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Top-quality Herefords a passion for ranchers
Top-quality Herefords a passion for ranchers
Bruce and Linda Sharp of Ririe, Idaho, share a passion for raising Herefords.

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Sheep breeder uses science to make right choices
Sheep breeder uses science to make right choices
In 1993 Siremax was formed when Columbia-type ewes were bred to Texel cross rams in an effort to breed composite sires superior to established breeds.
K-Bar Ranches thrive under Cow Creek Band
K-Bar Ranches thrive under Cow Creek Band
The Cow Creeks purchased the K-Bar Ranch near Myrtle Creek, Oregon, in 2001 and then acquired the Rogue River Ranch near Medford, Oregon, in 2013.
Michaels family continues ranching tradition
Michaels family continues ranching tradition
Troy Michaels is the family’s fourth generation to work the ranch. He and his wife, Holly, are raising the fifth generation.
Anderson All Natural continues family’s cattle tradition
Anderson All Natural continues family’s cattle tradition
The company has pivoted toward direct-to-consumer sales at area farmers’ markets and through retail grocery outlets.
Tips for getting into direct marketing
Tips for getting into direct marketing
Here's a short list of “dos” and “don’ts” for new niche meat sellers and processors.
These ‘Ranch Hands’ get special benefits
These ‘Ranch Hands’ get special benefits
The "Ranch Hand" idea combines winemaker dinners and ranch tours with community supported agriculture, better known by the initials CSA.
Arabian stallion sires good-natured, athletic colts
Arabian stallion sires good-natured, athletic colts
Barb Crawford has shown her Arabian stallion Scootie in the western pleasure, hunter, sport horse under saddle, open and breed classes.
Galloway cattle labor-saving, efficient
Galloway cattle labor-saving, efficient
Galloways do well in cold climates because of their easy fleshing ability and long, thick hair. They don't need to be pampered, ranchers say.
Professional horse trainer started young
Professional horse trainer started young
Heather Carrie Thomas has been training horses since high school on her parents’ ranch near Salmon, Idaho.
Partners in roping, partners for life
Partners in roping, partners for life
Everything Jenna and Mark Nonella do is aimed at one day running their own ranch, including the couple’s hobbies: roping and riding, starting horses and breeding border collies.