Gilliland Ranch News-- November/December 2016
Fellow longhorn Breeders,
The Texas Longhorn industry has just finished 5 major sales in the last 7 weeks (1) Hudson–Valentine Fort Worth Sale (2) TLMA- Longhorn Extravaganza in Oklahoma City (3) TLBAA Horn Showcase in Lawton, Oklahoma (4) Bowman Herd Reduction Sale–Winfield Kansas (5) Allen Herd Reduction Sale–West, Texas. I was a buyer/seller at 4/5 of these sales and I watched the other one online. I'm happy to report that the Longhorn industry prices are very stable despite the temporary market glut. The high-end cattle sold as expected; the average cattle only slightly below expected. That said, I am continuing to invest in the industry and have purchased or leased 3 young bulls with 90'' TTT genetics for use in 2017. These bulls will complement RC Tsunami 2, JBR Eclipse and JBR Net Worth. Monaco Chex has given us 3 excellent calf crops and Richard Filip and I are putting him up for sale. Contact me, Richard Filip or Bear Davidson for any additional information. Monaco is the full brother to JH Rurally Screwed and will be an excellent purchase for whoever wants to add JP Rio Grande and Lady Monika BL genetics to their herd. Our herd continues to evolve to meet the market demands in the longhorn industry. We welcome these 90" TTT genetics. We are committed to the scientific principle of increasing horn production heritability by stacking as many 80'' and 90'' in our pedigrees. We strive for the total package but prefer to emphasize horn because that is what the current market demands.
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Mark Gilliland M.D.