Logterman Family Cattle
The Logterman Cattle story begins nearly 100 years ago, when Dwight and his brother LeRoy’s grandfather, Ed, moved to South Dakota with his new bride, Martina. Like most farmers at that time, he had a few milk cows, a few beef cows, a few hogs, a few chickens, and even fewer dollars. Hard times hit and most farmers in the area eventually left, including all six of his brothers and sisters. Later in life, Grandpa Ed joked that a person had to be awfully stubborn and stupid to stay. With a lot of work, perseverance, and God’s goodness and grace, his original homestead is still in the family.
Dwight’s Hereford herd began in 1984 when he was employed by the ABC ranch of Kilgore, Nebraska. At that time, two cows were purchased from ABC and six from Marvanne’s father Marvin Feddes of Manhattan, MT. From those original eight, the herd has grown to about 175 cows. The Angus herd was added about 10 years ago with the purchase of embryos and females from LeRoy, and has grown to about 90 cows.
LeRoy (mostly known as Duke) spent about 30 years in education, first as a high school math teacher and later as a guidance counselor. It has been said that you can take the boy off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy, and this seems to be true in Duke’s case. In his retirement, Duke purchased some black Angus cows from the VanDyke Angus Ranch of Manhattan, MT and started to build his herd. Through embryo transplanting using high quality cows and bulls, the herds have grown rapidly in the last 10 years. After the bull calves are weaned, Duke brings his bulls out to Dwight’s South Dakota ranch to be fed until the sale.
Our first goal in building the Angus herd has been to select sires that will leave behind efficient, long-lasting daughters while also siring thick, meaty bull calves. The Hereford portion of our program allows cattlemen to capitalize on the heterosis vigor and efficiency of the Angus-Hereford black baldy.
F 400 Domino 813
813 has become a mainstay in our herd with his fourth crop weaned. He has a powerful, proven EOD profile with highly productive daughters.
KC Mr Ribstone 10071 "Freckles"
Carmichael's top seller, with multi-trait excellence and loads of pigment. "Freckles" lowers birth weights, yet increases weaning weights and marbling. Thus far, 90 "Freckles" calves in two crops averaged birth ratio 98 and nursing ratio 102. Progeny scans thus far averaged 108 marbling ratio.
F Rest Easy 847
Rest Easy was used with great success on heifers. His calves are short marked and small at birth, but develop into very thick, easy keeping cattle. His dam is a great cow by the maternal giant ‘480P’.
Apex Windy 078
Windy 078 is a young bull that is rapidly attracting attention from customers of Accelerated Genetics who prefer moderate framed thick cattle. 078 has weaning weight and yearling weight EPDs in the top 10% of the Angus breed. His production records show a BR of 1400@103, a WR of 1400@102, and a YR of 304@102. His daughters have NR of 49@105 and his sons have topped production sales in Montana as his popularity continues to grow.
CL 1 Domino 480P 1ET
#1 maternal sire ever raised by Cooper Herefords. #1 living sire in the entire breed for milk EPD. Still going strong and looks great at age eight. 480P is a deep-sided, muscular, easy-fleshing sire that excels in calving ease. Every cow in 480P's three- generation pedigree has been an ET donor cow. His maternal brother 2136M sired Holden's $40,000 top selling cow to Hoffman. Owned with Feddes Herefords.
Churchill Dakota 5194R ET
5194R is out of the Churchill Cattle Co. ET program. His calves have exceptional performance, and his daughters are proving to be very good producers.
UPS Domino 5216
5216 was used for his low birth weight and high maternal traits. His progeny consistently have that easy keeping, full ribbed look that ranchers demand. Eleven trait leader.
VDAR Royal Duke 4047
Royal Duke is a very easy fleshing, moderate framed bull out of a Pathfinder cow. He was purchased at the Midland Bull Test, where he indexed 113, earning him the right to sell in the first 10% of the bulls. He consistently stamps his calves with quality and thickness.
VDAR Really Windy 4097
4097 is a surefire heifer bull with a very good birth to growth spread. His calves have great quality and dispositions.