Welcome to Dillard Land & Cattle LTD
Dillard Land & Cattle
was established in June 2004 near Muldoon, Fayette County, Texas by Joe & Elise Dillard on approx 425 acres. Prior to acquiring our first cattle we researched various breeds and made the decision to breed BRANGUS
cattle for most of the same reasons many of you are in the Brangus Breed, disease resistance, overall hardiness, excellent maternal instincts, fertile females and functional milking ability.
*The real reason I bought them was because I liked the way they looked!
Our main objective was to begin a cow / calf operation with the very best genetics we could find and consult with successful Brangus breeders in an attempt to “beat the learning curve”, since our breeding experience was nonexistent. Fortunately, we have had some success in reaching our objective by buying some great cattle and finding an experienced ranch consultant, Gary Prause, who shared our vision. Rapidly this venture has grown into a situation where we can become a small seed stock producer for others coming into or are established in the Brangus Breed. Currently we are running approx 140 registered breeding females and 20 recipients for our embryo program.
Our first purchase or registered Brangus was several head (8 or 9) at the IBBA HLSR Sale in March of 2005 and we bought the best cattle available for the next 2 years. We began an aggressive AI and Embryo
program based on our 915, 804, 200, 820, 789 and 2
cow families along with our owned or partnered herd sires MR JLS LUCKY 92N
and MR JLS SAMSON 915S3
as well as acquiring semen lots and expanding our herd to include RED BRANGUS
in 2006 when we bought interests in trait leaders MR CR RED CHIEF 485M/1
and later CX PROMISE KEEPER 84/R
sires and some EL CID and POWERSTROKE
influenced red females.
Our aggressive embryo efforts are paying great dividends:
DCC MR PALADIN 915U5 (30 months) 9/4/2008
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO 2011 INTERNATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION BLACK BRANGUS BULL
Our #1 Herd Sire Prospect, PALADIN is moderate framed, extremely muscled, long loined with functional breeding characteristics and a very good disposition. He will add pounds of beef to your cattle! We have very high expectations and hopes for this prospect as his first calves are on the ground and they are awesome!
*As of current Spring 2011 EPD’s PALADIN 915U5 ranks:
- Top 10% for Weaning Weight
- Top 3% for Yearling Weight
- Top 15% for Milk
- Top 5% for Maternal M & G
- Top 10% for REA
We are committed to breeding quality cattle that are representative of our breed. We have several awesome heifers and bull calves on the ground from PALADIN and two of them are in our current show string.
We have herd sire prospects, heifers & bred heifers available for sale at the ranch, by private treaty. We have CSS Semen available for International Export and are qualified in most countries including Argentina and Australia. We also have embryos available for limited export or domestic sale. Please contact us or schedule a visit to ranch and see what we are doing!
We appreciate your interest in our program and genetics, give us a call we would be delighted to visit with you!