Welcome to Mader Farms

Mader Farms Inc. is a family owned farm and ranch located in Sheridan County Kansas midway between Kansas City and Denver. Founded in 1939, Mader Farms has continuously been in the Registered Hereford cattle business for over 75 years.

The original Founders were Jim and Wilma Mader both born in rural Sheridan County. Today it spans over 3,000 acres of grassland, irrigation and dryland properties that supports 200 head of purebred Hereford cows.

Mader Farms was started from scratch by the Founders, through their labors the farm provided the means to raise and educate eight children. On the farm, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, local youth have learned how to care for animals, develop 4-H and FFA livestock projects, drive, hunt, work, and likely a few other things they won’t mention to their parents.

Why Herefords

Today's versatile Hereford continues to be the benchmark against which other breeds are measured as cattlemen continue to seek the optimum traits inherent in Herefords. Those traits critical to survival in the cattle business are exactly the same traits Herefords offer to today's industry:

  • Fertility
  • Reproductive performance
  • Optimum size and growth
  • Documented feedlot and carcass superiority
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Optimum muscling
  • Optimum milk
  • Adaptability and hardiness
  • Disposition
  • Soundness
  • Crossbreeding advantages