From breeding season to calving season to show season, we do it all.
Mill Creek Land & Cattle is owned and operated by the Middleton family. Traci Middleton, along with her parents, Rick and Teresa Middleton maintain a small but very successful Brangus herd in Northwest Tennessee.
Their journey in the Brangus business began in 1993 as a 4-H project and quickly grew into much more. Years later, they continue to travel the country promoting and exhibiting their herd at local, state, regional, and national shows. Traci was involved in the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association, eventually serving as President of the organization. Through her continued involvement in the Brangus breed, she later served on the Board of Directors of the International Brangus Breeders Association and was chosen as President of the organization in 2014.
About Our Herd
Throughout the rise and fall of trending bloodlines and industry fads, we have remained dedicated to our original mission - raise the kind of cattle that work for us and our customers. Those cattle are sound, functional, moderate, and backed by years of rigorous culling. The end result is that we have produced cattle that can compete in the show ring and later become a producing female that will have longevity and the ability to raise great herd sires for our commercial bull customers.
Many years ago, we made the decision to keep our cow numbers small. We knew that on a percentage basis, we could produce the same number of "great ones" with lower input as a large ranch could if we kept our standards high. The females found in the Mill Creek herd are all donor quality. We place great emphasis on proven cow families that continue to prove the efficiency and longevity of Mill Creek females. Our herd has primarily been built around the genetics of four sires. This forward-thinking approach has left us with one of the most consistent cow herds we have seen. The bulls selected to be used in our program are done so with careful appraisal, genetically and phenotypically.
With the goals of our customers in mind, we have added a select group of Ultrablack and Hereford females to our herd. This has enabled us to offer a complete breeding program to our customers. Regardless of the genetic makeup of your cow herd, Mill Creek has bulls to meet your needs.