Company History

Batchler Manufacturing began in the early 20′s as a small machine shop doing fabrication and repair of farm equipment.  By 1933, W. H. Batchler had invented many items including the All-In-One Castrator, Docker and Ear Marker Tool.

J.M. and Bui Batchler, 3rd-Generation Owners

J.M. and Bui Batchler, 3rd Generation Owners

The tool has been passed down from one generation to another with James M. Batchler, III purchasing it in 2003. W.H. Batchler’s love for inventing created the family business.  He invented the gooseneck trailer but was told it would never sell.  He also created the bump gate that can still be found on the King Ranch.

James M. Batchler, II, better known as J.M. and his wife, Bui Batchler owned and operated Batchler Manufacturing as the 3rd generation kept the business going.  The business was located in Throckmorton, Texas during that time.

There were 2 types of All-In-One Tools up until September 1994 when James M. Batchler, II made the decision to stop producing both instruments.   The #1 tool was made as a full castrator, docker and ear marker with a V-notch to ear mark.  J.M. Batchler was the last generation who actually knew how to make this part of the tool.  The #1 became too costly to make and was discontinued.

Batchler Family

Batchler Family, including original owner W.H. Batchler

Additional resources:

History of Batchler Manufacturing in the Throckmorton Tribune

Batchler Manufacturing in the Baylor Bounty Banner (Seymour, TX)