The ranch is located in East Central Kansas, 1 mile west of Pomona on Highway K-68. Gelbvieh, Red Angus, and Balancer seedstock are sold each year at the annual bull sale, the first Saturday in March, and the annual female sale, the second Saturday in October. Both sales are at the ranch.
David and Cindy Judd started the operation in 1981 with the goal of producing profitable and functional genetics for commercial cattlemen. Today, Judd Ranch is honored to be the American Gelbvieh Association's number one breeder and owner of Dams of Merit and Dams of Distinction for 20 of the past 21 years. Judd Ranch females are highly fertile, moderately framed, and very productive. The bulls they produce are deep bodied, thick, and structurally sound. The herd is genetically uniform and possesses a good balance of traits, due to stacking generations of like phenotypes and genotypes.
THE HERD IS GENETICALLY UNIFORM AND POSSESSES A GOOD BALANCE OF TRAITS, DUE TO STACKING GENERATIONS OF LIKE PHENOTYPES AND GENOTYPES.
The 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.
Roger Gatz, Cattlemen's Connection, has been the sale manager and ranch consultant for over 30 years. He knows the Judd Ranch program inside and out, and he can be contacted at (800) 743-0026 any time to discuss Judd Ranch genetics.
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 works at the ranch with his wife, Ashley, and their two children, Oliver and Avery. 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, Judd Ranch has a diversified farming operation, consisting of corn, beans, and alfalfa.
Purchasing Judd Ranch genetics is an investment in your herd. We invite you to call or visit us anytime so we can discuss your operation and how our genetics can help meet your goals.