J&N Ranch: Birthplace of Black Hereford Cattle

The Black Hereford cattle breed and the American Black Hereford Association both began at J&N Ranch in Leavenworth, Kansas. As the birthplace of Black Herefords, J&N Ranch is located along the Missouri River northwest of Kansas City and is home to the Hoagland family’s cattle seed stock business.

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Joe and Norma Hoagland began raising registered cattle in 1978 and have produced Hereford, Angus and Black Herefords. The main J&N Ranch has 2 ½ miles of frontage on the river and produces corn, soybeans and hay.

The family’s other farming and ranching interests in Kansas include the Gunbarrel Ranch, the F. Morgan Feedyard and the Decker Farm. Some of those locations have been owned and operated by their family since 1866.

Each of these businesses represents a different segment of the beef business – cow/calf, stocker and feeder. J&N Ranch's involvement in a cross section of beef production gives the Hoaglands a unique insight in the development of the new Black Hereford breed.

CLICK HERE for information about J&N Ranch's bi-annual production sales which include Hereford, Angus and Black Hereford cattle as well as commercial bred heifers and ranch broke horses.

As Seen on TV

That's My Farm, a cable television show recently featured our ranch and black Hereford cattle. ClICK HERE to watch the video and learn more about J&N Ranch.