Welcome to FloridaAngus.com home of Country Oaks Angus Ranch
Country Oaks Angus Ranch is located in Central Florida. Owned by Bill Freel, D.V.M, Country Oaks is a family ranching operation. His daughters and their families are active in the day-to-day operation and his granddaughters love working cows with their poppy. 2011 will be the first time the next generation of Freel's will step into the cattle show ring with a Country Oaks Angus. Riley, 9, will be showing. Dr. Freel or Doc as he's affectionately known has been a large animal veterinarian in the state of Florida for more than 32 years. His love of cattle and care for their health and well being makes him a passionate cow man. Country Oaks Angus has nearly 800 registered purebred angus and would love to have you stop by the ranch some day.
Country Oaks Angus Ranch hosted a Jacksonville Chefs
Approximatelly 25 chefs from the Jacksonville, Florida area visited Country Oaks Angus Ranch on August 5, 2013. They enjoyed a Certified Angus Beef hamburger for lunch, a hayride of the ranch, learned about youth angus projects from Riley and Reagan and had some hands on training regarding genetics and cattle health during a question and answer session with Doc.
Country Oaks is Top Ranch in State in Number of Registered Angus for 2012
The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Florida recorded a total of 624 Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2013, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer.
The 10 top recorders in Florida are: Country Oaks Angus Ranch, Weirsdale, 196-head; Big Timber Cattle Co, Lithia, 75; Gizmo Angus, Molino, 65; Jeanne Louise Chitty, Micanopy, 50; Overkill Hill Farms LLC, Lake City, 50-head; John Benjamin Hill, Marianna, 42; John A Semanik, Jacksonville, 39; Southern Cattle Co, Marianna, 39; Gray-Bar Cattle Company, Lady Lake, 35-head; J A Burnette, Kenansville, 33.
Angus breeders across the nation in 2013 registered 288,822 head of Angus cattle. "Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry," Schumann says. "These results underscore our members' commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry."
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The American Angus Association is the nation's largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. The Association provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers. For more information about Angus cattle and the Association, visit www.ANGUS.org.