Local Producers

           The PCCA Cattleman of the Year grew up on a farm, a dairy farm, with all Jerseys.  He served four years in the US Air Force.  In the ‘60’s, he worked as a carpenter building houses in the area.  He worked with Duke Power as a carpenter for 3 years and with Gar-Con putting in pipelines and pump stations, but he was always a farmer at heart.  He served on the Soil and Water Board for several years.  He has been a Simmental cattle farmer for years, taking pride in his “closed herd”.  He has consigned bulls to the Clemson and Edisto bull test stations many years and, several times, had the top gaining bull and the top selling bull.  He is an AI technician breeding his own cattle as well as other Pickens County cattlemen’s cows.

            Harold was always helping others and employing youngsters to try to get them interested in cattle.  He was married to Mary Ellison McJunkin until her death in 2008.  Harold had the complete support of his wife as he supported her career as teacher and principal.  Harold and Mary were active members of Pickens First Baptist as long as Mary’s health permitted.  He celebrated his 90th birthday on July 31st. 

            Therefore, we take great pride in honoring Harold McJunkin as the PCCA 2018 Cattleman of the Year.