Smith Land & Cattle Company, LLC
Smith Land & Cattle Company, LLC is owned by TJ and Forest Smith, the ranch was established in 1995 with the goal to produce quality and performance-driven Red Angus cattle that will excel at high altitudes, focusing on low birth weight and high carcass data.
Smith Land & Cattle Company combines Red Angus breed trait leaders for carcass traits in their sire LCOC Ripped, Beckton Lancer F442 and Glacier Marias. LCOC Ripped is in the top 25% of the breed for low maintenance, with calves having an average birth weight of 71 lbs. Smith Land & Cattle Company, LLC uses Leachman Robin Hood 1174 for growth and performance bloodlines combined with Cherokee Canyon for Moderate and low birth weights and lastly Glacier Marias, Cherokee Canyon and Beckton Lancer F442 for carcass quality. Their actual cowherd bloodline is Bitter Root Gold 25X from Double Fork Ranch in Dillon, Montana. Females have an average mature body weight of 1215 lbs. and an average frame score of 5.6, whereas the average mature body weight of their bulls would average 1800-2100 with an average frame score of 5.5 to 6.0.
Smith Land & Cattle is located in Fort Garland, Colorado. The elevation is 8000 feet with a terrain of plains to high valleys.