The history of the Rocky Top Gelbvieh Farm begins in 1989 when we bought three pure bred Gelbvieh heifers and a pure bred bull from Eric Smith of Lazy S Farms in Colorado. He had just relocated to Grandview, Tennessee where his farm is now located. Old Johnston Valley Road in Kingston, Tennessee is where we bred those cattle on a 15 acre farm with 200 leased additional acres. We also had a few commercial heifers, meaning they were a mixture of breeds. We bred up from that stock, and purchased more Gelbvieh females to breed additional cattle to improve the genetics.
We relocated to a 263 acre farm in Crossville, Tennessee where we lease an additional 40 acres for grazing. Through selection of the best females, we have developed our breeding stock over the last twenty three years.