Red Hill Farms

“Where A Bull Is More Than A Bull”

Red Hill Farms provides leading Red Angus & Simmental genetics plus herd management support services to improve your profitability

Bart, Sarah, & Ty Jones operate Red Hill Farms, a 7th generation family farm on the rolling hills of northern middle Tennessee and south central Kentucky. With the original farm purchased by Bart’s great-great-great-grandmother in the late 1860’s, the family has tilled the land with pride and raised quality livestock for several generations.

Red Hill Farms is a family farm that consists of 450 Red Angus, Simmental, SimAngus, and Angus cows, 150 acres of burley tobacco, 100 purebred sows, and row crops that support the livestock enterprises. The cattle operation utilizes artificial insemination, embryo transfer, extensive performance records and DNA analysis to produce bulls and females for the annual sale held the third Saturday in March. The Jones’ swine operation provides breeding stock to customers across the United States and in foreign countries. Burley tobacco is a traditional Kentucky/Tennessee crop that adds diversity to Red Hill Farms. The Jones family enjoys sharing the tobacco experience with visitors unfamiliar with this specialty crop.

Both Sarah and Bart are deeply-rooted in agriculture. Sarah was reared on a 4th generation dairy farm and was active in 4-H and FFA activities. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Sarah manages financial records, cattle records, advertising, and marketing in addition to rolling the hay and AI breeding the cows. Bart grew up in the purebred swine seedstock industry, and he was an active 4-H swine project participant. When he graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996, Bart came back to the family farm to raise pigs. He quickly learned that diversification would make the farm more profitable. Today, the farm produces cattle, tobacco, hogs, corn, soybeans, and a variety of hay and silage crops. Bart manages the day-to-day farming operation and computerized swine records.

Red Hill Farms’ mission is to be good stewards of the land, promote excellent husbandry practices and treat animals with respect, give back to the community, and provide superior genetic products to increase customer profitability and enhance consumer appeal of U.S. beef and pork.

Bart, Sarah and Ty appreciate farm life and cherish the friendships developed in agriculture. They also take time to enjoy house boating, waterskiing and exhibiting Ty’s market lambs.

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This is not exactly what we had planned for today. We are thankful Vinny was not injured. I believe he was a little scared. The rear tire hit a big rock on the uphill side and it laid right over. it is back up and running. Just needs a little sheet metal fabrication and new left boom. Everyone be careful. ... See MoreSee Less

This is not exactly what we had planned for today. We are thankful Vinny was not injured. I believe he was a little scared. The rear tire hit a big rock on the uphill side and it laid right over. it is back up and running. Just needs a little sheet metal fabrication and new left boom. Everyone be careful.

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Amy PitchfordOh goodness happy no one was hurt

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Billye Douglas WatsonThis looks like a MONDAY happening!

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Fran FrangelicaSo happy no one was injured.

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Terry JepsonSorry this happened. Tell your Mom hello .

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This past week we began an eight to ten week process of harvesting our tobacco crop. These pictures show some our first hanging in the barn. We have been blessed with a good crop. Now we have to see how it will cure up in the barn. We have an outstanding crew helping us this year. Many thanks to them-- Fredy Ramirez Garcia, Venusti Zacarias, Fernando Ramirez, Refugio Ramirez Garcia, Adrian Ruiz Rodriguez, Ramon Espinoza, Jose Luis Garcia Ramirez, Ricardo Ramirez G, Martin Garcia, Daniel Garcia Ortega, Jose Enrique Ramirez Garcia and others.
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This past week we began an eight to ten week process of harvesting our tobacco crop. These pictures show some our first hanging in the barn. We have been blessed with a good crop. Now we have to see how it will cure up in the barn. We have an outstanding crew helping us this year. Many thanks to them-- Fredy Ramirez Garcia, Venusti Zacarias, Fernando Ramirez, Refugio Ramirez Garcia, Adrian Ruiz Rodriguez, Ramon Espinoza, Jose Luis Garcia Ramirez, Ricardo Ramirez G, Martin Garcia, Daniel Garcia Ortega, Jose Enrique Ramirez Garcia and others.

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Bob VantreaseGordon. Do you still cut by hand and spike on the stick or has this been mechanized?

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Bill SandersReminds me of the big barns worked in Lexington, Ky. Every summer during high school. Was hard work but we had a good time.

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Janet Webb LittonRight here is some of the hardest work anyone will ever do. It is a grind for sure. Bob

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Gail PattersonHoly cow, does this bring back memories. I worked in tobacco two summers as a teenager. Truly the hardest I EVER worked.

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To most a computer screen like this one may look boring but to us at Red Hill we thoroughly enjoy combing thru the extensive data provided by Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity on the calves we finish. Quick summary: live weight 1319, YG 3.27, 100% Choice, 75% upper 2/3 Choice and Prime, 6.05 pounds of dry matter/pound of gain, 3.57 average daily gain, $69.86 total cost of gain including trucking from our farm, $51.68 feed cost of gain. All these numbers equate to added profit. We continue to focus on the cow and reproduction at Red Hill but cannot afford to leave this profit on the table. Contact us to help move your program and management toward increased profit throughout the beef production chain. ... See MoreSee Less

To most a computer screen like this one may look boring but to us at Red Hill we thoroughly enjoy combing thru the extensive data provided by Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity on the calves we finish. Quick summary: live weight 1319, YG 3.27, 100% Choice, 75% upper 2/3 Choice and Prime, 6.05 pounds of dry matter/pound of gain, 3.57 average daily gain, $69.86 total cost of gain including trucking from our farm, $51.68 feed cost of gain. All these numbers equate to added profit. We continue to focus on the cow and reproduction at Red Hill but cannot afford to leave this profit on the table. Contact us to help move your program and management toward increased profit throughout the beef production chain.

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Billy MossWe're these Red Angus sired , red SimAngus , etc ?

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Matt AdamsAlways feel like a kid on Christmas morning when I get that final report!

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Dwight LovedayNice set of carcass data

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This morning we started working our spring calving cows--weighing cows and calves, preweaning vaccines to calves, vaccinating cows, pour on all animals for flies, pregnancy check cows, disposition score calves and calfhood vaccinate the heifer calves. It is a litttle bit of a primitive setup but worked very smoothly. Thanks to Dr Shaw, Jason and Emily for being willing to get up at 4 AM and come help us. Also thanks to this wonderful Maple tree for the shade. Generations of selection for quite cattle with fertility make early mornings like this very enjoyable!!!!
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This morning we started working our spring calving cows--weighing cows and calves, preweaning vaccines to calves, vaccinating cows, pour on all animals for flies, pregnancy check cows, disposition score calves and calfhood vaccinate the heifer calves. It is a litttle bit of a primitive setup but worked very smoothly. Thanks to Dr Shaw, Jason and Emily for being willing to get up at 4 AM and come help us. Also thanks to this wonderful Maple tree for the shade. Generations of selection for quite cattle with fertility make early mornings like this very enjoyable!!!!

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Another load of calves left this morning going to Iowa for finishing. We finish our cattle at Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity. Today's load is going to the Brad Kay Feedlot. Thanks to Brown Farms for helping us load this truck. We retain ownership to the rail on all our calves not sold as breeding stock. The data from Tri County is the most complete data in the business and helps us make selection decisions.
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Another load of calves left this morning going to Iowa for finishing. We finish our cattle at Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity. Todays load is going to the Brad Kay Feedlot. Thanks to Brown Farms for helping us load this truck. We retain ownership to the rail on all our calves not sold as breeding stock. The data from Tri County is the most complete data in the business and helps us make selection decisions.