November 2014
Our rebuilding of our Fall Herd is off to a good start. All 3 of the heifers we bought from Jerry Huth had calves, 2 heifers sired by the Ellis Foremost bull and one bull sired by Dakota. We bought a pregnant cow from Sam Massey and she had a bull calve sired by a Ned and Jan Ward bull, 3 days after we got her home. We also had a real nice bull calf sired by the Bennett 9126J bull and a heifer sired by Dakota.

We bought some semen on the NJW 8Y bull and will be breeding some of our fall cows to him. We will also be using Huth Prospector N065 and the Bennett 9126J R294 bulls.

See our Calf Page for more detail

We sold 3 really nice bulls this year. The last bull was sold at the Texas Hereford Fall Classic and brought $4,400. We want to thank Jack Vickers for purchasing him. We also want to thank our other buyers, Bill Yowell and James McKay.

Texas 2T Farm in Nacogdoches. Texas was started in 2006 as a family run operation covering 3 generations of the Tinsley family. We decided our niche in the Hereford Cattle business was to breed AI to achieve high value genetics expressed in their EPD’s and pedigrees to develop our seed stock.

My grandson Chase and my granddaughter Savannah showing their heifers at the 2010 East Texas State Show.


I have always loved cattle, and have had a few over the years, but my job did not allow me to really get started, so I decided that my retirement would be a good time to start.

I took Agriculture in High School in 1958 and 1959, but much has changed since then. When we started this operation, I basically had no knowledge of raising modern day Herefords. EPD's in the 50's were not heard of and when we started this business, they were pure Greek to me.

After purchasing 6 heifers, all offspring of show cattle, we thought this was going to be a great start. One of those heifers died, four did not grow properly and had to be sold off. We only have one of those original left.

We decided if we were going to raise Herefords, we were going to have to get some better animals and then have a plan for what we were going to do with them. Obtaining better animals was the easy part, developing a plan for them required a lot of research, talking to long time cattlemen, some breeders and with Jack Ward at the AHA office. As a side note, unlike most businesses where they tend not to share information because they feel they would lose a competitive edge, all the AHA member breeders I have talked to are willing to share information and to answer all the questions I could think of. What a great group of people.

With all this input, we finally arrived at a plan for them. We have T2T Dakota R294 1005L as a herd sire to cover our cows and heifers after AI'ing. The intent of our program is to be driven by Artificial Insemination until we develop the bulls that we want to keep as herd sires.


Texas 2T Farm

Founder and Co-Owner
Gary Tinsley
1036 CR 105
Nacogdoches Tx 75965
Cell 903-649-0053

Jeff Tinsley
11950 State Hwy 21 E
Nacogdoches Tx 75961
Cell 954-401-7697