About Us

A family run seed stock operation, Whelan Farms offers registered Simmental and SimAngus bulls along with registered SimAngus heifers. We believe in using all data available to build our cow herd, including and most importantly using ultrasound data on every animal that is raised for replacement, whether it be a heifer or a bull. Thus ensuring that our EPD accuracy is true and complete.

The farm, located in Abanda, AL, is managed by myself and my wife Lisa. I worked for 18 years for COBB EMC, Marietta, GA. In 2009, I left the EMC to pursue the cattle industry as a full-time profession. Lisa teaches 4th grade at Wadley High School. We have two children, Austin and Kimberly. Austin and owner of Austin Whelan Creations, and is also in charge of all ad, video and graphic work for Whelan Farms. His wife Amanda teaches kindergarten. They live in Dallas, GA. Kimberly is a model and social media specialist for Chic Soul. She lives here at the farm, helps out daily, and is in charge of social media for us.

In 2013 Whelan Farms began a bull development program, SOUTHERN EXCELLENCE. We provide high quality bulls for our commercial customers, as well as seedstock producers. When we began the Southern Excellence program, we brought Jason Meigs on to help with the bulls.  Jason and his wife Skye have become an integral part of our family and farm.


The Southern Excellence Bull Sale is held annually at the farm on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Quality, Performance and Predictability is the standard here at Whelan Farms.

We invite you to stop by the farm to view the cattle, also give us a call anytime to discuss the bull development program

Rick Whelan

Rick and Lisa


Austin and Amanda

Austin, Kimberly and Rick

Skye and Jason Meigs

Rick and Lisa Whelan l 15418 Al. HWY 77 l Wadley, AL 36276
Farm: 404-473-6797 l whelanfarms@bellsouth.net

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