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Pleasant Valley Angus

 

January 4, 2023 | View PDF

From left, Hazen, Cory, Sarah and Addison Foss. (Photos submitted)

Pleasant Valley Angus is owned and operated by Cory and Sarah Foss, along with their kids, Addison and Hazen, and Cory's parents, Jerry and Judy. Cory is the third generation to run cattle on the ranch, which headquarters six miles west of Sidney, MT and summers their cattle on his grandfather's homestead in the Mona/Elmdale area. Foss' started AI'ing extensively in the 90s on their commercial cattle. Cory and Sarah added registered females in 2008 and that portion of the herd has steadily grown since then.

"Currently we market a select group of yearling bulls and heifers in the spring. Our goal is to raise an elite set of females that produce powerful, functional, maternally-based cattle. The cow herd is run on native grass and salt/mineral as long as the weather allows. The cows are brought back home for the winter and spring months, where the calving and AI'ing take place. We require our cows to be structurally sound, fertile, easy fleshing with a good udder and disposition. The registered cows run with the commercial cows and are managed the same way. We try to breed cattle that hold up to the extremes this country throws at us. If they can't breed back, hold their condition, and have good feet to travel to water, all while raising a quality calf, then they leave; no second chances. We feel these kinds of genetics are what will keep not only us, but most importantly our customers, in the cattle business; it's not something we take lightly. After all, this isn't just a cattle business, it's a people business. We are surrounded by some of the best family, friends and neighbors anyone could hope for and we feel very blessed to live where we do and raise our kids here.

We market 50 bulls via private treaty starting mid-March, on a first come, first serve basis. Please feel free to follow us and look for ranch updates on our Pleasant Valley Angus facebook page."

 

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