Claybrook Angus of Covington, Tenn., is a recipient of the Historic Angus Herd Award, presented by the American Angus Association® for continuous ownership and production of Angus cattle for 50 or more years.

The Carl Turner family owns the herd, which was established in 1959.

Carl's parents gave him a registered Angus heifer from the Turner Bros. Angus Farm in the late 1940s.

Carl and Jean were married in 1955 and began managing and showing Angus cattle in North Carolina and Georgia, then through the University of Tennessee. The couple also spent time managing Sen. Albert Gore Sr.'s agricultural operation before moving to Covington to develop Claybrook Angus with their four sons: Chris, Mark, Dave and Glen.

In 1966, the family formed a partnership with Jack Jetton until 1975 when the herd was purchased entirely. Foundation cattle for Claybrook were purchased mostly from west Tennessee breeders.

The Turner children grew up showing cattle around the Southeast, and the herd has participated in performance testing. The Turner family began using Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) in the 1960s.

Today, the family continues to manage the herd of more than 175 cows along with a row crop operation of corn, soybeans and wheat.

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