(Clockwise) Mark Quinn as a child with cattle at his father's ranch. Rebecca Kasmiersky Quinn as a child with cattle at her father's farm. Robert Kasmiersky (Mark Quinn's Father in Law) with his cattle in the 1950's.
Mark Quinn's father, John Quinn, feeding cattle in the 1970's
Once Upon a Time..........
Stoney Point AgriCorp., Inc. has been built on a strong foundation of agricultural history. Combining the expertise of years of beef feeding and dairy management, the team has developed unique "Quinn-cols" for growing dairy beef. The family of companies started in 1988 with a partnership between Quinn family members, including Mark Quinn, DVM, at a facility in Rio Vista, Texas to raise Holstein calves for the beef market and the surrounding dairies. In 1989, the Quinn family reached out to industry experts to expand their capabilities of marketing "The Stoney Point Edge" with a feedyard in Melissa, Texas. Industry experts of all fields came together to form the new partnership. In 1990 the Quinn family members, along with Clark Willingham, joined to purchase out all other partner stocks and to purchase the land in Rio Vista, Texas - now known as Owl Livestock. In 1994 the 330 acres and 96 pens of Stoney Point Feedyard were purchased, bringing the entire company to 2 facilities and 15 employees.
Stoney Point Feedbins
Moooove Over Boys..........
In 1996 Stoney Point began custom raising Holstein Heifers for dairy replacements. The heifers would go to Owl Livestock as soon as they were ready to leave their dairy of birth, where they would be cared for until they were large enough to be moved to Stoney Point Feedyard. Owl Livestock was utilizing a state of the art technique for feeding return milk from Dean Food's and Borden's dairy product lines. By using dairy products processed for human consumption, Owl Livestock was able to ensure the heifers were getting 100% of the nutrients required by the heifers, while Dean Foods and Borden were able to reduce their waste management (see Environmental Stewardship). Once the heifers were at Stoney Point Feedyard, they were grown to the custom specifications given by their owners, bred, and returned to the dairies pregnant and in top notch condition.