Michigan-based Omega Farms relocating to Senoia

by Clay Neely

alt


Omega Farms, a nationally recognized and well-known Michigan-based Angus cattle operation, will be leaving their area after more than 60 years and will be moving to Coweta County near Senoia in June.

Omega owner Clifford Simmons II said the relocating process was extensive, but they ultimately found Senoia to be the right fit for his company. “We didn’t know anything about the surrounding area beforehand,” he said. “We were really happy to see how great the area and countryside are.”

Simmons said the decision to make the move to the Senoia area was based primarily on the sense of community the region offers.

After scouting multiple locations from around the country, he was sold on the area upon his visit. “The area itself is beautiful and there is such a vibrancy in the economy,” he said. “Those in charge of the development have done an excellent job in guiding the area.”

Simmons plans to buy a 200-acre tract of land and home and the move is slated for June. “Our roots have been up here since we started,” he said. “But we feel that the relocation will help ensure that we can continue our success.”

Simmons feels that the Southeast is quickly becoming a major player in cattle industry and that many similar cattle companies are doing the same thing. “With the price of corn and soybeans going so high, the land has gotten expensive to graze cattle,” he said. “Smaller operations couldn’t make it, so they either leased out their land or began crop farming.”

However, what makes Omega Farms unique is that its business model is not centered around the slaughter of cattle, but for breeding – selling its genetics around the world.

Simmons is optimistic about the relocation and feels that it will be a smooth transition down South.

“We have some of the best cattle in the country,” he said. “Our company maintains a high caliber of respect within the industry so we feel that it will be to our advantage.”



More Business

Shared Wisdom

Elements of a Successful Campaign

From my 15 years of fundraising, listed below are lessons I have learned: FOLLOW THE PLAN Select a campaign chair--an influential, rainmaker ... Read More


Coweta celebrates Manufacturing Day

Coweta County industries and educators came together again as part of National Manufacturing Day to explore ways of promoting modern day man ... Read More


Manufacturing Day

Keeping Coweta’s workforce ready

As of early 2014, Coweta County’s manufacturers employed 5472 people. Service industries, including healthcare, retail trade, food ser ... Read More


Business Briefs

Former Life University dean opens chiropractic office in Newnan Dr. Ralph Davis, who spent 10 years as professor and dean of the Life Unive ... Read More


Area Manager, Georgia Power Coweta Office

60 Seconds with Tony Ferguson

How long have you been with Georgia Power? I’ve been with Georgia Power for 27 and a half years. When I first started out, I went to N ... Read More

Business Briefs

Kaiser named top health insurance plan for 10th year in a row Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has been named the highest-ranked private health ... Read More