Cows and calves at Blackbeard’s Ranch

We use Brangus, Beefmaster, Charolais, Red Angus and Braford bulls on our cattle and always select those cattle that flourish in our environment. Better to have cattle suited to the environment than try to change the environment to suit the cattle.

We have one only one herd of Purebred cattle and they are Brafords at Big Red Cattle . Brafords were started in Florida by Adams Ranch.

Much time is spent selecting which bulls go with which cows. It is now a very scientific process with many selection tools available to us. Our cattle are selected for temperament, feed efficiency and maternal traits.

As cowmen have done for generations, we use horses, cowboys and dogs to move and care for our cattle. All our cattle are gentle, well cared for and trained to work with dogs, horses and cowboys.

We feed part of our calves with Quincey Cattle Company and are partners in the newly formed Florida Cattle Ranchers group. We are providing Fresh from Florida Beef to Florida families.