"The Pitchfork Ranch's goal is to
provide our customers with a high quality, consistent beef animal
that meets the demands of the retail beef market."
Pitchfork Ranch purebred Hereford operation began in 1935 with the
purchase of one hundred purebred Hereford cows and a new Hereford
bull, Ike Domino. Ike Domino served as the foundation for
building a fine reputation for the Pitchforks purebred herd. Leaning
more towards commercial production, the Pitchfork has since phased
out the purebred operation, but still lays claim to raising top
quality beef cattle.
Black and Black Baldies make up the majority of the cow
population. These moderately - framed cows are bred to Black Angus
bulls. Bulls are selected for both maternal and carcass
characteristics. All calves are Source & Age/Non-Hormone Treated
(NHTC)/Verified Natural and GAP (Global Animal Partnership)
certified. The calves are back grounded using IMI Global protocol in
our backgrounding yard. The calves have proven to have the genetics
to show significant gain on wheat, as well as in a feedlot.
Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company has wheat grazing in King, Knox
and Foard counties in Texas and in Jefferson county Oklahoma. The
calves are put on wheat weighing approximately 650-675 lbs. and sold
weighing approximately 850 lbs. with an average daily gain of 2.25
lbs. After wintering on wheat, they are either sold private treaty
unless the ranch chooses to retain ownership through the feed yard.
more information, please contact:
Brooks Hodges, Manager