Jack Maddux was born May 7, 1932 as a third-generation rancher on the Wauneta operation that was homesteaded in 1886. Jack earned a B.S. degree from Colorado State University. Jack and his wife Carol have three children – Jack, Sandra, and Mary.
The Maddux breeding program incorporates new technology into a three breed rotational program of A.I. with Angus, Simmental and Gelbvieh blood lines. All the calves are finished in the Maddux feedlot along with purchased background calves.
The Maddux program was one of the first to adopt a multi-cell rest-rotation grazing management system, cross fencing and no-till corn production. Jack also uses estrous synchronization, heifer pelvic measurements and implant and reproduction research project results.
Jack is actively involved with the Nebraska Stockgrowers Association, National Cattleman's Association, Ag Builders and the Ag 40 Group. Jack was selected as the 1984 Businessman of the Year by the National Cattleman's Association.
In addition we thank Jack for his support of the Block & Bridle club and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science program and congratulate him on being selected the 1986 Block & Bridle Honoree.