Gene graduated from Kansas State University in 1972 with a major in animal science and special interest in genetics.
Gene's father started with registered Herefords in 1932. Gene started his cattle herd in 1960 and has been intensely linebreeding Herefords and Angus since 1976. He has 3 herds: one registered Hereford, one registered Angus, and one commercial black-white face herd of about 400 cows that are crossed from the two linebred herds.
He has spent many years reading and learning from others, but says most of his real education has come from the school of hard knocks.
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