|Shoot'N Star Ranch is a labor of love—the result of our original intent
to find a place in the country where we could eventually retire.
The place we finally found was made in heaven for our family. Half way
between Austin and Houston and about three miles east of Burton, it had
been a part of the original Moses and Stephen F. Austin land grant
dating to the early 1820s. We still have barns and milk sheds on the
ranch that date back to the 1850s—and a 1890's house that Kathy insisted
was not a tear-down!
We got into the Longhorn cattle business through a neighbor in
Montgomery whose weekend ranch we would occasionally visit. We were
amazed at how calm and curious Craig's Longhorns were. In 2004, we got
our first "lawn ornaments," nine Longhorns that originated from the Ross
Perot corporate herd located in Dallas.
We were very blessed that our second herd sire, CS Ironman, was named
Grand Champion Longhorn bull in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Ironman was also named Champion in Dallas, Denver, New Mexico, and
Montana. At present our herds sire is SSR Deuguello and was 63" TTT at
29 months. He is out of Cowtown ST and River Run.