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Cornerstone Ranch, Inc.

Cornerstone Ranch, Inc.
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Leslie and Glenda Armstrong
Kevin and Renee Grant
616 Pecan Dr.
Ft. Sumner, NM 88119
(575) 355-2803 (Armstrong)
(575) 355-6621 (Grant)
E-mail: cornerstone@plateautel.net
Website: http://cornerstoneranch.net

The Cornerstone Ranch, Inc. is owned and operated by LaMoyne and Opal Peters; Glenda and Leslie Armstrong; Renee, Kevin, Kyra, and Rhett Grant; Lynden Armstrong; and Tanya, Josh, Kenzie, and Kagan Bequette. Cornerstone Ranch, Inc. is located north of Fort Sumner in DeBaca County and north of Ruidoso in Lincoln County. Elevations in DeBaca County range from 4200 to 4700 and 6800 to 7200 feet in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County portion of the ranch is located in the Pinon-Juniper foothills. The DeBaca County acreage is mostly rolling plains with rocky canyon areas. Grama, bluestem, drop seed, and needle grasses provide the majority of forage.

The first registered Hereford bull was bought in 1934. It was the Grand Champion bull at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Open Livestock Show shown by Shaddock's of Carlsbad, NM. Currently, 175 registered Hereford mother cows and 45 registered Angus cows provide the base for the select 40 bulls that are being sold annually. The average cow on the ranch weighs about 1200 pounds and is about a 5.5 frame score. The two registered herds provide the bulls for the commercial herd. Such great bloodlines as Grand Slam, JC MO LE, L1 Pacesetter, SC Classic, L1 Image, HH Home Builder, LH Summit, CRS Del Rio, as well as several Upstream Herefords and Churchill Cattle bulls have been used to build the Hereford cow genetics. Contributing to the development of the Angus cow herd are such sires as Conneally Freightliner, PAR Benchmark, TC Freedom, N Bar Emulation, TC Stockman, G 13 Structure, and BR Midland.

The mission for the family operation is to continually strive to improve the genetics and productivity of our herds. The data on our bulls at the Tucumcari Bull Test demonstrates our family's commitment as to the kind of bulls we market. We feel our dedication to constantly improve our cattle registered with TRL portrays our ultimate goal-- TOP RANGE LAND cattle.

This is our first year at the Top of the Valle: High altitude Bull Test. It has been a hard year, but one that shows important traits of our herd as well as the Hereford breed in general. We feel our bulls consigned to this sale will provide a firm foundation in any herd.