Behind The Beef
Kelley and Richie both have roots working in the sawmill business. Richie owns and operates a specialty mill called Southern Pine Timber Products, and Kelley was exposed to the industry through her father, who also runs a local mill. One resource essential to the lumber business is land, which put them in the unique position to explore its cultivation further as time went on.
Kelley graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Animal Science emphasizing meat science. She went on to get a teaching degree and has a passion for educating High School students in Agriculture every day. In addition, she raises and breeds her own Registered Angus cattle. Her skills in Livestock and Meat Evaluation are essential to the team.
From the Mill, Richie quickly diversified into a competitive seedstock producer with the founding of BIG Timber Cattle Company in 2000. Through the use of AI, Embryo Transfer, DNA testing and EPDs, he has produced a herd with some of the highest carcass quality Angus and Wagyu genetics available today.
With complimentary strengths and an equal love of beef, the experience and enthusiasm Kelley and Richie bring to consumers through their products is evident from the first bite to the last.