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Meet Michael Bonnell from Flat Rock, IN


1620 E 1100 South



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Breeder, College Alumni

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I graduated in 2009 from Purdue University with a major in Animal Science and minor in Food and Agribusiness Management. While at Purdue I was a member of the 2008 Purdue Livestock Judging Team and Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

I currently work as an Area Representative for Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management and am a part owner of Bonnell Cattle Company. Over the years we have focused of purchasing and raising sound structured, funtional cattle that will be competitive in the show ring, but more importantly successful in when turned out to pasture. While our main focus is shorthorns, we feel that it has been important to diversify our herd by adding Simmental, Maine, and Chi genetics to our herd. 


Purdue University - 2009

Missouri Auction School - 2012


2008 Purdue Livestock Judging Team Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity Indiana Beef Cattle Association - Director Indiana Young Cattleman American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers -Indiana Chapter Vice President Indiana Auctioneers Association National Auctioneers Association