Freeman Ranch brings longhorn producers together |

Freeman Ranch brings longhorn producers together

Barb Fillmore judges a young Freeman Ranch Longhorn bull as part of the judging seminar held during the Freeman Ranch and MSTLA field day.
Photo courtesy Freeman Ranch

YODER, Colo. — Last Saturday, Longhorn producers from across the state gathered at the Freeman Ranch headquarters in Yoder, Colo., for the Mountain States Texas Longhorn Association field day.

Guests and MSTLA members enjoyed an educational Multimin presentation by embryologist Darrel DeGrofft DVM, which focused on nutrition and reproduction. Longhorn industry veteran Stan Searle gave a historical account of the Texas Longhorn breed, and longtime judge Gary Lake conducted a bull judging seminar.

Attendees also toured the Freeman Ranch corrals where they got an up-close look at Freeman Ranch’s Winning Honor, the fourth biggest horned bull in the world.

Freeman Ranch provided lunch, and the Edison Drylanders 4-H Club prepared and served the delicious meal.

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“We are honored to be allowed to host the 2019 Mountain States Longhorn field day. Dr. DeGrofft gave a nice talk about nutrition and improved breeding percentages,” said Freeman Ranch owner Russell Freeman.

“Jean Meinzer Edison Drylander 4H leader provided some great food to feed our guest. Thanks to everyone who came out.”


The Freeman Ranch brand was established under the ownership of Russell Freeman’s great grandmother Carolyn Freeman on Sept. 30, 1899.

Today, Freeman Ranch is owned and operated by Russell and Jamie Freeman, and their three sons Whitt, Henry and Jack assist with the day-to-day ranching duties.

The Freeman Ranch headquarters is located southeast of beautiful Colorado Springs; with part of the operation located in historical Kim, Colo.

The well-known brand marks superior quality in both Freeman Ranch’s horse and cattle operations. ❖

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