2018 National Western Stock Show | Breeders Spotlight: Boyert-Core Show Cattle

Boyert Show Cattle and Core Farms are family owned and operated farms that are located in Seville, Ohio and Pleasantville, Iowa. They have come together to become one of the top show cattle operations in the United States. Together they run about 130 cows, 50 head in Ohio, and about 80 head in Iowa. Boyert-Core Show Cattle is run by Jared and his wife Bailey, Jake, and Clayton Boyert. Together the Boyert’s and Core’s have an annual fall sale. They also have embryo, fall born heifer, and bred heifer sales.

Starting out raising Shorthorns, Boyert’s have branched out into a multiple breed operation. They have really started to focus their sights on the Charolais breed over the last couple of years, and have had a lot of success with it. Jared stated “We’ve had a lot of luck at it and met some really good people, that really helped us out along the way when we first got started.” Their success with the Charolais all started when they purchased a bred heifer, and shortly after that they decided to purchase some embryos as well. They only have about 20 Charolais cows but they hope that the number continues to grow as the years go on.

Even though the family operation makes a living off of selling show cattle, they also try and put a big emphasis on making good cattle, not just something that is going to be a show heifer. They have been trying really hard, especially in the last couple years, to have cattle that have good utters and good feet and have something that customers can build off of. Jared, Jake, and Clayton started out doing this for a 4-H project and struggled for a long time. The Cates family really helped out the Boyert’s and they were able to really learn from them and Jared was even able to work for them for several years. Now that they have built a successful operation, it is important to Jared that he works with his brothers, because he enjoys doing it as a family.

The National Western is a highlight for Boyert-Core Show Cattle every year. They have been fortunate to have some great success since they started exhibiting at the national show in 2004. They have accolades of Reserve Grand Champion Charolais in 2016, Grand Champion Maintainer in 2015, and Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn in 2011. Jared’s favorite part of the National Western is being able to see so many cattle in one location, especially the large emphasis on bulls. The neatest thing to Jared is walking through the yards and going through all of the breeds and watching the pen bull shows. The Boyerts enjoy seeing what other people do, such as the operations that strictly put their emphasis on bulls, selling show heifers, or just focusing on bred heifers. There is a lot of emphasis in every direction and there are so many different backgrounds that are represented at the National Western.

The main goal of Boyert-Core Show Cattle is to continue to work together – both with the in-laws and brothers. Even though it is not always easy working with multiple people, it is extremely important to them that they do it as a family. They wish to continue to help the people that support and help them, and their customer base. They work with a lot of first time show families and they really focus on helping them, because they’ve been in their shoes before. “We want to help somebody achieve the same opportunity that a lot of people helped my brothers and I achieve” says Jared.

Boyert-Core Show cattle is a dominant force in the show cattle industry and they will continue to work and achieve helping the people in the industry that helped build them into the success that they are now.

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