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Hunt Limousin Ranch Produces Quality Seedstock

Gayle Smith
Gering, Neb.

Courtesy PhotoThe Hunt's raised this bull, HUNT Jock 44J, who is in the top one percent of the Limousin breed for seven different traits.

Since starting in the cattle business in 1960, Charles Hunt has built up a quality Limousin and Aubrac seedstock business by developing a consistent product and an honest reputation through intensive management and good recordkeeping.

Nearly 50 years later, Oxford, Neb., rancher Charles Hunt still stands by his philosophy of treating his customers how he would want to be treated. The same philosophy has been ingrained in his son, Dan, who is excited about the future of the family operation.

Charles Hunt was successfully able to build up a herd of 300 black baldy cows after he graduated from college. “He bought his first Limousin bull in 1978, and started developing his own replacement females. His philosophy was the Limousin-cross females needed to out-perform the black baldies in order to remain in the herd,” he explained.

“His herd slowly improved by making sure the replacements he kept were better than the cows already in the herd,” he continued. “He did this by keeping really good records. It is a practice we still use today. We won’t cull any cow in our herd based on age, but we will cull based on performance. We are more concerned with how each individual cow produces, rather than how old they are,” Hunt said.

They also resist creep feeding their calves. “We feel it allows us to see which cows are doing their job, and which ones aren’t,” he said. “We also cull the bottom 15 percent of our herd every year because those are probably the cows that aren’t making us any money,” he continued. “Over the years, it has resulted in a very efficient cow herd that works really well here.”

Since starting in the cattle business in 1960, Charles Hunt has built up a quality Limousin and Aubrac seedstock business by developing a consistent product and an honest reputation through intensive management and good recordkeeping.

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Nearly 50 years later, Oxford, Neb., rancher Charles Hunt still stands by his philosophy of treating his customers how he would want to be treated. The same philosophy has been ingrained in his son, Dan, who is excited about the future of the family operation.

Charles Hunt was successfully able to build up a herd of 300 black baldy cows after he graduated from college. “He bought his first Limousin bull in 1978, and started developing his own replacement females. His philosophy was the Limousin-cross females needed to out-perform the black baldies in order to remain in the herd,” he explained.

“His herd slowly improved by making sure the replacements he kept were better than the cows already in the herd,” he continued. “He did this by keeping really good records. It is a practice we still use today. We won’t cull any cow in our herd based on age, but we will cull based on performance. We are more concerned with how each individual cow produces, rather than how old they are,” Hunt said.

They also resist creep feeding their calves. “We feel it allows us to see which cows are doing their job, and which ones aren’t,” he said. “We also cull the bottom 15 percent of our herd every year because those are probably the cows that aren’t making us any money,” he continued. “Over the years, it has resulted in a very efficient cow herd that works really well here.”

Since starting in the cattle business in 1960, Charles Hunt has built up a quality Limousin and Aubrac seedstock business by developing a consistent product and an honest reputation through intensive management and good recordkeeping.

Nearly 50 years later, Oxford, Neb., rancher Charles Hunt still stands by his philosophy of treating his customers how he would want to be treated. The same philosophy has been ingrained in his son, Dan, who is excited about the future of the family operation.

Charles Hunt was successfully able to build up a herd of 300 black baldy cows after he graduated from college. “He bought his first Limousin bull in 1978, and started developing his own replacement females. His philosophy was the Limousin-cross females needed to out-perform the black baldies in order to remain in the herd,” he explained.

“His herd slowly improved by making sure the replacements he kept were better than the cows already in the herd,” he continued. “He did this by keeping really good records. It is a practice we still use today. We won’t cull any cow in our herd based on age, but we will cull based on performance. We are more concerned with how each individual cow produces, rather than how old they are,” Hunt said.

They also resist creep feeding their calves. “We feel it allows us to see which cows are doing their job, and which ones aren’t,” he said. “We also cull the bottom 15 percent of our herd every year because those are probably the cows that aren’t making us any money,” he continued. “Over the years, it has resulted in a very efficient cow herd that works really well here.”

Since starting in the cattle business in 1960, Charles Hunt has built up a quality Limousin and Aubrac seedstock business by developing a consistent product and an honest reputation through intensive management and good recordkeeping.

Nearly 50 years later, Oxford, Neb., rancher Charles Hunt still stands by his philosophy of treating his customers how he would want to be treated. The same philosophy has been ingrained in his son, Dan, who is excited about the future of the family operation.

Charles Hunt was successfully able to build up a herd of 300 black baldy cows after he graduated from college. “He bought his first Limousin bull in 1978, and started developing his own replacement females. His philosophy was the Limousin-cross females needed to out-perform the black baldies in order to remain in the herd,” he explained.

“His herd slowly improved by making sure the replacements he kept were better than the cows already in the herd,” he continued. “He did this by keeping really good records. It is a practice we still use today. We won’t cull any cow in our herd based on age, but we will cull based on performance. We are more concerned with how each individual cow produces, rather than how old they are,” Hunt said.

They also resist creep feeding their calves. “We feel it allows us to see which cows are doing their job, and which ones aren’t,” he said. “We also cull the bottom 15 percent of our herd every year because those are probably the cows that aren’t making us any money,” he continued. “Over the years, it has resulted in a very efficient cow herd that works really well here.”

Since starting in the cattle business in 1960, Charles Hunt has built up a quality Limousin and Aubrac seedstock business by developing a consistent product and an honest reputation through intensive management and good recordkeeping.

Nearly 50 years later, Oxford, Neb., rancher Charles Hunt still stands by his philosophy of treating his customers how he would want to be treated. The same philosophy has been ingrained in his son, Dan, who is excited about the future of the family operation.

Charles Hunt was successfully able to build up a herd of 300 black baldy cows after he graduated from college. “He bought his first Limousin bull in 1978, and started developing his own replacement females. His philosophy was the Limousin-cross females needed to out-perform the black baldies in order to remain in the herd,” he explained.

“His herd slowly improved by making sure the replacements he kept were better than the cows already in the herd,” he continued. “He did this by keeping really good records. It is a practice we still use today. We won’t cull any cow in our herd based on age, but we will cull based on performance. We are more concerned with how each individual cow produces, rather than how old they are,” Hunt said.

They also resist creep feeding their calves. “We feel it allows us to see which cows are doing their job, and which ones aren’t,” he said. “We also cull the bottom 15 percent of our herd every year because those are probably the cows that aren’t making us any money,” he continued. “Over the years, it has resulted in a very efficient cow herd that works really well here.”

Since starting in the cattle business in 1960, Charles Hunt has built up a quality Limousin and Aubrac seedstock business by developing a consistent product and an honest reputation through intensive management and good recordkeeping.

Nearly 50 years later, Oxford, Neb., rancher Charles Hunt still stands by his philosophy of treating his customers how he would want to be treated. The same philosophy has been ingrained in his son, Dan, who is excited about the future of the family operation.

Charles Hunt was successfully able to build up a herd of 300 black baldy cows after he graduated from college. “He bought his first Limousin bull in 1978, and started developing his own replacement females. His philosophy was the Limousin-cross females needed to out-perform the black baldies in order to remain in the herd,” he explained.

“His herd slowly improved by making sure the replacements he kept were better than the cows already in the herd,” he continued. “He did this by keeping really good records. It is a practice we still use today. We won’t cull any cow in our herd based on age, but we will cull based on performance. We are more concerned with how each individual cow produces, rather than how old they are,” Hunt said.

They also resist creep feeding their calves. “We feel it allows us to see which cows are doing their job, and which ones aren’t,” he said. “We also cull the bottom 15 percent of our herd every year because those are probably the cows that aren’t making us any money,” he continued. “Over the years, it has resulted in a very efficient cow herd that works really well here.”