antelope butte livestock ltd.
Jim Lynch-Staunton (403) 627-6770
In 1885, Richard Lynch-Staunton and his brother purchased a herd of Montana cattle and went ranching in the Southern Alberta foothills. Frank Lynch-Staunton used mostly Hereford bulls during his time at Antelope Butte. In 1969, the herd was registered on ROP (Record of Performance) and a major infusion of Red Devon began with smaller infusions of Angus and other breeds. In 1981, Hugh Lynch-Staunton signed a contract with Beefbooster to become an M1 Seedstock producer.
The next change began with a major infusion of Angus and other genetics primarily from Glenbow Ranching Ltd. and to a lesser extent from Kinsella beef hybrids.
In 1984, Hugh adopted a policy of breeding and calving most of the heifers and selling surplus bred cows. The cows have always been primarily selected for maternal traits, followed by post-weaning gain. Over the years, our selections have become more refined but we still have a long way to go. We continue to raise our standards and cull heavily.
Antelope Butte Ranch relies heavily on native grass and their cattle must produce under range conditions.
Antelope Butte Ranch will be selling yearling bulls privately off the ranch in the spring. Please check back here for more information as spring approaches.
CL RANCHES ltd.
Cherie Copithorne-Barnes (403) 932-2966
Situated on the banks of the Jumping Pound Creek west of Calgary, CL Ranches was established back in 1887. Though a dairy operation in its infancy, CL has long since been on a journey of genetic improvement during its entire existence. Developing cattle that match our environment has been key to our longevity - always striving for high fertility, economic efficiency and overall satisfaction from our buyers whether producer or consumer.
Today our herd comes from a Horned Hereford base that over the past 50 years has seen influence from Simmental, American Brown Swiss, Braunvieh and finally Sussex. The result is a highly efficient animal that converts the rugged mountain grass into pounds of beef with little to no extra energy required through the long winter months. A calf must be weaned every year and we maintain a strict culling program for feet, teats and udder.
CL Ranches will be selling yearling bulls privately off the ranch in the spring. Please check back here for more information as spring approaches.