The Broadhead family has been in the agriculture industry since the early 1900's. Broadhead Lumber Company was a tree grower and sawmill company until the 2000's. They pride themselves on taking the tree from the forest, to the sawmill, through the sawmill, to the finished product. "Whatever a house needed, we built." We have always had cattle through the years of change in agriculture. When NAFTA started we transitioned from the sawmill to cattle. In 1991 we started B and P Poultry to supply Koch Foods.
Rex Broadhead Jr. (Stacy's dad )had an extreme love for the land. This love for the land and the science behind cattle breeding is what drove Stacy to be a cattle farmer in South MS. He has now reached the herd size of 100 Brahman (purebred) and approximately 350 commercial cattle.
What Makes Our Products Great?
Stacy has been doing this for years. The Brahman cattle handle the heat well in south MS. He has done research and genetic testing to get the results and the grade for the perfect marbling. He uses other breeds for AI and Flushing. The data is kept and studied for continual improvement of the beef. These cows are grass fed and finished on about 6 months intense grain to acquire the optimal taste and flavor. The additional breeds are Braunvieh, Red Angus and Black Angus.
Through the process of raising these cattle it has allowed me to go back to my roots and bring a product from start to finish. Our research and breeding techniques are an art, allowing these cattle to compete in the feed lots and be grade "CHOICE".
What makes us most proud of producing Genuine MS products?
I grew up in the producing business. The family history from the lumber mill to raising cattle and providing a finished product to provide the consumer is a huge passion of mine.
How does buying Genuine MS products make a difference here in Mississippi?
Southeastern cattle has had a negative connotation about it. Mississippians also have had the same negativity about us. People are wrong in thinking this. We are good people with a GREAT product. The producers are proud of the products we grow here within our state.
Why should people seek out and buy Genuine MS products?
Supporting MS producers grows our economy. You not only know what you're getting, they are your neighbor, family, and friends. When you read that label in the store you are getting quality products from this state.