At Lake Majestik Farms, we believe in God the Mighty Creator. We are thankful to our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are blessed that he has allowed us to live and work the land we love. He has also granted us an additional responsibility of caring for a herd of his cattle. We take this sacred responsibility very seriously. We strive to do all that we can to please Him and to raise these cattle with the upmost care and concern.
The Cornelison family has strong roots in the Southeastern United States, beginning with our ancestors who worked the land in order to survive and passed this knowledge down through generations. Our ancestors lived and farmed in some of the same areas that we have the honor to care for today. My great-great-grandmothers on both sides were full blooded Cherokee Indians who lived off the land. One of my great grandfathers was a potato farmer, while the other was a land surveyor. My Grandfather row cropped and raised cattle, chickens, & pigs on this bountiful land. Growing up, we had the opportunity to work with my grandfather on his farm and we are so thankful today for the time the Lord allowed us to work with my grandfather and learn the importance of hard work.
Starting from very humble beginnings, we began with a mixed herd of cattle. We did not have a specific goal in mind, except to raise and sell a calf crop every year. I can remember working during a fiercely cold winter and then fencing in 100+ degree weather. Never wavering and never knowing there was another choice, I always just knew I had no option but hard work. When my Grandfather passed away, it left us wondering “what do we do now?” I moved away from our farm for 5 years, but my dream was always to return and create something my family and ancestors would be proud of.
Once we decided to start the farm back up, we began trying to figure out what parts of the farming life that we were going to pursue. Due to commitments with other business ventures, we decided to get back into the cattle business. There, we started our mission to build a herd. In 2005, after a few years of working with commercial cattle, we purchased a group of Brangus Cattle. We realized that these cattle had bigger calves at weaning, stayed out of our ponds, and grazed grass well. The Brangus Cattle were hearty, heat resistant and great mothers; just frankly they were the best cattle that we had in our pasture.
In the Spring of 2007, our first registered Brangus females were purchased from a few of the larger breeders in the Southeast. From there, we started purchasing females from breeders nationwide and began to pursue genetics that were superior in performance traits and marketability. These females had numerous AI sires in the pedigrees. We put together a base of elite Brangus females that all came from elite Brangus cow families. From these elite females, we have pursued an aggressive embryo transfer program to build future elite donors.
Lake Majestik Farms is now home to some of the most prominent Brangus donors in the world. We operate on about 5,000 acres of land and are a fully integrated cattle operation. Utilizing rotational grazing practices to improve the land, we take care to not strip it of its nutrients and to be wise stewards of our gifts. We sell cattle, semen, embryos, & fresh beef to a wide variety of customers. Our mission and commitment still remain true today: To be good stewards of the land and the animals that He has entrusted with us, and to provide loyal service to the communities and people we are humbly blessed to serve. Our goal has never been to be the biggest, or to be perfect in what we do; we just strive for excellence in our endeavors for Him.
Be good stewards of the land and the animals He has entrusted with us, and loyal service to the communities and people we are humbly blessed to serve. Our goal has never been to be the biggest, or perfect in what we do, just strive for excellence in our endeavors for Him.