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
A proven mainstay of our program. 813 sons have been popular with ranchers, and we have many good cows by 813. He adds serious pounds and ribeye. 7 sons sell February 9.
KC Mr Ribstone 10071 "Freckles"
Curve bender.146 calves average birth ratio 98, nursing ratio 101. Leader in ten EPD traits, including marbling. Thick, deep, gentle, and pigmented, with perfect feet. Heifers in production have the best udders and teat quality we’ve raised. 20 stout sons sell Feb. 9. ½ possession and semen interest in Freckles is for sale privately.
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’.
UPS Domino 5216
Renowned throughout the beef industry for calving ease, great carcass, and superb daughters. His progeny have that easy keeping, full ribbed look that ranchers demand. 18 sons sell February 9.
K Big Abe 1111
A standout in Kreth’s sale, 1111 has excelled as a trouble-free heifer bull. As an individual, he has tremendous mass and eye appeal. 11 sons sell in our Feb. 9 sale. His half-sisters by Abe are heavy milking cows with great udders, so we are eager to calve our first 1111 daughters. ¾ interest and full possession of 1111 is for sale privately.
CL1 Domino 032X
032X has been used successfully on more than 100 heifers at our ranch and at Feddes, plus he works great on cows. He takes off white and adds body length and marbling. His heifers are very promising. 18 sons sell February 9.
F Rest Easy 105
105 is the best son of Rest Easy to date. He sires short-marked calves with modest birth weights, and lots of substance and thickness. 6 sons sell February 9.
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
One of the top milk sires in Hereford history. His maternal brother sired the $175,000 5139R cow.
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.
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.