Montana Angus Tour Day 1
We arrived in Billings, MT yesterday, met up with our good friends Rodney and Margret Howell of Lone Star Angus, also from Texas, we all loaded up on a bus and headed to Midland Bull Test. We ate a great lunch, looked at cattle on display by Basin Angus, Winding River Angus, and many others. Thank you McDoonnell family for hosting this tour stop.
Our next stop was Genex Hawkeye West, a bull stud facility, where we’re able to check out Bulls Genex is selling semen on. If you ever have the opportunity to see the Bulls in person, take advantage of it.
In the evening we attended the Montana Angus Association’s annual banquet. We had a great prime rib dinner and made some new friends. Time for bed came early, we start at 6:30 in morning for our next full day, seeing Angus ranches and Montana countryside.
Day 4 of ice storm survival and still no power! But… The show must go on. A week ago I synchronized the heat cycle of 50 momma cows. Despite the ice storm I had to bring the cows in by 8am on Sunday & Monday to do more synchronizing so we can breed tomorrow morning. The reality hit…our semen order has NOT arrived….UPS thinks it’s in a container in Sulpher Springs…waiting for ups to call after 2am so I can go pick it up. Or I will have fifty 1600 pound irate mommas!
Michael Mixon and Cabo Wabo Tequila Came to Visit
Cabo Wabo Tequila, Michael Mixon,of Thrillist and their team dropped in on Silvey Angus Ranch on the road to the Royal. Michael is on a quest to perfect the brisket, a Texas staple, and long revered in the Lone Star State. He stopped in at the ranch to see where great beef is born and raised.
Great beef. Great drinks. Great friends. Michael did good with his delegated farm chores. He’s welcome back any ol’ time.
Meet the Ranchers Applying Moneyball Techniques to Beef
By Dan Morgridge Published On 05/26/2017
The Road to the Royal Sponsored by Cabo Wabo Tequila. We’re thrilled that Thrillist wrote an article about the quality beef and cattle bred on Silvey Angus Ranch. The time the film crew and cast spent with us was fun, exciting, and very enjoyable. Read the wonderful article by Dan, and view the Cabo Wabo commericials. See David Harris (the bull), Michael Mixon, Mike and Pearl on a ‘typical’ day at the ranch. Thanks y’all for coming out!