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Main-Anjou bulls, replacement heifers & club calves.
Redgate Cattle Company is a family ranching and farming operation located in Northwest Oklahoma. The operation began more than 50 years ago with a few commercial cows, but is now expanded and specialized. Today, we run about 700 head of quality Maine-Anjou cows that were all born and raised at our ranch,making our cow herd genetically unique. Our entire cowherd is TH and PHA free. We breed for functional, good uttered, easy keeping females that will milk and produce high quality offspring.
Redgate Cattle Company offers high quality replacement heifers; herd sires and show prospects. We take pride in our cowherd and work to continue our reputation of cattle that perform in the herd and compete in the showring.
Thank you for visiting our Web site. Please contact us to set up an appointment to visit the ranch or just talk about our cow herd.
2015 Maine-Anjou Seedstock Producer of the Year
Seedstock Producer of the Year
Redgate Cattle Company, Oklahoma
A family ranching and farming operation located in the south central part of the country, Max Redgate’s career began 45 years ago when he was in high school, purchasing his first group of commercial cows.
In 1970, Max married his lovely wife, Debra. The two expanded their cowherd and began a calf preconditioning operation, along with farming. Today the Redgate operation consists of 5,000 acres of native grass, 1,200 acres of improved grass and 1,200 acres of wheat and alfalfa.
In the 1980’s their oldest daughter, Dana, expressed an interest in showing cattle. This started their artificial insemination (AI) program and they purchased their first Maine-Anjou bull, Reflector, from the DeJong herd in South Dakota. Reflector’s first calf crop sold Max on the Maine-Anjou breed, which led him to begin utilizing ET technology to produce as many Reflector daughters and granddaughters as he could.
The Redgate operation presently runs 600 registered Maine-Anjou cows that are selected for docility, functionality, good uddered easy keeping females, that will produce high quality, moderate birth weight calves that have added performance and eye appeal.
Redgate’s cowherd is totally enrolled in the MAPP program, that involves total herd reporting and supplies his herd with complete EPD profiles. This operation takes pride in their cowherd as it is made up of several Cornerstone dams. They are also proud of the fact that their entire cowherd is TH and PHA free!
Last summer I had the opportunity to ride through their cowherd. Every question I asked was answered and assisted by two large ring notebooks laying on the dash. Their records are meticulous! As is the love for their cattle, Redgate feels the years of genetic selection have provided his females with the maternal strength to work in any environment.
Today they AI about 500 cows per year. They offer and sell high quality replacement heifers, herd sires and show prospects through their successful internet sales that have helped to bring customers to them.
The Redgate operation is blessed to have three daughters, all married and all working in some facet of agriculture, with one daughter and son-in-law that have played a huge role in the continued success of Redgate Cattle Co., the past nine years.
Max’s goal has always been to raise cattle that will compete in the showring and perform in the cowherd and feedlot. Due to the success of their breeding program, the Maine-Anjou breed has helped their operation accomplish their goals and provided them with the opportunity to have a truly successful family business.
“To me, knowing that someone is interested in carrying on our operation means everything. We all need to continue encouraging our younger generations. I’m grateful for the opportunity to watch my grandchildren grow up on the same ranch where I raised my daughters” said Redgate.
- 14 head of A.I. bred heifers due to start calving May 8 within a 7-day period.
- 13 of the heifers are bred to a low birthweight, Purebred Maine-Anjou bull named Simplify Reg. #457093
- 1 heifer is bred to a low birthweight, Purebred Maine-Anjou bull named Jose Reg. #421509
- 9 of the 14 head are 50% Maine-Anjou or higher
Redgate Cattle Co.Max and Debra Redgate
(580) 824-1041 • (580) 334-3439
John and Chancey Hanson
34319 St. Hwy 45
Waynoka, OK 73860-9741
Redgate Cattle Company is located 3 1/2 miles east of Waynoka on
US 281 Hwy
(St Hwy 45).
Waynoka has a municipal airport and lodging. Waynoka is home of the Little Sahara State Park.
Nearby cities/towns include:
- Alva - 22 miles
- Woodward - 45 miles
- Enid - 76 miles
- Oklahoma City - 142 miles