It’s the Ranch It Up Radio Show.  Join me Jeff Tigger Erhardt, the Boss Lady Rebecca Wanner aka Bec, and my crew as we talk South Devon cattle from a premier breeder, the DLCC Ranch.  We have lots of bull sale reports by request,  Bec has the big news from cow country, and Kirk jumps in with the numbers.   It’s all right here on this episode of The Ranch It Up Radio Show!

RIU S3 E125 Website & Radio South Devon DLCC Ranch Farm Ranch Markets Livestock Cattle Prices Seedstock Jeff Erhardt Tigger Rebecca Wanner BEC Dar Giess

Episode Details

Let’s Ranch it Up! To kick off today’s show, BEC is jumping right into cow country news before getting to the meat of the episode where Tigger will chat with DLCC Ranch Owner, Dar Giess about his South Devon Cattle Operation. 

Cow Country News

 Here is your Cow Country News for the Week: 

  • USDA Extends Public Comment Period for Proposed Enhancements of Animal Disease Traceability Regulations
  • Registration for the 2023 Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour is open in 5 states!

Tigger takes over from the news with the weekly Bull Sale report. Remember if you have a specific ranch you’d like reports on, make sure to contact us and let us know!

Sale Reports

What You Need to Know About South Devon Cattle

This week, Tigger is chatting with Dar Giess, owner of DLCC Ranch, a seedstock operation that breeds and specializes in South Devon Cattle. Dar uses South Devon Cattle for several reasons and we are digging into those reasons below. 

Advantages of South Devon Cattle

Adaptability: South Devon cattle are extremely adaptable to different climates and environments. In Dar’s case, he needs cattle that can withstand and keep a good body score throughout the hard winter months. This makes them a great choice for ranchers who need a breed of cattle that can adapt to their specific location and conditions.

Efficiency: South Devon cattle are known for their excellent feed conversion rate. This means that they are able to efficiently convert feed into meat, which makes them a cost-effective breed for farmers. They are also known for their fast growth rate, which means that they can be ready for market at a younger age than many other breeds.

Meat Quality: South Devon cattle are known for their high-quality meat. It is well-marbled, tender, and flavorful. This makes it a popular choice among consumers who are looking for lean, healthy meat.

In addition to South Devon, DLCC also specializes in 

  • Outcross English Genetics

  • Feed Efficient Hybrids

  • Black-hided Bulls with Heavy Muscling

  • Red Bulls with a Balanced Genetic Profile

Make sure to tune into today’s full episode for the Market Report by Kirk and as we wrap up today’s episode, we are joined by Marty Ropp of Allied Genetic Resources to chat about what a good marketing plan looks like for your operation. See you next week!


Dar Giess – DLCC Ranch
Marty Ropp – Allied Genetic Resources
Kirk Donsbach – StoneX Financial

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