About Us

Broken Winds Cattle Company and Comanche Cattle Company are located at Bar 73 Ranch in Canyon, Texas. Together, we raise 100 head of percentage-blood and fullblood Akaushi.

Broken Winds Cattle Company

Eric Kershen, Joe Beltz and Christina BeltzThe history of Broken Winds Cattle Company dates back more than a decade. In 2005, lifelong friends Eric Kershen and Joe Beltz, and his wife, Christina, formed Broken Winds Cattle Company.

The foundation females in the Broken Winds herd were purchased from Eric’s father, Ron. The genetics of these females can be traced back more than 70 years to the herd of Eric’s grandfather, Andrew. Andrew was a fervent record keeper who had an excellent eye for sound, docile and high-performing cattle. We are proud to carry on that tradition.

Broken Winds is committed to excellence in all aspects of our operation, so when we started experiencing increasing birth weights, we knew we needed to make a change. The Akaushi breed was initially presented as a solution to our calving-size issues; however, after seeing and tasting Akaushi beef and learning about its health benefits, we became passionate proponents of the breed.

We started using Akaushi genetics at Broken Winds in 2010 and we’ve raised percentage-blood Akaushi ever since. Today, the Broken Winds herd consists of 80 percentage-blood females.

Comanche Cattle Company

In 2012, Joe and Christina formed Comanche Cattle Company. We started raising fullblood Akaushi in 2015 with the goal of becoming a premier Akaushi seedstock operation. Today, 20 fullblood Akaushi make up our herd.

As top Akaushi cattle breeders, we at Broken Winds and Comanche Cattle Co. are committed to excellence in all aspects of our operations, from sire selection to herd improvement. In addition to selling high-quality animals, we sell Akaushi freezer beef.