Industry Involvement

Our family has welcomed the opportunity to participate in all facets of the cattle industry. We are active in the local, state, regional and national beef and Angus organizations.

2017 CAB Angus Value Discovery Contest Branch View Nominee-Hoffman Angus Otwell, IN

At the 2015 American Angus Association (AAA) Annual Meeting James was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Angus Association. In 2018 he served as Chairman of the Angus Foundation Board. In addition to AAA service James served two terms on the Board of Directors and as President of the Kentucky Angus Association. He also chaired the Promotion and Sweepstakes Committees. James served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Central Kentucky Angus Association (CKAA). Grandfather J. L. served on the Board of Directors and as President of the CKAA. J.L. was a founding member of CKAA, and all family members are shareholders in that corporation. Evelyn was a long time member of the CKAA Auxiliary.

2010 Young Cattleman’s Conference

In 2014 Branch View Angus was selected by the Kentucky Angus Association as Performance Breeder of the year. Also in 2014 J. L. received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. In 2010 James represented the American Angus Association on the Young Cattlemen’s Conference Tour sponsored by the National Beef Cattle Association. In 2009 J. L and Evelyn received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Angus Association. In 2003 J. L received the Historic Herd Awards from the American Angus Association and the Kentucky Angus Association for over 50 years of breeding Angus cattle.

The family has had numerous articles and information published about the operation.

These include:

Our main focus is to produce bulls for the commercial sector. We participate in all marketing channels available to us and our fellow commercial producers. We have sold the lower end of our registered weanlings and commercial steers in the Kentucky CPH-45 sales. In 2006 we did a Structured Sire Evaluation on our first owned A.I. sires, B/R Fastrack 415. We now fed ours and customer purchased steers at Pratt Feeders in Kansas so that we can receive carcass and performance data. This data is returned to our bull customers for their use in improving their operations.

Participation, whether at the local, state, or national level, is an integral part of our operations.

Elected to serve as directors for the American Angus Association at the 2018 Annual Meeting are (from left) James S. Coffey, Hustonville, KY; Jim Brinkley, Milan, Mo; Mike McCravy, Bowdon, Ga.; Chuck Grove, Forest, Va.; and Mick Varilek, Geddes, S.D.
2014 Kentucky Angus Association Performance Breeder of the Year