from leasing roping steers, producing rodeos to bull ridings. He produced Jr. and High
school bull ridings just for his daughters to have a place to compete.
He always preferred the bull end of it and started leasing and producing bull ridings for a
hobby. He was always asked why he didn't breed, he always felt it took to long.
About 1994 he started leasing to the Newman's in Montana. Sid Newman had a program
built with a bull called "Cowboy Cut". It started off with some heifers from the breeding
program. I called mygood friend David Bailey and purchased 30 straws from his
Gunslinger, Playboy, and Sugar Bear bulls who were very strong at the time. About that
time Bob Tallman had started the Buckers Inc. I had taken three calves the first year with
two making the grade.
The best one was out of Gunslinger and a Newman cow. I changed my program up with
the goal of early spring calves.
In 2004, Spittin Guns was born, he was out of a heifer from Gunslinger and one of our
original cows. He was out of Spittin Image from Marty Foutch.
In 2005 Spittin Gun won 3rd at the American Heritage, the NBBA Finals, and qualified for
the ABBI finals finishing in the top 20. We go through and cut cows as close as the bulls. If
the cow doesn't produce a bucking calf we ship the cows. We strive to keep our
percentages as high as possible though you never get 100%. Over the years we have
purchased and bred a variety that is listed in the bloodlines link.
After laying out with no prospects in 2007, this year has been stronger than ever. We had
three calves place in the top 6 at the American Heritage. Two of these calves go back to
Newman cows. We have had success at the ABBI futurities as well as the NBBA. #632
Copp Hu is out of Houdini and B-84, a Newman cow. She is also mother of Walkin Tall
of the Berger program. Our next out will be in Vegas with the entire family. Our business is
family oriented down to the six grandchildren. Its a family production with all having a say in
some part whether it be the care, breeding, nutrition or selection of future stars.
An important asset in our group is Cody May. He's been with us for 10 years. He started
out as a 15 yr old with the love of the bucking bulls. I'll be the first to commend him for his
dedication to our program. His only downfall is if its up to him, nothing would ever leave the
place. He doesn't like to sell anything.
Jerry and his wife Tracy have daughters and son in laws that love the business and the fun it
brings when your are together.
We have gained alot knowledge from our peers over the years. We thank Monty Samford
for the knowledge in the beginning, David Bailey for semen in the early years, Sid and
Rodney Newman Marty Foutch, and all the friends we have crossed paths with. Its
become a rewarding hobby we look forward to!
|ABBI World Finals Futurity Winners, 2008
with that $100,000 Check that
Copp Hou Earned!
|2008 Horizon Breeder of the Year, Jerry Copp
|Son in law Phillip Bronson
Guess and Cade Leonard ( grandsons)
"Learning Ranch Life"
|Guess Leonard, Grandson
|Sequoyah School Breast Cancer walk supporters
|Tracy and the Grand Kids
|Guess Leonard, Grandson
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