This facility was a state of the art dairy at one time that we have converted into a small beef grow facility.
The large barn where we feed the cattle each day has over 25 fans and misters to keep cattle cool in the heat of summer.
This barn also provides protection from the rains and harsh weather of winter.
The facility features a well designed area to doctor and weigh cattle.
This area is also covered and has multiple fans to help keep animal stress levels low.
The facility is fenced with large 20 acre pens for our beef cattle to spread out in and do some grazing. In these 20 acre pens are mature trees for shade in the summer and wind breaks in the winter.
We will also have on site in the old dairy parlor a place to butcher, age and package our customer’s cattle.
Because of the efficacy of our facility we will be able to keep meticulous records of our customer’s cattle. We will know our cow’s age, their weight gain, and check to insure their cow is in good health multiple times a day.
Two factors control healthy growth of cattle, there feed and the environment they are in. We will be able to provide optimum feed with a large covered feed storage area and the equipment to correctly mix our feed and consistently deliver our feed. With the way our facility is setup we are able to provide an extremely low stress environment for optimum animal health and growth.
Jay Branum, Ph.D.
Professional Livestock Service, Inc.
Has provided nutrition and management consulting for feeding and care for over 20 years in the U.S. and internationally.
BS Animal Science
PhD Ruminant Nutrition
Sean began his agricultural skill set as a young boy visiting and helping on his grandparent’s dairy farm. This led him to get his first job at 15 taking care of the neighbor’s calves. He was responsible for caring for and feeding them twice a day. He then developed a passion for cattle and has spent the last 17 years of his life fine tuning his skills.
He went to work for a local creamery and was responsible for their calves and cows. Here he noticed the importance of feeding calves at a young age to optimize their health and performance as adult milking cows. From here he moved to working for a large dairy where his day to day responsibility involved feeding thousands of cows. Soon he was promoted to being in charge of the crop harvesting operation on the dairy and realized the importance of harvesting the crops at the correct times to optimize nutritional value of the cow’s feed.
While learning this he became passionate about the gut health and overall health of cattle and that led him to work for a dairy nutritionist for several years. While visiting multiple dairy facilities each week he saw the importance not only of the nutrition side of animal health but also the importance of the environment surrounding the cattle. While nutrition plays a huge role in the animal’s health and growth of animals, he realized that the environment and handling of the animals also contributed to their overall health. Sean soon learned ways to optimize overall health not only through nutrition but also through the environment which they are placed in.
The past five years Sean has been working hands on in the beef industry. He soon realized that he enjoyed being in the beef industry and has a passion for raising quality beef. He now is able to use all the knowledge from his past job experiences to help produce and care for his own cattle.
Sean lives on a ranch in Detroit TX with his wife and four kids. Here they have a cow/calf operation and also bottle feed orphaned calves. Their greatest desire for cattle is to raise them in a natural, low stress environment to optimize overall health and to provide a quality product.