Welcome to Howard Sheep and Cattle
Howard Sheep and Cattle
Howard Sheep and Cattle is situated in the heart of Oklahoma. The ranch is a diversified ranching operation raising cattle, sheep and goats.
The cattle operation is focused on cow/calf program with breeds of mostly Black Angus but also have Red Angus and Hereford for heterosis. The ranch has put together one of the fanciest, consistent, productive, commercial herds around. This has been accomplished due to a meticulous breeding program, using sires most commercial breeders can only dream about. The herd is very productive. Heifers are exposed for 30 days, and cows for 45. The cows are easy keepers and have not seen a bale of hay in 5 years. During the winter, cows are fed protein every 2 to 3 days in the worst part of the winter. We have selected for calm disposition for decades. The cattle are pasture ran and not babied. How many other producers can say that? The program is GAP4 certified and certified all natural through IMI Global.
A large flock of Royal Whites are ran for meat and breeding production. The sheep are pasture ran year around including lambing. Royal Whites are very disease resistant, easy keepers, have good maternal instincts and do not have to be sheared. These sheep have been developed for high performance and low maintenance. The program is GAP4 certified.
Meat and replacement goats round out the diversification and have increased over the years as the need for goats expands. Spring kidding Spanish and Kiko goats now cover the hillsides. These does are very desirable as recips for the Boer goat industry due to their milking and mothering abilities.