Farm Receives Historic Angus Herd Award

US - The American Angus Association® congratulates Country Lane Farm, Ringle, Wisconsin, for continued ownership and production of Angus cattle for more than 50 years.
calendar icon 11 June 2009
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The Bayer family was presented a certificate signed by the Association’s president at their production sale to honor this Historic Angus Herd achievement.

Leonard A. Bayer and Leonard R. Bayer founded the herd and became members of the Association in 1957. Four cows were purchased at a dispersal sale near Plainfield, Wisconsin, as a FFA project.

They paid $400 each to start the Angus herd at Country Lane Farm. Leonard and his wife, Agnes, had four children that were all active showing cattle at the county and state fairs.

Their sons, Scott and Matthew, both competed in the National Junior Angus Showmanship Competition at the National Junior Angus Show, finishing in the top 15 and receiving honorable mention, respectively. Now there are four grandchildren that also participate in the junior Angus programs.

The herd is now owned by Scott and Mia Bayer and Matthew and Cherie Bayer. Scott manages the 50-head cow herd. He has been a delegate to the Association’s annual meeting and served as a director for the Wisconsin Angus Association. Mia was named Wisconsin advisor of the year in 2008. The couple has also been supporters of the Angus Foundation.

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