Linden Hill Farm was established in 1944 when Walter and Cecilia Alexander purchased the homestead near Georgetown and planted a Linden tree. Originally the farm housed a mixture of dairy cows and beef cows. By the early 1950s the beef cows were a herd of registered Aberdeen Angus. As Walter’s health declined in the late 1960s the cow numbers dwindled and with his passing in late 1970, Cecilia sold the remaining cows and rented the farm. In 1973 it was sold to Walter and Cecilia’s daughter Susan and her husband Butch. During this time the cowherd was mainly crossbred. In the early 1990s Pete Phillips started a commercial herd. Pete was interested in seed stock production and read about many different breeds before deciding that he was interested in Salers. Most of the original seed stock came from Jim McCann and Alan Jett. Since then they have added genetics from many progressive breeders around the country. Pete has worked to advance their herd over the years using AI and ET along with investing in top prospects and replacements from other progressive breeders to provide an outcross their our own genetics. The cattle must be slick haired, moderate, and performance oriented with eye appeal and great dispositions to make it.
Today Lindenhill Farms is operated by Pete Phillips and his mother, Susan with lots of support from family and friends. They are strong believers of performance testing utilizing the Green Springs Bull Test Station at Nevada, MO and keeping extensive records on the bulls and females they develop at the farm. Lindenhill was one of the first breeders in the country to take advantage of the positive influence of the Grow Safe RFI testing, and through the GSBT station have gathered this data on every bull since 2012. The cow herd currently has around 60 Salers, Optimizer, and Angus and they market about 10-20 bulls each year through an opening day bull sale and private treaty. Lindenhill has produced the second high selling bull over all breeds at Green Springs Bull Test in 2009 and the second lowest RFI bull at the test station in the winter of 2011, along with the lowest RFI bull on test in the winter of 2012. With 6 years of RFI testing behind Lindenhill Farms they believe in the increased efficiency that the RFI technology has to offer the industry and feel very fortunate to have had their genetics perform well against other breeds. In addition to bull sales they sell open and bred replacement females to a customer base of many repeat customers.
Lindenhill Farms has been active members of the ASA; being on the ASA Performance breeder of the year list several times. In addition they have been active members of the Missouri Salers Association with Pete serving as Secretary and President for many years. Lindenhill Farms try’s to participate in the Missouri State Fair as a way to promote the breed. They feel fortunate with the placing’s they have had given their lack of show background and breeding initiatives.
March 19th 12PM
Come early for viewing and complimentary lunch
At the Farm
22179 Highway H * Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Salers, Angus and Optimizer
Bulls & Open Females
Sale Catalog and Pictures coming soon.
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