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July 19, 2022
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It Was a Great Week in Madison, Wisconsin

AJSA National Classic 2022 Hosted by the Illinois Simmental Association We had fun at the 2022 AJSA National Classic, thanks to our generous sponsors! The SC…
June 04, 2022
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2022 Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant Recipients

Two graduate research projects as recipients of the 2022 Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grants. Each will receive a $5,000 grant through the ASA…
May 06, 2022
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DNA Price Changes

The prices of several DNA tests have changed recently due to add-on traits becoming available on the GGP100K and other tests seeing an increase in cost from…

ASA Spotlight

SimGenetics Takes Roth Farm and Ranch into the Future

by Lilly Platts Roth Farm and Ranch, located near Sterling,…

Guided by History, Focused on the Future

by Lilly Platts | Dating back to 1763, McDonald Farms,…

Jace Goes To The Farm

Besides being a successful attorney. recent mother, and…

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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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