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Eggersman Brothers Cattle

A Focus on Quality
Eggersman brothers breed award-winning cattle

What began as a childhood hobby has flourished into careers for three Seymour, Indiana, brothers.

After years of showing cattle in 4-H competitions, Jordan, Evan and Cameron Eggersman decided almost 10 years ago to add a specialty cow-calf and seedstock operation to their family’s diversified farm.

The family has a long history with cattle, and after years of showing purebred Simmentals in their youth, the brothers developed an increased interest in the breed. Today they raise purebred American Simmental cattle and Sim-Angus crossbreds.

“It’s what we got started in and we enjoyed that type of cattle,” says Jordan.

Native to Switzerland, Simmentals are a large cattle breed known for rapid growth, heavy muscling and high-quality milk production, which gets calves off to a great start. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1967, and the American Simmental Association was formed a year later.

As a seedstock and genetics supplier, Eggersman Brothers Cattle sells the cattle they raise as breeding stock – replacement heifers, bulls and mature cows – to other beef producers. The brothers also sell embryos that deliver their herd's strong genetics to other cattle operations.

In addition to serving as a high-quality seedstock source for commercial beef producers, the brothers sell calves to 4-H members and others searching for the ideal show animal. And they sell steers at local fall markets as feeder calves.

“We try to do everything possible to take care of our cows and keep them healthy,” Jordan says. “We are checking them nonstop to ensure they grow and thrive.”

The family focuses on producing high-quality cattle with a strong genetic background. Throughout the breeding process, the brothers emphasize phenotype, genotype and performance. This commitment to top-notch genetics has paid off in loyal customers and many trips to the winner's circle for their cattle at state and national cattle shows.

Jordan, who was named Indiana Beef Cattle Association's Outstanding Young Cattleman for 2020, also operates a reproductive management business. He works with a veterinary practice to care for cows undergoing an embryo transfer process or in vitro fertilization, known as IVF.

“We take care of the cows in the veterinarian’s facility, which is a satellite center for the vet practice in nearby Rensselaer, Indiana,” Jordan says.

The three brothers also farm corn and soybeans with their dad, David, and his two brothers, Charles and Russell. Additionally, the family owns a janitorial supply business.

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