Animal Science Department


Date of this Version



Range Beef Cow Symposium XXIII, December 3-5, 2013, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD.


Copyright © 2013 Al and Simone Wind, Matt Stoltenberg, Mitch Faulkner, Steve Fairbairn, Tom Berdan, and Roger Gates.


Al and Simone Wind purchased the ranch in April of 2007. At that time the area was suffering from 7 years of persistent drought. The previous owners had purchased the ranch in 2001 and had been operating it as a cow/calf operation running about 150 pairs more or less. Prior to 2001 the ranch had been in the same ownership for approximately 45 years and had started out as a sheep operation and eventually had become a combination sheep and cow operation.