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Top Acres & Modern Associates Sales


For Over 60 Years . . . A nursery for Better Brown Swiss



From the mid 1950's FFA and 4-H projects to our present operation, quality has always been plan one. Our simplified goal continues - - "Breeding attractive, profitable cattle others desire to own." The original Top Acres was founded in New Jersey and moved to the current location near St. Paris, Ohio in 1974. The breeding herd began and continues today with a strong emphasis on the highest level type as well as production. Developing long lasting reliable maternal lines has enabled us to consistently breed and market the kind both we and our customers prefer. Side by side showring competition has given us the opportunity to successfully showcase results of our program and progress. Top Acres has had 117 All Americans and over 100 Reserves - the all-time leader for Brown Swiss.



The center of our current home operation features a Donor Herd of proven brood cows involved with an ongoing extensive ET program. We market frozen embryos, both domestically and internationally, as well as producing deep pedigreed show type young cattle. Several young animals offered during recent years have seen strong  demand in public and private sales and there are more to come. We continue to offer an outstanding selection of young bulls produced by our ET program.




During 1970, we became involved marketing cattle for fellow breeders as well as ourselves. In the last 50 years, we have conducted auctions in 25 states and sold cattle into 44 states as well as numerous foreign countries. From the beginning, our practical farm and dairy knowledge provided clients with the "hands-on" experience they needed. We have had the good fortune of selling the two highest Brown Swiss sales ever conducted as well as the highest females sold in every category.

Modern Associates conducts four annual sales along with timely feature sales and a varying number of herd dispersals. We also broker an increasing quantity of quality commercial cattle and replacements for new and expanding operations. We welcome your inquiry.

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