Our Mission is simple. Provide the best genetics to make the best purebred Lowline Angus now and for the future.
We are a small family farm raising a small herd of Lowline Angus on the green grasses of Missouri. We pay attention to all of our herd, many have called them pet's. We feel that they are even easier to handle when you spend time with them. That is important to us and we hope our future customers.
There are five people in the family. John (dad), Holly (mom), JJ (first born), Trysta and Madyson (double trouble). Holly and I were raised in St. Louis County in cookie cutter homes in subdivisions. After getting married in 1993 we did the same as our parents and bought a home in a subdivision and thought we were settling down. Shortly after that the family started to grow and so did my desire for space. Holly and I began to talk about the country and cows and the whole rural lifestyle. A neighbor of mine told me about mini cows and showed me an add for them. I began to do some research and found what I was looking for in Lowline Angus. Well with the price of land, cattle, equipment and such I was not sure how this would ever get off the ground. We were blessed when we met Sandy Robor. She agreeded to letting us put a small herd on her place in exchange for some work around the farm. She and her husband Harold had lived on the place for many years but with age had gotten away from the cattle. I learned a lot from them and will forever be in debt to them. Well we were on our way. Holly and I took a short trip to Indiana to purchase the first of our herd. I had met a great lady Cindy Jackson,www.crosscreekcattle.com via the web and the ALR,www.usa-lowline.org . She had a 3/4 cow and 7/8 calf pair for sale and we bought them. To top it off the cow was bred back so it was a three fer. Cindy was great and very helpful with all my stupid questions. I think she was a little worried about her animals selling to this first timer but all worked out well. After bringing them home I received an email from a fella who saw a message I had posted on a web site looking for female Lowline's. This fella is someone I now consider a friend TJ Stenger, firstname.lastname@example.org . He told me he had two 3/4 heifers who may or may not be bred. Well I could not wait so I was off to Kentucky and they were home the same day. To this day TJ gets calls from me when things are going good and when things are going bad. He is my go to guy. Well that ended our year of 2005. In the spring of 2006 we added a couple of girls from Chicago and our first calf was born from the cow we had gotten from Cindy last fall. He was born while we were away for my brothers wedding in Tennessee. We hope that AL shows the world the kind of Lowlines we are striving for here at River City Farms. We then added the man to the bunch and again my pal TJ put me on to this bull. He is a son of a monster named Dominator. A bull with a great future but not a blood line that has been over used. He was shipped to us from the great state of Washington and the Lazy G Farm. In 2007 June we had our first bred and born calves and I was excited to let the Chapmans know that Lazy G Rainier was working well. We never know what the future holds in life but I can say that this is where I want to be and this is what I want to be doing as long God lets me. Also the people that I have met dealing with the Lowline Breed have been nothing but great and I only hope that I can do the same.
God Bless and come back soon Ya'll.
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