We are a third generation farm, with a promising fourth generation on the horizon. Located in South-East Saskatchewan, as a family in total we farm 10,000 acres of land and run 500 head of mixed cattle. We also raise and feed out a herd of buffalo and just started into the berkshire hogs. We pride ourselves in trying to be on the cutting edge of knowledge to grow our operation into the future!
Dwayne and Sherry
We have been married now for 39 years we have lived on the family farm since we were married. We have 3 children Scott, Denise, and Nicki. We bought the first 10 cows in 1977. It was a learning experience which we both enjoyed. Soon after these 10 cows we tried are hand at the purebred Maine Anjou's. We travelled to many places with our showstring and children. The kids showed alot of interest in the showing and in cattle so the next logical step was 4-H Beef. Scott was nine and Denise was six, when they first took the halters of Lady and Snips, those where the days. As soon as Nicki was old enough, she couldn't wait to join. The kids enjoyed learning new things, meeting new people and showing their calves. In 1994 we made the decision to get out of showing purebred cattle and concentrate on the commercial cattle where the money was. We have been working towards a good set of cattle that bring us high dollars on market day. For the last few years we have been the corner stone in the market - bringing the highest prices for our black cattle in South-East Saskatchewan, this hasn't been seen in a long time. Its nice to know we are putting out a good quality product that the buyers want to take home and put to work for themselves.
Scott and Barb
Scott and Barb met at 4-H, they grew up together showing cattle and taking part in Alida beef. When Scott was finished school he went to work in the oil industry but always returned to help out the Denise and Nicki with their 4-H calves. In 2001 Scott and Barb got married and resided in Estevan. Barb works at the Canadian Customs as a border guard and Scott start working For Courage Oilfield, and has started a up a company called Bullseye thermal detection. In 2005 they had a little cowboy named Hayden. From the start all he wants to do is ride horses, rope, chase cows and to this day if he has the chance hes out at the barn helping in the pens and always at the brandings. He's becoming a real good hand. Piper was born October 2007, and from day one we knew she was a spit fire. She enjoys making sure the boys are in line and doing what they should. She is the mother hen of the kids, with an opinion on everything, but that's what we love about our Piper. She is showing alot of interest in the horses and wants to barrel race.
Denise and Eric
Denise has always showed an interest in the farm. She has been helping out doing numerous jobs since she was old enough to drive. Denise graduated and went on to become a massage therapist. She graduated from RMTWP in 2002. She came back home and opened up her own massage theripst business in Oxbow. That is where she met Eric. In 2005 they bought a house together in Oxbow where she ran her buisness out of. She then went back full time farming so she could learn more about the family farm. Eric and Denise were married in 2008 and in Feburay 2009 they had their son Jagger. From day one he has been non-stop on the go and keeps everyone young. Jagger has been involved in the farm since day one. He came to the cow pen checked cows, fed the baby calves, love to help out on the cattle moves and processing days. We bought him some chickens this year which seem to be the best thing that happened to him he loves to get in the pen and hold his "Baby". He is a master at getting the eggs from the hens. I think we are going to have a chicken farmer on are hands. 2011 was a big year for Denise and Eric they bought a farm south of Glen Ewen and added a little girl Declynn to complete their million dollar family. She has added so much to the mixes she is turning out to be a very independent little girl like her mom was. She seem to love the farm life to being hauled to the cow pen checkin cows and tagging calves. There's high hopes that she likes to be involved in the farm just like her brother and cousins.
Nicki and Alex
Nicki is the youngest of the children. She grew up on the farm enjoying driving around with her dogs and cats and her grain pails ready for the donkeys. She always had a way with the animals. They seemed to find her where ever she went. She always had barn cats following her. It seemed where ever she went they were there. At times she had 30 cats and she had a name and a special story about each one. When she graduated from school she chose to stay home and work on the farm; she was the chore girl at the feedlot. In 2009 Alex and Nicki moved to Glen Ewen . In 2010 they got married and had a son in Bryler in 2011. He has changed their life for the better and will be involved in the day to day life of the farm. He loves to come along and see the cows and he even has his own cute little way of chasing. He a cowboy through and through he's never without his cowboy hat. Nicki and Alex had Dugan in January 2013 he is a little go getter that likes to get into everything and has such a cute till grin on his face when he's getting into trouble he with most defiantly keep mom and dad on there toes.