Meet The Ranchers

From their pasture to your plate, you can rest assured Certified Hereford Beef has been sustainably raised by the best caretakers in the world. Meet some of our Hereford farm and ranch families who make sure you have a tender, juicy and delicious Hereford beef meal every time.

Featured Families

Buchholz Family

GKB Cattle, Texas

GKB Cattle is located in Waxahachie, Texas, just south of Dallas. Owned by Gary and Kathy Buchholz, the ranch dates back four generations. Family roots run deep at GKB Ranch and everyone who pulls into the drive is treated like family. The Buchholzes run about 115 Hereford cows on their ranch and proudly support the Certified Hereford Beef brand.

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Gary and Kathy are the fourth generation of cattle ranchers in their family.

The Mickelson Family

Sonoma Mountain Herefords, California

Sonoma Mountain Herefords is a family-owned and operated Hereford ranch located in the rolling hillsides of Sonoma County, Calif. Sonoma Mountain Herefords is owned by the 5th generation farming family of Jim and Marcia Mickelson. Their children, Bobby, Heidi and Jamie, and their grandsons, Weston and Carter, all work on the ranch. The Mickelson's run their Hereford cattle in the Sonoma Valley and along the coastal hillsides of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. Jim proudly serves as the president of the Certified Hereford Beef brand.

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generations of the Mickelson family have worked on the ranch.

Van Newkirk Family

Van Newkirk Herefords, Nebraska

Van Newkirk Herefords is located in the rolling hills of Oshkosh, Neb. Owned by Joe and Cyndi Van Newkirk, the ranch dates back to 1892 when Lorenzo Van Newkirk began mating Hereford bulls to his longhorn cows. Van Newkirk Herefords is a family affair, with Joe and Cyndi's children and grandchildren still assisting on the ranch. The ranch hosts a sale each year, marketing more than 350 Hereford bulls and cows to commercial cattlemen. The Van Newkirk family supports the Certified Hereford Beef brand.

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Van Newkirk Herefords dates back to 1892.

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Hereford Ranchers

For questions about Hereford farms and ranches in your area, please contact:

Kaylen Alexander

Director of Marketing and Communications

(816) 218-2293