Lazy J Ranch Boer Goats
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Annual Boer Goat Production sale April 25, 2020, 6:30 pm central time. View and bid via DV Auction.
Our Roots Run Deep….. Our strong livestock heritage grounds us as we foster innovative ideas and management to raise cattle thatwork today and into the future!
How it all began…
The Lazy J Bar brand was first registered to John’s grandfather Gideon, who then passed it to his father Allan Jung SR. Since 2009 we have had the privilege to keep the brand alive.
John grew up on a cattle and grain operation southwest of Roscoe, SD. John and his father turned a commercial cow operation into a registered Simmental herd in 1970 hosting a production sale each year, until they made the decision to breed all the Simmental cows to Red Angus bulls. In 1993 John decided to get into the registered Red Angus seed stock business known as JD Red Angus.
Stephanie was raised on a cattle, sheep and grain operation west of Bradley, SD. Stephanie’s love for the Red Angus breed was formed when her dad bought her a red cow from the local livestock sale barn. At a young age she was able to purchase her first registered cows from Ed Artz at Artz Red Angus and marketed cattle as Luvaas Red Angus. She offered her cattle for sale thru select winter shows and private treaty sales.
In 2009 John and Stephanie got married and decided that it was best to combine the cattle operations into Lazy J Bar Ranch and carry on the long standing tradition of raising quality cattle backed by years of previous generation’s hard work, ethics and commitment to the beef industry.
What we offer……
While our main focus of the cattle operation is on our registered Red Angus herd, we still raise a few Angus, Simmental and club calves. We host an annual production sale each New Year’s Eve (December 31) at a hotel in Aberdeen, SD, where we offer Red Angus, Simmental and Sim-Angus open heifers and bulls. We also market Red Angus bred heifers from a consignor. The day starts with viewing cattle at the ranch, the video style auction begins at 3pm at the hotel and we end the evening with a meal and dance in a family friendly atmosphere. Our club calves are marketed in the fall through online sales and private treaty.
We expect our registered cows to perform in a ranch setting where they have to graze all summer and fall until the snow gets too deep. Then they’re supplemented with a chopped hay/corn silage ration until the next spring. In South Dakota we see temperatures in the mid 100’s during the summer and down to -40 actual temps during the winter. We try to produce cattle that our customers demand, which means the cattle are a frame score 5.5 to 6, easy fleshing, sound feet, legs and udders and pack plenty of performance and depth of rib and maternal abilities. We expect this out of all the cows no matter what breed they are. We absolutely demand that ALL our cattle have good, easy- going dispositions. Our younger children are actively involved in the daily operation of the ranch so it is of utmost importance to try and keep them safe. However, John has mentioned several times when we run calves thru the chute that a little bit of excitability would be a good thing.
We don’t chase extremes, whether that is birth weight, epd’s or strictly chasing carcass. We have found that by taking all of the information provided including phenotype, genetics, DNA, pedigree and actual performance data we are better able to serve our customers. As you look thru the sale offerings from time to time you may notice some extremely high birth weights.