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Farm Story: Our farm is located in a place known as Delight, North Carolina (30 miles north of Shelby). The first ten years of our marriage we lived in the same house my great, great, grandfather built in 1870! In December 2009 we built a new house beside the old home place and we still live there today!

The farm has changed quite a bit in the last 240 years. In the early days the focus was just on survival and existence in the country. My grandfather who also was an agriculture teacher developed a dairy farm. My father further expanded the dairy farm in his lifetime and named it Beam & Beam Farms. At one time in the 1980’s we were milking 100 Holsteins. After several very tough financial years and one year where no heifer calf was born alive, our herd numbers decreased. When he passed in 1999 we were down to less than 30 cows and equipment which was 30+ years old. After much prayer and deliberation we decided it was best to sell the few cows we had remaining.

It was at this time I began to develop a beef cattle herd using the the cows my mother still owned. From a small beginning in 1999 of 20 crossbred cows owned entirely by my mother, we begin breeding to Gelbvieh bulls and growing a beef herd.

This is a picture of the first Gelbvieh bull we ever purchased. His name was First Jet.


We have purchased several other bulls of the years, Hominy, Max, and Doctor. We trust the Gelbvieh breed. As of 2010 we have 60 Gelbvieh cross cows and bunches of baby calves running all over the place!


Our newest bull is Taco Belle. We found him on a small farm up in Black Mountain. He is a beautiful red Gelbvieh. We are looking forward to interacting with his offspring!


Psalm 34:8 – “Taste and See that the Lord is good!”


5200 Seven Pines Road
Lawndale, NC 28090

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Phone: 704-538-1419
Email: luke@bffbeef.com