legacy Sale. It’s the Legacy’s 10th anniversary and Michelle has put together outstanding entertainment for Friday’s event, you won’t want to miss it.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We love this time of the year. There will be 40 of us in our party barn for Thanksgiving dinner. The big fall sales are over and two of our longhorns were triple bronze winners at the LWC. Our crop of 2013 heifers is the best ever. If you see something you like please give us a call or email; Cowboy Chex continues to sire great calves. Remember that we will gladly show you around Deer Creek if you give us a little notice. Our next news will be at the start of 2014. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.July 2013
Most of you have now received your “Herd Sire” issue of the Longhorn Journal. Take a look at the inside fold-out with the tremendous prodigy that Cowboy Chex is producing. Whether you are looking for a bull prospect or semen, this should be of interest to all longhorn breeders. If you have an interest in a bull prospect just call me or Bruce. We are in the dog days of summer and needing more rain. Looking forward to the fall longhorn season highlighted by the LWC. See you there!
This has been a very busy spring-time in the longhorn business. Lots of great sales with Red McCombs and the Millennium Futurity around the corner. Please look at the production record that Cowboy Chex has accomplished in just over six years. He is on the cover of The Longhorn Journal, Herd Sire Edition and I think that everyone in the industry will be amazed at his production. If you want a Cowboy Chex son in your herd, we have some great 2013 bull prospects. We are also very pleased with our two additions to “Club 80”, Win By A Mile and BL Pretty Woman. By this time next year we expect to have six cows in Club 80 which significantly improves the genetic base we are striving for. We have published a new list of “Specials” for you to consider. Also, please make a note that both of our great Junior Sires, Iron Hail and Cowboy Grande will be at the Millennium futurity, check them out if you can.
Have a fun, safe summer.
2013 looks like it will be a very exciting year in the longhorn industry. We see more industry groups cooperating, a number of very good upcoming sales and the breed continues to improve at an amazing pace.
At Deer Creek Longhorns we continue to live our motto of “Constant Improvement”. Just take a look at our line-up of bulls and cows but especially the young longhorns who will make our program over the next five years. We believe that with Cowboy Grande and Iron Hail we have two of the best bulls under two years that we have ever seen. Cowboy Grande was 50” TTT @ 15 months and Iron Hail may hit 70” @ 24 months. The different genetics that these young bulls bring to Deer Creek is very exciting. Our senior sires, Cowboy Chex, Rio Whisky and Dancing Bull continue to produce outstanding calves. Cowboy Chex wowed the crowd at the 2012 World Championship being the sire of five class winners. If you do not have Cowboy Chex genetics in your program you are missing out. We still have some great prospects from our 2012 bull crop.
We will have some great consignments at sales in 2013. We are selling our outstanding full sister to Cowboy Grande, DC Cowboy’s Angel, at the Legacy sale. We have four top class consignments at the Legacy, five at The Red River Sale, and two at The Cherry Blossom Sale. As we add more they will be posted here. You can also see Cowboy Grande and Iron Hail at the Millennium Futurity.
Have a great year, see you down the longhorn trail.
We have been blessed with a year of good rain and very good calves. For those of you going to the Horn Showcase, you will get to see our Cowboy Chex son, Cowboy Grande, making his first public appearance. On his First Birthday he measured 41 5/8" TTT and 44" TH, making him one of the longest horned one year old bulls on record. We are continually amazed at the calves that Cowboy Chex produces. His crop of bull calves in 2012 is exceptional. A number of these calves have been sold, but some of the very best are a little younger and will be available after weaning. For those going to the LWC you will get to see Bob Loomis’s Cowboy Chex son, Cowboy Tuff, for the first time. This young bull may set an all-time record at his age in the measurement competition. Congratulations to Bob on this fantastic young bull.
May the holiday season be a blessed time for all of our longhorn friends. Please make sure to vote in this very important November election.
We had a very good turnout for the Heifer Haul and sold 33 of the 57 heifers for sale. The average price was $1000/heifer and there were a lot of great bargains for those wanting to re-stock after last year’s drought. We have an incredible crop of 2012 Cowboy Chex bull calves. There will be an eblast going out along with an ad in the Journal describing them. You can preview them now under bull calves. If you are thinking about a new bull, you should really consider one of these calves with dams from some of the top cows in the industry. Have a great summer and keep thinking about rain! Our next posting will be in fall. Happy longhorn trails to everyone.
So far this year we have been blessed with more rain than we had in the entire last year. Grass is knee high and the cows are loving it. The Legacy Sale was a great event as always with a number of new breeders in the audience. This is a great time to start your longhorn herd as prices are very reasonable and hay should be affordable. We have a terrific crop of 2011 heifers and Bob Loomis, Wes Chancey and I are putting on a “Heifer Haul’ on June 9 which will give breeders wanting to restock a chance to grab some good heifers at very fair prices. Check your emails for more information on this event. We are really pleased with the calves we are getting from Cowboy Chex. Take a look at the website and see for yourself. Michelle is going to have her fourth and we hope final surgery in June. Thanks for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers that we have received; we know they help.
At Deer Creek Farm we are glad to start the new year with some rain and hope for an improved economy. We always pay attention to our first calf born. On January 4th one of our top cows, BL Lil Buena Joya, had a very nice Cowboy Chex heifer to start the year. We took this as a good sign of things to come. We have some nice cows consigned to The Legacy Sale and look forward to kicking off the sales season in style. We have had over 4” of rain in the last 30 days and for the first time in almost a year our tanks are in good shape and the winter rye is thriving. The cows are eating a lot of grass right now and fortunately ignoring hay for the most part. This shapes up to be one of the most important election years of our lifetime. We encourage everyone to look at the direction our country is headed and make sure you vote. If you think that we cannot sustain a $15 Trillion plus debt take this into consideration and tell your friends what you think. Happy New Year to all of our longhorn friends!