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About Smith Ranch


Smith Registered Angus Ranch is a family owned operation just south of Berryville, Arkansas.


Smith Ranch got its start more than 50 years ago when family patriarch, Donald Gene Smith, envisioned making a living and raising a family on the small family farm in the rolling hills of Northwest Arkansas. He was one of eight children. During high school, he worked on the farm and anywhere he could find work to help the family make ends meet.


Upon finishing high school in 1960, Donald Gene married his high school sweetheart Bobbie and started a family. They began a small family dairy operation, while always working and saving to purchase new land to expand their farming operation. Don and Bobbie, along with their children, Ricky, Nancy, Jimmy, and Sara, transitioned from farming dairy cattle to raising Charolais cows, along with some commercial Black Angus.


Donald Gene and his family ran the farm as a commercial operation until they decided to transition from a commercial operation to a registered Angus seed stock operation. Their hope was not only to raise Angus, but also to produce superior genetics that breeders from around the world would seek to acquire.


Today, Smith Registered Angus Ranch is a diversified family farm with Black Angus cattle being a mainstay.


Until his death in August 2013, Donald Gene managed Smith Ranch, realizing his dream of raising his family on a family farm. Today, Smith Ranch is managed by Donald Gene's wife Bobbie, grandson Brock Smith, and daughter Sara Schmitz.  Together, they ensure Donald Gene’s legacy of faith, family, hard work, and personal responsibility are ingrained in Smith Registered Angus Ranch.

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