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M & J Cattle

M & J Cattle
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M & J Cattle
Joe and Mary Maestas
P. O. Box 1024
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 929-1359
(505) 753-7873
E-mail: m-jcattle@hotmail.com

M & J Cattle is owned and operated by Joe and Mary Maestas of Espanola, New Mexico. M & J Cattle currently runs Red Angus and grazes their cattle 6.5 miles east of Tierra Amarilla on US Hwy 64, with winter grazing in Espanola. Joe Maestas originally began his operation with Herefords in 1974 when he took over his father's business. Shortly thereafter, M & J Cattle purchased Hereford/Blonde d'Aquitaine which they ran for approximately 10 years. This particular cross resulted in a very large animal and personally, the Maestas' believed the beef was very wild and rank, with less than optimal flavor. After researching various breeds, M & J Cattle began running Red Angus. They purchased their first registered Red Angus bulls and heifers out of Colorado in 2003.

This is M & J Cattle's first year participating in the Top of the Valle. Three Red Angus bulls will be available during the Private Treaty Sale on September 24th.