The Tuff Need

DCC Ranch e-News #305 - 2-24-23

by Darol Dickinson

The extreme horn sire of the breed is Cowboy Tuff Chex. Serious producers know they can not shoot for the elite best-of-the-best and avoid the value possibility of the Tuff factor. Many have used Tuff, but now may be the time to inject him again using some of his most successful bandings with some of the proven great producing cows of the breed. These four sires have made a great contribution to the Dickinson Cattle Co herd. After using Tuff, by AI, in the DCC herd these have been the most gratifying results and will continue to be very important. We share them by AI with every person desiring the climb to excellence in Texas Longhorn value production.

Drop Box

Drop Box with 90+" T2T, great conformation and dark brindle color is a very popular AI sire. His wonderful dam was ITLA All Age Grand Champion Non Halter and in 2017 won the T2T Horn Showcase against all comers. Jam Packed is one of Jamakizm's many over 90" females weighing an impressive 1482 lbs. A true genetic forward move. Drop Box is not just horn, but great ton-beef size. Triple Bronze winner, 2018 Horn Showcase. Few if any compare his data.


Tuxedo is a son of world record Cowboy Tuff Chex T2T out of Sweet Jubilee a clone of the late Shadow Jubilee $120,000. He is a full brother to the Roger & Debbie Witham $47,000 heifer. His sire and dam line are two of the most famous ever. He was the leading in volume sales of TL semen in Australia for 2018. Don't accept overly promoted imitations when the real thing is here, roan, brindle, long, tall and genetic royalty.

Reckon So The first Cowboy Tuff Chex son to be serviced at DCC. He is big, thick, sleepy and bred high as a woodpecker's nest in the redwood forest. His dam was a triple horn champion in 2013. His current horns are 86.5" tip to tip. Many who saw him win two Winchester Futurities say he is the best Tuff ($165.000) son. A big thank you to those who are flushing to RS. He is thick -- and sires the tallest brindle calves at DCC. This is not pygmy, old TL genetics. Weighs over a ton.

Cut'n Dried This stunning "Tuff" son is out of the greatest producing daughter of Drag Iron and Field of Pearls. His 1645 lb dam is strong enough to up-breed any smaller genetics. The new frontier is great TL genetics with rapid size and gain. Dragon Pearl is the dam of 3 over 90" sons and 4 over a ton. CD is thick, deep, dark brindle with lots of structure and base. T2T 98.25." Incomparable data. Check it out? A few may have more horn, but thickness and size -- not a chance. Professional grade genetics.

Order semen early and don't be disappointed. When higher value is not available, for sure don't pay more for semen. Call 740 758 5050