A Day in the Life
 

Minert-Simonson
Cow/Calf Operation

“Our way of life is second to none: My goal is to be a steward of the land so that my girls have the opportunity to continue to live in the country.”

Lowell Minert purchased his first Angus heifer as part of his 4-H project in 1953. He and his wife, Carrol, started their current operation in 1964, and today the family owns 700-800 head of registered and commercial Angus cows. Lowell and Carrol’s daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and J.W. Simonson., and their Shaina and Jaylee – fifth and sixth generation ranches of the Sandhills – are involved with the daily operation of the Sandhills ranch.

The Minert-Simonson ranch has placed an emphasis on multiple-trait selection, using genetics that will perform in the Sandhills environment. Their herd calves in the early spring, and the weaned bulls and females are developed on the ranch. Like many cattlemen, the Minert and Simonson families participate in many organizations and associations within their communities, helping to keep them vibrant and strong for the businesses and ranchers alike.
 
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