Winters Plantation was "officially" created back in 2012 but the farm has been in the family since the 1890s. We are a beef cattle seedstock operation in middle Tennessee and are active members of the AAA, AHA, ABHA, and TBHA. Our goal is simple, create the BEST Black Hereford cattle in the world. Our approach is different than some as we are not chasing high percentage Black Herefords but are rather chasing the ULTIMATE F1 which utilizes the best of both the Angus and Hereford breeds. Like everyone else we are constantly looking for those "unicorn" genetics in each breed but since we still haven't found any we are focused on prioritizing the traits below in each of the two different foundation herds.
Our Angus herd is comprised of cows that meet the following guidelines:
Our Hereford herd is comprised of cows that also have to meet their own, albeit slightly different, guidelines which we feel will help maximize their natural attributes:
All these cows are expected to raise a calf each year unassisted and to maintain an acceptable body condition on the forage based diet that the great state of TN provides.
Our bulls are expected to meet the same guidelines of the cows as well as one additional category........BIG TESTICLES. Great things come from bulls with a large scrotal circumference.
All of our replacement heifers are sent to the University of Tennessee and developed by them. They are selectively AI bred to the best Angus and Hereford genetics in the world. A larger majority of our bull calves are also sent to UT and entered into their bull development and performance test program. It's this UNBIASED PERFORMANCE DATA that we pride ourselves on. We have pages and pages of records and the proof is in the data. Our cattle continually perform above expectations and we accept nothing less. While this is not the cheapest way to develop cattle we do believe it's the best way to collect the data needed and we take great satisfaction in being able to share this data with our customers.
Thanks for stopping by our website. If you're ever in the area please stop by and say hello or reach out via our contact page. We love to talk cattle and we love to meet new people so please don't be a stranger!
Kyle Winters - Owner
A new calf checking out the working pen
A mama on double duty
A couple of the farms other (4) legged friends