Regenerative
Landmanagement

AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE WIDER ECOSYSTEM

At Las Cumbres Ranch we consider ourselves land stewards. We work daily on the many aspects of Holistic land Management and regenerative grazing practices. By managing the movement of cattle on our rangeland and allowing the land to rest for a year or more between grazings, both perennial and annual forages fully express themselves thereby increasing biodiversity. Holistically planned regenerative grazing considers not only the condition of the cattle but also the condition of the soil, the plants, and the wildlife. Regenerative planned grazing imitates the grazing patterns of ancient migrating herds. 

Holistic management and regenerative grazing reduce greenhouse gasses through the absorption by plants of the excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it back into the soil where it becomes a useful nutrient for the many microbes living in the soil.

ANIMAL
WELFARE

RELIEVing STRESS

Stress is a physiological response to physical, mental, or emotional stimuli which raises cortisol levels in the body. Long term exposure to stress lowers the body's immune system capabilities and leads to a host of negative effects. This has enormous implications in livestock production. If animals are stressed, animal performance and profitability suffer.

MOVING TOGETHER IMPROVES WELLBEING

A band of ten wild horses move with our herd of Bonsmara cattle. Cattle gain more weight when equines graze with them. Studies show different types of grazers moving together improves the wellbeing of all animals, and the rangeland. We take into consideration in our rotations that there is enough food for other grazing wildlife.

Las Cumbres Ranch Cattle 

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Las Cumbres Ranch Cattle are medium framed, with smooth, red to brown coats. They are heat tolerant and tick resistant, early maturing, with high fertility rates and easy calving. They move in a tight herd creating intense animal impact which is essential for restoring soil biology and fire mitigation in dry environments. Our cattle's ability to eat both brush and grass makes them ideal for restoring California rangeland.

Any breed of cattle can survive and produce under ideal conditions. But when the dry summer months come, the temperature rises, and the rains stop, fertility and growth are influenced. Our cattle are bred to excel even under harsh conditions. These traits will also reduce input costs of production thereby increasing the value of the cattle. They are an excellent choice for cross-breeding, increasing the development rate and fertility of their offspring.

LAS CUMBRES RANCH CATTLE ARE BRED TO EXCEL EVEN UNDER HARSH CONDITIONS.

Any breed of cattle can survive and produce under ideal conditions. But when the dry summer months come, the temperature rises, and the rains stop, fertility and growth are influenced. Our cattle are bred to excel even under harsh conditions. These traits will also reduce input costs of production thereby increasing the value of the cattle. They are an excellent choice for cross-breeding, increasing the development rate and fertility of their offspring.

ADAPTABILITY

Crossing our bulls has proven to produce offspring with beneficial heterosis. Because of their adaptability in basically all environmental conditions, growth efficiency, beef and carcass characteristics, the breed has proliferated throughout the world.

bull sales

performance testing

Las Cumbres Ranch bulls are performance tested and full records are kept throughout their growth and development, to South Africa’s Bonsmara Breeders' Society standards.
  • Excellent fertility with short inter-calving periods
  • Early maturity
  • Low birth weights therefore easier calving
  • Better re-conception rates
  • Well-developed udders with adequate milk
  • Suited for dry or humid hot climates but adaptable to all climates
  • Better temperaments
  • Excellent carcass and meat qualities
  • Good growth ability
  • Advantageous feed conversion ratio


BULL SALES

Las Cumbres Ranch sold fifteen bulls in spring of 2023.
Las Cumbres Ranch bulls are available through private treaty. Our bulls are performance tested from birth, they are gentle, and easy to work with.

Available bulls for sale. Please message us if you have interest or questions.

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