Lucas Sorrells, Cold Mountain Angus
Portable Cattle Handling Equipment
Grant Award: $8,000
Fourth generation farmer Lucas Sorrells will use his grant to purchase a portable cattle working chute with wheel kit and vet cage. Lucas grazes his cattle on multiple locations, many of which do not have handling facilities for treating and working cattle.
The new equipment will allow him to manage his herd more efficiently and safely on all his grazing pastures, reducing labor and time. Being more efficient in his day-to-day operations will allow the farm to process and sell more animals directly to consumers and increase revenue for the farming operation.