Overview The Ranch
Diamond G Ranches—seven locations sprawled over 250,000 acres in Washington and Iron counties in Southern Utah—are home to Steve and Cyndi’s stock contracted bulls, as well as the Gilberts themselves. Ranging in elevation from 3,400 to 12,000 feet, the land is rocky, rugged, and perfect for keeping rodeo bulls and horses in prime rodeo condition.
History The Ranch
The main Diamond G Ranch headquarters, located in Toquerville, Utah, is where Steve and Cyndi reside, along with their helicopters, comfortable way of life—and most importantly, several of their best bulls, including White Magic.
Another ranch at Anderson Junction, which is about 3 miles wide and 17 miles long around the I-15 corridor, is private and grovernment ground.
Near the historic iron mines of Iron County, Diamond G’s 40-70 bulls roam—from yearlings to 3 years old. Here, they learn how to be bulls-they get “legged up” for their future battles with professional cowboys. Other than a quick ride-through or fly-over, these livestock never see people. This rugged ground is bucking bull training ground.
The Gilberts’ breed cows live at the desert. Breeding begins in May so they aren’t born in the cold of winter. This arrangement is ideal for breeding and birthing: in 2012 and 2013, 48 calves were born and all survived. Covered with feed that helps the cows thrive, this land—a 40 acre farm just 20 miles west of Cedar City—was originally owned by Cyndi’s grandparents. She knows they’d be proud that the land now raises over 450 acres of prime alfalfa hay.