WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN TOP ANGUS, LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAIN TOPS OF EASTERN APPALACHIA IN WEST VIRGINIA encompassing many small towns around Pocahontas County; Cass, Marlinton, Snowshoe, Hillsboro, Frost, and Edray. Mountain Top Angus is dedicated to producing Angus genetics that will have a lasting, positive effect on the beef industry. Performance, maternal and carcass merit are all important to success. Mountain Top Angus is nestled in the heart of eastern US prime cattle country. Lush native bluegrass grass, timothy, orchard grass and clovers, fresh water and mountainous pasture range paint the perfect picture of an operation that is basically what many call newly started in 2006, by a young man with a strong vision and endless dream. Today it continues to grow and expand its demand across the United States gaining friends, fans and new customers that place a strong reliance on the program. We are continuing to develop a leading Purebred and Commercial Angus herd. Our philosophy is to raise fertile, lowbirth weight, high maternal, low maintenance Angus cattle, with extra muscle, fleshing ability and performance. This means a cow that doesn’t need any extra help and weans a big calf every year. With this in mind, we continue to develop a very high-performing and efficient cow herd.
Seventy purebred Angus cows, a hundred commercial cows, and an occasional visit from a white-tailed deer, coyote, bald eagle, wild turkey, grouse or pheasant can be found on the property. Mountain Top Angus prides itself on farm/ranch raised bulls, not feedlot bulls, for the commercial producer. The bulls are fed on the farm/range with plenty of exercise which results in athletic, lean muscled, structurally correct, good footed animal which enables the bulls to travel and cover a cow herd without resulting in a meltdown that occurs with high intake corn fed feedlot bulls. The bulls are handled in a natural environment that is conducive to the longevity of the useful life span of the bull, which cattlemen, cattlewomen, and bankers appreciate.
Our program continues to use the best AI sires in the breed along with some of our best homegrown sires. Our goal is to raise bulls that will add pay weight to your calf crop, and leave you with the best replacement females available. Our ultrasound data has proven our herd to be at the top of the breed for carcass quality. Our purpose is to provide the best Angus genetics possible to our customers so they will be successful in producing beef for the consumer at a profit. The bulls and heifers are sold at private treaty – first come – first served basis. We know as a commercial producer you sell your cattle based on weight and how they look (quality). Whether it is in the auction market or on the rail this is how value is determined. This has been the basis of our breeding program from the beginning- Quality & Performance. You will select from only the best cattle. The bottom end has already been culled. Our cattle are raised in an unpampered, commercial man’s environment to ensure they will work for you. Responsibility, we accept the responsibility of providing you with only predictable quality genetics. They must meet our standards before they can meet yours. Our success depends upon your success and we expect our cattle to work for you. We stand behind them 100%.
Ranching and raising Angus cattle is our living. It’s what pays the bills! We love it, we live it and we put a lot of hard work into it. Some of the most satisfying rewards of raising Angus cattle are meeting and getting acquainted with such wonderful people. You are welcome to come visit us any time!