"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, Stabilizer and Balancer bulls. Bulls are selected for both
maternal and carcass characteristics. All calves are source
and age verified through IMI Global and are NHTC (Non-Hormonally
Treated) and Simply Natural Process verified. The calves
are back grounded using the SureHealth®
protocol in our back
grounding 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 2.15
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