We first met in April, 1999. The meeting was organized by former Alliance member, Lee Mueller. The purpose was to form a group to promote and market Angus cattle. There was a good turnout of interested breeders. Our original Alliance consisted of twelve founding members. We are now four founding members due to various circumstances over the years.
The newly founded group contacted Angus breeder and successful auctioneer Tommy Williams from Oklahoma. He provided us great advice and direction in selecting the cattle for our first sale. The first sale was held in La Grange in March, 2000. Our first bull sale was held in December, 2001 in Hallettsville where we now have both sales. The female sale is the fourth Saturday in April and the bull sale is the first Friday in December.
We continue to market cattle that are practical and functional for the industry from the purebred producer to the commercial cattle breeder. In April 2019, we celebrated our 20th Anniversary.
Dear Cattle Producers,
It is a privilege to write this letter for such a fine group of Angus breeders. I attended the very first Lone Star Alliance female sale and have been heavily involved with each breeder’s program since then. Through the years of working for the American Angus Association and consulting for ranches across the nation, I have seen few Alliance groups last more than a couple of years. However, it has become obvious to me why this group has been so successful for both the Alliance members and their customers. They have stayed away from fads in the cattle business and have strived everyday to produce cattle that the industry needs to fit the environment and consistently produce a profit. It is obvious that the Lone Star Angus Alliance members are excited about the future of the cattle business.
Few Angus breeders ranch this far south in Texas due to the heat and humidity. The Lone Star Alliance members take pride in the fact that through strict culling practices, they are producing Angus cattle that not only survive in this environment but also thrive in it.
The LSAA members strive to keep making improvements in their genetics by using all of the resources available to them. These members utilize the vast data available in the Angus breed to produce cattle that not only excel in performance, but also for soundness, carcass, fertility and disposition.