Long Pines Land & Livestock Irish Blacks and Reds: Revolutionizing Today’s Cattle
Irish Blacks are moderate framed, fertile and possess excellent meat quality traits. We carefully chose the breed because of its characteristics that fit today’s needs from the ranch to the consumer. Learn more here.
After decades in the cattle business, and raising several breeds of cattle, we wanted to do better. In 2008, while searching for a new direction, we were fortunate to consult with Irish Black breed founder, Maurice Boney, who shared his knowledge about Irish Black cattle. We thought they were what the cattle industry needed, so we purchased our first three Irish Black herd sires from Mr. Boney. The following spring, we enjoyed a successful calving season using three bulls on our entire herd – half the number of bulls we would normally use.
More than a decade later, as we continue to select for desired traits and develop our Long Pines herd, we honor Mr. Boney’s vision by demanding our Irish Blacks and Reds meet or exceed the highest performance standards in our industry.
We use Igenity® for DNA testing to predict performance traits. We insist that our entire herd are quiet, well-dispositioned animals. They are accustomed to horseback and on-foot handling and we use low-stress techniques. Our comprehensive animal health protocols focus on preventative care. In addition, we are Beef Quality Assurance certified.
Long Pines Land & Livestock is a proud lifetime member in good standing with the Irish Black Cattle Association.
Added 30 lbs. to Calves
“The black bull we got from you adds about thirty lbs. per steer. His first daughters were 2 this year and are no bigger than our moderate framed red angus cows. They calved and raised very good calves. He is still going strong-out breeding our red angus bulls 2 to 1.”– Wyoming Rancher