Finley Brothers Cattle Co. LLC, began in the early 1990’s as a registered Angus operation with a performance focus. Craig decided to keep a select few cows to serve as the foundation for rebuilding our Angus cattle operation with a focus on strong Geno and Phenotypical females. With that decision, the opportunity to partner with 5K Cattle Co. and the Keaton family came along. The Keaton’s were great customers of Finley Bros. and like-minded with similar goals and objectives. Together, since the initial conversations in 2014, we have grown our herd to over 60 head with some of the Angus breed’s top genetics. FB / 5K cattle are located in a rural community just outside of Anderson, MO. Anderson is in the extreme southwest corner of Missouri, just a few minute drive from either Arkansas or Oklahoma. We are excited about our growing registered Angus herd and look forward to expanding a successful, genetically focused operation.
The Finley Brothers (L to R) Will, Craig, Teresa, Tyler and Trey.
Finley Brothers Cattle Co.
The Finley family has been part of farming and cattle ranching for several generations. We are pleased to keep that tradition alive with a new Finley Brothers (FB) operation, building with great pride off the brand we established with FB in Oklahoma through superior genotypical and phenotypical traits in our registered Angus cattle.
We look for 2016 to be another expansion year, growing FB into the Southeast, increasing our outstanding herd and spreading the word about registered Angus and the powerful FB genetics to a whole new generation of ranchers. We are excited about continuing the Finley Brothers’ family tradition and look forward to breading outstanding registered Angus cattle for years to come.
The Keaton’s (L to R) Jennifer, Vance, Callie (14), Rhett (8), and Courtney (12).
5K Cattle Co.
The days are long on the farm but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We typically start long before dawn to do chores and then head to our off-farm jobs. Vance is a Loan Officer in the poultry industry for Live Oak Bank and Jennifer is a mixed-animal veterinarian. Callie is a 9th grader at McDonald County High School and is actively involved in 4-H, FFA, Student Council, church, High School Rodeos and cattle showing. Courtney is in the 6th grade and is also busy with her involvement in 4-H, Jr High School rodeos, school activities, church youth group and showing cattle. Rhett is a 3rd grader and he enjoys playing football, 4-H activities and showing cattle. Evenings consist of farm chores, working with cattle and horses, church and school activities, as well as homework and errands. Rodeos and showing cattle consume the remaining “free time”.
COMPANY UPDATE: Finley Bros./5K Cattle Co. is excited to welcome Ethan Douglass back to the ranch as FB5K’s Herd Manager!
This past year Ethan gained invaluable first-hand experience on our cattle operations during his internship. Ethan recently graduated from Michigan State’s Animal Science program. While at Michigan State, Ethan was a part of the 2018 Livestock Judging Team. In 2019 he took on a larger role, as a coach of the team. He will now take on an expanded role with our herd.
Craig Finley, Finley Bros. Cattle Co. had this to say on the recent addition:
“It’s rare to find as complete of young cattlemen as Ethan Douglas – he had a great college judging career. He is a graduate of Michigan State and one of the most honest and hardworking people I know. After last summer, we saw how Ethan developed our show heifers and presented our sale cattle. He’s got the eye to pick the best ones and the talent to get them ready for the arena. We’re very fortunate to have him riding for the FB5K brand. If you’re a junior looking for some tips on showing cattle or looking for your next show heifer, call Ethan.”
Vance Keaton, Finley Bros. Cattle Co. gave this added perspective on Ethan:
“Having Ethan here on the ranch last summer gave us an opportunity to see him work firsthand with the cattle and youth. He has a good eye for livestock that perform well both in the show arena and in the pasture. He also has a keen ability to communicate with the young showmen and visit with the seasoned cattlemen looking for the next herd bull. FB5K Cattle is happy to have him here on the home ranch where he will build and develop better cattle that will perform in the pasture and show arena. As we say, Genotypical2Phenotypical is the type of cattle we strive to produce! Ethan has that same mindset.”
We are very pleased with the job that Ethan did while prepping show calves and preparing private treaty show cattle. Our herd was made better by Ethan’s presence. We look forward to watching our operation continue to grow with Ethan’s contributions as our Herd Manager.
Welcome back to the FB5K Cattle, Ethan!