adds, "Its really
These pure-bred Charolais cattle are among those that will be offered at Walden Farms auction to be held at the Walden Sale Barn in Brantley on November 10.
Jimmy Tillis, left, manager of the Elba branch of Coffee County Co-op, and Tony Walden
inspect a sample from a load of flour to be used in Walden's feed.
From this Hereford cow, Walden
developed a commercial cow business beginning in 1974.He
explains, "During the next 12 years, I found that Charolais calves were the fastest gaining calves of all the breeds which we were buying.They were well suited for the Southeast because they can stand the hot climate.So I decided that Charolais pure-bred production was the direction that I wanted to take.In 1986, I started in the pure-bred business with 20 Charolais cattle."
says, "We make it comfortable for our customers.There is complimentary food and soft drinks for registered buyers, those attending the sale with them, and invited guests."
Presently this sale is Walden's only sales event during the year.He
is, however, considering a spring sale, possibly beginning in 2002. Tony
is a Crenshaw County native who was raised in Brantley.He holds a BS degree in business administration from Troy State University.He has served as president of the Crenshaw County Cattlemen Association. Walden
wife, Terry, who is a Donalsonville, Georgia, native, have one daughter, Hanna.She
is a senior at Troy State and is, like her
father, majoring in business administration.Upon graduation she plans to work with her mother, who is office manager of the Walden family lumber business.
Jimmy Tillis observes, "The Walden
's roots are in the logging and lumber business, but Tony
is 100% committed to his cattle business."