To gain a better understanding of why we do what we do, take a moment to read a little bit about our family's history and how AbraKadabra Cattle Company emerged.
Born a Badger, Terry left Wisconsin in 1980, moving to Southwest Missouri. She grew up with Herefords as her family raised performance tested bulls and production females, with much success also in the show ring.
Terry met Mark, a Southwest Missouri native, soon after her move. Mark comes from a farming background also, but consisting of dairy cattle and row crops.
Both Terry and Mark worked on their educations and married in 1986, settling in Columbia, Missouri while Terry completed her medical education. Today, Terry practices as a Diagnostic Radiologist at Boone Hospital.
As years have gone by, the family has never lost their desire for a country farm life. In 1993, the family purchased their first farm and began raising show steers in 2000 for their two daughters to show as 4-H projects. Over the next 10 years, AbraKadabra purchased 3 additional farms and their initial purchase of a small herd of crossbred cattle to raise show steers soon grew into the addition of registered Herefords also. They now have 20 Hereford donor females and 75 additional Hereford and recipient females. In addition, they work with several embryo coop farms to raise 120 Hereford calves per year with both spring and fall calving seasons.
The family enjoys helping youth. Sabrina is a graduate of Wake Forest University in North Carolina and recently completed her Masters Degree in Public Health from Mizzou. She is working in the healthcare field in Columbia, and plans to return to school to obtain her Doctorate of Public Health, Brianne is a graduate of Mizzou with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science and is currently in Veterinary School at Mizzou where she is enrolled in a dual Masters program in animal reproduction.
Call today for information on our calves for sale! Just be prepared -- we will push you as hard as we did our own kids!
We are located just off I-70, halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Go 6 miles south of I-70 on Hwy 63. Take L at Old Millers Rd. which becomes Rolling Hills Rd. Go 0.2 miles and make L on Bass Lane. Go 1.5 miles to 6969 E. Bass Lane.