Welcome to Haltom Hollar Ranch home of the Rocking Double H brand of registered Texas Longhorns. The ranch is nestled in the hills of the Daniel Boone National Forest located just outside of London, Kentucky.
We encourage anyone coming through Kentucky to come and visit. You get free homemade Haltom Hollar jam if you do! We are retired so if you give us a call at (606) 877-8698 I’m sure we can make arrangements and show you a good time. We live about 13 miles from the London exit right off I-75.
Our location is a longhorn paradise. They have all the lush Kentucky grass they can eat, cool woods to relax in, spring fed ponds, and of course lemon cookies. In the winter we leave heat lamps on in the barns 24/7 so they don’t get too cold. We have happy cows.
Our breeding program is very selective for the body type, flashy colors and horn styles that we like. We keep our herd small and focus on breeding bloodlines that most people would like to have in their programs. As each new generation of calves are born they’ll have a minimum of four 90+” animals in their pedigrees, many will have twist genetics and all of them should be a well rounded, beautiful looking animal. The Bubba Tuff Chex heifers are just the beginning of this breeding program.
We looked high and low for a bull to breed to the Bubba Tuff Chex heifers and we finally found Star Tex. He’s our new partnership bull with Richard & Jeanne Filip, Tony Mangold and Ursula Allen. His sire is the great WS Jamakizm and his dam is the 92+” tip-to-tip Texana Garland’s Gal who was purchased by our partners for $97,000. He’ll be stacking even more 90+” horn genetics in the herd and adding brindle (one of our favorite colors) to his offspring. He starts his career with us in April 2017.
In the meantime we’re doing AI work on select cows and heifers to CV Casanovas Magnum who is expected to be the 2nd 90″ tip-to-tip bull in history. Dr. Stan Carnes owner of MultiGen Reproductive Solutions in Kentucky is doing all our reproductive procedures. We think the expense and time involved will be well worth it.
Texas Longhorns are a novelty in Kentucky. When people come to visit they are astonished that our house is fenced in and the longhorns have the run of the place. When school field trips, the 4-H Club or Sunday School groups come to see them we get a truck load of day old bread so everybody can hand feed them and have a great time. It’s hard to explain how much joy these animals bring people, unless you own one yourself.
Now for the most part we sell breeding stock, but for people looking to raise or purchase longhorn beef we’ve provided a nutritional value chart produced by and based on research by Texas A&M University. If you have heart or blood pressure issues it’s actually the healthiest domestic meat you can eat. For all you entrepreneurs at local farmer’s markets, Bed and Breakfasts, you name it…serving or selling Texas Longhorn beef can be a profitable business. You can’t beat the taste of a longhorn hamburger.