Tag Archives: high-quality cattle

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One-man show, part II

There’s a saying, “If you think you’ve got good cattle, put your money where your mouth is and feed ’em. You’ll find out pretty quick how good they are.” Jim Moore’s full of these. Life lessons, advice not taken, anecdotes of who said ‘what,’ when and why. I ask him what it’s been like – […]

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The Golden Rule in the Golden Triangle

No compromising the farm for the cattle, but still quality for north-central grain growers

Up here on the high plateau where checkerboarded farmland overlooks the steep valley carved by a meandering Belt Creek, you can feel the change. It’s subtle, but there’s no doubt the rougher mountains and forest to the west are giving way to the “Golden Triangle” to the east. This is the region in north-central Montana […]

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Where the windmills are

On the phone Richard Hamilton told me a visit to his place would, at the least, prove “interesting.” “We’ve got windmills and sheep and…” — that was all I needed to hear. I was in. To drive California, to jet in from its famous coasts and out from its hidden inland cities is a visual […]

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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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