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About our cattle


shorthorn heferThe Albaugh Family started ranching in 1946 with purebred native Shorthorn cattle purchased from the Midwest Shorthorn Congress sale.

Our herd is dual registered with both the American Shorthorn Association and the American Milking Shorthorn Society where the cattle are in the Native Program.  The predecessors must trace back to the original two herd books with no outside breed influence (no Angus, Hereford, etc crossbred into this line).  The Albaugh Ranch purebred Shorthorns ALL trace back to the 1820’s. 

Albaugh Ranch is committed to supplying all natural, grass finished, hormone and antibiotic-free beef and lamb to health and quality conscious individuals who desire an enjoyable and flavorful alternative to standard commodity meat products. 

From birth until market our animals breathe fresh clean air, graze on lush green grass, and drink crystal clear water. Our business is built on the foundation of placing God and family first, and maintaining honesty and integrity throughout all phases of our operation. We like to think of our customers as friends and partners, and we want you to feel comfortable about buying your meat from someone you know and trust. Your comments and questions are welcome.


The main focus is that our animals have to perform on the forages available – Grass, weeds, range and alfalfa hay.  Salt and mineral mix are provided.

Albaugh Ranch dual purpose native Shorthorns are a complete package with emphasis on:

1.    Beef characteristics
2.    Plenty of milk
3.    Sound udders and teats
4.    Calm disposition and docility
5.    Structurally correct
6.    Rumen capacity to hold lots of forage
7.    Performance
8.    Moderate frame size – 1000 – 1150 pound cows in working condition
9.    Yearling bulls bred to yearling heifers to calve unassisted
10.  Every cow must produce a calf every year or the cow is sold

Please check out this chart on "Gross Production" on our beef cattle


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