DD Ranch -Herd Dispersed Sept 1st, 2015
of September 1st we no longer have Galloway cattle roaming the ranch. It came as blessings do, with excitement and many, many
tears. It hit both Dene and I very unexpectedly and very hard. Many of you come from families - generations of cattlemen and
women. We got to be part of it for 17 years. Made many friends along the way, stay intouch with many of the people we have
sold cattle to over the years.
Our herd pretty much stayed together
- I for one am thankful for that. They now reside in Oklahoma with Mike Michaelis and family. HM Galloways. With two growing
boys planning to participate in 4 H, I know you will be meeting them at the shows!
The ranch is under contract and we have a house under contract in Las Cruces / Mesilla specifically; New Mexico.
(that is the state between TX and AZ!) I can't believe all the stories I have read, heard and am starting to have to explain;
that New Mexico is a State! We have not left the country! Our thoughts were originally of a ranch in the state somewhere -
that was 10 years ago. We were 10 years younger - and that no longer fits.
house is an Spanish type of Adobe. Not what you see in Santa Fe, that is pueblo style. Once our freshening up / remodel
is complete I will post pictures here and on FB. It sits on 11 acres (no, we couldn't handle a house in a cul-de-sac) there
are 8 acres of Pecan trees.
So, while one chapter closes - another begins!
We are in transition now. The farm Auction is October 24th - farm equipment and the household we do not wish to move will
be sold. That will be followed by closings (2 of them,) movers and remodeling!
has been a privilege to be part of the AGBA (American Galloway Breeders Association,) an honor to be on your board of directors
and look forward to staying in touch with you. We have a whole bunch of Galloway Genetic material (semen straws) still in
our posession. We will inventory and post specifics available for purchase.
The DD Ranch
We are very proud to breed the finest Galloway Cattle we can provide todays cattle industry.
Galloway function very well on grass and are a very efficient fed beef product. With today's feed
costs spiraling out of control, the budget needs to "pencil."
We utilize "Bovigen Technology" to identify Feed Efficiency. Our herd bulls have All 8 Stars for Feed Efficiency. We also test for Marbling/Quality &
Tenderness. These are tools to help you know more precisely what you are adding to your herd besides Strong Conformation.
Galloway cattle are "Back to Basics" in Moderate Mature Cattle size. Our
percentage Lowline cattle are the avenue many breeders will want and need to make a dramatic change in the over all frame
size of a commercial herd in one breeding season.
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