Growing the Family and the Herd
On April Fool’s Day in 2000, Steve and Nancy Sullivan bought a farm in Lucas, Iowa that began with an earnest 31 head of Black Angus show heifers. Steve brought in his son, Justin, to expand the small herd. This herd would be the family legacy that connects the four generations of Sullivan cattleman. SJS Cattle Company has a rich family history and believes in the Black Angus breed. Through pasture management, community engagement and strong family ties, SJS has knowledge to share. Justin, his wife Johna and mom Nancy have spent years “learning the farm,” as Justin was told to do by his father Steve. There has always been a Sullivan, Steve and Nancy or Justin, Johna and their son Dakota, living on the family farm in Lucas and that’s the goal. In 2015 the family lost Steve, their beloved husband, father and grandfather to a tragic farm accident. Today, Nancy Sullivan holds a watchful eye over the family legacy 19 years in the making. The 240 Black Angus cattle currently roaming the 670 acres in Lucas Iowa are the true testament to this dedicated family business. The Sullivan family enjoys sharing their love of the breed, the land and sharing this excitement. The invitation is always open, the coffee is always on and you are welcome for a visit any time.