Bob and Judy Tibbs, are lifelong cattle breeders who farm in the Level area near Havre de Grace. The couple has long favored Charolais, a breed characterized by its white coat that was imported from France in the 1930s. The Tibbs also support the youth in showing their prize cattle at many 4-H and Junior shows throughout the East Coast. They farm 175 acres, a combination of their home place and rented ground.  The focus is cattle and grain production. The greatest highlight of their farming career was in 2009, when they purchased Charolais bull named, SSF Corks 5J White Squall ET from Missouri. He went on to be named Supreme Champion Bull at the Maryland State Fair, then won Supreme Champion at the Keystone Livestock Show in Pennsylvania.  His winnings culminated when he was selected as Reserve National Grand Champion at the 40th National Charolais Show at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas.  Retired from the show circuit, White Squall has progeny from Virginia to Washington State.

 

While farming fulltime, Bob has also served as President of the Harford County Farm Bureau, a Director of the Maryland Farm Bureau, a Director with the Maryland State Fair Board of Directors and President of the American International Charolais Association. He is currently a director with that organization and is active in many other ag related entities.