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A story unfolds

A story teller. That’s one of the few things I knew about David Zeiset going into my visit with him near Chickasha, Okla., last fall. Soon after I toured his front pasture at the home site, I got to hear the stories of how the farm that used to have Herefords and Holsteins ended up […]

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Angus therapy

Five Star Land and Livestock enjoys Angus opportunity

Besides a set of old scrapbooks that reveal a rich history in the Angus breed, Abbie Nelson’s table is tidy, well kept like the rest of the place. “It’s not always this way,” she says of the family gathering spot, “especially not during breeding season. We AI all the cows and that’s always a big […]

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‘Yes, absolutely.’

Five Star Land and Livestock has one answer for interested consumers

It’s almost too picturesque, I thought as I stood in Mark and Abbie Nelson’s circular roundabout and stared. The tree canopy I had just driven through lead me here – to a place where Angus cattle grazing golden pastures meet rolling vineyards of zinfandel and petite sirah, the San Francisco coastline a mere 100 miles […]

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When dreams grow up

Angus quality flies high under the Big Sky

When Shawn Christensen was three years old, he wanted to be an airplane pilot. That didn’t last long. The ambition couldn’t hold up against the call of an Angus cowherd and the Rocky Mountain, Hot Springs, Montana, ranch. Home. I got to meet Shawn, his wife Jen, and daughters Katelyn and Kara, earlier this year. […]

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With little time, plan ahead

Time is a funny thing. It disappears all too quickly and, yet, in the middle of it, can feel like it will never pass. When you don’t have it, you inevitably need it. When you do, you’re waiting for it to hurry up and go by. I bet most ranchers would agree with me when […]

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