Red Hill Farms

“Where A Bull Is More Than A Bull”

Bulls of Fall III

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Selling: 15 Red Angus, 11 Red and Black SimAngus Bulls

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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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It has been a tough few days on the farm! Meet Flo - a Red Angus heifer born in the cold yesterday! When Sarah and Gordon found her, she was wet, quite chilled and almost lifeless. She's here this morning, sitting pretty, thanks to the folks at Red Hill spending extra time to be sure she got warmed up! We love our livestock! ... See MoreSee Less

It has been a tough few days on the farm!  Meet Flo - a Red Angus heifer born in the cold yesterday!  When Sarah and Gordon found her, she was wet, quite chilled and almost lifeless.  Shes here this morning, sitting pretty, thanks to the folks at Red Hill spending extra time to be sure she got warmed up!  We love our livestock!

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Harold RenfroSeems when you have animals there is always one or more in a box or tub at your house getting special attention. If people have never lived a farm life they don't know how hard it is to not try to save there life.

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We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Richard Willham. If you are not familiar with Dr. Willham, he is known as the father of EPDs. Watch this YouTube video to learn a little history on beef cattle breeding. We are thankful for the leadership Dr. Willham gave to our beef industry. ... See MoreSee Less

Considered by many to be the father of EPDs and modern genetic evaluation, Dr. Richard Willham, a retired animal scientist from Iowa State University, talks ...

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Gordon F. JonesI am still so thankful for the tremendous sabbatical experiences Iowa State University provided me during the Winter and Spring quarters of 1979. I was able to sit in on 27 hours of classes each quarter, all seminars in the ANSI department, and to be involved with any research projects I desired. Among the highlights of that experience were sitting in on all of Dr Willham’s classes during those two quarters. Those of us involved in seedstock production and genetic evaluation are deeply indebted to Dr Willham for his contributions.

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Frigid Temperatures on the KY/TN line. We have been blessed with over 15 new calves the last few days and amazingly they have all survived. This group of 75 cows have had a dozen ET calves and many more are close. Hopefully it will warm a little soon. The sunshine is amazing with these cold temperatures. The black tire loves the sun and almost totally thawed out with yesterday's high temperature in the teens. Thankful for a good crew as these temperatures add to our workload and we have extra work just to make sure the livestock have water, feed and bedding. #Farmerslovetheirlivestock
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Frigid Temperatures on the KY/TN line. We have been blessed with over 15 new calves the last few days and amazingly they have all survived. This group of 75 cows have had a dozen ET calves and many more are close. Hopefully it will warm a little soon. The sunshine is amazing with these cold temperatures. The black tire loves the sun and almost totally thawed out with yesterdays high temperature in the teens. Thankful for a good crew as these temperatures add to our workload and we have extra work just to make sure the livestock have water, feed and bedding. #Farmerslovetheirlivestock

This is our third consecutive morning with single digit lows. It is a whole 1 degree this morning. Global warming cannot get here soon enough. At one hog building this freeze proof hydrant had the sprinklers for summer still hooked to it and was frozen rock solid. After using heating torch on it for 30 minutes we decided to build a fire around it and with the fire it thawed out. I needed paper to start the fire and found a copy of last year's bull sale catalog in the bottom of my truck toolbox. This weather brings a long list of adventures and experiences. ... See MoreSee Less

This is our third consecutive morning with single digit lows. It is a whole 1 degree this morning. Global warming cannot get here soon enough. At one hog building this freeze proof hydrant had the sprinklers for summer still hooked to it and was frozen rock solid. After using heating torch on it for 30 minutes we decided to build a fire around it and with the fire it thawed out. I needed paper to start the fire and found a copy of last years bull sale catalog in the bottom of my truck toolbox. This weather brings a long list of adventures and experiences.

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Travis WulfTip for thawing hydrants: run a very small hose down the inside and inject hot water using a syringe. This is the quickest way to get below ground level if it is froze down there. Stay warm y'all!!

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Mary Jane BrownSarah I feel your pain all the water going to our Sheep barn is frozen hauling water from the house 60gallon at a time. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Harold RenfroFunny how politicians know so much about warmth, but they never been up early to check animals or have any idea what you do for a living. Guess we don't know what is good for us!

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Dean GentzU can also hook an arc welder to the pipe to thaw it.

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Tim HairI remember those days.

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RED HILL FARMS added 3 new photos.

We have many projects at Red Hill. Many of them are Ty's projects. He bought a ewe lamb, Kelsey, from Larry and Berlene Sharp and added one more from Mel, Jody Marx and Jordan Marx. He decided he needed a feeder for his ewes, and he constructed one today. Dad used the skill saw and Ty put in the screws. We are very proud of his work and the care he puts into his livestock. He is excited about this project. #carpentryskills #showinglivestockbuildscharacter
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We have many projects at Red Hill. Many of them are Tys projects. He bought a ewe lamb, Kelsey, from Larry and Berlene Sharp and added one more from Mel, Jody Marx and Jordan Marx. He decided he needed a feeder for his ewes, and he constructed one today. Dad used the skill saw and Ty put in the screws. We are very proud of his work and the care he puts into his livestock. He is excited about this project.  #carpentryskills #showinglivestockbuildscharacter

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Judy WootenWay to go Ty.

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