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Cattle Operation

The Eldon Stock Farm has Been Grazing Cattle Since 1961 and is one of the larger commercial operations in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

John Genho’s remarkable leadership and knowledge of bovine genetics has enhanced the quality of the herd and his careful analysis has balanced the inventory for optimum profitability. At this time the core herd consists approximately of the following classes of mature cattle:

Brood Cows 720 Head
Replacement Heifers 100 Head
Breeding Bulls 30 Head


Total 850 Head

Cattle thrive when water is nearby.

Approximate Production Cycle and Percentages

  • Cows Bred in June and July
  • Calves Born in April and May
  • Calves Sold and Shipped in October and November
  • 87% Conception Rate
  • 85% Live Calves in Fall
  • Shipping Weights
    • – 650 Lbs on Steer Calves
    • – 600 Lbs on Heifer Calves
  • Replacement Heifer Retention – 14% of Brood Cow Numbers

Estimated Production Pro Forma

  • 612 Live Calves
    • – 306 Steer Calves
    • – 306 Heifer Calves minus 100 Retained for Replacements = 206 Head for Sale
  • Steer Calf Sales
    • – 650 Lb Sale Weight x 306 Head = 198,900 Lbs for Sale
  • Heifer Calf Sales
    • – 600 Lb Sale Weight x 206 Head = 123,600 Lbs for Sale
  • Cull Cow Sales
    • –1,000 Lb Sale Weight x 100 Head = 100,000 Lbs for Sale

Cattle Prices Are Subject To Broad Swings. In The Past Five Years Sale Income Has Ranged Between $420,000 and $600,000.