"Family Owned,

Faith Based, and 

Quality Driven"

Jenkins Cattle Ranch Circa 1973
Jenkins Cattle Ranch Circa 1973

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JO CHBH JCR HIGH ROLLER 7D
JO CHBH JCR HIGH ROLLER 7D

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Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Heifer
Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Heifer

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Jenkins Cattle Ranch Circa 1973
Jenkins Cattle Ranch Circa 1973

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About us

Jenkins Cattle Ranch is a fifth generation family owned business in southern Indiana that raises Black Hereford cattle, which is the fastest growing cattle breed in the United States.  The Jenkins name means something to the people in our community and industry.  Behind that name there is a century-old history of uncompromising standards, unwavering faith, and a commitment to quality.   At Jenkins Cattle Ranch, it’s all about family-faith-quality and that’s not just a business tag line, it’s a way of life.  

 Eldon and Betty Jenkins were the third generation to run the ranch and the first to live on the premises. They moved there in 1947, the same year they were married. They started their family in a home that was built with logs that were cut in the back woods of the ranch. The home is still here on the ranch and is occupied by Eldon and Betty’s granddaughter and her family. 

Eldon’s son Darrel took over operations on the ranch after Eldon’s death while he and his wife Betty maintained several businesses in nearby Dale, IN.  Windell’s Café and Jenk’s Pizza were staples in the community for years. While Windell’s has closed, you can still enjoy a pizza from Jenk’s on your next visit to the ranch.  Darrel and Betty’s commitment to the community has stretched from building ball fields, to supporting local charities and church organizations as well as serving on local boards such as the Chambers, JC’s and emergency medical teams. The family has always been community minded and driven by anything that will improve the community for our youth.

The ranch is now home to fifth generation owners Daniel and Kyla Jenkins, and Josh and Heather Jenkins along with their families, the sixth generation that is already highly involved.  Although the ranch has been home to many different types of animals over the past century, our main focus now is producing quality American Black Hereford and Hereford cattle.  We are dedicated to the breeding standard set by the American Black Hereford Association, the American Hereford Association and the American Beef Industry.  American Herefords are known for their fertility, docility, carcass quality and overall hyper vigor, with the most important of these qualities being fertility.  A cow’s ability to wean a calf every year is vital to a rancher’s bottom line. The American Black Hereford breed preserves these qualities while guaranteeing the black hide. 

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Phantom ABHA
Phantom ABHA

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ABHA 3
ABHA 3

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ABHA 2
ABHA 2

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Phantom ABHA
Phantom ABHA

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ABHA Nationals 2019

 

What an exciting ABHA Nationals for our farm. We were so blessed to be able to bring back to Indiana a Division Winner Ribbon, Class Winner Ribbon and Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull. JCR’s DaBoom Sonic 906, JCR’s Phantom Pepper 709 and our first ever heifer from High Roller JCR’s High Moon Rolling HR 901 all placed in their divisions.
We are also very honored to receive a Dam of Supremacy awards and most of all were very honored to be awarded as one of the Premier breeders.
Much thanks to all the people that work so hard for this meeting and show each and every year.

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