Welcome to The Lasater Ranch, home of the Foundation Herd
of the Beefmaster breed.

Lasater Beefmaster® genetics are tailored to the needs of the commercial cattleman. While there is a tendency in the purebred business to chase the latest fads, we understand that functional cattle can't be great in just a few traits. They have to be good in every trait that is important to production. Thanks for visiting!

Lasater Beefmaster® Genetics — the "Unfair Advantage" for the Commercial Producer

Mary and Tom LasaterBeefmaster genetics are tailored to the needs of the commercial cattleman. When Tom Lasater got involved with his family's cattle operation in 1931, he didn't set out to run a purebred operation. His only objective was to produce profitable cattle. Ultimately his common-sense approach to breeding cattle for profit led to the creation of the Beefmaster breed. He understood that "good genetics mean good economics."

There is a tendency in the purebred business to chase the latest fads that often have nothing to do with economics. The show ring, for example, has little if any relation to the real world of raising profitable cattle. Most show cattle have been raised completely out of their element and have been overfed. You wonder sometimes if these fat show cattle could survive a whole year without a bucket of grain in front of them every day. The shows may be fun to watch, and they are certainly fun to win, but they have little to do with raising the right kind of cattle. The show ring lends itself to the extremes. Functional cattle can't be great in just a few traits; they have to be good in every trait that is important to production.

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