About Peterson Angus FarmLong-standing roots in Texas agriculture
Peterson Angus Farm is a family-owned operation in Dawson County, Texas dedicated to raising quality Angus cattle. Kent and Jeannie Peterson are the owners and operators of the farm, which includes not only Angus cattle but also row crop production.
The Peterson family’s ties have been deeply rooted in Texas agriculture ever since they first arrived in Dawson County in 1914. A lot has changed since they first settled in West Texas; however, their love of and desire to care for the land have not. Kent is a 3rd generation Dawson County farmer and started farming on his own at age 16. He grows cotton, sudan, wheat, grain sorghum, and hay. The cattle division was started over 20 years ago when Kent developed an interest in the Angus breed.
Agriculture certainly helped instill the values of persistence and hard work in the Peterson daughters as they grew up helping Kent with the cattle and around the farm. The oldest, Kathryn, is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is currently an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School in New York City. Elizabeth, a professional photographer, is married to Philip whom she met at Texas A&M University. They now live in Midland, Texas, and are close enough to come help with the cattle when needed, much to the gratitude of her father.
Quality Angus Cattle
When Peterson Angus Farm began Kent and Jeannie spent time researching which breed of cattle to focus on in their new venture. Angus cattle were selected not only because of their outstanding genetics but also because of the support system the breed presented through the American Angus Association.
During the last 20 years, Peterson Angus Farm has been working to build our breeding program with cattle that are docile, good mothers, and have high carcass values. These qualities along with ensuring soundness, growth capabilities, and low birth weights have allowed us to better serve customers, both purebred and commercial.