Mitch Romero and his wife Patty started raising Registered Beefmaster in 1999.
Shortly after joining the breeds association he started studying the proven
genetics and predictability in the breed and started to shape their breeding
program. The Ranch now has proven genetics at work and marketable cattle
based on predictability. All buyers can expect cattle that are sound and that
will work for them. We guarantee fertility on all animals we sell. Bulls are BSE
tested before they are to be sold unless otherwise stated.
Beefmaster Cattle History
Beginning in the early 1930s, Tom Lasater, the breed's founder, developed
Beefmasters by crossing Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman cattle. The exact
mixture of the foundation cattle is not known but is thought to be about 25%
Hereford, 25% Shorthorn and 50% Brahman. Lasater's purpose was to
develop cattle that would be more productive than existing breeds in the harsh
environment of South Texas. The cattle were heavily selected on what has
become known as the Six Essentials - Weight, Conformation, Milking Ability,
Fertility, Hardiness, and Disposition. No selection was made for
characteristics that do not affect the carcass, such as horns, hide or color.
These Six Essentials became the economic strength of Beefmasters and
have made them favorites with ranchers who depend on cattle for a living.
While brownish-red is the most common color, the breed has no color
standards. Beefmasters were recognized by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture as a pure breed in 1954.