|My Great, Great Grandfather John Armstrong came to Lawrence County in southern Indiana in 1817. With him he brought the frontier work ethic and the desire to make his new farmland a place to raise his family. He homesteaded land and raised cattle. His descendants have followed that tradition continuously to today. One of his sons was Ari Armstrong who was my Great Grandfather. Ari had 19 children, the youngest was Curtis Armstrong, my Grandfather. Curtis Armstrong moved to our present headquarters and historic 1873 family home when he was 17. My Father carried on the family farm and my wife and I now manage the Spring Creek Cattle Co. LLC.
As a fifth generation Indiana commercial cattle operation, our focus is on raising efficient, healthy Angus and Angus Simmental cross cattle with goals of:
As a necessity, we raise Alfalfa / Orchard grass hay for winter feed and as a second income source. Most of the hay we raise to sell is made into small square bales to be sold to Dairy or Horse owners.
Spring Creek meanders through our property and is one of our main sources of water for our cattle, along with several wells and ponds. Our cows summer graze on legume / grass mixed pastures and daily fed round bales during the winter season. Weaned calves, Freezer Beef Cattle and fall calving cows are fed byproducts such as corn gluten and soy hulls along with alfalfa / orchard grass hay. Our cattle going to feedlots are preconditioned from 45 to 60 days and are given two rounds of modified live vaccines. Freezer beef are typically fed approximately 90 days and are hormone free.