Regions: National, Southeast
Being the fourth-generation on her families central Florida cattle ranch, Breely Barthle has had some very large boots to fill. Her family has been a leader in the Florida beef industry since the 1930’s and continues that tradition today.
She has played a significant role in the every-day operations of the ranch since she was a young girl. Her passion started like every other ranch kid’s does, on the cat-walk with a poke stick.
From there she has worked her way through the ranks and now works side-by-side with her father, Bill Barthle.
As she worked her way through the ranks, she has participated in every aspect of the ranch. From the cat-walk, she then moved on to helping gather cattle when she was old enough to ride a horse. She quickly grew her passion for cattle even more and along with her ranch duties, she joined 4-H and began showing cattle. She showed cattle on a local and state-wide level until she graduated high school.
During high school, Breely was a member of the Pasco High FFA where she served as an officer all four years. She was also a member of the livestock judging team during that time. She participated in multiple CDE’s and earned her State FFA Degree.
Upon graduation, she travelled to Texas on a rodeo scholarship where she attended Panola College in Carthage Texas. She graduated from Panola with her AS degree and moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University on a rodeo scholarship. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. By attending school in Texas, it allowed her to expand and grow her knowledge to continue her passion for the cattle industry.
Today, she works on her family’s ranch managing the day-to-day operations alongside her dad. She participates in all facets of the ranch from developing breeding programs, nutrition, healthcare and record keeping.
Breely also has a passion for horses. Along with working on the ranch and Legacy Verified, Breely helps train and manage her families American Quarter Horse business. They own and train performance type horses. Anywhere from running barrels, roping calves, roping steers, ranch horses to race horses, they do it all.
The beef industry has and will continue to be a part of Breely’s life and livelihood. She was raised on the values of hard-work, integrity, loyalty and honesty. These principles are what drive her passion for the beef industry and the people that make it the respected industry it has grown to be.