The Judd Ranch
The ranch is located in East Central Kansas, 1 mile west of Pomona on Highway K-68. We raise registered Gelbviehs, Red Angus, and Balancers. Our bull sale is at the ranch on the first Saturday in March, and the female sale is the second Saturday in October.
David and Cindy Judd started the operation in 1981 with the goal of producing profitable and functional genetics for commercial cattlemen. Today, we are honored to be the American Gelbvieh Association's number one breeder and owner of Dams of Merit and Dams of Distinction for 15 consecutive years. Our females are highly fertile, moderately framed, and very productive. The bulls they produce are deep bodied, thick, and structurally sound. We feel that our herd is genetically uniform and possesses a good balance of traits, due to stacking generations of like phenotypes and genotypes.
Our cattle run on native prairie and fescue grass. The bulls go through gain test in large, rocked pens. After gain test, they are turned out in pastures with no supplemental feed. The spring herd calves in January and February, and the fall herd calves in August and September. We utilize artificial insemination and embryo transfer.
Roger Gatz, Cattlemen's Connection, has been our sale manager and consultant for over 25 years. We greatly appreciate his hard work and expertise. You are welcome to call him at (800) 743-0026 to discuss our genetics. He knows the herd inside and out.
David and Cindy's oldest son, Nick, graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with an Animal Science degree. He works at the ranch with his wife, Ginger, and their three children, Lily, Levi, and Lacy. Ginger is a 2003 Kansas State graduate with an Animal Science degree.
Brent, David and Cindy's youngest, graduated from Kansas State University in 2005 with an Animal Science degree. Brent and his wife, Ashley, also work at the ranch. Ashley is a 2005 Kansas State graduate with a Finance degree and a 2008 graduate of Washburn University School of Law.
In addition to the seedstock operation, we also farm corn, beans, and alfalfa. We raise our own feed and market a large portion of our alfalfa, prairie, and brome hay.
Cattlemen that purchase our genetics are investing in the future of their herd, and we take that seriously. We invite you to call or visit us in person anytime so that we can discuss your operation and how our genetics can fit in to your program to help you meet your goals.