Clear Point - A Special Tool

DCC Ranch e-News #309 - 3-28-23

by Darol Dickinson


Three famous sires have done more to create financial benefit for Dickinson Cattle Co (DCC) than any others. They are the well known Drag Iron, Cowboy Tuff Chex, and the lesser known, but more consistent, Clear Point. By hundreds of test matings, the banding of these three bulls have created amazing results with not just a few, but numerous of the breed's leading horn, conformation and gainability genetics.

Clear Point

Unlike the other two great sires, Clear Point had a shortened life and only sired five natural service crops. Not a lot of semen was collected so his impact on the breed is calculated with less numbers.

Clear Point was easily defined as a forward bounce. He was larger in weight (2245 lbs) and horn (91.13") than any ancestors. He had that magic ability to breed to average cows and sire elite progeny -- that is of great value. He was extreme. His ancestry are well known and some are still in the leading herds today. Check his pedigree on Arrow Head at
http://www.arrowheadcattlecompany.com/Default.aspx?AnimalID=55869&Name=CLEARPOINT  Over the last 50 years more than half his sire lineage were DNA of record and blood typed prior to that.

Clear Point's grand dam, Win High also produced the huge "Bashful" who many have enjoyed seeing at the annual Horn Showcase.  Clear Win, owned by Circle P Ranch, sired TCC Winning Honor (94.5") at Freeman Ranch, Clear Play, a major show sire for John Oliver, Clear Chrome (85") owned by Tim Fehrenbach, and the export semen sire Trip Wire owned by the Bentz family, plus many more.

From Arrow Head Cattle Co data, Clear Point has 27.91% of his calves measure over 80" T2T and 9.30% measure 90" or more. Both calculations are the highest in the industry. For full data https://www.texaslonghorn.com/longhorn_info/mating_strategies/index.cfm?con=Calculating_the_Mystery_of_BounceThat is not chicken feed!

To become familiar with Clear Point's family, here are some of his young progeny. His oldest are age 8, in data comparison to other sires who have 12 to 16 years of progeny.

Promenade, age 4. Part of the elite Brugman collection

Promenade, age 4. Part of the elite Brugman collection

Point Rider, age 6. Part of the Brugman elite collection.

Point Rider, age 6. Part of the Brugman elite collection.

Cut'n Dried

Horn Pipe steer, age 5

Point Mark, age 5, 93" T2T

Point Mark, age 5, 93" T2T

Point Of Smile, age 7.

Point Of Smile, age 7

Powhatan Point, age 7, Part of the elite JM5 McEntier exhibition steer herd.

Powhatan Point, age 7, Part of the elite JM5 McEntier exhibition steer herd.

Briar Point, age 6

Briar Point, age 6

Don't take our word for it. Come to Ohio and see the banding of Tuff, Clear Point and Drag Iron. It is a sweet thing to behold.