Cowcatcher was a son of Texas Toro out of Calico Gal.
He was 3/4 Phillips breeding and 1/4 WR. John Brittingham bought Cowcatcher, fed him well and
he really developed tall, long and eventually weighed over a ton. Only a
few TL bulls were that big back then. AF-26
When Cowcatcher was about 4 years old John consigned him to the Denver
TL sale. I couldn't believe how he had filled up his skin, grew horn and
was a great beef animal. I bid on him, but let Richard and Louann Crist
of Scott City, KS buy him for $4500. Cowcatcher later became the top
bull of the early eighties. Crists collected semen on him and we used
him in embryo to produce Overwhelmer and Bail Jumper, and a lot of other
really great cattle. He is in the pedigree of Rio Grande, Rodeo Max,
Drag Iron, Cowboy Tuff Chex, Jamakizm, and many of the thicker cattle. He died of a ripe old age and
Christs buried him intact with skull. He had a great disposition.