Williamson Cattle Company (WCC) is a family owned and operated agricultural business located in Okeechobee, Florida. The Ranch was established in the 1940s by Frank W. Williamson Sr, it is currently being managed by 3rd and 4th generation Williamsons. The goal is and has always been to run a profitable business that is both economically and environmentally sustainable. WCC is proud of the men and women who’ve dedicated a portion of their lives working for and with the Williamsons. In 2004 WCC became the first Ranch east of the Mississippi River to receive the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award.
“God has entrusted us with a small piece of HIS earth.
It is our responsibility to be good stewards of the land”.
The cattle operation runs approximately 10,000 head of cattle on ranches in Florida, Alabama and Texas. WCC is annually as one of the top 10-12 Cow/Calf Ranches in the nation. The herd is primarily made up of commercial Brangus cattle. The Cow/Calf operation(s) produce feeder calves for feedlots in the Southern Plains as well as replacement heifers for WCC’s herd and other ranches. WCC is a proud member of; The Florida Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and Florida Heritage Beef.
WCC’s Catfish operation is located in Hale County, in western Alabama. WCC produces approximately 8-10 million pounds of catfish per year on approximately 1,700-acres of ponds. In addition to Catfish, cattle are grazed on the property. The Alabama property, purchased in the 1970s, is located in the “Black-Belt” area of western Alabama, well-known for its rich dark soil. The soil is ideal for Catfish Ponds and Cattle. WCC is a member of; Catfish Farmers of America and part owner of the Alabama Catfish Feedmill.
The Citrus Groves, located in Okeechobee, Florida, produces fresh Red Grapefruit and Oranges. Most of the Grapefruit are exported to Japan and Europe. The Oranges are produced for juice and are sold to various processors such as Tropicana & Florida’s Natural. WCC is a member of Florida Citrus Mutual.