Lonesome Pines Ranch
John & Christy Randolph
P.O. Box 936, Smithville, TX 78957

We started raising registered Texas Longhorns in 1992 with a goal in mind -big horned, competitive show cattle. This takes genetics for horn, color, conformation, luck and many years of trial and error .

Our original herd sire was JMC Phenomenal Archie (over 60" of horn). Phenomenon x Archer 77. We retained many of his big horned heifers. We believe Jet Jockey was one of the pieces to the genetic puzzle and utilized him heavily through A.I. and through our herd sire, Turbo Jet. Jet Jockey x D bar S Dominique (a Widespread daughter). We then included Bail Jumper, Emperor, WR and now have added Sunrise Sorillo as our Junior Herdsire. We run approximately 85 cows and 160 head of cattle.

We were blessed with luck ~ our breeding program started producing top quality animals for the show ring and with horns, competing in the last two Horn Showcases. Turbo Jet was named by a 2000 survey as the number one bull for breeding show prospects and one of the top 20 bulls living today. He was represented by 25 entries in the 2000 World Show with 6 class winners.

Lonesome Pines Ranch has received the following recognitions:
1997- Reserve Champion Bull ITLA Show Legacy Region 10 with Turbo Jet
1997- Reserve Champion Halter Female ITLA Show Legacy Region 10 with Chicka-Boom
1998- Hall of Fame Winner First Place for Mature Haltered Females with HD Jet's Jennette
1999- Top Hand Award
2000 -TLBAA Fall Breeders' Cup Futurity -third place with Cleo 03
2000- Breeders of the Year
2000- Exhibitors of the Year
2000- Home of four Hall of Fame Winners
2001 -Home of three Hall of Fame Winners
2002- Home of EIGHT (including TLBT) World Class Winners
2002- LP Boomerang Sheila -World Reserve Grand Champion Female Non-Haltered
2002 -Country May -World Reserve Grand Champion Female Haltered
TLBT Senior Champion Female

During the 2002 show circuit, in the Open and TLBT, we were fortunate to exhibit 79 fIrst places, 40 second places, 10 Junior Champions, 10 Reserve Junior Champions, 9 Senior Champions, 6 Reserve Senior Champions, 14 Grand Champions and 12 Reserve Grand Champions.
Lonesome Pines Ranch is also the home of our granddaughter's herd (3). Lacie C. Jeffrey- TLBT's Junior and Intermediate Hall of F ame Winner for 3 consecutive years.

We are located 35 miles southeast of Austin on Highway 71 in the Lost Pines of Texas, 3 miles west of Smithville.

Take a tour of our site for a show prospect, special cow, calf or new herd sire. Since we are partners for the Millennium Futurity, all animals purchased from us are eligible to participate in 2003 and thereafter. Call or come by for a personal tour anytime. Our mobile number is 713- 703-8458 and we'll be glad to answer any questions. Our e-mail address is "lpinesranch@aol.com".


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