Welcome to our farm and thank you for taking time to learn about J Davis Cattle. Before I begin telling you about our farm, I want to acknowledge that it all belongs to God and I am humble and grateful that He has given us the privilege, the blessing, and the responsibility to live here and care for His resources for this time. I am very humbled by the fact that God has brought the right people into our lives at the right time or we would not be where we are today.
Joe Davis began life on the farm but his Chemical Engineering degree from Clemson University took him a different direction. During his 30-year career with Duke Energy, Joe continued to assist with the family farm and never left his agricultural roots. Upon retirement from Duke Energy, Joe and his wife Mandy have devoted themselves to raising beef cattle. Since 2001 Joe has utilized the support of Clemson University Extension Service and several other universities to develop J. Davis Cattle to what it is today. J. Davis Cattle is operated by Joe Davis and Mike Hall with assistance from Joe’s and Mike’s family from time to time. The farm is located near Westminster SC. Most of the land used has been in Joe and Mandy’s families for almost 100 years.
At J. Davis Cattle we know we must continuously learn. We read lots of material and attend as many training sessions as we can. We strive to constantly improve. We want our customers to know as much about the cattle as we do if they choose to take the time to read all this and study the data. Our goal is to produce high value replacement heifers as best we know how.
Our faith in God also motivates us to do our best. We want to live knowing we lived a life of integrity – Proverbs 10:9 (NIV) The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. Also, we consider this operation a Sacred Trust and want to hear this one day- Matthew 25:21 (MSG) His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.
To use the resources of land, cattle and the abilities God has entrusted to us in a God honoring way at all times to produce high value beef and replacement heifers while increasing the environmental quality of the land and the financial value of the cattle.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Everything that we do here at J. Davis Cattle Company has a reason. Every decision has been thoroughly thought out with all options weighed. Our rigorous, attention to detail, and disciplined enforcement of the industry proven standards has given us confidence in our management and culling decisions. We work to select those females that have the highest probability of being productive for many years. Our goal is least 8 years or more of productivity. We make all the data we collect on every animal in our herd available to those interested.
If you’d like to learn a little more about how we operate, feel free to checkout our business plan.
In order to manage our cattle data to the best of our ability, we use Cow Sense Software by Midwest Micro System. This software helps us collect, organize, and do most of the analysis.
We are proud to be Beef Quality Assurance certified. We handle cattle in a humane way at all times.
IN THE NEWS
J. Davis Cattle was featured in the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA on February 20, 2019.