Gress Farms named commercial beef producer of the year

Editor's note: Story and photo courtesy of Heart Beat magazine, a publication of Heartland Limousin.

Trevor and Aaron Gress of Denison were named “Commercial Producer of the Year” by the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo., in January.

The Gress brothers own and operate Gress Farms, located in west central Iowa near Denison and in north central Missouri. This past year, their father, David, retired from the cattle operation and it was taken over by his sons.

The Gresses run a 310-brood cow herd that is primarily Red Angus females using Limousin bulls to naturally breed their herd.

Gress Farms have used Limousin bulls supplied by Mark Leonard of Leonard Limousin of Holstein for 20 years. The Leonard Limousin genetics supply muscle and growth to the calves. The Gress pregnancy average on the cows is 98 percent.

See the full story in the March 6 edition of the Ida County Courier or subscribe online for instant access.