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