Rod and Cody Neugebauer

Hometown: Houston, Mo
Family: Rod and wife Tressie have two children, son Cody and 9-year-old daughter, Addison. Son, Cody and his wife, Courtney, have a 6-year-old son Brody and a daughter, 4-year-old Brylee.

In Town: Rod and Cody work together at Rod’s Auto, located in the Texas County, Mo., community of Houston.
“I started Rod’s Auto in 1984,” Rod Neugebauer said of the family owned and operated business that offers used cars and trucks, as well as new and used trailers, tires and wheels.
“Cody came aboard as a partner in 2003. We carry Cooper Tires, which are one of the few tires that are still American made. We also carry accessories for pickup trucks. We are not a big box store.”
Cody Neugebauer also pastors Souls Harbor Church in Houston, Mo.
“We try to be diversified,” Rod said. “For instance, anyone can take a look at the place and see we have the market on cattle panels but we also design custom corrals. My wife, Tressie also has a Subway franchise in here so we have a little of everything from sandwiches to work boots, farm equipment to tires.”

In the Country: “We farm approximately 1,500 acres, plus about another 500 in rental acreage,” Rod explained. “We have beef cattle, a common herd. I’d say we have about 400 momma cows and 100 bred heifers. We do commercial cows, through the sale barn because of the time factor, plus we have a few purebred Charolais bulls we sell off the farm.”
Rod said he started with Charolais in 1991.
“I like them because of the poundage factor. There’s 50 pounds more on a Charolais calf than a lot of the other breeds,” Rod said.
Like their town business, it’s all in the family on the farm.
“My grandad, Irley, and his family started farming in Oklahoma in 1920,” Cody said. “With my son, Brody, our family is now up to six generations of being farmers in America. At age 79, Irley still does our haying and fertilizing.”


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