Welcome

Welcome to Lone Stone Farms. We are a mixed farming operation located 1 hour north of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For nearly 30 years both Lonnie & Karen have worked full time on the farm where their entire income is made off agriculture.

Karen spent her childhood following her Dad (Evan Roberts) around the farm learning and developing a love for cattle. Evan has been a Polled Hereford Breeder for nearly 60 years. In the early 1970’s Simmental Cattle came to the farm and most of Karen’s 4-H projects were Simmental influenced. Lonnie & Karen were married in 1981 (Lonnie being a local farm boy who loved cows) and took over the Simmental herd in 1983. Evan brought in Red Angus Genetics in 1987 and eventually sold the herd to Lonnie & Karen . Currently we breed 300 females and crop 1800 acres of land.

Our children Nicole and Nathan are so fortunate to have a farm heritage. Nicole is married to Tim Shepperd and is a French Immersion teacher in St Paul, AB. They have presented us with 4 of our 5 handsome grandsons. Easton, Elijah, Colton and Reid. It is exactly what they say that “Children are the Rainbow of Life…Grandchildren are the Pot of Gold”. We can’t see them enough and whenever they come to the farm Easton always asks if he can go farming with us. To him that means riding the Quad and the Gator…checking cows, looking at cows, and chasing cows.

Nathan is married to Alisha Hochstetler from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Nathan attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin graduating with a degree in Business Management. He played Division 3 hockey and baseball while he was there. It was a great life experience for him but he has decided that there is no better place on earth to be than back in Alberta working on the farm. As you can imagine, we have welcomed Nathan and Alisha with open arms. They have presented us with our 5th grandson, Carter.  There is no end of work and projects to be done and I guess that means that Lonnie and I will not be retiring anytime soon.

We have been asked by one of our commercial bull buyers why we keep on with the cattle when we have so much good land for growing good grain crops. I guess its because we both just love the cattle industry. We love calving season, we love the cows & calves out on pasture, we love putting on our bull sale. The cattle give us a reason to get up in the morning. Our goal as purebred breeders is to raise sound and functional cattle for our customers. This website showcases our Herd Sire battery and our cow herd. We want to keep you updated on what’s new and happening at Lone Stone Farms. There is nothing that gives us more pleasure than showing off our cattle to anyone who will stop by.