Through hard work and honesty, and most importantly a firm foundation in Jesus Christ, we work each day to be a reliable genetic resource for our customers. If you want to partner with an experienced farm dedicated to the health and genetics of its animals, we would appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Locust Level Farms is a century farm that uses modern DNA technology combined with an experienced breeding philosophy to enhance the breed quality of our purebred Angus cattle. Our family has transitioned the farm from a tobacco and small grains operation into one of the region’s top Angus seedstock operations. You can confidently blend our cattle into your commercial or purebred herd knowing the cattle’s health and genetics is our top priority. We will only sell to you what we would rather keep for ourselves.
Locust Level Farm strives to breed the complete package for our black Angus cattle. We do this by selecting proven sires to use in our AI and embryo transfer programs. Our family’s two veterinarians help Locust Level Farm accomplish this by combining state-of-the-art DNA analysis with thorough health evaluations of our animals. This unique partnership has allowed Locust Level Farm to produce traits and bloodlines that are in high demand by both commercial cattlemen and purebred Angus breeders. Locust Level Females have been purchased by leading herds across the country, and eight bulls to date have been sold or leased to major US AI studs.
Raising cattle is our way of life, and we’ve spent years improving our herd through genetic makeup. It’s not just our goal, but a necessity, for our cows to be easy calvers that will produce high-growth calves with breed-leading carcass traits. We want the same for your herd. Learn more about our high-quality genetic breeding stock.
There are two ways you can purchase our cattle to improve the genetics of your herd — through our annual fall sale and private treaty sales. Our fall sale is our biggest event of the year, selling both bulls and females to add to your herd. You can also contact us throughout the year to purchase cattle through private treaty sales.
Michael McDowell, the owner of our family-run farm, has earned recognition on behalf of the work he and our family are doing to continually advance the farm and the community. In 2019, Mike won the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award along with the Virginia Farmer of the Year award from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Read more about these achievements and the impact of Locust Level Farms.