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2013 Recipient: Stines Farm

Boyd Clyde Stines, Stines Farm Grant Award: $6,000 – Beef Cattle Improvement Program “Having this equipment will enable us to be better positioned in the cattle industry for many more years to come.” ~ Boyd Clyde Stines Boyd is building … View >>

2013 Recipient: Ramsey Farms

James A. Ramsey, Ramsey Farms Cattle Handling Facility Grant Award: $6,000 Jimmie is purchasing cattle handling equipment to increase the poundage per animal, raising profits by $150 to $200 each. He plans to increase his herd from 40 to 80 … View >>

2013 Recipient: Payne Dairy Farm

Elymus D. Payne, Payne Dairy Farm Replacement Heifer Barn Grant Award: $6,000 Elymus is expanding to respond to the high demand for replacement heifers that have been trained to stand in headlocks. He is building a 40-foot by 100-foot pole … View >>

2013 Recipient: Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm

Randy and Megan Smith, Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm Improved Forage-based Genetics for Grass-fed Beef Grant Award: $6,000 The Smiths are transitioning their cattle to have foraged-based genetics, which should greatly reduce the high input costs associated with feed. Their goal … View >>

2012 Recipient: BRG Angus

Bobby Gragg BRG Angus Grant Award: $6,000 — Enhanced Cattle Production Bobby is improving his cattle production system with the incorporation of grain storage bins, an auger, feed bunks and creep feeders. Grain bins enables Bobby to purchase feedstuffs at … View >>

2012 Recipient: Lambert Farms

Danny and Krista Lambert Lambert Farms Grant Award: $6,000 — Grass-fed Beef Managed Intensive Grazing and Pastured Poultry Processing Danny and Krista are improving their grass-fed beef grazing system by adding the ability to overseed pastures. By maximizing intensive management … View >>

2012 Recipient: English Farms

Susan and Terry English English Dairy Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — English Farmstead Cheese Susan and Terry are planning to manufacture fresh cheese spreads as well as aged cheeses using milk produced solely on the farm. They are constructing a … View >>

2012 Recipient: Hominy Valley

Frank and Jeanette Wilson, Hominy Valley Farms – Land and Cattle Home Delivery or Farm Pick Up Grant Award: $6,000 Frank and Jeanette are expanding their on-line ordering and home delivery marketing system. The purchase of a walk-in freezer and … View >>

2011 Recipient: Mountain Cattle Alliance

Mountain Cattle Alliance Primary Contact: L.T. Ward Grant Award: $20,000 — Improving Marketability of WNC Livestock The Mountain Cattle Alliance is encouraging the production of higher quality beef cattle that can command a higher price in the marketplace. The alliance … View >>

2011 Recipient: David Noland

David Noland Noland Farm Place Grant Award: $3,000 — Improving Cattle Genetics and Structure The purchase of one purebred Angus bull with enhanced genetics, structures and Expected Progeny Difference (EPD’s) enables Noland Farm Place to produce calves with improved genetics … View >>

2011 Recipient: Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts Horse Collar Farm Grant Award: $3,000 — Value Added Cattle Shannon is increasing the value of his cattle by preconditioning the animals prior to sale. All of the calves are weaned, vaccinated and fed a minimum 5 pounds … View >>

2011 Recipient: Mark Byrd

Mark Byrd Byrd Charolais Grant Award: $3,000 — Mobile Creep Feeder With the purchase of a three-ton Apache creep feeder, Mark expects an increase of as much as 100 lbs. per calf in a six-month growing season. The large holding … View >>

2010 Recipient: Bobby Gragg

Bobby Gragg Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle Grant Award: $6,000 Bobby is increasing his ability to artificially inseminate cattle with top quality bulls; improving growth trait records; and enhancing marketability of his beef. He is purchasing a portable head gate … View >>

2010 Recipient: Bass & Seth Hyatt

Bass & Seth Hyatt Grass-Fed Angus Beef Grant Award: $6,000 The Hyatts are constructing a new cattle-working facility – corral, scales, chute and head-gate – for their grass-fed operation on a 640-acre farm. The equipment will encourage the careful monitoring … View >>