for Practical Cattlemen.
The 7P Ranch is located in East Texas just outside of Tyler, Texas and has been breeding Simmental and SimAngus cattle for over 40 years. In that time our breeding program has involved extensive A.I. utilizing breed leading proven genetics. In recent years we started breeding SimAngus cattle because we believe in the merits of crossbreeding and want to offer these genetics to our customers. Everything we do is based on our goal of providing practical cattle for practical cattlemen. And, because of that, we produce a complete package – the kind of cattle that are sound, functional, efficient and productive.
At weaning, the bull calves are sorted through and the best Black and Red Purebred Simmental and Black SimAngus bull calves are kept to sell as yearlings. 7P develops these bull calves on a high forage diet and supplemented with Purina rations.
The heifer calves are weaned and put on a high forage diet and supplemented with a Purina Accuration. At 14 months of age, these heifers are A.I.’d to breed leading sires in Simmental, SimAngus and Angus.
In 2017 we began artificially inseminating a select group of 150 registered Simmental cows to, heifer sexed, JD Hudgins Brahman semen. In 2018, we increased that number 300 A.I. cows. Our goal is to provide our commercial customers with top quality golden certified F-1 females.
7P Ranch also has 25 head of Brahman cows that are bred to horned Hereford bulls. The heifers at weaning are put on the same high forage diet as the Simmental and SimAngus heifers. These heifers at 14 months of age are artificially inseminated to top A.I. Angus sires and then cleaned up with a calving ease Angus herd sire from McKellar Angus.
The ranch consists of 1800 acres of established Bermuda grass pastures. The majority of the pastures are Coastal Bermuda with only 52 acres consisting of Tifton 85 Bermuda. There are 575 acres of hay meadows and the hay used on the 7P is harvested and fed by the ranch.
The 7P Ranch host two sales a year at the ranch headquarters. The Annual Spring Bull Sale is held on the third Saturday in February. This sale offers a selection of yearling to two year old, Red and Black Simmental and SimAngus bulls. The Annual Production Sale is held on the last Saturday in October and offers a selection of yearling to 2 yr. old, Red and Black Simmental and SimAngus bulls, bred heifers and bred commercial F-1 Brahman cross heifers.
If you need more information or have questions, please feel free to contact us.