The story of Majinola Meats is a lifetime in the making. Born and raised around Harlan, Iowa, founders Mark and Jill Schmitz have lived their entire lives around cattle and agriculture. Mark began showing cattle in 4-H at a very young age, learning very early the difference between a good and better product. Mark expanded on his knowledge in college, receiving an Agriculture Education degree from Iowa State University, all while breeding and raising Angus beef and continually growing his MTS Cattle cow/calf operation. Throughout his 15 years of cattle breeding experience, Mark gained interest in starting his own Wagyu herd. So with MTS Cattle, Mark began breeding and raising Wagyu. Then together with his wife Jill, they started a beef packaging business, later naming it Majinola after the first two letters in each family member’s name – Mark, Jill, Noah, and Lauren. In early 2010, a new family member was added: William Jack. Stay tuned for how he/his name will be incorporated into this family business. Today, Mark and Jill own and operate Majinola Meats from their home in Panama, Iowa.
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