Thorne Ranch Cow Herd

Our Cow herd today are from proven genetics, very fertile and have longevity bred into them. 


We did artificial insemination and embryo transplant for over twenty years.  We have finally accomplished a cow herd that we are happy wit.  Our basic herd is Simmental/Maine/Angus and a few Braunvieh today.  The past few years we incorporated more Simmental into the herd to maintain maternal and hybrid cross.  We don't have an udder problem and our cow herd is very docile and easy to handle.   We have a good cross section of our four breeds!  

 

  • Our Simmental Cow Herd, are from proven names in the Simmental world.  ZKCC Chopper, Meyer 734, Picasso and Flying B Cut Above.  We purchased a 3/4 son of Fat Butt named Flying B Cutter that we bred every first calf heifer to with great success.  Those daughter are doing us a great job now as replacement females.   We purchased Haberno Y81 a Purebred Simmental bull that was on test at Connors State College and one of the highest gainers in the test at 5.26 pounds per day.  We have kept several of his daughters and they are also doing a great job.  We love the dispositions and maternal value that Simmental bring to our herd. Those white faces don't hurt us a bit either.  Our Angus base goes back to, New Day 8005, Juneau, BC Raven, New Look, Gar Integrity, Emblazon and Hoff Scotch.  Our Angus are moderate framed with good bone and great udders.

 

  • Our Maine-Anjou Cow herd are from top genetics in the Maine-Anjou breed.  We select for maternal and docile females.  Most of our Maine herd is Maintainers meaning they are percentage. At least 25% to 50%.  Maine bulls we have used extensively in our herd were; Gold Club, Medicine Man, Intense Plus, Irish Whiskey, CMC Hardcore, Cowan's Ali, GVC Special Delivery, GVC Suh, Wild Turkey, Polled Energizer and Witch Doctor.  

 

  • Our Braunvieh Cow herd came from proven genetics that have been consistent in the show ring  and carcass contests. Abbie researched the breed in Canada and Switzerland before he selected his base herd.  Thorne Ranch was the first breeder in Oklahoma to have Fullblood Braunvieh in 1991.  The ET Program was vast for a few years and we also flushed Donors to Registered Angus bulls to create the Super Half Blood Females.  Those females fertility and life life span are still in one of our herd favorites.  We also flushed Braunvieh to top Maine-Anjou bulls to produced show ring style with bone and correct feet and legs.  Those cattle could show as Maintainers or Beef builder Braunvieh.   Although there are few Braunvieh here today they were the base of our cow herd.   There are still Embryos for sale from some of our top proven Donors. 

 

The Cow Herd Today

TRI/TLC WHOA GIRL N3100

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TRI/TLC Whoa Girl N3100  (Heidi)

SIRE BY WHO MADE WHO 

Dam:TLC Beverly K2386

DOB: 3-3-2003  Still in production


K2386 was in production until she was 16 years of age and still had a beautiful udder

Heidi is the Donor Dam of TLCC Turk S6103 ET sired by Wild Turkey a clean Irish Whiskey son and TCL Chop Sticks a natural son sired by ZKCC Chopper until his untimely death by lighting. We built a Maine and Simmental line from her.  They have not disappointed us.  Several daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters in production.  They are easy to distinguish in the herd.  Clean fronted and beautiful udders.   Still in production on 2019.  Longevity is key in any program and we have built an entire herd around her in our females and herd sires.

TLCC/TCL HEART OF GOLD S6150

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TLCC/TCL/TLC  Heart of Gold S6150 ET

Sire: Gold Club

Dam: TCL Heart N3152 ET  (Meyer 734 x Veronica H3)

DOB: 4-20-2006


Heart is everything we hoped she would be.  She was BAA Percentage Show heifer of the year and tied with TRI/TLC Lulu that Rashele Blakely showed heavily for Show Heifer of the year.  Lulu is still in production also.  Our Show Heifers come back to become momma cows here!  She waltzes across the pasture with a calf at side each year.  Still in production in 2019.  

TCL/TLCC TURKS TRISH U8142

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TCL/TLCC TURKS TRISH U8142

Sire: TLCC Turk S6103 ET  Dam: TCL Patricia P4124  (Still in production) DOB: 4-1-2008 

Trish is triple registered Simmental ,Maine-Anjou and Beef Builder Braunvieh.  So we can breed her severalt ways easily! She is a Whoa Girl granddaughter that has been fertile and produced a calf every year since she was a bred heifer.  We showed her as a virgin heifer.  Still very sound footed beautiful udder and great disposition.  Coming with another fall calf in 2019.

TLC/TCL Barts Mira A3488

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TCL Mira A3488 is a combination of our Simmental and Braunvieh herds.  Her Sire is TCL Turks Bart.  His dam was a Meyer 734 daughter out of a Purebred Cow TLC Jill L1266 that was out of TLC Jill G7214 a Silverwood Dragon daughter and her dam was GLB 814.   Mira's dam was TCL Meyers Heartbeat N3152 a Veronica daughter sired by Meyer 734.  So she has him in the top of her pedigree and bottom.  We flushed Veronica to Meyer 734 and got some tremendous females and several bulls that were used in lots of herds.  She is definitely what we try to breed in our program.  Thick and beautiful females.

The Foundation Braunvieh Cow Herd

Our Braunvieh Cow herd came from proven genetics that have consistently been in the top in the, show ring and carcass contests. Abbie researched the breed in Canada and Switzerland before he selected his base herd.  Thorne Ranch was the first breeder in Oklahoma to have Fullblood Braunvieh in 1991.  We flushed Donors to Registered Angus bulls and those females fertility and life life span are still in our herd favorites. 


We also flushed to top Maine-Anjou bulls to produced show ring style with bone and correct feet and legs.  Those cattle could show as Maintainers or Beef builder Braunvieh.   Although there are few Braunvieh here today they were the base of our cow herd.   There are still Embryos for sale from some of our top proven Donors.  

The Foundation Cow Herd

TRI/TLC WHOA GIRL N3100

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TRI/TLC Whoa Girl N3100  (Heidi)  Half Blood BV

SIRE BY WHO MADE WHO 

Dam:TLC Beverly K2386 Purebred Black Icon daughter 

DOB: 3-3-2003  Still in production in 2019.


K2386 was in produciton until she was 16 years of age and still had a beautiful udder. 


Heidi is the Donor Dam of TLCC Turk S6103 ET sired by Wild Turkey a clean Irish Whiskey son and TCL Chop Sticks a natural son sired by ZKCC Chopper until his untimely death by lighting. We built a Maine and Simmental line from her.  They have not disappointed us.  Several daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters in production.  They are easy to distinguish in the herd.  Clean fronted and beautiful udders.   


We believe longevity is definitetly a trait worth repopulating.

NORTHSTAR VERONICA 3H FULLBLOOD BRAUNVIEH

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Veronica has been a staple at Thorne Ranch for many years in our ET Program. We flushed her to several out of breed bulls like - Hot Rod CA, Draftpick, Cowan's Ali, CMCC Hardcore, Meyer 734, and also several Braunvieh Bulls.  She is the dam of TLCC Zip Code and was also the dam of TLCC Vincente. We have granddaughters, great granddaughters, great great granddaughters in production. We love her performance and calving ease!  Her line is long and we have several that go back to her in their pedigree. VERONICA LIVED A LONG LONG LIFE AND WAS HUMANELY PUT DOWN AT THE AGE OF 22 YEAR OLD IN 2019.  SHE IS BURIED IN THE PASTURE SHE GRACED FOR MANY YEARS.

 

TLC Anna F6496 ET Fullblood Braunvieh Donor

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A North Star Vernon daughter that impacted our Braunvieh and Simmental herd. Beautiful female that was shown as a heifer with success.  A full sister sold for $15,000 in one of our production sales.   She was a consistent flusher and we have sold many high priced progeny out of her in production sales.   We still have embryos from this top Donor for sale.  Check out the Semen and Embryos Page

Starline Veronica 3H

Check out this great video the Fullblood Donor Veronica in her prime while we were flushing her to Simmental, Maine and Braunvieh sires.  Our cow herd goes back to her in almost every pedigree.

TLC Vasa Veronica Daughter Shown Heavily

Vasa was a Hot Rod CA Embryo calf out of Veronica.  Reighly Blakely campaigned her as a weaned heifer and won several shows with her in Jackpots and Open Shows.  She won the Ozark Farm Show as a weaned heifer.  Won the Mayes County Fair Show, the Will Rogers Classic and numerous Braunvieh shows.

TLC Anna F6496 ET

Check out this great video

TLC Betsy P4154 Fullblood Donor

TLC Betsy P4154

TLC Betsy P4154  was a full sister to National Show Heifer of the year TLC Buds Star R5150 and TLC Starwars.  She was a good producer and we flushed her to Registered Angus sires such as Eblazon, and New Look.  TCL Hucks momma was a daughter W9104. So Betsy is TCL Huck's grand dam.  He is Half Simmental and Quarter Angus Quarter Braunvieh.

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TLC Betsy P4154

Check out this great video

TLC Barbara T1008 Angus/Braunvieh

Additional Information

TLC Barbara T1008 ET a Sired by Emblazon x TLC Betsy P4154 above.  Good Half Blood we breed to Simmental sires or Zip Code.  Picture taken Sept 2015. 

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