I am Les Vander Linden, I manage the Knoxville branch for South Central Coop. Tiff, the oldest is married to Tom Weldon. Tiff works for AGSL Technology and Tom works for VanGorp Construction. They have four children: Melans, Dalton Jayden and Jordyn.The reside on an acreage outside of Bussey, IA. Kenny, the primary labor force in the operation, lives on the home place with his wife Steph and children Tyler, Kortney, and Lane. Kenny works for Basset Excavation Inc and Steph at the Mahaska County Hospital. Kenny also has a small herd of sows and raises show pigs.
We have been raising show lambs for 25 years. As alot of operations, we started with the kids in 4-H and now have grandchildren in 4-H. We have approximately 200 wether type ewes, made up of black faced crossbreds, hamps, dorsets, and speckles. We lamb January to April. We are also in the process of developing a fall lambing program.
Every month we will be updating our photo gallery. We owe thanks to our customers for their support and repeat business. We keep a large number of ewe lambs each year. We sell yearlings and mature ewes ( open and bred), packages, show wethers, and ewe lambs. All sales are private treaty. Please feel free to stop by anytime, call, or e-mail for information and pictures. Thank you for visiting our website. Posted are family photos so you can get to know us better as this is a family operation.