Butch’s Angus is located in the rolling hills of southeast Missouri near Jackson, MO. The herd began in 1956 when Butch’s parents purchased him a registered Angus heifer for a 4-H project. The farm is family owned and operated by Butch, his wife, Eileen, and sons, Brian and Greg. Butch’s roots run deep as he is farming the ground of his ancestors with the grandchildren being the sixth generation. The upcoming generation is the light of our lives. Brian and wife, Paula, have three children, Josey, Gracyn and Baxter. Greg and wife, Lesley, have two children, Tyler and Kara. Butch participated in 4-H and FFA activities and was motivated by parents, teachers and advisors. Having a competitive spirit, he excelled on the MU livestock judging team and remembers some of the life lessons from his team coach. Brian and Greg were involved with the Angus cattle from an early age. They participated in livestock shows on the local, state and national level and now their children are doing the same. As Butch and Eileen take a step back and the next generation moves us forward, their hope is to have laid a foundation for future generations in agriculture.
The herd has grown to 225 momma cows with the use of performance data, AI and embryo transfer. The purchase of an interest the PS Power Play in 1978 was very valuable and has had a long lasting effect on Butch’s Angus. He was one of the first bulls to be genetically tested and proven genetically clean. PS Power Play was a boost to the herd, not only genetically, but financially allowed the farm to purchase some top females which have become the foundation of our current herd. Butch’s Angus has held a production sale since 1998 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The sale offering includes yearling bulls and a cross section of the females backed by many years of genetics.
The Meier family believes in giving back. Butch and Brian are lifetime members of the American Angus Association. Butch has served as president of the Missouri Angus Association, the American Angus Association and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Brian has served Missouri Angus Association as a board member, president and he and his wife, Paula, are past MJA youth advisors. Greg is past president of the SEMO Cattlemen Association and has served on numerous committees with Missouri Angus while Lesley is the Trade Servicing Manager at SEMO Milling LLC.
Our goal continues to be to breed top genetics to produce sound, functional cattle that are fescue-tolerant and are acclimated to Missouri’s changing climate. We are constantly striving to blend technology with a common sense approach to supply our customers with the best cattle we can produce. If we can assist you in any way, please let us know.