…Welcome to PJ Ranch, LLC!
We started small but what began as a second career evolved into much more. We focused on purchasing sound genetics from a number of reputable Miniature Hereford Breeders. Our original herd sire, KAP Handsome Gregory, can be traced back to Prince Domino and Husker Mischief. Both through acquisition and breeding, our small herd began to grow, and we soon realized that these animals provided us with rewards and opportunities that we had never envisioned. The calves we bred soon found their way to the winner’s circle and we were extremely proud of their accomplishments. PJR Mr. Mischief, our first bull calf, won his class and division in his first show, and then went on to become a three time Grand Champion Bull of California and the Oregon State Fairs. He was also won the title of Premier Sire at the 2009 CSF. His first offspring, PJR Babe’s lil Mischief was the 2008 California State Fair Grand Champion Bull and Reserve Grand Champion at Salem, Yakima, and Billings.
Mr. Mischief wasn’t the only one in his family to do well in the show ring as his sisters PJR Callie Girl and PJR Bab’s Blossom won Reserve Grand Champion Female of the California State Fair; Blossom was also Grand Reserve at Oregon in 2009. As products of KAP Handsome Gregory, 2007 California State Fair Premier Sire and PJ Ranch herd sire, these cattle are just a few examples of the excellent breeding program that we have on the ranch. Our current stock of females includes National Western Stock Show Reserve Grand Champion, KAP Baby Pudge Pudge, Oregon State Fair Grand Champion Females, KAP Barbie Ferrari and O5’s Miss April. These winning animals and a passion for the breed have brought some notoriety to PJ Ranch. Our distinguished visitors have been included on such programs as CNN, ABC News with Charlie Gipson, Fox News with Anita Vogel, and ABC News with Dale Yurong. Other recognition for PJ Ranch has included 2008, 2009 CSF Premier Exhibitor, 2007, 2008, 2009 CSF Premier Sire, and CFS and OSF Premier Breeder awards.
Our ranch is located in the middle of California’s agricultural rich San Joaquin Valley. Named by the Dutch Dairymen who settled here, the Amsterdam region provides the perfect location for raising healthy and hearty Miniature Hereford Cattle. We are located within two hours of the California Coastline, panoramic Yosemite and the Sacramento Valley. Nestled among a scent of almond and peach blossoms, our calves enjoy frolicking in the splendor of year round pastures and our mild winters and warm summers foster an environment that is relatively disease free.
We would love to talk to you about our Miniature Herefords for Saleand the reasons why you don’t need to have 40 acres to raise small size cattle; just one to five acres is enough to raise your ownminiature cattle. They are a lot less destructive on the environment and are much easier to handle. Miniature Herefords are very efficient feed converters and require very little pasture; a little hay and good, clean water each day is all they need. With a reputation for calving ease and because of their small size they can be handled by women and children and make great FFA and 4H projects.
We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to know more about PJ Ranch LLC or Miniature Herefords, please use our contact page or call 209-358-7123 or 209-617-2857.
Thank you for your interest!
~ Bob & Peggy Potter
Member California Agricultural Heritage Club