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The NebraskaN Livestock Show Cancelled

November 20, 2020 Events ASA
Earlier this year, the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority (GILCA) began exploring the potential of hosting a one-time Livestock Show as an alternative to…

ASA Spotlight

Celebrating 30 Years of Perseverance and Publication

November 25, 2020 ASA Spotlight ASA
By Lilly Platts | The in-house production of the Register celebrates a 30-year anniversary and magazine redesign with three original staffers. Cynthia Conner,…

Welcome Our Latest Addition to the ASA Educational Specialist "SimSpecialist" Team, Dr. Jack Whittier of Scottsbluff, NE

November 25, 2020 ASA Spotlight ASA
By Luke Bowman | Many of you may be familiar with Jack from your tenure in the beef industry either as a producer or your previous work in higher education.…

Backed by a Broad Base

A southern family raises seedstock for commercial producers and balances a highly diversified operation.

by Lilly Platts

Simmental and Red Angus seedstock, burley tobacco, purebred hogs, and a variety of crops make up Bart and Sarah Jones’ Red Hill Farms. Their 500-head seedstock operation supplies bulls to commercial producers through two annual sales. The majority of the genetics come from within, enforcing their philosophy that it takes both data and knowledge of how each female performed over her lifetime to  better predict progeny success.

Bart’s great-great-great grandmother purchased the original farm in the late 1860’s, and the family also owns Sarah’s home place in Monroe County, Kentucky, making it a seventh generation family operation. Despite this long history, the cattle enterprise is relatively young. Bart’s father, Gordon, held a 40-year professorship at Western Kentucky University, and the family lived in town. Bart was still highly involved in agriculture, participating in 4-H and agricultural activities. After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and minor in Agricultural  Economics, Bart chose to move to the family farm, based in the rolling green hills outside Lafayette, Tennessee, where his grandfather was raising purebred Duroc hogs.

 

 

Photo left:  Barty, Ty, and Sarah Jones.          Photo right:  

 

 

 

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