Newcastle Ranch is a small, family-owned ranch nestled in the pineywoods of East Texas. We raise TLBAA registered Texas Longhorns and use to exhibit them at various livestock shows with our son. Now that he has graduated and is in college, we are changing up our program a bit. We will be looking to add some higher end horn genetics to show quality cattle in an effort to produce a balanced animal any breeder would be happy to own. If you are interested in adding a gentle, well rounded animal to your herd, we do offer a few head for sale each year, so please check our Sale Pen for available animals.
We have recently started processing Lean Registered Texas Longhorn Beef and are finding it to be a great venture. Currently, we offer sales on the rail, but are working toward offering packaged items in the near future. Please visit our Lean Beef page to learn more!
Some of our cattle will still compete on the circuit as part of our newly established show program. We enjoy supporting our local youth by getting them involved in this amazing breed and benefiting from the many opportunities it affords them. Please browse our Shows tab to learn more about our son's time on the circuit and about our show program.
We hope to meet you down the road some time!
The Making of a Name
The Making of a Name
Newcastle Ranch was established in 2005, but how did the name come to be? Read our brief story here...
The two of us were both born and raised in the Central Valley of California. But, our families were from the South (Alabama and Mississippi), so we were raised to love farming, animals, and the country way of life. We were active in FFA, rodeo, and loved attending the nearby International Farm Show every year. Needless to say we didn't fit in with the typical California crowd. When we married, we were forced to purchase our first home in a suburban neighborhood, because that is what was in our young budget. Our plan was to fix up the house and sell it in a few years, upgrading to a home in the country. After 6 short years in our home, the California real estate market boomed and the realization set in that we would NEVER be able to afford our dream of raising our son in the California countryside. So, we packed up all our belongings, a dog, two cats, and a kid, and made the long 1,500 mile journey to Texas. It was the best decision we ever made! Our son thrived in our small community and had opportunities we could not have imagined otherwise. Our son started 4-H showing rabbits and then Jersey cows before making the permanent move to Texas Longhorns. We became hooked and the rest is history.
Oh, and our name? Well, our first house was on Oldcastle Avenue; we left it behind to find our Newcastle.
Our ranch is represented by two distinct brands, the "77" and the "TRK".
rchel worked in oil for 18 years and now has worked for John Deere since 2015. He loves to spend his free time tinkering in the shop or his hobby room. If he is not out mowing or working around the ranch, he can be found working on his RC cars. He is an avid Jeep and 4x4 enthusiast and spends most of his free time competing at 1/10th scale RC rock crawling competitions throughout Texas and Arkansas. He is a member and officer of multiple clubs which keep him busy planning and competing in numerous events throughout the year.
aema has finally retired from running to 4-H, FFA, baseball and band events, but she does plan to volunteer her time in the coming years once things have a chance to slow down a bit more. She works in educational administration at The University of Texas at Tyler, which keeps her schedule fairly busy. She loves spending her free time in the pasture, taking photos of the longhorns, or studying pedigrees and dreaming about future herd plans. Jaema also maintains the ranch website and Facebook pages to keep ya'll informed of the latest news at Newcastle Ranch.
udpreviously served as Senior Director and Secretary of the TLBT, Drumline Captain of his high school band, played baseball, competed in public speaking contests, and was very active in both his 4-H and FFA Chapters. He graduated from UT Tyler in 2019; he has a B.S. in Mass Communications with a emphasis Public Relations and Marketing, as well as a minor in Sports Communication. Tud works full-time as a Production Director for the local news station where he directs the nightly newscasts. He loves collecting sports cards and video game streaming.