Our love for the Limousin Breed began in the year of 1987 when our father, James Hamm, began telling us about this breed of cattle that would improve our herd of Angus. He had registered Angus for a few years but he wanted something different. He had heard about the Limousin breed and started searching for some Limousin bulls that would add some frame and muscle to our Angus calves. He absolutely loved the muscle quality and conformation in the Limousin, which would definitely add muscle and weight to our calves.
During his journey of searching for Limousin bulls, he met some fine people along with way. After looking at their bulls, he came home to tell the rest of the family about his search. He had fallen in love with the beautiful red color of the Limousin breed and was also overjoyed that black was part of the breed, too, knowing that the black cattle market was so important.
Our Dad’s enthusiasm spread to the family that consists of two sons (Keith Hamm and James “Jamey” Hamm, Jr.) and a daughter (Pamela Hamm Duncan). We decided to purchase four purebred bulls (3 red and 1 black). It wasn’t long after that purchase that we decided to begin our own Limousin purebred business called “Triple H Limousin”. We attended lots of Limousin Sales and traveled all over Middle and West Tennessee and North Alabama looking for quality Limousin cows to begin our herd and met lots of wonderful people. In 1991, we bought our first homozygous polled bull, WW Stingray 922X before buying homozygous polled genetics were a priority and had much success with him. In 1995, we bought another fantastic bull, BWSG Defense 145D, who was homozygous black. With Stingray and Defense, we have had the homozygous polled and black genetics for a long time.
We continued in the Limousin business for several years and built up a sizeable herd selling bulls, heifers and cow/calf pairs, but in 2001, our world was shattered when our Dad succumbed to cancer. At first, we didn’t think that we could go on operating without him and considered just getting out of the purebred business altogether. After much consideration and with our children in mind who loved their grandfather to the fullest, we decided to continue on with our father’s dream. We decided to change our Limousin business name to “Riverside Valley Farm” because there would be more than just the three of us to operate it. The grandchildren who are all boys started taking a huge part in the farming and cattle business. Keith’s sons are Elliot who helped his Grandfather farm for many years, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Criminal Justice and is now a Brentwood, TN Police Officer, Kyle who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Engineering and is working with County Government, and Colby who graduated from University of Tennessee at Martin with a major in Animal Science and is a Profit Development Specialist with Genex Cooperative. Jamey’s son, Christopher, graduated from the Nashville Auto Diesel School. Pam’s son, Derek, is attending University of Tennessee at Martin majoring in Agricultural Engineering Technology. We certainly don’t want to leave out our wonderful Mother, Wilma Hamm, who is still living and keeps our appetites in check with delicious food for all her hungry grandsons working on the farm.
As a priority, we have continued to try and upgrade our herd to improve our genetics and EPD’s. In 2006, we purchased two great bulls: homozygous polled COSC Paperboy 478P and the homozygous black and homozygous polled, New Generation Man 219R. In 2007, we purchased another impressive homozygous polled and homozygous black bull, WIN VUE Lodestar HP 602. In 2011, we were extremely excited about purchasing half interest in AUTO Long Drive 111X from the Pinegar Herd Builder XVII sale who is double homozygous and is an absolutely fantastic bull. Also, in 2011, we purchased MAGS Xerophtic who is a 75% Lim-Flex double homozygous bull with great conformation. Along with all the above bulls, we are using all the top of the line genetics in the Limousin breed and also the Angus breed for the very popular Lim-Flex cattle in our AI Program.
At present, we have several service age bulls, heifers and cow/calf pairs ready for purchase at our farm located in Hohenwald, Tennessee (Lewis County). If the opportunity arises, please give us a call or stop by and visit with us.
Riverside Valley Farm