We started raising registered Texas Longhorns in 1992 with a goal in mind -big horned, competitive show cattle. Since that time, our focus shifted more to broadening the marketability of our herd. We did this with the addition of LP Sombrah. We actually raised Sombrah and sold him to Jack Willy, Bastrop, Texas. The quality of LP Sombrah is evident in the type of offspring he produces. So, we became partners with Jack and, now utilize those great genetics on good females with a varied background.
When we began building a program, we purchased a great Phenomenon son, named JMC Phenomenal Archie. We blended those genetics with the powerful and well known Turbo Jet, a wonderful Jet Jockey son, who produced LP Sombrah’s dam, LP Turbo’s Lena. When the drought hit Texas, we realized that we could no longer keep so many of his daughters and have room for him, too. So, a very good friend, Bob Garner, Goldwaithe, Texas made a nice offer for his purchase and off he went. In came LP Sombrah. We also purchased a Junior Herd Sire, named JP Grand Chex from Johnnie and Pat Robinson. With these two top notch bulls, we have been able to keep our vision alive with good bodies and ample horn. LP Sombrah measured 62” tip to tip on his second birthday. He grew to 72” prior to tipping both horns 2-3 inches on each side. We still have those tips in a desk drawer today. Consequently, he measures between 67-68 inches tip to tip. JP Grand Chex currently measures over 60” tip to tip.
We were blessed with luck, and our breeding program started producing top quality animals for the show ring and with horns, competing in several Horn Showcases. Turbo Jet was named by a 2000 survey as the number one bull for breeding show prospects and one of the top 20 bulls living today. He was represented by 25 entries in the 2000 World Show with 6 class winners. He is still represented today very well with offspring competing in shows across the country.
Lonesome Pines Ranch has received the following recognitions:
1997- Reserve Champion Bull ITLA Show Legacy Region 10 with Turbo Jet
1997- Reserve Champion Halter Female ITLA Show Legacy Region 10 with Chicka-Boom
1998- Hall of Fame Winner First Place for Mature Haltered Females with HD Jet’s Jennette
1999- Top Hand Award
2000 -TLBAA Fall Breeders’ Cup Futurity -third place with Cleo 03
2000- Breeders of the Year
2000- Exhibitors of the Year
2000- Home of four Hall of Fame Winners
2001 -Home of three Hall of Fame Winners
2002- Home of EIGHT (including TLBT) World Class Winners
2002- LP Boomerang Sheila -World Reserve Grand Champion Female Non-Haltered
2002 -Country May -World Reserve Grand Champion Female Haltered TLBT Senior Champion Female
2003 – First Place Winner in the Hall of Fame for Non Haltered Females was “Electra Jet”
During the 2002 show circuit, in the Open and TLBT, we were fortunate to exhibit 79 First places, 40 second places, 10 Junior Champions, 10 Reserve Junior Champions, 9 Senior Champions, 6 Reserve Senior Champions, 14 Grand Champions and 12 Reserve Grand Champions.
As our showing slowed down, we began to participate more in the day to day activity of re-evaluating the herd, replacing older cows with different genetic opportunities. We began participating more in sales opportunities, the
, the Legacy, etc.
With LP Sombrah the awards continued. All of his accomplishments are listed on his page.
Christy served on the TLBAA Board for several years before stepping down in 2008. We are members of the
, and the
Texas Longhorn Marketing Alliance
. We are Partners of the
Lonesome Pines Ranch is also the home of our granddaughter’s herd (3). Lacie C. Jeffrey- TLBT’s Junior and Intermediate Hall of Fame Winner for 3 consecutive years. We are located 35 miles southeast of Austin on Highway 71 in the Lost Pines of Texas, 3 miles west of Smithville.
Take a tour of our site for a show prospect,
special cow, calf
. Since we are partners for the
, all animals purchased from us are eligible to participate. Call or come by for a personal tour anytime. Our mobile number is 713- 703-8458 and we’ll be glad to answer any questions. Our e-mail address is
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