We are fourth generation farmers on the original Beachell farm. My great-grandfather came here from England in 1889. The county in England that they came from was called Rawcliffe County, hence our farm name. We have added to the land base over the years, but the original 480 acres has always remained in the Beachell name.
I have been in the cow-calf business as well as grain farming since graduating from the Diploma Course in Agriculture in 1973. I started as a commercial cattleman and decided to start in the purebred hereford business in the early 1980's.
The foundation of my herd came from Oak Summit Stock Farm in Brandon, Manitoba owned by Stan and Sharran Habok. I bought my first 12 purebred females from Stan and Sharran and have been in the business ever since. I sold my first bulls at the Lundar Bull Sale in 1987 and in 1988 won my first banner with a 1450 lb yearling bull that was Reserve Grand Champion at the Lundar Bull Sale.
Currently I run a herd of 40 purebred cows. I AI some of my top cows each year and use some of my own yearlings as clean-up and have bought herd sires in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and from the Lundar Bull Sale.
Sold to Tom Johnson (Oak Point, MB) for $8,300.