Hyline Angus Ranch
“Progress through Performance”
Hyline Angus Ranch was started in 1959 when Ray Van Dyke purchased 10 registered heifers from Harrers Valley Grove Angus. From the beginning, the basic principles have been to have sound, functional cattle that work for commercial cattlemen.
The Hyline herd received national recognition by bulls performing well in performance test stations. The cow herd is managed the same as a commercial herd on grass all summer without creep.
By doing this we have been able to find the true great cows year after year, Ben Van Dyke says.
Through the years the Van Dykes have produced several breed-leading sires, such as Hyline Travel Agent, who sold for $180,000 in Hylines 1992 sale; Hyline SVF Rito 1116, who also sold in the 1992 sale to EE Ranches and went on to produce many great females still in the herd today. Through the years the ranch has produced many great females like Pride of Hyline 8040 and Hyline Pride Lucy 8038.
In 1998, Hyline Right Time 338, an all-around performance bull used by many breeders, was born on the ranch. Sons have been widely accepted by breeders across the country. 338 daughters are known for good udders, sound feet and legs, and producing calves year after year.