Kenzy Ranch Family believes in the value of sourcing locally
Brett and George have a 300-head cow/calf herd and are permitted to background 3,100-head of cattle. The brothers background their own calves, purchase local cattle to feed and custom background for other producers.
Weiszhaar family dedication drives quest for opportunities
The ranch runs 550 head of commercial Angus cow/calf pairs. The backgrounding operation feeds home raised steer calves to 850 lbs. and sends them to a custom feed yard in Ainsworth Neb., to feed them to slaughter weight at 1,600 lbs.
Zenker family rides out snowy North Dakota winters and markets
In the summer of 2014, Zenker decided to try something new for their cattle marketing plan. “We’ve used the Board of Trade as a tool for our feeder cattle,” he said. “We went out and hedged our calves at what we thought was a phenomenal price; and it was.”
The Ridley Report: After a major medical scare Clint Ridley is back to buying and reporting on cattle
Coming home from a day of conducting cattle business in Montana, Clint Ridley knew he needed to see a doctor. Acidic headaches he had been experiencing were intensifying and he knew something was wrong.
Meet the Thaler Evans Family of LaGrange, Wyo.
Fox Creek Land & Livestock Company was established 100 years and five generations ago.
A True Cattleman: Meet Bob Mills, Silver Spur honoree
He’s always got a joke, a smile and a helping hand for those in the cattle business.
BHSS Agri-business Person of the Year, Bob Anderson
Longtime fieldman to be honored for years of service to cattle industry
Lindblom named Stockman of the Year
Dave Lindblom of Hermosa, S.D., has been providing cattle for working cow horse events to the show for more than 30 years.
The Effling sisters talk teamwork, family and leadership in the showring
Showing cattle together is more than winning trophies for the Effling sisters of Highmore, S.D.
Sweeter family honored as Sioux Empire Farm Show’s Family of the Year
Meet the three generations that make up the 2017 Farm Family of the Year to be honored at the Sioux Empire Farm Show.
Returning to South Dakota: Rancher finds home with Thorstenson ranch
Something inside 29-year-old Dustin Burggraff told him to go west.
Pioneers to be honored at BHSS event
Black Hills Stock Show Pioneer Awards Breakfast will be held on Feb. 4 at the Fine Arts Building at the Pennington County Fairgrounds.
Sandhills commercial outfit banks on blending Simmental and Angus genetics
Meet the family behind the
2016 “Commercial Breeder of the Year” by the Beef Improvement Federation.
Mehling family raise crops and cattle southwest of Wessington
Cole began building his cattle herd as a 4-H member. Today he is among a growing number of young farmers returning to the area.
Delivering beef to holiday tables is a family affair
Steve and Rhonda Ollerich are just one of the 15,000 South Dakota farm or ranch families who raise beef cattle to make those tasty and nutritious beef dishes possible.
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