Sharing our Love of CAttle & Family

For Over 25 Years

Welcome to JMAR Genetics, located in picturesque, historic Appomattox, VA. We are nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, where civil war battles were fought, and our country was reunited. We thank God daily that He has allowed us to be stewards of His creation. It has been a blessing beyond what we deserve.

Jim and Martha Johnson both come from multi-generational Christian, farming backgrounds and hope to pass that love for God, animals, and the land on to future generations. JMAR Genetics was founded over 25 years ago in Virginia, although Jim’s love for Charolais cattle started back when he was in high school and his family purchased their first registered Charolais cows. With an abundance of desire, many mistakes, help from other people, and a God-sized amount of grace, we’ve come to a point where we want to share that love with others.

JMAR Genetics began with registered Charolais cattle. While over the years we have owned other breeds, we always come back to Charolais. We feel Charolais cattle are uniquely poised to dominate the terminal cattle space here in the United States. We strongly believe in breed complementarity and Charolais have those natural terminal traits that compliment the maternal selection of nearly every other breed in the United States. This isn’t to say we don’t think Charolais cattle have excellent maternal traits. It simply-means here at JMAR Genetics we are applying selection pressure to enhance their natural terminal traits to be used in a structured terminal crossbreeding system.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it inviting, informative, and educational. We’d love to entertain your questions, feedback, and inquiries. If you find yourself in Virginia, visiting the sites in Appomattox, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout as we would love to hear from you.

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1 Corinthians 16:14


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Appomattox, VA