Upon returning from World War II, Ben Roy McLendon used his GI bill to buy a farm on the outskirts of Lyons, Georgia. I don’t know if Grandpa McLendon knew the legacy he was establishing when he bought those 300 acres, but he established farming and an honest day’s work as a way of life for our family.
From tobacco to commercial cattle to various crops, the family farm grew strong, and daily farm life instilled the solid values we still adhere to today. By the late 1990s, the farm had grown to 1,000 acres as Ben Roy’s son and grandsons took over the management of farm operations. The farm was without cattle for almost a decade after the patriarch’s passing, until the younger generation brought in a registered group of Charolais cattle to kick off Lone Pine Charolais.
This team—father Benny McLendon and sons Derek and BJ—are dedicated to honoring Ben Roy’s dedication, integrity, and farming ingenuity through the Lone Pine Charolais brand.
BJ now serves as manager for the cattle program, and oversees day-to-day operations to ensure adherence to the family’s values and dedication to constantly improving breed outcomes. Our breeding stock come from top genetic lines, and we raise them with personal care and attention.
We welcome inquiries. Contact us to learn more about our program and how Lone Pine Charolais can help you put pounds on the ground and mash those scales down!