After 25 years in the marine business on beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, I retired. It didn't take long to realize I needed to find another passion. Drawing on my curiosity and fascination for the majestic Texas longhorn cattle, I started out cautiously by purchasing a steer named Buddy.  We fell in love with Buddy and knew he needed friends if he was going to be happy in his new home.  We were referred to Oren O'Dell who helped us with our next purchase of four heifers and a bull.  A new chapter was written and J Bar J Longhorns was conceived.
 
Today our herd is carefully and precisely managed. Through the years we have grown our herd through a selective breeding program. We invite you to visit us to see for yourself the quality of herd we take pride in.