Being raised in TEXAS with livestock from the time I was 6 or 7 made me learn the ins and outs of how to work with farm stock and how they communicated, etc. I developed a love for cattle, horses, pigs, etc. and began raising my own herd starting with a Chiangus and doubling the herd every year. By the time I got into college, I was managing my own cattle as well as my father’s. I always swore that I would raise my kids on a ranch and teach them to respect nature, their elders, and––above all––the great responsibility we have in animal husbandry. But life happens. I got older, got married, and joined the service. But the dream never died. My father and I had formed KV Cattle Co LLC in 1992 and I swore to someday move it forward and create something he would be proud of. After working in Law Enforcement, Logistics, Trucking, and Overseas Shipping, there was always that promise nagging in the back of my mind: I had to make something great of my father’s cattle company.
When my folks both died of different cancers within a three year period, I decided I wanted to make a positive change and contribute my time to cancer cures and treatment. I returned to school and got my degree in nuclear medicine where I could help find cancers proactively in patients, as well as be a positive force in treatment. After several years in the medical field, my wife and I both agreed that we wanted to focus on healthy food for folks that would lessen its factoring into cancer and might even be a preventative source. Thus, Victory Beef, LLC was born. Although we moved moved the majority of KV Cattle from Texas to Tennessee for this enterprise, we still maintain a ranch in both locations.