Ohio Land & Cattle

Ohio Land & Cattle


Ohio Land and Cattle is located in East Central Ohio, near Cadiz. It consists of 4600 deeded acres and 1500 leased acres.

It is an operating ranch with some 600 breeding cows, thriving year round on the grass. Cattle are registered Black Angus, Red Angus, and commercial.

God Made a Farmer

Herd Sires

Herd Sires are selected from the very top of large peer groups of 200-500 bulls. They are selected for a combination of calving ease, masculinity, muscling, structure, fleshing ability, hair coat,

growth, and disposition. There are currently 15 herd sires, which includes Lot 1 in the 2008 Pharo sale, Lot 1 in the 2006 fall sale, Lots 4 and 11 in the 2012 fall sale, and so on..

PCC D-7 Whiskey 4702Z


The largest, outside genetic influences are from Pharo Cattle Company, Pinebank (New Zealand), Olde Cattle Company, Shoshone, Wye, and Octoraro. The genetic program is very simple. We buy and develop the very best bulls, capable of reproducing cows that thrive in East Central Ohio, problem free, on ranch resources and year round grazing. Bulls are the very top, selected from large peer groups, 200-500 in a group. Cows are raised on the ranch and have a single task, wean a calf, on time, problem free. Every cow that is late, open, aggressive, or needed assistance for her or her calf, is removed from the herd. The type cow which thrives at this task, is moderate in size, 1100-1200 pounds, easy fleshing, moderate in milk, and moderate in growth.

Seventy percent of the cull pen is made up of the taller, higher milking, higher growth, portion of the herd, year after year. The cow herd is viewed as a genetic pool, which is why emphasis is placed on the very top bulls. Cow emphasis is on function, a cow with top genetics, which fails to calve on time, or has any other problem, is culled, regardless of her genetics.

Pharo Pinebank Olde Cattle WYE Shoshone


Everything starts with a live calf. Bull calves average 65 to 72 pounds, heifers average 62 to 67 pounds. Less than 2 percent are born outside that range.

Roughly 1% require assistance at birth, usually heifers. Heifers are calved with the cows with no additional labor or development. Every dam requiring assistance is removed from the herd.

Cattle For Sale

Black Angus Bulls For Sale This Fall
Anm Tag Anm
Assn. Reg.
CE Birth
174/21/14AAA17870927PCC McCool 1056Y17PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-0.924401527.91
584/5/14AAA17869918PCC McCool 1056Y58PCC SSCC Sundown 1723U1-1.420401724.84
935/16/14AAA17871870PCC FSR Flame 2041X93PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-2.536611617.32
1125/23/14AAA17874972PCC High Roller 1051Y112MH Magua 271-0.232541520.84
1144/16/14AAA17870913PCC T Q Da King R80T114MH Magua 271-2.428521423.38
1236/6/14AAA17875852PCC High Roller 1051Y123Shoshone Fenley 6309A1-0.328441920.2
1354/11/14AAA17869932PCC High Roller 1051Y135KA KONG-081P10.326461525.39
2014/16/14AAA17870914MH Rambo 2001201PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-0.43453535.97
2244/18/14AAA17870920PCC High Roller 1051Y224PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-0.732531718.28
2266/1/14AAA17875847PCC High Roller 1051Y226PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-0.827501719.81
2294/7/14AAA17869919PCC McCool 1056Y164PCC T Q Daktronic P19T0016331531.37
2354/23/14AAA17870932PCC McCool 1056Y235AD KA Erica 8181-0.317331630.66
2376/7/14AAA17875856PCC FSR Flame 2041X237PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-1.434591616.74
2714/18/14AAA17870923PCC FSR Stubby 2021X271AD KA Erica 8181-1.329501621.35
3044/28/14AAA17871538PCC High Roller 1051Y304PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-1.328511916.17
3094/11/14AAA17869933PCC High Roller 1051Y309PCC FSR Flame 2041X1-0.933571716.23
3124/10/14AAA17869925PCC McCool 1056Y312PCC T Q Daktronic P19T0-0.924431526.41
3144/13/14AAA17992067PCC McCool 1056Y314PCC FSR Flame 2041X0-1.130531718.28
3184/13/14AAA17992065PCC McCool 1056Y318PCC FSR Stubby 2021X0-0.529511916.17
3365/6/14AAA17871555PCC High Roller 1051Y336PCC FSR Flame 2041X1-130511719.3
3384/27/14AAA17871537PCC McCool 1056Y338PCC FSR Flame 2041X1-1.124471622.87
3433/25/14AAA17869917PCC McCool 1056Y343PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-1.223431624.88
3534/25/14AAA17992070PCC McCool 1056Y353PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-0.218361431.41
3695/29/14AAA17874982PCC FSR Flame 2041X369PCC FSR Stubby 2021X1-1.337611615.7
3754/18/14AAA17870919PCC High Roller 1051Y375Octoraro Embassy 2031-1.325432018.63
3986/20/14AAA18026973PCC FSR Flame 2041X398PCC FSR Stubby 2021X1-1.538621615.18
4015/10/14AAA17871856PCC McCool 1056Y401PCC FSR Flame 2041X1-0.235591912.07
6035/17/14AAA17874962PCC High Roller 1051Y603MH Progress 2044p1-1.421421232.41
6054/30/14AAA17871543PCC FSR Flame 2041X605Octoraro Legend 0271-1.432521326.19
7034/15/14AAA17869943PCC High Roller 1051Y703QA Copelan0-0.436612010.1
7084/24/14AAA17870935PCC FSR Stubby 2021X708Shoshone Fenley 6309A1-0.928451329.9
7135/12/14AAA17871864PCC T Q Da King R80T713QA Copelan1-1.13660218.38
7164/15/14AAA17870911PCC FSR Stubby 2021X716QA Copelan1-0.736611616.68
7184/23/14AAA17870931PCC High Roller 1051Y718Shoshone Fritz 63200-0.924401725.32
7295/26/14AAA17874980PCC High Roller 1051Y729QA Blevins1-0.719381529.39
7544/23/14AAA17870929PCC T Q Da King R80T754QA Blevins1-127511817.74
7844/11/14AAA17869930PCC McCool 1056Y784QA Copelan10.229481917.7
8095/18/14AAA17874963PCC FSR Flame 2041X809CAF 5 E1-1.741631714.74
9185/14/14AAA17871865PCC High Roller 1051Y918PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-1.826441822.26
9235/8/14AAA17871848PCC High Roller 1051Y923KA BY Design 7231-0.93357228.33
9416/10/14AAA18004935PCC FSR Stubby 2021X941Em Brook Codova 2381-1.328471425.92
9694/9/14AAA17869922PCC T Q Da King R80T969KA Blythemaker 7180-1.427491721.45
9995/9/14AAA17871851PCC McCool 1056Y999KA Blythemaker 7181-0.119321335.87
17235/8/14AAA17871843PCC High Roller 1051Y1723QA Blevins1-1.530501719.81
20043/26/14AAA17876184PCC OAO Stockton 1219X2004Alap of Wye UMF 83291-2.51523846.6
72295/9/14AAA17871853PCC FSR Flame 2041X7229G A R Grid Maker 713210.44876176.27
77155/4/14AAA17871550PCC T Q Da King R80T7715JOD Samson1-1.633571914.08
77165/1/14AAA17871545PCC T Q Da King R80T7716JOD Samson1-0.929541816.21
80026/17/14AAA17875866PCC FSR Flame 2041X8002MH Magua 271-1.535601026.68
91094/10/14AAA17869928PCC McCool 1056Y9109KA Blythemaker 7180-120341532.02
91366/1/14AAA18026972PCC High Roller 1051Y9136KA Blythemaker 7181-0.723401626.87
93024/22/14AAA17870928PCC T Q Da King R80T9302PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-1.326501721.27
96024/20/14AAA17870925PCC High Roller 1051Y9602PCC T Q Daktronic P19T1-1.1244517+23.15s
Red Angus For Sale This Fall
Reg #PrefixIDAnimal NameS/FSexBirthCEDAccBWAccWWAccYWAccMilkBirth WtBirth AdjBirth RatioBirth ContsWean WtWean AdjWean RatioWean ContsYear WtYear AdjYear RatioYear Conts
1683066OLC224PCC OLC JANGO 4252BSB4/14/14912-2.43151267631616610725305761012     
1683067OLC4253BPCC OLC WASHINGTON 4253BSB4/14/141111-4.731452665304957932486561992     
1683070OLC4251BPCC OLC JOHN 4251BSB4/25/14912-3.51743136013697010015505811001     
1683071OLC5503PCC OLC MATT DILLON 4264BSB4/25/141113-4.21747147014606110013643871001     
1683072OLC4255BPCC OLC COLIN 4255BSB5/2/141211-4.33145266413657110024405281001     
1683075OLC4254BPCC OLC BILL 4254BSB6/10/141211-4.23146266612647110023755481001     
1683185OLC4263BPCC OLC JIMBO 4263BSB6/6/141113-41750147314656610015256741001     
1717025OLCUN2PCC OLC PORTERHOUSE 4261BSB6/6/14913-3.5174315621560600290357       

Management Low Input

Heifers Reds

Cattle are required to thrive on the ranch resources, with no other input, other than minerals. Cattle graze some 30 pastures, year round. Cattle are bred for May calving, in a 60 day window. May calving enables calves to be born at a mild time of the year, on fresh grass. May calving matches the highest forage requirements, i.e., the third trimester and a cow with a young calf, with the highest forage availability.


Heifers are bred at 13-15 months of age, after wintering with the cow herd, on grass, with no other input, except minerals. Bulls are wintered and developed on forage, alone.

Business Model

Ohio Land and Cattle is first, a business. As a business, it has resources in land, forage, cattle, fence, and equipment. Its responsibility is to produce the greatest revenue, relative to costs. This is accomplished with a profit per acre business model. This model minimizes equipment, labor, and inputs (costs), and maximizes protein production per acre (income).

Production is increased with grass management, the right cow- size and type, genetics, and management. These combined principles produce the highest possible stocking rate, and highest production per acre. Stocking rate effects profits more then any other factor.

This ranch uses Management Intensive Grazing, i.e., the top half of forage is grazed, and cattle are rotated to new pasture, permitting sufficient rest for the grazed pasture. MOB grazing will play a role in the future.

Production is increased with the moderate type cow and their genetics. Each year, the following observations are confirmed: the physically shorter/thicker half of the herd, which includes heifers and second calvers, produce a calf which weans a higher percentage of the dam's body weight, and sells at a higher price per pound. Because the cow is shorter/thicker, her forage requirements are less, which permits an increase in stocking rate. Shorter, thicker cattle have a higher relative intake, I.E. they eat more for their size and flesh easier, which increases fertility. A younger female, who will gain weight and produce a calf, is economically superior, to a steer who will gain only, or a cow who will calve, only. Consequently, the ranch has more, slightly, smaller calves (30 pounds less), which sell at a higher price per pound, and more total pounds are produced with the additional calves and stocking.

The genetics are moderate in growth, milk, size, low in birth weight for calving ease, and low in maintenance requirements (high $EN). These characteristics produce cattle capable of finishing/marbling on grass, every bit as well as cattle finishing on grain in the feedlot. This makes the cattle attractive in the Grass Finished market place at a premium price, and they finish in the commodity market in fewer days, with less feed.

Management increases stocking rates with strict culling; every late, open, calving problem, physical problem, harder fleshing, hard wintering, and disposition problem, is culled every year. Weaning earlier reduces forage requirements, and permits increased stocking. May calving, reduces forage requirements in winter, and matches the peak forage requirements with the peak forage availability.

Interestingly, the production differentiation between the physically taller group, and the physically shorter group is narrowing each year, as 70% of the cull pen is from the physically taller group. The physically taller group is the greatest source of opens and lates. The cattle are becoming more uniform, and are defining the optimal size and type for this ranch, and low input management.

The characteristics of most cattle in the culling pen are what should be avoided. The characteristics of the cattle remaining in production are reproduced, using bulls consistent with the cow type remaining in production.

Ranch management is not defining the desired type and genetics, the cattle are defining the ideal type and genetics, under this environment and management.

Revenue is increased in several other ways, selling bulls, females, grass finished beef, hunting and fishing operations, etc.

Costs are limited. With the need for hay limited to a winter storm which produces more than 2 feet of snow, there is little need for most equipment and labor. The stockpile of hay kept in inventory is purchased, it is usually 2 year old hay which reduces its cost. A benefit of buying hay, is the ranch is importing those nutrients onto the ranch.

Bull Fight


East central Ohio has some of the best whitetail deer and turkey hunting in the country. The quality of the deer are further enhanced with careful management and rules. Ohio Land and Cattle maintains a 1000 acre sanctuary, on its 6000 (over 9 square miles) acres of managed area. No bucks are harvested which have under 130 inches of antler. There are no deer drives permitted, as drives are the largest source of wounded deer and misjudgements of antler size

To schedule a hunt with an outfitter, see

Cast and Blast Lodges

Grass Finished Beef

Grass finished beef is tasty and healthy. Cattle are raised on pastures with a high percentage of legumes, they are harvested when they are well marbled. No chemicals, hormones, or antibiotics are used. Cattle are as well marbled as corn finished beef, and have much more flavor.

Beef is sold by the animal, half, or quarter.

The following link discusses the health benefits of grass fed beef,

For articles, cookbooks and books, on Grass finished beef and farming, see

Buy a meat tenderizer, we use it for every cut: Tenderizer

Power Steer: The life of a feed lot steer - Michael Pollan

Buying Bulk Beef

When your animal is processed, a certain amount of bone gristle and fat are removed when the carcass is cut and wrapped. Depending on your choice of cuts and your choice of bone-in or bone-out steaks and roast, the take home weight may vary by as much as 79 lbs on a whole animal.
Because of this variation we sell our animals on the pre-cut weight for HCW hanging carcass weights, which is usually about 60% of the live weight of the animal. Our average carcass will weigh approximately 675 lbs.

Average Live weight 1125 lbs. x 60% hanging carcass weight (HCW)

Whole animal average 675 lbs. x $4.50/lb. = $3,037.50


WHOLE BEEF - $4.50/lb. HCW

50 steaks (1.25" thick)
28 roasts (2.4 lbs./ea.)
130 lbs. ground beef (1 lb./pack)

Any of the cuts below can be ground
to increase the amount of ground beef
14 cube steak (1 lb./pack)
2 brisket (weight varies)
2 flank steak (weight varies)
2 skirt steak (weight varies)

4 short ribs (2 lbs.)
8 soup bones (2 lbs.)

HALF BEEF - $4.75/lb. HCW

25 steaks (1.25" thick)
14 roasts (2-4lbs./ea.)
65 lbs. ground beef (1 lb./pack)

Any of the cuts below can be ground
to increase the amount of ground beef
7 cube steak (1 lb./pack)
1 brisket (weight varies)
1 flank steak (weight varies)
1 skirt steak (weight varies)

2 short ribs (2 lbs.)
6 soup bones (2 lbs.)

Chat Room

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Chat Room

Ranch Photo's


Below are books and articles highly recommended

• Knowledge Rich Ranching / Allan Nation
• Grassfed to Finish / Allan Nation
• Quality Pasture /Allan Nation
• Land, Livestock, and Life /Allan Nation
• Get the Hay Out/Jim Gerrish

The books above can be purchased from Stockman Grass Farmer

• How Not to Go Broke Ranching / Walt Davis
• Is the Angus Breed on the Right Track?Link to Article
• Allan Savory on the world becoming a desert, and cattle as the solution Link to video
• Johann Zietsman: Video on stocking rate as the largest factor in profitability, high density grazing, etc... Link to video
   To buy his book, "required reading", see:,_CATTLE_and_VELD/THE_Book.html
• Kit Pharo, Low input Business model/Management Link to video


James Coffelt


Ohio Land and Cattle  
PO Box 157
77500 Jamison Rd
Cadiz, Ohio 43907


Travel to Cadiz Ohio, Drive 5.1 miles southeast on St Rt. 250, Turn right on Jamison Rd, Drive 9/10ths of a mile, Turn right into the drive

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