Don, Lorna, Jennifer (Rob) and Tyler (Tayler)
Box 627, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0
Jen-Ty Gelbvieh is owned and operated by Don & Lorna Okell since 1989. We are located in Duchess Alberta, an hour and a half west of Calgary and 16 miles north and west of Brooks.
It has been 29 years since we bought our first Gelbvieh animal. We ran strictly commercial cattle up till that point but knew we wanted to try something different to improve our program. At that point in our lives we were both working off the farm full time and had small children so we needed cattle that were easy to handle with good dispositions, calving ease, good udders, easy fleshing with natural muscle mass and great maternal instincts. We found Gelbvieh to have all those traits. We now run around 140 Purebreds and 100 Commercial Gelbvieh/Angus X cows. We've grown to have some awesome foundation females, which we believe are the backbone of our program. Over the years we have used some tremendous sires, many who have been game changing for our program. Great genetics produce awesome progeny. We have a bull sale annually the first Tuesday of March (March 5, 2019) at the Medicine Hat Feeding Company. We always have been committed to giving our buyers a combination of quality and genetics backed by an excellent cow herd. We welcome anyone to come by for a visit and check out our program.