John and Bonnie Slocombe, lifelong Kansans, have raised Angus cattle their entire lives.
John was reared in south-central Kansas and Bonnie in west-central Kansas. Both families raised Angus and commercial cattle that were fed in backgrounding and finishing feedyards where performance data was collected and used to improve their beef enterprises. Both families were known for producing quality Angus and commercial cattle that performed in the pasture, feedlot, and on the rail.
John and Bonnie took a break from raising Angus cattle while pursuing academic careers at Kansas State University and Iowa State University. In 1993, they applied experiences and knowledge gained in formative years with the expertise of a few seasoned Angus breeders to begin their Angus seedstock operation. Six foundation females were purchased in 1993 with the long-term goal of developing a premier seedstock operation in northeast Kansas. Today BJ Angus Genetics calves more than 200 cows annually in native Flint Hills pastures, all of which produced from artificial insemination and embryo transfer.
In addition to raising Angus cattle, John and Bonnie work in off-the-ranch careers. John is a Professor of Engineering at Kansas State University where he teaches courses and conducts Extension programming in the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering and Bonnie is the Director of the Laboratory at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, KS.
John and Bonnie’s son, Eric and his wife Melanie and their sons Dylan and Taylor live in Overland Park, KS where Eric is the Director of Engineering for Broderson Manufacturing and Melanie is an Occupational Therapist. Their daughter, Jennifer lives and works in Manhattan, KS. BJ Angus Genetics is a family seedstock operation.
If we can be of assistance as you make genetic improvements to your beef production system, please call, email, or come see us at the ranch.