Welcome to Martin Farms...

Martin Farms has been in the Simmental business for more than four decades, and four generations of our family have owned cattle on the place we call home. In 1971, Neil and his dad started using artificial insemination to breed the crossbred commercial cow her to Simmental, Limousin, and Polled Hereford bulls, taking advantage of heterosis to increase weaning weights, and soon after, a choice was made to pursue a purebred registered herd of Simmental. We sold our first breeding bull in 1975.

We don’t rely on random matings or single-trait selection to produce our next calf crop. We place a measure of emphasis on EPDs, phenotype, and pedigree, and we know better than to give too much credit to a show ring winner, no matter who judges the show. We use the information and technology available to make our own decisions based on our program goals and priorities and the Martin Farms mission statement.

For more than forty years, our reputation has survived on sound breeding principles, customer relationships and hard work. We depend on repeat buyers, so we listen to what works and what doesn’t work for our customers. We build each calf crop with thoughtful consideration and deliberate decision-making, focusing on progress and improvement with each generation.

Martin Farms is enrolled in the Land Trust for Tennessee, a conservation program that indefinitely ties the farm together and preserves the use of the land for agricultural purposes, and we’re recognized as a Tennessee Century Farm owned and operated by members of one family for more than 100 consecutive years. We appreciate more than anything all the valued relationships, friends, and acquaintances, and we invite you to consider MF genetics for your next herd bull. Thank you for your interest in our program.