Welcome to Harfst Cattle

Harfst Cattle, owned and operated by Jonathan and Jessica Harfst, is a purebred seedstock operation that strives to produce show cattle that get the nod at the highest level and go on to be donors and sires highly regarded in the industry.

Jon and Jess both have a strong history in the cattle business and animal agriculture. Jon grew up in central Illinois on a grain and Hereford farm. Jessica grew up in Michigan and her love for purebred cattle began at a young age showing Angus females. They met at Michigan State University where they both received Animal Science degrees. Jon and Jess each experienced a great deal of success in their junior careers which has led them to continue their passion in the cattle business. In addition to breeding and raising seedstock, Jon and Jess also stay actively involved in the show industry by assisting their customers and helping other junior members and being involved in the Michigan and Illinois Hereford Associations. Jon enjoys judging and has evaluated cattle at numerous shows in the United States and Canada.

Harfst Cattle is located in central southern Michigan and is within minutes of interstates I-69 and I-94. We invite you to stop by any time.


Harfst Cattle News

MHA Hereford Steer of the Year Award

There is a new award coming to Michigan Hereford Juniors. The first award will be presented at the 2017 Michigan Livestock Expo (MLE) in July.  The $1000 cash prize award will go to the highest placing Hereford steer that is both bred by a Michigan Hereford Association (MHA) member and exhibited by a Michigan Junior Hereford Association (MJHA) member.  For more information go to www.michiganhereford.com.  Harfst Cattle is a sponsor of the award and we also have a great set of steers that will qualify.  Contact Jon to set up a time to view the calves.  All calves will... read more