Missouri Farm Recognized as a Historic Angus Herd


May 6, 2024




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Missouri Farm Recognized as a Historic Angus Herd 

Lomas Angus has been home to Angus cattle for more than 50 years. 


John Lomas established Lomas Angus in 1953 in Mount Vernon, Mo. Now in 2024, Lomas Angus has been home to Angus cattle for more than 50 years, earning it the Historic Angus Herd Award. The award, presented by the American Angus Associationâ, recognizes Angus breeders and immediate families who have been in continuous production of registered-Angus cattle for 50 years or more.

In the 1960’s John’s son, Lyle Lomas joined the operation, and they ran their cattle together until 2018 when John passed away. After his father’s passing, Lyle took over full ownership of the farm.

“I believe my dad chose Angus cattle for their excellent maternal ability and calving ease,” Lyle said. “He also liked the fact they were naturally polled.”

The current cows in the Lomas family’s herd were born and raised on the farm and are descendants of three foundation heifers purchased by the Lomas family. The first two heifers were purchased from Jack Ogle in Kinita, Okla. in 1975 and the third was purchased from Sydenstricker Angus in Mexico, Mo. in 2008.

Lomas Angus is enrolled in the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and the MaternalPlusâ program, and they have had all their cattle performance tested since 1972.

The farm has been home to 27 Pathfinder award winning cows. Twenty-six of those cows were bred and raised by the Lomas family, and four still reside on the farm.

Today, Lyle and his wife Connie still manage the farm and maintain a herd of approximately 35 brood cows that will calve this fall.


Visit for more information or to view a list of awarded members since the program began in 1988. 


Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications 


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