Living the Dream
It was Steve’s dream after college to farm and ranch on the high plains of Texas. Today Whitaker Farms and Flying 5 Herefords are the fruition of his dream. Married in 1986, Steve and LaNell raised their two sons, Whit and Will, and a daughter, Mikala, on the family farm and instilled in them the necessity of putting God first, family second, and everything else after that. Steve graduated with a degree in Mechanized Agriculture from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where he met LaNell. LaNell is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Agriculture Economics and later went on to West Texas A&M University to receive her Texas Teaching Certificate. Both have continued their education, becoming licensed Realtors. In 2005, we entered the purebred Hereford business. Initially concentrating on raising show steers, our emphasis has shifted to producing high quality, prolific breeding stock. We are proud of the genetics we are able to offer you and hope you will stop by, have a cup of coffee, and take a look at these outstanding cattle.