Locally Owned & Operated
Welcome to RedSmith Genetics! It is locally owned and operated by Hatch Cummings Smith, Jr., deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, in Llano, Texas. The operation specializes in embryo transfer, artificial insemination, and early pregnancy checks in cattle and horses. My top priority is making personalized experiences while creating long-lasting relationships with enthusiastic cattle clients in helping them improve the genetics of their herd.
Just a short drive west of Austin, the Smith ranch is made up of Texas' beautiful rolling hills and three-miles worth of riverfront property on the iconic Llano River! Hatch decided to begin this new adventure in early 2018, after revamping the 300 plus acre ranch and Llano Livestock Auction that has been in the Smith family for over 50 years! To this day, the operation still runs some of the same wooden pens that were once cattle shipping and receiving stations for the old railroad. Growing up working at the Llano Livestock Auction has played a major role in what Hatch has created with RedSmith Genetics and where the future will lead.
At RedSmith Genetics, our primary focus is our clients individual needs and that of their cattle as this is the backbone of our business. Each individual and their animals are equally important to us. Whether you are interested in artificial insemination (Al), embryo flushing, embryo transfer (ET), recipient management, pregnancy checks, we are here to assist, manage and provide expertise during the entire life cycle. The future of RedSmith is bright as we will incorporate IVF practices to ensure we service our clients’ needs now and forever.
Along with our reproductive services, we are stewards of the land and genuinely care about the well-being of our cattle. RedSmith Genetics raises top quality Brahman and
Tarentaise cattle and welcomes you to visit our cattle pages for additional information, including our list of sires and donors for each breed. You can also learn more about us and our upcoming sales and listings by continuing to browse our website. We thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!