Fechter Cattle Company is located northwest of Howard, Kansas in the southern Flint Hills. We started our herd in 2006 with the purchase of some bred females from Truline Maines. We have made additional purchases from Truline Maines as well as from Griswold Cattle Company, Bushy Park Farms and Green Valley Cattle. In addition, we have kept replacement females of our own.
As a family operation our goal is to raise high quality Maine-Anjou cattle that will benefit the industry both commercially and in the show world.
Richard was raised on a farm/ranch in nearby Greenwood County. Julia was raised in Elk County on a farm/ranch. Both were active 4-H members growing up and graduated from Kansas State University.
Richard is the Rolling Prairie Extension District Agricultural Agent in Elk and Chautauqua Counties. Julia is the owner and practicing veterinarian at Fechter Pet Care, Inc. We are the proud parents of two boys: Wyatt and Peyton.
We are members of the American Maine-Anjou Association and the Kansas Livestock Association. In 2016 we were selected as the Elk County Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year.