Barnesville, Ohio, USA---------The Dickinson Cattle Co. Inc., (DCCI)
who are known for Championship Texas Longhorn cattle, announced the last
half interest in Ohio born sire Super Bowl just sold and has recently been
transported to Texas. Red McCombs of San Antonio purchased the first half
interest in 2002 and now owns the total bull.
For the past four years Super Bowl, the bull, commuted back and forth
to work. He spent the Summers in Ohio at DCCI, then was hauled to Texas
for breeding during the Winter season. As a result of the 1200 mile twice
annual jaunt he was used for breeding service all year. This allowed him
to sire up to 200 calves per year naturally, plus embryo and artificial
insemination progeny. The acclaimed sire services daily, except travel
days, semen collection, and freeze days.
Texas Longhorns are known for huge horns. Their long serpentined
appendages are one sign of purity. Super Bowl sports a 75" tip to tip
spread. He also amassed fans due to his large body size and flamboyant
bright red spotted color pattern. Many serious Texas Longhorn producers
feel he is the most valuable bull in the breed.
Originally he was registered by DCCI in the International Texas
Longhorn Association as "Super Bounce." Due to Mr. McCombs' ownership of
the Minnesota Vikings Football Team and his 24 hour dream of capturing the
Super Bowl Championship, the bull's name was changed to Super Bowl.
Several thousand units of frozen semen have been preserved from Super
Bowl. It will be for sale to other producers and for the private use of
the owners. Semen was sold for $100 per 1/2 cc unit (straw) until two
years ago when the valuable secretions were temporarily taken off the
market. Today, if one compares the price of Super Bowl semen to the price
of precious metals, by weight, it is 9.98 times the value of gold.
Thousands of people have personally viewed Super Bowl during narrated
tours of DCCI. The ranch offers bus tours from June to October, which
circulate through the cattle herds up and over the Appalachian hills. From
displays at McCombs' Johnson City, Texas ranch, and the Summer tours,
Super Bowl has honed an expanding fan club. For more information on Super
Bowl, DCCI, and
the Summer educational tours check www.dickinsonlonghorn.net.
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Caption: Super Bowl, the bull, one of the most
valuable Texas Longhorn sires in history, has sold for an undisclosed
price from Dickinson Cattle Company Inc of Barnesville, Ohio to Red
McCombs Ranches of Texas. He is well known as one of the largest Texas
Longhorn bulls and has the most horn (75" tip to tip) of any bull
registered in the International Texas Longhorn Assn. Although bred and
raised in Ohio he will no longer commute between Texas to Ohio twice
annually, but permanently reside in Texas. For more information on Super
Bowl, check www.dickinsonlonghorn.net.