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.

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