George Hubbard is from Miami, Oklahoma. He currently manages Stonehill Land and Cattle, a 500 head cow-calf and 1,000 head stocker operation in Miami. They use Lim-Flex and Angus bulls on their Angus based cows and raise their own replacement females. They background their weaned calves then market them through different avenues. He and his family also own a small herd of Limousin cattle and a background stocker operation.
George graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1992 and was a member of the 1991 National Champion Livestock Judging Team. George served as the director of junior activities for the North American Limousin Foundation for seven years. He was then hired by Magness Land and Cattle of Colorado where he ran their fall calving cowherd in Miami for 18 years.
He is a past president of the Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association (OLBA) and currently serves on the OLBA Board of Directors. He and his family are past recipients of the OLBA Family of the Year and Stonehill Land and Cattle was a past recipient of the OLBA Commercial Producer of the Year.
George and his wife, Suzanne, have three children, Grant, Shelby, and Carter. All three have competitively shown cattle and been active with the North American Limousin Junior Association.
Mark and his sons operate Buck Ridge Cattle Company together as a family partnership in Southern Missouri on over 2,000 acres of fescue dominant pasture and hay ground. The Buck Ridge headquarters are in Wright County. Mark and his wife, Marta, I have three grown children – Whitney (Nathan), Nick, and Logan (Jenna). The Haden family has continued to grow over the years with now six grandchildren – Matthew, Bailey, Harper, Lincoln, Levi, and Lukas.
The Buck Ridge Cattle Company operation started with very humble beginnings and has been in a constant state of growth over the last 20 years. Initially, Mark bought nine cows to give his sons some chores and responsibilities. Those nine commercial cows have turned into a life’s passion to produce high quality cattle that go on to serve their customers well.
They currently breed over 300 females annually using artificial insemination or embryo transplants. Sires are individually selected for each female to give them the best calf crop possible every year. The Haden’s breeding philosophies have continued to evolve over the years, but they have always stayed disciplined in their approach and expectation that each cow must earn the right to stay in the Buck Ridge Cattle Company herd by breeding back on time, raising a quality calf, and being problem free.
Mark’s passion for the Limousin and Lim-Flex breed has never diminished. “God has blessed my family and I with the land, cattle, and passion that make up Buck Ridge and we are very excited about future possibilities,” states Mark.
Limousin cattle deliver to your bottom line. With superior genetics, a simple crossbreeding plan and state-of-the-art selection tools, the Limousin breed will serve profit-minded cow/calf producers. In today’s competitive markets, taking advantage of all available opportunities is key. The Limousin breed offers a variety of options from Fullblood to Purebred to the Lim-Flex® hybrid (Limousin x Angus cross) to match your program’s needs and market goals. Crossbreeding for the right blend of muscle, maternal ability and profit is easy with Limousin seedstock.