Cooperators

Double A Cattle |  3K Land And Cattle | Wood Red AngusDancin' Deer Ranch | Ferrill Family Cattle Company | Broseco Ranches | Willows Farm Company | Pelton Simmental/Red Angus | J Bar L Cattle Co. | Trey and Nicole Poage | 3B-Bar Ranch | Durden Red Angus | Shieldknight Land and Cattle | Jody and Betsy Bellah | Cedar Hill Farm | JYJ Red Angus, LLC | Matt and Michelle Bellah | Ballinger/Cross B Cattle Company | C&C Family Partners Ltd. | 3-L Ranch  |  Chattahoochee Ridge Cattle Company  |  Jones Ranch  |  BOLA Red Angus | Kleiboeker’s Clover Creek Farms | Hays Land and Cattle, Inc.

Let us introduce you to a group of folks who are an integral part of the R.A. Brown Ranch Team. We have hand selected these herds to help us increase the number of bulls offered in our sale while maintaining the strong quality we demand in our breeding program. These herds are similar to ours in 1). The strength of their genetics, 2). The strictness of their herd health program and 3) The integrity of the data reported. These bulls come with the same breeding guarantee and customer service you have come to expect from the R.A. Brown Ranch. The bulls arrive in Throckmorton, TX after weaning to be grown and developed with our bulls under the same management program. One of the blessings that has developed from this aspect of our business is the relationships we have developed with these fine people. There are lots of great people in the “cow business” and we think many of them are on this list.

Double A Cattle (Red Angus)

www.doublealandandcattle.com

Double A Cattle Company is a rather new cattle partnership that originated as a result of a five generation family farming and ranching operation that began in Nolan County about 7 miles south of Roscoe, Texas back in 1917.  At that time, the Alexander’s, who were primarily cotton farmers, migrated west from Livingston, Texas to escape uncontrollable insect damage to East Texas cotton, while the Graham family, who were primarily cattle ranchers, migrated east from Fort Stockton, Texas to escape drought. Living just across the road from each other, W.J. Alexander and Johnny Lee Graham married a short time later, and began the legacy. In 1957, in an attempt to escape the drought of the 50’s, W. J. bought a ranch in Coryell County, and turned the Roscoe operation over to his youngest son, Dean. Dean Alexander farmed independently until 1977, when his two sons, Mike and Kim, joined the operation known as Alexander & Sons.  In 1989, when Dean retired, Mike and Kim formed a partnership known as Alexander Farms.  Then in 2004, when Mike’s oldest son, Justin, and Kim’s only son, Roddy, joined the family farm, the operation was split, as Mike kept Alexander Farms, and Kim, his wife Marsha, and son Roddy formed Alexander Ag.

In 2006, Alexander Ag got into the Red Angus registered seed stock business when they bought 4 registered Red Angus bred heifers at the RA Brown Ranch Annual Sale. They began to gradually expand the registered seed stock operation, and in 2011 were invited to become cooperators in the RA Brown Ranch Bull Cooperative. In 2012, in an attempt to accelerate the herd expansion, Alexander Ag merged its seed stock operation with Justin Alexander, and his wife, Tamara, who ran a commercial cattle operation, to form Double A Cattle Company, which today consists of registered Red Angus bulls, cows and heifers and commercial Simangus cattle.

Double A Cattle Company is committed to producing high quality cattle that meet the demands of an ever-changing market place.  Using Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer and In-vitro Fertilization along with continuous data analysis allows us to rapidly adapt to the market needs of today as well as prepare for anticipated future trends.

We are very fortunate and blessed to be a part of the R.A. Brown team.  As a unified body of cooperators we are able to capitalize on the experience, knowledge and expertise of each individual team member.  We look forward to the future growth of the registered seed stock industry and the strengthening of the many great relationships within the RA Brown Ranch Bull Cooperative family, as the future looks extremely bright for the beef industry.

3K LAND AND CATTLE (RED ANGUS)

kyley@3klandandcattle.com  |  judykay@3klandandcattle.com

3klandandcattle.com

3K Land & Cattle is a family owned and operated ranch located in the North Texas community of Drop, near Justin, TX. It was established by Wayne and Judy Kay Ferguson and is named for the females in the family: Judy Kay, Amanda Kay, and Brenna Kay. The tradition continues with the next 3K generation: Karlee Kay and Kenedy Kay DeVoe and Emerson Kay Owens.

 

The ranch is managed by Judy Kay and son-in-law Kyley DeVoe. The DeVoe family lives on the ranch, and Kyley manages the day-to- day operations. Kyley and Judy Kay have served in many capacities in the Texas Red Angus Association, and Kyley serves on the board of the National Red Angus Association.

3K started using Red Angus cattle in the early 90’s and continues to use the most current procedures and technology available to produce cattle for the needs of the cattle industry. Always striving to improve the herd, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, and performance data is used in the breeding selection. The Red Angus qualities—fertility, calving ease, sound structure, udder structure, carcass quality, low maintenance and strong performance—are important when selecting bulls and females for the 3K program.

Wood Red Angus (Red Angus)

Wood Red Angus is a family owned ranch operated by Mike and Kathryn Wood and their two children, Nick and Katelyn.  The ranch is located in beautiful northeast Oklahoma, near Sallisaw, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The cattle run on Bermuda and fescue pastures with minimal supplementation in the winter.  We strive to produce “herd bull” quality sires for the commercial cattleman: cattle which excel in type, performance, carcass quality, and  adaptability. With our bulls working successfully across the U.S and Canada,  from the heat and humidity of Alabama, to the 300 acre per animal unit high desert of Nevada, we believe we are meeting our goals. Wood Red Angus will continue to improve our product to enable our customers the profit potential to maintain the ranching lifestyle that we truly love so  much.  We are very excited to be with Donnell, Kelli, Tucker and Lanham as we believe in their program and know that they are industry leaders in genetics, leadership and above all else Integrity.

Dancin' Deer Ranch (Red and Black S/M Angus)

Owned by Ken and Marja Bower and located in Forestburg, Texas. We have been in the cattle business since 1993 starting with Simmental then turning our focus to Sm/Angus cattle. Cooperating with the RA Brown Ranch since 1999 has played a major part in our success.

FERRILL FAMILY CATTLE COMPANY (Red Angus)

Don and Denise Ferrill own and operate the Ferrill Family Cattle Company on the Ferrill Ranch near Comanche, Texas.  Don is a fifth generation rancher.  Although Denise has no ranching heritage, born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she has taken to ranching like a duck takes to water.  The Ferrills had always raised commercial cattle.  In October 2011, inspired to help feed a hungry world, Don & Denise acquired their first two registered Red Angus cows.  Their goal is to produce cattle with strong growth and carcass traits without sacrificing efficiency.  They could not have obtained a better foundation in the Red Angus seedstock business than C-Bar & Brown Abigrace T714, declared by Donnell Brown to be his “pick for the  best Abigrace daughter in production.” This acquisition was followed the next year by the purchase of an interest in the high selling bull at the 2012 RA Brown Ranch Fall Bull Sale, Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334.  In their spare time, Don practices law in Fort Worth and  Denise is a licensed real estate agent. They have two grown children ,  Heather and Ryan.

BROSECO RANCHES (RED ANGUS)

Tom Woodward | tomwoodward@brosecoranch.com 

Cell: 940-393-6316  |  Ranch Office: 903-884-2102

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Broseco (Brown Security Company) ranch began in 1962 when Donaldson Brown purchased the 44 thousand acre Pewitt Ranch near Omaha, Texas.   The family has owned and operated the ranch since then.  Tom Woodward joined the team in 1981 and has served as general manager of their operations to date.

Broseco is a commercial cow/calf operation that also has owned most  of their calves through the stocker  and feeder phases since the late 1980”s.  The ranch started a red angus herd in the early 1990’s and has produced most the bulls for their commercial operation.  They were involved in Ranchers Renaissance and Tom has served in a number of capacities with NCBA, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers, Red Angus Association of America, Fort Worth Livestock Show and other civic and industry efforts.

Broseco has been recognized as commercial producer of the year by the  Beef Improvement Federation and the Red Angus Association of America.

Willows Farm Company

Owner: Ernest S. Christian  |  willowsfarmredangus@comcast.net

Farm Manager: Gene Bollinger  |  301-473-1066  |  mdcowboy0371@gmail.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 566, Union Bridge, MD 21791

Office Telephone: 410-775- 0225  |   Office Fax: 410-775-1201


Willows Farm Company (WFC) acquired its first Red Angus females in 2001. It now runs 50 100% IA Red Angus cows on 200 acres of planted grass, cross-fenced for intensive grazing, located near Frederick, Maryland, about equidistant from Baltimore and Washington, DC. WFC is owned by Ernest S. Christian of Gonzales, Texas. After having taken time off from other work, he and his wife Betty Jo have in recent years been living part-time at Willows Farm in connection with the expansion of the Red Angus cow herd. In the Spring of 2017, 50 Red Angus females will be bred to calve December through mid-February to bulls such as Brown Redemption (#1441805), Brown Pacesetter (#1442304), Brown Phenomenal (#1550495), Brown Profit Driven (#1607039), 5L Independence (#1450309), 5L Defender (#1549933), and 5L Leading Edge(#1627822). The average age of theses females is less than 5 years. The projected EPDs of their calves will be close to the “targets” set by Donnell Brown for Cooperator herds.

Pelton Simmental/Red Angus

620-525- 6728  |  dkpelton@gbta.net

Pelton Simmental/Red Angus is a family-owned and operated Seedstock business located in Burdett, Kansas. Dustin, Kendra, with their children Addy and Brody, along with Aaron, Kelly, and their children Evie, Eli, and Easton, provide both spring and fall Red Angus and SimAngus bulls, with private treaty females available. The purebred operation began in 1972 where over 5,000 bulls have been sold in their production sales along, with some private treaty sales.

With the use of an extensive ET program and proven predictable genetics, a strong genetic cowherd has been developed by utilizing every available economic and performance measurement. Along with a strong genetic base, a customer service was developed and emphasized for the sole purpose of “value added marketing for customers.”

The operation was recognized in 2007 as BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year, in 2010 as Red Angus Breeder of the Year, and has been awarded numerous GridMaster Awards for an excellent Red Angus Product.

J Bar L Cattle Co.

940-357-0215  |  JbarLcattle@wildblue.net

James “Jim” Riggins has long ties to the cattle industry. His great-great-grandfather Elijah and their brother Charles Goodnight blazed the Goodnight-Loving trail. For over 100 years, his family has been ranching in Wilbarger County, west of Vernon, Texas. In January 2001, Riggins formed J Bar L Cattle Company to expand his commercial operation and started a registered Angus herd. Since that time, he has been active in the R.A. Brown Ranch Angus and SimAngus Cooperator program.

Riggins, a graduate of Texas A&M University Game Warden Program and Tarleton State University with a B.S. in Agriculture, is also was known for his work with U.S. Seeds Inc. as President and CEO with worldwide ties. Outside of ranching interests, Riggins stays involved with many community programs, including those that focus on at-risk children.

Trey and Nicole Poage

(806) 928-2872  |  treypoage@yaho.com

Trey and Nicole Poage, of Marble Falls, Texas, are proud to be R.A. Brown Ranch Black Angus cooperators since 2011. Along with their registered operation in Throckmorton County, they also have a commercial herd in Upton County.

Trey's great great uncle, Bill Poage, and RH Brown (then of Calvert, Texas), formed a ranching partnership in February of 1900. They soon had deeded and leased land in Throckmorton County and were pasturing and improving native cattle on range west of the current location of Woodson, before Woodson was formed in 1905. Much of this range is still owned by members of the respective families. Eventually the partnership dissolved, amicably, but the friendship lives on.

3B-Bar Ranch

214-534-3194  |  office@3b-bar.com

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3B-Bar Ranch, located in Mount Vernon, Texas, is a family-owned Red Angus cow-calf operation established in 1995. The 3Bs are Rodney, Theresa, and our son Justin Brown.

In 2015, we had the privilege of purchasing the lead-off Red Angus bull at the R.A. Brown Ranch Sale, Brown AA Prestigious, as well has 4 young registered cows to start our seed stock business. We are one of the newest R.A. Brown cooperatives to join the team, and we are very excited to be associated with such great people and such a great breed of cattle. We are actively growing our registered herd through Embryo Transfers, In Vitro Fertilization, and investing in elite Red Angus donors and sires.

Our mission is to raise functional, efficient, and high-quality registered and commercial Red Angus cattle that convert grass and feed into pounds as efficiently as possible.

Our belief is, “take care of the land, and it will take care of you." Preservation of the environment, our land, and our animals are top priorities at 3B-Bar Ranch.

Durden Red Angus

3750 Fairbanks Ferry Road, Havana, Florida 32333

850-519-0896 (Pat)  |  durdenredangus@gmail.com

Located near the town of Havana, in the beautiful Florida Panhandle, Durden Red Angus is owned and operated by Pat and Phebe Durden. The two grew up together in 4-H and developed their love for the land and all creatures great and small on the family farms where they were raised.

Brought up around small commercial herds, the pair bought their first commercial cattle shortly after marrying in 2003. Through a series of introductions and events that can only be described as fate, the Durdens became acquainted with the R.A. Brown family and purchased their first registered females in 2013 at the RAB Legacy Sale. They dispersed their commercial herd, and haven't looked back since.

R.A. Brown cooperators since 2014, the Durden's strive to raise exceptional, easy-handling Red Angus cattle. Pat and Phebe are the 3rd generation to live on the family land. Phebe also works as a registered nurse. Pat operates a land clearing and forestry mowing business. Pat also  serves as a District Director for the Florida Cattlemen's Association. They are always happy to welcome visitors and can be contacted by phone or email.

Shieldknight Land and Cattle

Fred and Quentin Shieldknight  | 10501 Co Rd CC, Spearman, Texas 79081

Office: 806-659-2909  |  Fred: 806-341-5971  |  Quentin: 806-570-7932

Shieldknight Land and Cattle is located in Spearman, Texas, in the Northern Texas Panhandle.  The Shieldknight Family has been involved in farming, ranching, and in the grain elevator industry for over 50 years. Fred is a 3rd generation farmer and rancher, and Quentin is now the 4th generation to be a part of the family business. Shieldknight Land and Cattle is involved in both commercial and registered Red Angus seedstock production. Give us a follow on Facebook to keep up with all of the latest happenings in and around the farm and ranch!

Jody and Betsy Bellah

940-849-9211  |  bellah@windstream.net

Jody and Betsy Bellah own and operate registered and commercial Angus and SimAngus cow-calf, stocker, and wheat operations in Throckmorton, Haskell, Baylor, and Robertson counties in Texas and Otero and Elbert counties in Colorado. The base commercial cow herd was purchased in 1987 and has been straight Angus since 1916.

Cedar Hill Farm

304-884-7993  |  cedarhillredangus@frontier.com

Cedar Hill Farm, located in Jane Lew, West Virginia, is owned and operated by Dan and Alicia Stickel. Dan and Alicia manage all aspects of their cattle operation with limited outside help, and they fully understand the importance of functional, low-input, trouble-free cattle.

The Cedar Hill registered Red Angus herd is managed on steep, hilly, native fescue pastures under commercial cattle conditions. In 1996, they began using a Red Angus bull in a crossbreeding program. The Red Angus-sired calves performed exceptionally well, and since that time, the Cedar Hill herd has expanded to include over 200 head of registered 1A Red Angus females.

Dan and Alicia’s goal is to set the standard for functional, low-input, genetics that excel in the commercial beef industry. The Cedar Hill breeding program places great emphasis on maintaining large, correctly sorted contemporary groups to assure data accurately reflects the performance and functionality of each individual within their herd. Dan and Alicia have collected and utilized carcass ultrasound data since 1997, and they have adopted the use of DNA genomic testing to supplement replacement selection.

Since 1998, Cedar Hill has plan-mated each Red Angus female to high-accuracy sires or bulls sired by multiple-generations of high-accuracy sires to minimize genetic risk. From the very beginning, they have utilized an intensive AI program that places emphasis on multiple trait selection. Their planned mating system emphasizes as much attention to detail for natural service sire selection as it does in AI sire selection. Natural service sires that have roamed the Cedar Hill breeding pastures include Cheyenne, LJC Javelin M08, Celebration, Commitment, and Assurance; all five of which are marketed through major bull studs. Other popular natural service sires used at Cedar Hill include Paramount, Pacesetter, Phenomenal, and Profit Driven.

Cedar Hill Farm has been a cooperator with R.A. Brown Ranch since 2001. The core of our Red Angus program descends from a select group of 28 females that we purchased from R.A. Brown Ranch in 2001. Many of our top herd sires have also come from R.A. Brown Ranch because we believe in the integrity of their program.

Visitors are always welcome at Cedar Hill Farm. We enjoy providing tours of our herd or just talking about our passion of producing the very best cattle we can possibly produce. Feel free to give us a call any time at 304-884-7993 or email us at cedarhillredangus@frontier.com.

JYJ Red Angus, LLC

1092 Davis St., Columbia, AL

334-696- 8956 (home)  |  334-726- 7342 (Jim)

jim@jyjredangus.com |  jessica@jyjredangus.com

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JYJ Red Angus, LLC is owned and operated by Jim and Jessica Yance of Southeast Alabama in the rural community of Haleburg. Jim and Jessica both grew up on local family farms where God, family, and agriculture were instilled in their lives. Jim and Jessica strive to pass on their love for God and family, as well as their passion for agriculture and cattle to their boys, Tye and Reid.

Jim is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, with a degree in Livestock Health. Jim’s background in livestock is utilized daily as the owner and manager of both commercial and registered herds. Jim and Jessica also own and operate YJ Farms, LLC, which consists of row crops, hay and forage, small grains, and a commercial cow-calf operation. Jim is the Commercial Beef Specialist for ADM for the state of Alabama and southern Tennessee. He also serves on various state and local agriculture boards both as member and officer. Jim and Jessica were chosen as the 2013 Outstanding Young Farm Family for the Beef division in the state of Alabama.

Jessica is an Auburn graduate with a degree in Nutrition/Food Science. She also earned an Elementary Education degree from Troy University. Jessica taught Kindergarten for a number of years, but currently is a stay-at-home wife and mother. Jessica manages both JYJ Red Angus and YJ Farms along with her husband while raising their sons. The Yances are dedicated members within their church family and community.

As a commercial cattleman, Jim began purchasing and utilizing R.A. Brown genetics in his cow- calf operation in 2000. After seeing the performance of the Red Angus influence in the commercial cowherd, Jim and Jessica grew a passion for Red Angus cattle. They purchased several Red Angus donor cows from R.A. Brown Ranch and JYJ Red Angus was established. The Yances have been on the RA Brown Cooperative Team since 2006.

Jim and Jessica are the breeders of “Redemption” (Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334). The JYJ Red Angus mission is to produce exceptionally sound, genetically-proven cattle for the benefit of the commercial cattlemen, which will result in producing top quality beef. We utilize the use of Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer, and In-Vitro Fertilization to produce well-balanced, efficient, performance-driven cattle. We are dedicated to being good stewards of the land, honest business partners, and enthusiastic cattle producers who love and enjoy being a part of the cattle industry.

As our motto states, JYJ Red Angus cattle are “Bred for Excellence”. We are current members of the Red Angus Association of America, the Southeastern Red Angus Association, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

“I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.” Deuteronomy 11:15

It is to God that we give glory for His faithfulness and everlasting love.

Matt and Michelle Bellah

(806) 786-4468  |  jmattbellah@gmail.com

Since 2012, we have owned an irrigated farm and ranch in Sedan, NM, where we develop high-quality bred heifers in partnership with Laurie and Layne Strebeck. This spring, we moved back home to Throckmorton, Texas to work alongside Matt's parents, Jody and Betsy Bellah, within their farming and cattle operation. Just recently, we started a registered Angus and Red Angus herd utilizing RAB genetics. We have a small herd of children at home that keep us busy, Trevor, Claire, Kate, and Brock.

Ballinger/Cross B Cattle Company

anthony.ballinger@adm.com  |  Visit us on Facebook

Tony and Allison Ballinger have lived on her family's third generation-owned ranch in Morgan Mill, TX since they married in 1998. They started a commercial herd in the late 90's, and through the years began focusing more on Red Angus genetics, which led to their now purebred herd. It was though that decision that they met the Brown Family and many other people who have greatly influenced the direction of their program. Cross B Cattle Company has been a cooperator since 2011.

Tony has worked in the feed industry since 1997 for MoorMans/ADM. He served as President of Texas Red Angus for 2 years, as well as Lone Star Ag Credit board of directors. He is also a board member of the Morgan Mill ISD. They are both graduates of Tarleton State University, with Tony earning a masters in Animal Science in 1997. Allison has a photography business she started in 2003 that focuses on promotional equine images, as well as sessions for those who are involved in the horse and ranching lifestyle. They have three children, Lane, Carson, and Henley. Carson and Henley enjoy showing Red Angus heifers at the major shows and being very involved in all ranching aspects from feeding, breeding, and learning about maintaining a registered herd. They also raise performance/cow-bred Quarter Horses and have been a recognized breeder with AQHA since 1998. They prefer using horses for working cattle, and the kids enjoying showing them as well. They are members of RAAA, TRAA, TSCRA, NCBA, and AQHA. Carson has served as a director of Texas Junior Red Angus, as well as President of Morgan Mill 4H. Henley is eagerly beginning her showing career, while Lane has just graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Political Science.

They have been blessed in so many ways to enjoy this lifestyle of raising the livestock they love along with their family and friends. "Proven, balanced genetics for the commercial cattlemen."

C&C Family Partners Ltd.

Eddie and Mary Curtis  |  Silsbee, Texas  |  409-781-6799

info@ccredangus.com  |  www.ccredangus.com

We are a Red Angus seedstock producer located in southeast Texas. Owned by Eddie and Mary Curtis and managed by John Gore. We raise Red Angus cattle, primarily for the excellence found in the breed. Through embryo transfer and artificial insemination, we strive to grow quality, functional cattle with top genetics and balanced EPDs that work for purebred or commercial cattlemen in any environment.

3-L Ranch

Lawton & Jodie Langford  |  Bonham, Texas

Lawton & Jodie Langford are proud to have Angus cattle concentrating on low birth weight bulls. 3-L ranch has been a R.A. Brown Ranch cooperator since 2010. We believe God has a plan for everyone and everything.

Chattahoochee Ridge Cattle Company

Henry County, Alabama

Perry Mobley | feedercalves@gmail.com | cell: 334-235- 4210

Jennifer Mobley | crccjen@gmail.com | cell: 334-235- 3656

Chattahoochee Ridge Cattle Company is located in SE Alabama and is owned and operated by Perry and Jennifer Mobley. Perry and Jennifer are the proud parents of four beautiful chlidren, Harlan (2001), Barrett (2003-2004), Ellie Grace (2005), and Sadie (2010). Perry has been involved in the beef cattle industry his whole life. He was raised on a diversified family-farm with cattle, peanuts, and cotton. His father is a large animal veterinarian practicing in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Upon graduating from Auburn University in 1999, Perry became a livestock and forages extension agent in Central Alabama. In 2003, he went to work as a commodity specialist for the Alabama Farmers Federation (Farm Bureau), overseeing their Beef, Hay and Forage, and Equine divisions until 2009 when he took a position as Vice President of Montgomery Stockyards, LLC. In September 2013, Perry left full-time employment of the sale barn to move back to Henry County to focus on his own cattle business. He still markets load-lot cattle through Montgomery Stockyards for SE Alabama customers. Currently, while producing cattle, Perry is the Manager of Backgrounding and Preconditioning Programs for Anipro/XF Enterprises, a livestock supplement company based in Amarillo, Texas.

In 2006, Perry embarked on a stocker cattle business venture with his father, and, in 2012, Perry bought a commercial cow-calf herd and knew he eventually wanted to produce registered SimAngus cattle for the R.A. Brown Ranch program, as Donnell had advised him in 2000. Finally, in the fall of 2014, Perry and Jennifer bought their first registered females. They started with four SimAngus pairs from the famed Sunshine Farms, three Simmental bred heifers from 7P Ranch, and one open Angus heifer from Buford Ranches. The family has increased to about 25 registered females in production by purchasing additional females from R.A. Brown Ranch and fellow cooperator Chuck Miller. Chattahoochee Ridge will offer their first SimAngus bulls for sale through the R.A. Brown Ranch Spring Sale in 2017.

Currently, Perry and Jennifer continue to produce commercial cattle from a herd of Red Angus and SimAngus based females. Some of the commercial females are used as recipients in the registered herd or as recipients for producing club calves for another close friend in West Texas.  About half of the commercial cows calve in September and October along with a small group of registered SimAngus cows that calve in September. Most of the commercial and registered SimAngus cows calve from mid-December through early February. Along with these cattle, an even larger cattle business has developed at Chattahoochee Ridge. Throughout the year, Perry and Jennifer purchase pairs and heavy bred cows for customers in the west for recipient cows. Chattahoochee Ridge Cattle Company will annually ship four to six loads of recipient cows or commercial replacement cows into Texas and other states.

At Chattahoochee Ridge Cattle Company, our philosophy is simple. We like to call it the FLUF factor: Feet, Legs, Udders, and Fertility.  In other words, real-world functionality is at the top of mind for our cattle business. If we can have cows that are structurally sound, with good udders and are very fertile, the rest will take care of itself. Once we have established that a female meets these requirements, we then utilize extensive planned mating options through the American Simmental Association before we ever breed her either A.I. or naturally.  We give our cattle one to two opportunities to breed artificially and then clean them up with R.A. Brown SimAngus or Red Angus bulls. We now have implemented a policy of only keeping the females that are A.I. sired.  We believe this gives us the best opportunity to effect real genetic progress in our registered cattle and also helps us to best utilize the resources God has so graciously provided us. We feel strongly that this mindset lines up very well with that of the Brown family, and we are extremely pleased to be a part of their ongoing legacy and commitment to genetic excellence in the seed stock industry.

Jones Ranch

212 County Road 2310 | Telephone, TX 75488

Brad Jones | 903-227-4975 |  bjones@jonesranchcattle.com

Jones Ranch is a family owned ranch, located in the community of Telephone, in beautiful northeast Texas. The ranch is owned and operated by Brad and Charlotte Jones, where their families have been a part of the ranching community for four generations.

While Jones Ranch began as a commercial cattle operation in 1985, it has since transitioned to a complete herd of registered Black Angus, Red Angus, and SimAngus cattle. Utilizing research and technology, Brad and Charlotte continuously strive to improve their herd through a balanced use of both proven and cutting-edge genetics, performance based data, and multi-trait selection. In addition, an extensive AI and ET program is utilized to ensure they produce progressive cattle that excel in all areas.

Brad also operates a cattle reproduction business where he specializes in Embryo recovery and transfer, estrus synchronization, and artificial insemination.

Jones Ranch offers cattle with genetic predictability and profitability, and has been a cooperator with R.A. Brown Ranch since 2001.

Visitors are always welcome at Jones Ranch, where Brad and Charlotte enjoy sharing their passion for the industry with you.

 

BOLA Red Angus

dancindeerranch@yahoo.com  

Located in the rolling hills of Montague County near Forestburg, TX, BOLA is a family partnership between the Dancin’ Deer Ranch, owned by Ken and Marja Bower, and the 608 Ranch owned by Marja’s brother, Lane Ladewig. BOLA’s mission is to produce the best Red Angus cattle through an intensive artificial insemination and embryo transfer program. We continually strive to produce well-balanced, uniform, honest cattle with above average EPD’s and phenotype. We thoroughly enjoy our cattle, and we have met so many wonderful people with the same passion for the exciting endeavor called “The Cattle Business”.

Kleiboeker’s Clover Creek Farms

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cloverfarmer@hotmail.com  |  John cell:  417-388-1523

Kleiboeker’s Clover Creek Farms, located near Stotts City, MO, is owned and operated by John and Robyn Kleiboeker and their sons:   Donell, Dallas, Jackson, Jordan, and Dyllan.  The boys represent the sixth generation of Kleiboekers farming and raising cattle in southwest Missouri.

Focused on Red Angus and SimAngus (both black and red), the Kleiboeker family believes in the importance of tenderness, flavor and eating qualities demanded by beef consumers and are dedicated to the improvement of marbling and tenderness traits in their herd.  Maternally, they are focused on improving pregnancy rates and cow longevity as a means of optimizing return on investment for every female in the herd. 

Additionally, John and Robyn and their sons utilize management intensive grazing of novel fescue and Bermuda pastures as well as annuals such as wheat, rye, millet, and sudan grass. Their herds are adapted to single wire electric fence, moving from pasture to pasture by being led and all weaned calves are hand fed by walking in and among the calves daily to fill feed bunks.  The Kleiboeker’s believe that producing docile cattle through both genetic selection and good handling techniques allows for more enjoyable interactions on a daily basis as well as improved production from the cattle.

Hays Land and Cattle, Inc.

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Hayslandandcattle.com  |  craiglhays@yahoo.com  |  bhays@ultrainsights.com

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Craig and Becky, along with their three children, Lindsay, Jessica, and Cody, have a Simmental and SimAngus cattle operation in Maryville, Missouri. Craig started their herd in 1991. The family strives for performance, feed efficiency and cattle that fit multiple trait indexes in their seedstock operation. Craig and Becky have strong ties to the ultrasound industry, where Becky owns one of the three centralized ultrasound processing labs in the country and Craig is a field technician.