NSCC is comprised of 10 progressive Angus, Sim-Angus, and Simmental Breeders located throughout the State of Alabama.
The group is very fortunate to include Tommy Brown as Genetic and Marketing Coordinator. Cattle are bred based on sound science and technology with Cowboy Common Sense applied to a data-based breeding program comprised of 600+ cows.
Harrell-Lazenby , a group member, own and operate the NSCC Bull Development and Sale Center located outside Auburn Alabama.
The goal of NSCC is to produce bulls that sire calves which calve easy, wean heavy, demand top market prices, and make top replacement females. The calves produced by NSCC are bred to be profitable in the feedyard, and to produce a top quality carcass which will provide the consumer with an enjoyable eating experience. Top end seedstock producers producing superior genetics!
Pinedale Farms is located in Clanton, AL and maintains 15 Sim-Angus and purebred Angus cows. Pinedale Farms is owned by the Brad Moatts family. Their family includes Brad and Jill along with there 3 children Sara Kate age 11, Luke age 5 and Caroline age 2
Our genetic goals are to produce bulls for the commercial beef producers in the Southeast that will keep them in business and that will produce a product that consumers will be willing to buy for their families. Cows are bred to calve in September and October each year. Our top bull calves are marketed through the Next Step Cattle Company bull sell in December. The lower end of the bull calves are marketed as commercial feeder calves through area markets. The heifer calves are either developed and retained as replacement females or marketed at weaning to other breeders. We purchased our foundation Angus cows in 2001 from the Auburn University Beef herd.
Brad presently serves on the Board of Directors of the local Chilton County Cattleman’s Association.
Circle H Cattle Farm, owned by Jimmy and Kathleen Holliman, is a purebred seed stock operation with the goal of producing quality homozygous black Simmental cattle. Science based decisions using EPD’s, ultrasound measurements, as well as DNA profiles are used in selection decisions. Phenotype is also important as cattle are required to be structurally sound to remain in the herd. The first registered Simmental cows were recorded in 1982 at Circle H. These cows were the result of an intensive AI program and the use of detailed records to make selection decisions. Circle H, located in the Black Belt region of Alabama, where commercial cattle are a major contributor to the agriculture economy, strives to produce bulls that are in demand by the cattle producers in the area as well as throughout the Southeast. Their bulls are marketed through the Next Step Cattle Company Bull Sale which is a group of progressive performance based breeders having a common goal of producing bulls that will keep their customers profitable. Heifers are marketed to select breeders through private treaty sales.
Jimmy has served in many leadership positions in cattle organizations in Alabama and nationally. He has served as president of the Alabama Pure Bred Beef Breeds Association, the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association and the Beef Improvement Federation where he received the Continuous Service Award. He served as president of the 11,000 member Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and also served as a Trustee and Treasurer of the American Simmental Association Board of Trustees. Jimmy currently serves as Chairman of the Cattle Health and Well Being Committee for the National Cattlemen Beef Association and is vice-president of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition.
The philosophy at Circle H is to have complete performance records on all cattle which makes the Performance Advocate program a natural fit for their cattle operation.
Jimmy, Kathleen, their son, Bret and his wife, Mary Ellen are all advocates of the Simmental breed.
John Elbert and Ann Harrell along with partners Mitch and Dawn Lazenby are owner – operators of Harrell-Lazenby Cattle Company and are located near Auburn in Lee County Alabama.
HL is a progressive data driven seedstock provider running 175 brood cows . These performance breeders have a rich Ag heritage.
Both families have been in Ag production since the late 1800’s , Mitchs family here on this property in Lee County and John’s family in Lowndes County . They have been progressive seedstock providers since 1948 and are known for quality performance cattle that exhibit breed leading EPD profiles in an eye appealing package. Calves come each fall sired by the top bulls in the business and all cattle are backed by complete data.
John has serve two terms as director of the Alabama Angus Association and has served as President. His father , Walter Elbert was a founding Member and Executive Secretary for over 40 years. John is also in his second term as a National Director of the American Angus Association and is a director of the Lee County Cattlemans Association where he also has served as Treasurer. Mitch is active in ALFA and is a Lee County CATTLEMAN DIRECTOR.
Mitch and Dawn have a diversified operation including row crops, hay, and agri-tourism as they host hundreds of events a year at their state of the art meeting facility . Don’t miss their October ‘Pumpkin Patch”!
Data Driven Science coupled with Cowboy Common Sense results in
Top quality cattle at Harrell Lazenby, reputation Cattle bred to work and to increase our customers profitability.
John E. Harrell | 334-524-9287 | Mitch Lazenby | 334-703-2126
Highlander Ranch | 1343 Lee Road 157, Opelika, Alabama, 36804
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Member: Next Step Cattle Company
Bush Farms was founded in 1975 by Bruce and Billie Bush. At that time we had a few cows and we row chopped. We raised peanuts till 1985. Bruce was an Alabama Peanut Club winner in 1981. From 1982 to 1998, we had a 120 sow farrow to finish hog operation. Bruce was presented with the Junior Farmer Award in Barbour County in 1987. He was awarded the Pork All American Award in 1989 for proficiency, leadership and service to the nation’s pork industry. In 1998 Bush Farm’s focus changed to registered cattle. We now have a 200 cow herd consisting of registered Angus, Simmental and SimAngus. Bush Farms was selected the 2003 Alabama Farm of Distinction for exhibiting outstanding management and productivity as well as exceptional appearance and conservation practices. For the past 6 years, we have worked closely with Dr. Sam Edwards of Harrogate Genetics in Harrogate, TN to improve the quality of our cattle. We AI heifers and we keep a group of exceptional donor cows that are flushed and embryos are transferred to recips. We are excited to use this high tech tool to produce better cattle each year.
Dixon Farms is a seed stock business focused on supplying high quality genetics to the commercial cattleman. Our long-term goal has been to develop a herd of cattle that calve easily, exhibit early/efficient growth, have quality carcass, composition, and express maternal efficiency, while being fertile, black, polled and docile. At Dixon Farms Tami and I feel our role is to provide our customers with profit oriented genetics as a key to success. We strive to provide our customers with genetics that work in their operation and provide down the road value to the feed lot, packer and ultimately a quality product for the retail customer.