Ranch Survives & Endures the 1000 year Flood!
We are happy to report that the critical areas of the ranch were unaffected by the
floods. We've been an island for a few days and had to drive through 3.5 feet of water to the street. Left one truck in and
one truck out. Walked ditch bank to get out - went to work as scheduled. Cows are just fine too. They wade in the irrigation
ditches to cool off all Summer long, so there were just more places to "wade" lately. Raised our flag to signal
"all's well" on Monday night. Lots of helicoptor and small aircraft over head. Our thoughts and prayers go out to
all others whom did not fare so well.
While the winery is in the works our ranch has a great place to
do your next event! Please go to the "DD Ranch Wines" page and read more.
The 2013 Reserve Grand
Champion Bull - HB Wedge!
Wedge has been our cornerstone Registered
Black Herd Sire now for 3 years. He as shown as a weaned bull calf but not since. Because of that great Docile Galloway disposition
he was re-oriented to halter work and the show ring. Much to our pleasure - he went Reserve Grand Champion Bull! On show day
he weighed 1780 lbs. We have his progeny available for purchase. He has 2 outstanding Black Bull calves that will be Yearlings
in a matter of months. His calves are listed on the Dispersal Sale sheet.
NWSS held the largest Galloway show in recent history. 122 entries - a total of 70 head actually arrived; yes, we missed all
of you that couldn't make it this year. There were about 12-15 head entered that did not arrive.
Thank you to those who sponsored Award Buckles and helped me with this years show. Most of you already know I am
the Show Superintendent. There are always many jobs that need done. Thank you to all that were of assistance with the show.
Spring is time
for shopping for bulls. You may ask your self "why do I need a Galloway Bull in my herd?" The answer is profit.
Galloway genetics will moderate your herd frame size lowering your input costs during both the drought and high feed
prices. The Galloway will also bring down your birth weights resulting in more live calves. More live calves mean more pounds
of beef weaned. When the drought is over and it's time to start keeping replacement heifers, you will have a lower input cow
- reducing the price / cost of wintering her. She costs less because of the winter coat she will grow - reducing feed intake
to stay warm by 25% and she will be moderate size 1,100 to 1,500 lbs.
We have 1 registerd Black Bull available. Please call us for further info.
The DD Ranch
We are very proud to breed the finest Galloway
Cattle we can provide todays cattle industry.
Galloway function very well on grass and are a very efficient fed beef product. With today's feed costs spiraling
out of control, the budget needs to "pencil."
We utilize "Bovigen Technology" to identify Feed Efficiency. Our herd bulls have All 8 Stars for Feed Efficiency. We also test for Marbling/Quality & Tenderness.
These are tools to help you know more precisely what you are adding to your herd besides Strong Conformation.
Galloway cattle are "Back to Basics" in Moderate Mature Cattle size. Our percentage Lowline cattle
are the avenue many breeders will want and need to make a dramatic change in the over all frame size of a commercial herd
in one breeding season.
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