Posted By: Jesse Williams
I am so proud of each and every lady rancher that I will be featuring in during Rural Women's Month, however I must say I have quite the bias towards this particular ranch and their purebred Gelbvieh bulls. Jennifer and I share a special bond as we each married one of the Williams brothers and are now both ranching just a few miles apart from each other. We breed our heifers to their easy calving Gelbvieh bulls and we are very pleased with the outcome. Jennifer and Chuck have worked extremely hard on their ranch and their bulls are certainly a product of that. Be sure to check out their magazine (link at the bottom)!
Ranching Lady: Jennifer Williams Flatland Ranch Hanna, AB
My husband Chuck and I reside on the Bullpound Flat just south of Hanna, AB. Our ranch is focused around our purebred Gelvbieh herd of about 85 cows.Each year we sell yearling Gelbvieh bulls by private treaty off our farm, with our specialty being on delivering high performing, great rate of gain and easy calving herd sires that are ideal as heifer bulls. Typically the majority of our yearlings sell in January and February.
We also have 200+ head of red commercial cows that we calve out each year. While we calve our purebred herd in February, our commercials are calved in early March.
If that isn't enough to keep us busy, we have 100+ sheep and goats that are lambed/kid in April that we graze during the summer and sell as butcher animals in the fall. To support our always-growing critter habit, we make about 2000+ bales of hay each year.
What is your favorite thing about living in a rural community?
My favorite thing would have to be the wide open spaces, the quiet tranquility and of course all my critters.
If you could change one thing about your rural community what would it be?
I would ask for more trees! Trees are a rare sight where we live, unlike where I grew up. Also, I am not a big fan of driving so I don't like the long trips to get supplies in the city.
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