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Huth Polled Herefords and S&H Livestock Enterprises

Year Inducted: 2022

Region III

Oakfield, WI



Over the past 60 years, Jerry Huth has established a reputation for genetics and cattle which are productive and profitable in their environments. Josh Scharf first joined the operation as an employee then transitioned into ownership through S&H Livestock Enterprises. Together, their expanded enterprise required more pasture, leading the team to pursue utilizing 130 acres of state-managed public land that borders the farm. The public-private partnership to graze state land has been beneficial to the sustainability and expansion of the operation while also providing environmental and habitat benefits to public land. Jerry and Josh ensure pastures maintain good soil health by effectively managing stocking rates and resting pastures. These practices produce nutritious, dense and high-energy vegetation for cattle and reduce erosion and water runoff.

“Our main goal is to maintain and improve the quality of the environment for future generations while producing a quality, profitable product,” said Jerry Huth of Huth Polled Herefords. “We partner with various organizations to continuously improve our farm and enhance our sustainability efforts.”

Huth Polled Herefords and S&H Livestock Enterprises

“Jerry and Josh are exceptional examples of a beef cattle operation focusing on long-term sustainability,” said Brady Zuck, Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association president. “They have demonstrated an approach for other operations to emulate regarding sustainability of operations, transitioning ownership and securing the viability of the cattle operation, and they have focused on managing the land with grazing cattle to improve the environment.”

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