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Used courtesy of Dickinson Cattle Co. USA

Used courtesy of Dickinson Cattle Co. USA

High Dollar Texas Longhorn Success

von Charly Bonifaz

DCC Ranch e-News #332 - 11-16-23 (Kopie)

by Darol Dickinson


Once-upon-a-time, in 1979, I purchased 9 wonderful cows from a fellow who had never received that much money for 9 cattle in his life. He had a smile on his face when he received the check like a wave on a slop bucket--if you are old enough to know what that means.

Three years later I returned to look over his cows I had not selected the first time, and perhaps do another deal—if something looked good. We chatted. We looked at cattle, but something was cold this time. The person with me said as we drove away, “That guy hates you.”

Sometimes a woman can sense things a man is too simple to perceive, and this was the case. I liked the fellow, but obviously he did not have the same feeling about me. Although the purchase of his cattle was a little over $20,000, I had sold an embryo heifer out of one cow for $114,000. Some people can’t handle that. Perhaps he would have liked me better if I had lost money on every cow. Some folks are that way. They can’t stand the thought of leaving a penny on the table and, Heaven forbid, the next person making a nice profit.

I have found the opposite to be the good high road. I am excited for our buyers to make a profit. Not every time, but often those are the repeat buyers who buy even more cattle the next time around. It is okay to sell at a reasonable price and the next guy “cuts-a-fat-hog.” Not only that, but sometimes their neighbors also come to purchase more cattle. It is a very good thing. I like it. And such was the following case.

FAST IRON. In 2017, Lloyd Esh of Dreamwood Farms, New Holland, PA purchased Fast Iron from Dickinson Cattle Co of Barnesville, Ohio, for $7000. She is a daughter of Drag Iron with Super Bowl on the dam’s side—the same banding as 113” T2T Silent Iron.
FAST IRON. In 2017, Lloyd Esh of Dreamwood Farms, New Holland, PA purchased Fast Iron from Dickinson Cattle Co of Barnesville, Ohio, for $7000. She is a daughter of Drag Iron with Super Bowl on the dam’s side—the same banding as 113” T2T Silent Iron.

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DW FAST STUFF was produced by Fast Iron and consigned to the Legends Sale, Lot #10 and sold for a bid of $275,000. She was the queen of the auction with 98 7/8” T2T great conformation and just a young cow with many years of production.
DW FAST STUFF was produced by Fast Iron and consigned to the Legends Sale, Lot #10 and sold for a bid of $275,000. She was the queen of the auction with 98 7/8” T2T great conformation and just a young cow with many years of production. We congratulate Dreamwood Farms on producing this wonderful cow from Fast Iron.

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NOBLE ATTEMPT--again, in 2019, Lloyd Esh and family came to Dickinson Cattle Co and purchased Noble Attempt for $6,500. She is a daughter of Noble Knight by Over Kill out of Tempt You by Tempter. She was nursing a mostly white heifer at side by Drop Box.
NOBLE ATTEMPT--again, in 2019, Lloyd Esh and family came to Dickinson Cattle Co and purchased Noble Attempt for $6,500. She is a daughter of Noble Knight by Over Kill out of Tempt You by Tempter. She was nursing a mostly white heifer at side by Drop Box, which was included with the $6,500 package purchase.

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This is the Drop Box daughter which left DCC for the Dreamwood herd.
This is the Drop Box daughter which left DCC for the Dreamwood herd.
NOBLE DROP--less than 4 years later this is what the little white heifer became. She is 90 1/2" at 4 years and 4 months. One of the prettiest cows any lover of Texas Longhorn cattle ever could wish for.
NOBLE DROP--less than 4 years later this is what the little white heifer became. She is 90 1/2" at 4 years and 4 months. One of the prettiest cows any lover of Texas Longhorn cattle ever could wish for.

Just for the record--here at DCC we applaud the success of Dreamwood and look forward to seeing this young cow become one of the great producing cows of all times. After the big sale at $275,000, probably Dreamwood don't need ranch-mortgage money and Noble Drop will live in great North East grass lands of New Holland, PA for many, many years. Congratulations to the Esh family.

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