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The History of "Hewell Family Tarentaise" Cattle


The Hewell Family, like all rural southern families, always kept a milk cow or two on the property.  It was in 1956, that Harold & Grace Hewell purchased the first farm for a Commercial Beef Herd.  The first cattle were Black Angus in breeding.  Years later, Chester Hewell purchased a Santa Gertudis Bull and started breeding this in to the herd. In the 1980's, Sandra and Chester Hewell started a Registered Herd of Red Brahman Cattle.  Having great success in selling and showing, they purchased two more farms for cattle production.


Hewells Family Tarentaise

The registered herd was sold due to Family Health problems back to it's originating state of Texas around 1990.  It was around this same time that another farm was bought by Harold and Grace Hewell.  The combined Commercial Herds came under the sole Management of Chester Hewell and he Bred in Saler.  This combination with the Brahman was a mistake.  The cattle became uncontrollable, which led to the search for a breeding program to make them more manageable.  After several different Bulls of different breeds, he purchased a Part Blood Tarentaise Bull.  Then he purchased several more Tarentaise Bulls.  That was the answer to our problem.  The calves and replacement heifers became a pleasure to work with.  Over the past few years, we, as a family, tossed around the idea of starting a new registered herd.

Finally, in 2011, it was decided.  To date, we have purchased some of what we believe to be the best bloodlines in the United States.  Now, under the directions of Mathew, Amanda, and Nathaniel Hewell; "Hewell Family Tarentaise" has begun. We wanted a breed that we could manage without fear and we have found it.  As the first bull was unloaded, followed by several heifers, all of them just eased around.  We would love to share with you the cattle, and assist you in a purchase of a commercial bull or replacement heifers.


For more information about the Hewell Family, visit the Hewell's Pottery Website.