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Jim Bob, Lindy Beth, Wayne, Tricia, Patton, Kathy and Randy Reavis
 

Nick and Nancy Stoner and their children, Race and Jonesy

 

 

 

eavis Farms, Inc. is a diversified family operation headquartered in Mission, Texas. Randy and wife, Kathy, both grew up in families involved in agriculture and in 1970 they began their personal operation.

The family includes sons Wayne, wife Tricia; son Jim Bob; and daughter Nancy and husband Nick. In addition , there are now four grandchildren.

Wayne, a Texas Tech graduate in ag economics and minor in animal science now manages the farm crops and cattle, while Jim Bob, a Texas Tech animal science graduate focuses his time on the cattle, but is also involved in the farming. Randy continues to oversee every aspect, while Kathy handles the accounting and keeps everyone on track.

The farming segment includes the crops of onions, cotton, grain sorghum, and watermelons on acreage just miles from the Mexico border. Reavis' onions are the sweet Texas 1015 and they are shipped across the country. Their watermelons are shipped under the label of Two Daughters, so look for that when you shop for watermelons. The Reavis family works with the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society to promote the many health benefits of watermelons, which are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, lycopene. Many times their watermelons will also carry the pink ribbon sticker tied with breast cancer.

In 1980 commercial cattle were added to further diversify the operation and this venture led the family into purebred Simbrahs in 1987.

They have concentrated on building a strong maternal base and an aggressive embryo transfer program to advance the quality of their program. Over the years, they have incorporated the genetics of leading Simmental cow families to advance their Simbrah program.

The caliber of females at work in their program include RFI Rio Princess,  who was a popular show ring winner in 2006 and 2007, including the 2007 International Reserve Grand Champion title; RFI Baby Sister, a Smith Spitfire daughter and the 2005 State Fair and Simbrah Sensation Intermediate Champion; RFI Little Sister, also by Spitfire, and the 2006 San Antonio Calf Champion; and Smith Refreshing, sired by NF Sargeant.Embryos from the great Smith Priceless, as well as Smith Tulipe, Hagan Smith Expressive, RFI Smith Fresh Approach, the 2011 National Reserve Grand Champion Female, RFI Priceless Dream 247, RFI Miss Debutante to name a few

Current sire power includes NF Smith Sargeant, Smith Nu Wave II, Smith Hide and Seek, Smith-Isgrig Charismatic, Smith XtraOrdinary, Smith Evan, Smith McCrary Andy N Black, RFI Real Deal and Smith Wentz Up Top.

Utilizing the latest technologies in both the farming and cattle entities has always been a part of their operating philosophy. An intense cell grazing program has been implemented to increase their grazing capacities and improve the quality of their pastures, also.

In addition, the Reavis family has contributed to breed promotion through their involvement in events like Simmental-Simbrah Superbowl, MAS, Simbrah Synergy, Rio Grande Valley Bull Test, American Simbrah Round Up and the Elite Sale. Wayne is also a member of the Simbrah Advisory Committee and they are heavily involved in supporting youth programs throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

The Reavis Family invites you to come to the Valley, enjoy the beach and spend some time in our pastures and visiting about Simmental and Simbrah genetics.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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