February 20, 2017
Jackie Davis, Lincoln, Calif., has spent his life in the polled Hereford industry and has dedicated much of it to serving the breed.
He began raising and showing Hereford cattle in 1952, when he was in high school, and has worked for several Hereford and commercial operations over the years including Vanderhoof Polled Herefords in Woodlake, Calif.; Triangle T Ranch, Chowchilla, Calif.; and Antonio Mountain Ranch, Lincoln, Calif.
In 1979 he started his own business, Davis Cattle Services, where he consulted on breeding programs, primarily polled Hereford operations, and bred and pregnancy checked cattle of all types.
Then he went to work for one of his clients, Napa Valley Polled Herefords, as manager.
Davis has also dedicated many years to serving the breed. From 1972-1985, he was a director for the California/Nevada Polled Hereford Association and was president for that association in 1975, 1978 and again from 1998-2009. He was elected to the American Polled Hereford Association Board in 1985 and was chairman from 1990-1991.
Today, he and his wife, Chris, live in Lincoln, Calif., where they continue to raise Herefords. They share their love of the breed with their children — Cindy, Stephanie and Craig — five grandchildren and one great-grandson.