About Us


Founded in the late 1800s, Wooden Cross Cattle Co. is located in South Central Kansas just west of Hillsboro where the fifth generation of Schlehubers are now active in the cattle business. From seed-stock production, starting calves and managing them all the way to harvest or running commercial cows our family has always been in the cattle business.


We produce Charolais cattle that work well with nature’s plan of efficient beef production in a ranch environment. We raise the kind of bulls that will provide you with added value at weaning time, growing to yearlings, or taking your calves all the way to harvest. We understand that you are in the cattle business to make money and we will provide you with the kind of cattle that will help you get that done. It is important to us to do business in such a manner that will ultimately build long-lasting partnerships based on actually doing what we say we will do. Through good and bad times we measure our success not by our bottom line but by continually adding to our list of friends and customers.

Our Herd

The favorable “bottom line” results that we have experienced using our Charolais bulls on commercial cows brought to us the confidence 15 years ago to continue to build with closed herd Charolais genetics. We are able to produce bulls for our customers that help them improve the consistency of their calf crop by passing along the traits that are most important to each individual producer. We will continue to believe in what we actually see, not in what someone tells us that we see. The “next new best thing” will not influence us but rather we will steadily build our program and customer base built on the proven and sound common sense fundamentals of efficient beef production.

Thank you.

Merle, Marolyn and Maci Schlehuber

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