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Gilliland Ranch News - FALL 2017

The spring 2017 longhorn sale season is over with some record breaking prices—$380,000 for 3S Danica at the 2017 Legacy Sale.The market remains strong for great cattle. It is amazing to me how rapidly the quality of longhorns improves each year. We are sticking with our plan of breeding for the total package and stacking pedigrees with multiple animals over 80” or 90” TTT. Our 2017-2018 breeding plan will incorporate the use of 4 young bulls with incredible pedigrees in addition to RC Tsunami 2 ( Concealed Weapon X Pacific Mermaid) and JBR Eclipse ( Cowboy Tuff Chex X Eternal Diamond). We plan on having 35 calves from Tsunami, 20 from Eclipse, 10 from Patton ,7 from Coronado, 7 from Domino and 5 from Big Tipper. The new bulls give us a chance to experiment with the latest stacked pedigrees to see how they compare to known producers.We also have some recips with heifer sexed embryos out of the 90” TTT Touch N Whirl PAT with CV Casanova’s Magnum and RRR Rimount Edge. 2018 should be very exciting!

FOUR NEW BULLS
GLR Coronado—( Archer Texas X Mint Julep) This young bull is colorful, tall and muscular with a low lateral hornset . He is out of Archer Texa (83” TTT) and Mint Julep( a 77” TTT Top Caliber daughter). Since Jamakizm and Archer Texa are gone, we think this bull has a bright future supplementing those genetics. He has 6 animals in his pedigree over 80” TTT. He will be entered in the LWC Futurity 1/2 interest is available for $7500

GLR Patton— ( Archer Texa X Casanova Sheza Whip)
These genetics stack CV Cowboy Casanova, CC Sheza Whip Er Wil, WS Jamakizm and Texana Van Horne. The pedigree includes 10 animals over 80” TTT; . He has a gentle disposition, large body, low hornset and he will be used to outcross the 2017 Tsunami heifers. We also plan to breed him to GLR Rio Jamamax and RJF Cowgirl Sassie to get calves with 20 animals in the pedigree over 80” TTT.1/2 interest is available for $10,000.

Big Tipper- (Bubba Tuff Chex X RJF Casanova’s Cowgirl)
This young bull is a genetic goldmine combining not only Cowboy Tuff with Cowboy Casanova but he is also double bred JP Rio Grande and Hunts Command  Respect ( 2 ancestors over 90" TTT ;9 over 80" TTT) . He is owned by James and Lynette Haltom of Haltom Hollar in London Ky and we will be leasing him for 2 years. He will be used to outcross Tsunami and Archer Texa offspring PLUS used for some highly selective linebreeding on Casanova heifers.

BR Domino- (Cowboy Tuff Chex X Helm Laura’s Light Mocha)
Brian Brett bred this bull and we have 1/2 interest in him.He is something special. Three of his 6 parents/grandparents are over 90” TTT; 5/6 are over 80” TTT—-(Cowboy Tuff Chex -100” TTT, WS Jamakizm -81” TTT, Helm Laura’s Light Mocha-91” TTT, BL Rio Catchit-95” TTT and Wiregrass Laura-84.5” TTT . He also represents the total package with conformation , hornset and disposition.

GLR CORONADO
DOB: 3/20/2016
Archer Texa x MINT JULEP 323/0

GLR PATTON
DOB: 4/1/2016
Archer Texa x RJF CASANOVA SHEZA WHIP

BIG TIPPER
DOB: 5/11/2016
BUBBA TUFF CHEX x RJF CASANOVA'S COWGIRL

BR Domino
DOB: 3/18/2016
COWBOY TUFF CHEX x HELM LAURAS LIGHT MOCHA



FALL 2017 SALE SEASON—

Rocky Mountain Select Sale
Monument, Colorado 8/11-8/12/2017
(1)Wyoming Feisty Leigh
(2) GLR Rio Diamond
(3) Monaco’s Lucky Lady
  
Hudson-Valentine
Ft Worth,TX 9/22-9/23/2017
(1) WS Zoom
(2) GLR Rio Zoom
     
Horn Showcase
Lawton,Ok October 4-7,2017
(1) Auzzie Suzzie EOT 944
(2) Sittin Glory
(3) GLR Midnight Temptation
(4) HL Hot Respect
  Longhorn World Championships
Oklahoma City,Ok 10/21-10/22/2017
(1) T Bar W Top Whiz
(2) Sittin Cowgirl
(3) GLR Tumbling Star
(4) Trophy Top

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GILLILAND LONGHORN RANCH-- We have a herd of over 150 registered Texas Longhorns in the Kansas Flint Hills near the Oklahoma border. Our breeding program is approached scientifically with continuing education, exhaustive pedigree study, using knowledgeable longhorn consultants and visiting experienced breeders in the field. We strive for the complete package prioritizing tip to tip horn measurements followed closely by conformation, color, and disposition. That said, the most important trait is the ability to reproduce those traits in progeny. We have gone through each animal in our herd for several generations back to document the number of 70ʼʼ–80ʼʼ–90ʼʼ TTT ancestors in each pedigree. This is important genetically to make sure that lateral horn length is embedded in each animalʼs blood line without compromising the total package. A pedigree with many high TTT ancestors indicates there is a higher heritability factor . This gives you predictability. We believe that you can increase heritability of TTT horn length by stacking genes from different pedigrees that have additive effects. Additionally, there will should be less regression back to a mean because their horn length is less likely attributable to spontaneous mutations or environmental variables. We also study production history by examining progeny with different pedigree combinations. This has led to a few key combinations which appear to be synergistic. We hope that you can find animals in our herd that will work for you. We have periodic price reduction sales when the herd gets too large so visit our website frequently to take advantage of them.