History & Breeding Philosophy of  Timberland Cattle


William (Bill) Freeman  started in the cattle business in the early 1980’s as a commercial cattle producer on his grandparents’ farm in Crossville, a small rural community in Lamar County, Alabama.   In the late 1990’s, Bill progressed to raising purebred beef cattle while still operating his timber company, Freeman Forestry.   Forestlands growing on the family’s property were greatly improved by the natural fertilizer provided by the cattle and that was the impetus for re-naming the farm Timberland Cattle in 2008. 

About that same time, Bill began to narrow the focus of Timberland Cattle on Registered Black Angus and Registered Black Sim-Angus.  As the cow herd expanded, Bill purchased foundation Angus and Simmental seedstock from some of the best beef cattle producers in the Southeast.  


Timberland Cattle (TLC) uses a carefully planned artificial breeding program to produce new generations of bulls and females that excel in the best genetic traits of both Black Angus and Black Sim-Angus.  In both breeds, Timberland Cattle chooses and uses sires with a docile disposition, proven weaning and yearling growth genetics and the superior marbling genetics to produce the high quality beef that consumers around the world demand. 

By providing the genetics of two breeds, Timberland Cattle offers a choice of genetic ingredients designed to allow our customers to choose bulls that will give them the optimum levels of hybrid vigor in their calf crop.  Avoiding single trait selection for any one trait, Timberland Cattle breeds for cutting edge balanced trait excellence.  The success of our customers is our primary goal and motivation.

Excellence in all that we do is a way of life at Timberland Cattle and our farm and forestry operation has already been chosen by the Alabama Forestry Planning Committee as “Treasure Forest Landowner” and been chosen as “Conservationist of the Year” by the Lamar County Chapter of the AWF.  Bill Freeman currently serves on the Lamar County Soil & Water Board Committee and volunteers his time in service to the local chapter of the Cattleman’s Association.

Timberland Cattle
Bill Freeman, Owner - 205-712-0671
Office: 205-695-6314
Email: timberlandcattle@centurytel.net
15185 Co Rd 49
Vernon, AL 35592

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