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    WB Selects 3   CR Yearlings to WB Gala Sale

    Only 50 yearlings make the grade each year for the NCHA Futurity Select Yearling Sale. This year, Center Ranch is proud to have 3 yearlings selected, all sired by Woody Be Tuff.

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    Home of $1Million Dollar Sire, Woody Be Tuff

    Woody Be Tuff's progeny are making waves all over the cutting industry. His first three Center Ranch foal crops ('12-'14) have produced Futurity Co-Champion, CR Tuff Hearted Cat as well as 3 other Open Futurity finalists, Kittyswood, CR Tuff Lucy & CR MissnJethro Woody. In less than three years, his offspring earnings have surpassed $1,000,000 mark.

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    Quality Uniformity Reputation

    Center Ranch offers F1 Brangus, Brangus, and Brangus Baldies including Pairs, Heavy breds, and open females. All heifers have undergone strict health protocols and met minimum standards for pelvic area prior to being bred to low birth weight Angus bulls.

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    We've Got Mare Power, How 'bout You?

    A great sire is important, but your can't underestimate the power of a proven dam. Over 1/3 of our broodmares have LTE in excess of $100,00 - many of whom have exceptional produce earnings with just a limited number of foals competing. 

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    Blaze Faced Babies, Everywhere!

    Nothing punctuates the landscape of rolling hills, green grass, and big Texas skies quite like our band of big round recipient mamas and their sweet babies. That's right - spring means the new crop of Tuff babies have arrived! And they are looking better than ever- big boned and blaze faced!

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    3 Rices + 4 CR Horses = Futurity Finals Success

    There was a lot of buzz about our program at the 2014 NCHA Futurity, where five of our entries ranked among the top go-round contenders and four qualified for the Open Finals, a record showing for an individual owner.

     

Welcome to Center Ranch

Home of Champion Sire, Woody Be Tuff

A Real Working Texas Ranch.

Founded by Finis Welch in 1987, and managed by Jay Dickson since 1992, Center Ranch is located near Centerville - among the piney woods and rolling hills of East Central Texas.

Over the past twenty-five years, Center Ranch has grown from a 130 acre property to a 8,800 acre thriving hay operation, cattle business, training facility, and equine veterinary center.  The Ranch has balanced a combination of traditional Texas cattle ranching with some of the most technologically advanced agricultural services available to make it a leader in the ranching industry.

Center Ranch’s experience, selective breeding, and equine care have allowed them to produce and sell top quality cutting and ranch horses to their clients. NCHA Hall of Famer, Ronnie Rice manages the 2 and 3 year-old training program giving each of the started cutting prospects and ranch horses, as well as the riders who ride them, a distinct advantage in the cutting arena and on the ranch.

Most Exciting 10 Minutes in NCHA World Finals Cutting!

Boyd Rice & CR Sun Reys Sweep Mercuria

 

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch..

Fall Production Sale Sept 10th

Sale Schedule & Information

We are partnering with Johnson Cattle Marketing to bring you the Center Ranch Fall Production Sale - September 10th, 2016. This weekend's activities will include a cattle viewing on Friday and a Ranch Gelding Demo to follow on Saturday morning at 10am at the Samuel Welch Training Arena. Cattle Sale starts promptly at 12 Noon on Saturday at Headquarters.

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02 August, 2016
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18 Elite Yearlings to WB Derby Sale

We're proud to be sharing an elite selection of our ranch-bred yearling fillies with Western Bloodstock.   Sale day is August 6th at Watt Arena, Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Ft. Worth. SALE PAGE (see horses with photos) 

24 July, 2016
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