About Us

2 Bar Angus is about family and Angus cattle.

Steve was raised on a small farm and ranch near Shamrock, TX. After graduation from West Texas A&M with a general Ag degree, he went to work for Cactus Feeders, Inc. While working there, he learned about the feeding industry. This is also when Cactus started its grid-based marketing of company-owned cattle. After Cactus, we started buying land and cattle on the side while working full time. Our first years in the seedstock business were more on what not to raise than what worked in our environment. Five years after starting down the wrong road, we purchased our first Angus females. Using new tools and technologies, we developed our new philosophy for 2 Bar Angus. We use genetics that will increase the owner’s bottom line through the beef life cycle, whether it is the rancher, feeder or packer. The rancher’s cows will have calves unassisted that will perform before and after weaning and at the packing house. All of these traits must be in an economical, functional and desirable cow.

Our herd is about half A.I. and half E.T. Our program is performance based and each cow must earn her right to stay out of the receipt herd or cull pen. Growing this herd has meant that in the past, most of the females have been retained for personal use. The majority of the bulls have been sold by private treaty. We have offered a few lots in the Texas Angus sponsored bull and female sales with great success.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Laura’s parents, John and Sheila Thames. They have played a critical part in the growth of this herd. Without them, this herd would probably not have happened. Thanks.

We would also like to thank Jimmy and Glennette Goode, John and Debbie Maurer and the Gardiner Angus Ranch family for their friendship and support that we have enjoyed for many years.

Our biggest thank you goes to our children–our work force. This is all we do. 100% of our livelihood depends on this herd.


2016 Family Photos

8th grade graduation

College group from University of Queensland Australia

Finally legal


Shot put

Summer fun at the beach

Summer help

Team camp

Tournament champs

Varsity football boys

Wesley's new hunting partner


2014 Family Photos



2013 Family Photos

Anita awarded for most reading points

MVP Award for Anita

Corn Silage

Cutting Wheatlage

End of summer fun


Fun at Schlitterbaun

Fun in Colorado with John and Sheila

Fun to catch

Good day fishing

Joe's band debut

Joe shooting targets

KSU cousin and friend try their skills at riding

Lake fun

Lois caught the big one

Mud fight

Picture day

Rangers game

Shooting sports awards

Small fish, big fish

Spring basketball

 State trap shoot in San Antonio

Steve and Wesley win 1st place in the father/son competition

Steve's trouble with the feed truck

Summer rain

Testing out the picture pen

The drone

Wesley hauling oat hay

Wesley packing wheatlage

Wesley's new friend


2012 Family Photos

Joe's shooting sports

Joe's tackle football

Lake Texhoma

Lake Texhoma

Mud boots

Nap time

Science Fair

Trap shoot

Undefeated basketball team

Water in the pond

Wesley's graduation

Wesley's prom

Wesley's Senior Year


2011 Family Photos



2010 Family Photos

Anita and Marie

Catfish at Lake Texhoma

Fun or work?

Girls at the sale barn


Joe and Wesley trap shooting

Joe's school musical-him in the black wig

Joe's science project about freeze branding


Kids working while having fun

Lake Texhoma

Marie and Duke playing fetch


Pledge of Allegiance

Relaxing in Shamrock

Science project

State 4-H trap shooting in San Antonio

Steve's mom with the Knoll kids

The Alamo

The girls' basketball team was undefeated

The kids after a rough day at school

The river walk in San Antonio

Trap shooting in Amarillo

Water fun at lake Texhoma

Wesley's 16th birthday


2009 Family Photos


Wesley's deer

Wesley trap shoot

Wesley stripper fishing

Wesley's catch


Trampoline at the lake

Trampoline at the lake

Tagging calves

Stripper Catch

Steve's deer

Sale day help

Recips at Shamrock

Recips at Shamrock

Rafting guide Papa

Picture pen helpers

Camping at Lake Texhoma

Large catch at Shamrock

Fishing at Lake Texhoma

Knoll girls

Kids sorting

Kids at Shamrock

Joe waiting for the catch

Joe's first deer

Joe's catch


If I was in that boat....

Granny and Papa

Girls' 8th Birthday


Fishing at Shamrock


Family photo

Family photo

Deer at Shamrock

Deer at Shamrock.

Cousins weeny roast. 

Bred heifers at Shamrock


Another big one!


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