“Creating added profit for the commercial Cattlemen”

About Us

2 Bar C Ranch

Having been in the commercial cattle business since the early 60’s in Gonzales, Texas, I had the opportunity to lease 1,000 acres in the Texas Hill Country in the Mid 80’s west of Austin, Texas. I wanted to give my son Chris the experience of raising cattle and the values that are instilled by hard work and dedication required to fulfill that task.

By the mid 90’s we began to purchase land in Caldwell County Texas, just outside of Luling. My wife Karen and I moved to the ranch from Austin in June of 2008. Our son Chris, his wife Maja, our granddaughter Ili and grandson Riley moved to the ranch in 2009. Chris manages the day to day operations on the ranch. Ili and Riley attend San Marcos Baptist Academy.

In the late spring of 2019, our daughter Kimberley, her husband Jason and our granddaughter Emma will be moving to the ranch. Emma will be attending Texas Lutheran University in the fall on a music scholarship.

We began site work on our ranch Sales and Marketing Center in January of 2019. Our first ranch production sale is scheduled for December 7, 2019.

We started our Angus business in 2002 with 15 heifers purchased from BB Cattle Company in Connell, Washington. Over the years we have been fortunate to have purchased cattle from some of the top Angus Breeders around the country. Please take some time to review the pedigrees of our donors and EPD’s on the herd sires we are using in our program.

Our breeding program has focused on developing calving ease genetics with tremendous acceleration in weight gain weaning while achieving top performance in the feedlot. In 2016 we began putting about 50% of our bulls on a GrowSafe program. In 2018 we began putting 100% of our bulls into the program.

What is GrowSafe and why is that important for us and you? The GrowSafe program gives us individual data on each animal by measuring their daily intake and weight gain. The data gathered allows us and you to select more efficient genetic performance. Better feed efficiency puts more dollars in your pocket.

In 2019 we expect to achieve 300 pregnancies from our embryo transfer program and 100 pregnancies from our herd sires. We look forward to answering any questions you may have regarding cattle, embryos and semen we have for sale private treaty and in our 2019 production sale.

Heifers being developed on grass

Site prep for Marketing and Sales Center at 2 Bar C Ranch

What great marbling looks like during ultrasound!

Ultrasound Data Collection

Grading Embryos at 2 Bar C Embryo and AI Facility

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Contact Us

Clyde Sommerlatte
Phone: 512-633-3190 | Email:

Chris Sommerlatte
Phone: 512-917-8405 | Email:

Ben Soto
Phone: 512-665-5103 | Email:


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1229
Luling, Texas 78648

Physical Address
17968 FM 1322
Luling, Texas 78648

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