On this page, we feature the bulls we've used in our breeding program. Generally, we try to use bulls
that have outstanding and well-known bloodlines, "1" conformation (as graded by the Beefmaster Breeders United
field representatives, and have specific traits that should improve the quality of calves out of our cows.
Wild Oaks Crimson Commander 15-20 , BBU #C1002662. Our current bull, Commander is a
polled (scurred) dark red embryo transfer bull, out of the donor cow Second to None and by Wild Oak's well-known bull Advantage. Born 8/26/10,
we purchased him in December 2011 after he won a reserve championship at a show in Arkansas. His first calves are due in
September out of four of our lovely Osiris daughters and we are excited to see what he can produce.
Wild Oaks Crimson Commander 15-20 #C1002662 (24 months) (Advantage x 208 Second to None)
Commander's sire, Wild Oak's herd sire Advantage
Commander's dam, donor cow Second to None
721 LE C755781, Clark Jones
CJ's Soul Man U1/2
Soulman's Momma 928 C799411
Advantage U1/2 polled
Shady Lady U1/2
Cherokee's Secret U
WO Crimson Commander
**CJ's Desperado U1/3
CJ's Gangster U
208 Second to None U1/2
**Tailored Warrior U1/2
78 RR F42146 Young
Osiris (17 months) (Cottage Farms #10 x Oasis)
Osiris at four years, May 2011
Cottage Farms #99, "Osiris", BBU #C940488, U1-3. Osiris was
a handsome polled dark red fellow, a natural calf out of the famous donor cow Oasis by a polled Excite son. Oasis is making
quite a name for herself as a dam of outstanding herd bulls, many of which have sold for five digits. Born 3/7/07,
we purchased him as a 17-month old in August 2008 and used him as our herd sire until his sale in June 2011, after he had bred
all our cows for 2012. We have been extremely happy with the quality of the calves he had for us, and with the way he was able
to maintain his great condition on grass alone. We currently have 9 of his daughters in
our herd and are planning to build our herd around him for some time to come. We sold him to a family in Florida to continue his
FH Erik 07-7 #C958878. Purebred red paint star-faced bull born July 1, 2007, this guy was an inbred son of FH Richland and FH
Lawrence. BBU Rep Jerry Hemphill saw him in mid-August 2007 and said he was the best bull on the farm -- and we have some nice ones.
Heavy boned, built right, with lots of thick muscling. Don't usually do inbreeding, but his sire became fertile at 12 months and we
didn't get him away from a couple of cows in time. You'd think we would have learned by now -- he also became fertile at a very young age (11 months!)
and before we sold him in fall 2008, he sired two dandy little bulls for us, both of which are now sold.
FH Chernobyl II 01-6 U. Purebred rich dark red bull born 4/26/06. He's got a good underline, great bone and frame,
and carries a lot of muscle. Nice disposition, too. He's from a great cow family, classified U, and became fertile at 11 months of age.
All our cows calved by him in 2008 -- three heifers and two very fancy young bull calves. Sold to Steve Oakman of Pennsylvania, we wish him
all the best with this fine young bull. We kept two of his daughters for our herd -- Alexandra
and Janiebiker, and now have a granddaughter, Ireland, who is
a real beauty.
FH Lawrence 08-5 #930008 U was a bull of our breeding that we used for several months following the sale
of Summers to avoid losing a year on some of our young heifers while we searched for another outside bull. Lawrence was a
classy purebred brown paint born July 20, 2005, and classified as U by the BBU rep in August 2006, with the comment that "This
is a really nice young bull!" He was a very fertile youngster too, as his first calves were conceived when he was barely 12 months
old. See our calves page for
pictures of his babies. Lawrence was the third full brother out of our poster cow Richland, and it's been an outstanding cross.
We sold Lawrence in October 2006 to Jerry & Jodi Ragsdale of Chuckey, TN.
Summers U1/3 was our herd bull from August 2002 until April 2006. We purchased him
from G.E. Summers and Jackie Fuchs of Virginia at 14 months. His sire,
L Bar (Lasater)5502, U1-2 is one of the Beefmaster breed's premium sires,
topping the performance tests for carcass quality held at the University of Texas
for a number of years, and siring a number of show ring winners as well.
"Summers" is out of a Lasater-bred cow purchased at their annual production sale in January 2001.
Cattle from the Lasater herd are famous for their fertility and ability
to grow lots of meat on grass alone. His calves for us had great bone, long
frames, were very smooth and carried lots of meat. You can see pictures of them
on our Calves page. We kept one of his daughters in our herd and she is an
"Summers" U1-3 (L Bar 5502 x L Bar 9219)
Secret Weapon (Spartacus x Tee Pee 061 LE)
This is "Secret Weapon," a purebred Beefmaster son of the famous
typesetter bull Spartacus out of a Tailor Made daughter. We purchased him as an aged bull in August 2001
from his breeder, Tommy Barnett of Athens, Tennessee. We loved his size, squareness, length, bone, and gentle disposition.
We only had him for one season, as he developed arthritis in his back legs, but he produced a total of 8 calves for us.
He was an excellent cross on our Flash daughters, and we retained three of his heifers for our
herd. He is still represented by his daughter Mayfly U1-2, a pretty
paint brindle. See our Calves page for pictures of his babies.
Flash (Cherokee Flash x 287-0 Seven Lazy Eleven)
To the left is "Flash" (TBB 323/6, BBU # 708198). This fine
son of Cherokee Flash was awarded the highest conformation rating of "1" by BBU,
with an underline score of 3 (average). Not only was he wonderfully built with lots of bone, he had an
extremely gentle disposition. Our herd sire from 1998 - 2001, he sired a total of 20 calves for us. Our first #1 bull, he made a huge difference
in the quality of our calves. We kept 8 of his fine daughters for our herd before swapping him back
to his breeder, Tommy Barnett, who used him for several more years as his herd sire. He is still represented in our
herd through his granddaughters Mayfly, Alexandra, and Janiebiker, and four great-granddaughters. For some pictures
of his descendants, look at our Cows and Calves pages.
This is "Chernobyl" BBU#792754. This good
looking 1999 red paint son of Flash sired two nice steers for us out of a couple of young heifers
before being sold as a coming two year old to a local commercial herd. Pictured here at 14 months.
See his babies on our Calves page.
Fork Creek 2-77, "Red Son," BBU#517152, was our herdsire from
April 94 to September 97. His sire was Redman, below, and his dam was the famous cow
Lasater Queen, who sold at auction for $17,000. Redson sired a total of
15 calves for us, and is still represented in our herd through a 2X daughter,
Iris, who is one of our best producers,
and two purebred great-granddaughters out of Richland.
This is Oak Creek 45/9, "Redman," BBU#407338, U2/3.
He was a grandson of **Ranger's Pride, ***Levi, and a double grandson of the great cow
**Jungle Red. We bought him as an aged bull at a SEBBA auction in April 93 and swapped him a
year later for his son Red Son. His sperm count was fine but he didn't breed for us --
low libido or too much arthritis in his back end, as he was a very large bull. He is still represented
in our herd through Red Son's progeny (see above).