Take a tour with us to see a little bit about what makes us who we are and personifies that real family farms do exist.I grew up on the cow-calf ranch that I am back living on now. We raise commercial and seedstock Red Angus cattle. The commercial cows are all Red Angus-based, which means they all have Red Angus genetics, but they are not registered like our seedstock cattle. The seedstock are registered and we know all of their genetics – much like a dog pedigree. We use artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) technologies to improve our genetics. We sell these registered 18-mo-old bulls every December to other producers to help them achieve their genetic goals. Check out out our ranch and cattle genetics on www.SolidRockRedAngus.com and on Facebook.
Ronny grew up in the Flint Hills of Eastern Kansas on a diversified farm, as well as his dad being a full-time professor in animal science at Kansas State University. They raise cattle, sheep and forage crops, as well as having a few horses and dogs around.
Both of my siblings and all of Ronny’s siblings, or sibling’s spouses, are involved in agriculture, which is a special heritage. I think our grandparents and great-grandparents would be enormously proud.
Agriculture. Farming. Ranching. Cattle. It’s always been a part of our lives and is a big part of what brought us together. We don’t take it lightly – raising healthy animals so we have healthy food – but it’s an important job that our families strive to achieve. According to USDA, 97 percent of the 2.1 million farms in the United States are family-owned operations – and I’m glad we’re a part of that legacy.