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Welcome to Lyons Ranch!
Lyons Ranch is located in the Flint Hills of Kansas, one of the most productive native grazing areas in the world. We are blessed to have three generations of the Lyons and Langvardt family working together to serve the beef industry and raise the Angus cattle we love.
At Lyons Ranch, we have a balanced approach to genetics and a commitment to our customers. Our goal is to continue to raise proven, profitable cattle that will serve the industry.
We don’t breed for extremes in any one area, but focus on the predictability of important traits. Our cowherd is made up of productive females from strong cow families with proven genetics. The base of any herd, the momma cow, is often overlooked when cattle are bred solely on paper. We pay attention to fertility, calving ease, performance, efficiency and carcass value. We strive to produce easy keepers with good attitudes and great mothering ability, cows that we like working with every day.
For more than three decades we have hosted our annual Lyons Ranch Superior Genetics Bull Sale on the first Monday in March. We are so thankful to our repeat customers and the good friends we get to work with year after year. That said, we look forward to forging new relationships in this cattle business we love.
If you have any questions about our operation, please get in touch. And make plans now to join us on March 1st, 2021, for our 33rd annual sale!
Current News From Lyons Ranch
OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION
Thanks to all participants in our 2020 Bull Sale! To look back, click on the catalog cover above or go to Our Sales page.
A top bull that sold in our 32nd annual sale, Lyons Powercat 8156 was identified as a young sire with lots of potential by Genex Cooperative. A son of S Powerpoint WS 5503, the stud wanted to rename him as a nod to his sire and to his own roots near Manhattan, Kansas, and Kansas State University. (Go Cats!)
Every indication is that he will add pounds with maternal value — his dam was a first calf heifer from an excellent cow family.
He is currently in the top 1% to 3% of the breed for seven EPDs. Semen is available from Genex CRI.
1% WW 89 YW 164 CW 80 $F 129
2% $W 86 $C 294
3% $B 176
LYONS MANHATTAN 6205
Manhattan was the highest selling bull in our 2018 sale, purchased by ABS Global. His $B and $W indexes are at near the top of the breed, and his mother is designated a Pathfinder Dam by the American Angus Association.
The first calves sired by Manhattan hit the ground last fall — he looks like a great maternal heifer bull, strong in many traits. His calves are proving to be stand-outs! His first sons will sell in our March 1, 2021, bull sale.
Learn more about Manhattan in the ABS 2020 Beef Sire Directory.
Fertility is high on Manhattan! Traditional and sexed semen available.
ANGUS JOURNAL COVER-BOY
Several Angus Journal magazine cover images were photographed at our south ranch near Alta Vista, Kansas.
This fancy, stout fall bull calf represented the February 2019 magazine theme: “Bred for Brilliance”.
Let us know if you see any Lyons Ranch AJ covers or posts on Angus social media!
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