Black Hat Ranch is located just South of Watkinsville, Georgia and is the home to a 4th generation Hereford Cattle Farmer.


Black Hat Ranch was founded in 2001 as a result of Hunter's 4-H and FFA projects. The family’s cattle farming background goes back to the early 1900’s to Hunter’s Great-grandfather and Great-uncle who raised registered Hereford Cattle in Douglas County, Kansas.



Hunter's Great Grandfather, Art Gaines, and Great Uncle, Floyd Gaines, loading Hereford steers,

circa 1962


Hereford steers on the Gaines family farm,

Gaines 3M Hereford Ranch,

Douglas County, Kansas




Hereford Cattle, Hereford Embryos and Hereford Bull Semen are available for sale by private treaty from Black Hat Ranch located in Watkinsville, Georgia. 


Members of:  American Hereford Association, Georgia Hereford Association, Georgia Cattleman Association, Clarke-Oconee Cattleman Association, American Angus Association

Black Hat Ranch • Box 254 • Watkinsville, Ga. 30677