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Irish Black Cattle

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.

Irish Black Bulls
for Sale Now!

We now offering a very limited number of bulls for the 2019 breeding season. These 2017 born bulls are available by private treaty and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Private Treaty Bulls for Sale

Facts About
Irish Blacks

Learn more about their genetic purity and consistency, carcass quality, high fertility, adaptability and proven performance.

About Irish Blacks

We Sell
Private Treaty

Selling private treaty allows us to give you the very best service.

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Steers 21%
More Efficient

One choice could make your feedlot steers 21% more efficient. See the full Diamond H Livestock report on Irish Black Cattle performance.

Complete Feedlot Report

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