Fox Creek History

As newlyweds, Gene and Carolyn Sorrell began what is now known as Fox Creek Cattle Company in 1968. Together they built a dream business from scratch. Gene solicited orders and traveled the southeast buying  cattle and hauling them home in a gooseneck trailer. Carolyn would then help sort, weigh, and process the cattle for sale, and then put the cattle figures on paper for shipping.

In June of 1988 Fox Creek cut the ribbon on their spacious new barn designed by Gene himself. The pens below were designed for maximum efficiency and minimal handling. These pens hold as many as 5000 head of cattle at one time. An office upstairs overlooks the entire facility. The dream has finally come true.

Since Gene's untimely death in 1998, Carolyn has continued the family owned and operated  business with growing success. Her daughter, Laurie, is a second generation cattle professional, working as office manager with the help of Amanda, administrative assistant. They have a ranch staff with over 50 years combined experience.

More than a dozen buyers cover more than sixty sales a week buying anywhere from 1500 to 2000 head of cattle a week. The cattle are brought into Fox Creek's state- of-the-art facilities and immediately fed fresh hay and water. All cattle are shipped out again by the end of the week.

In addition to the barn, Fox Creek also has cattle on pasture backgrounding. We now have over 3000 acres of pasture in four counties. Approximately 200 acres of pasture surround the barn.

We take pride in the fact that we are a financially sound, fully bonded company with a solid reputation for superior, fresh, healthy stock at competitive pricing. We stand behind our customers with the kind of service and quality they have come to expect from us at Fox Creek Cattle Company.