A Different Kind of Tourist

Teichert Angus on the Wyoming Angus Tour
The Wyoming Angus Tour visits Teichert Angus. These cow/calf pairs are on summer range between Cokeville and the Idaho border.

The 2011 Wyoming Angus Tour, Sept. 17-18 in Southwestern Wyoming, was a success with breeders from every corner of the state making the trip to Lincoln and Sublette Counties.

Cow/Calf pair in Wyoming
Jensen Angus cow/calf pair

According to the American Angus Association, Angus cattle first came to America from Scotland in 1873. The breed is naturally hornless and most are black or red. They are one of the most popular breeds raised in the U.S. and more than 60% of all American cattle have Angus influence, according to a representative from Certified Angus Beef.

Mark Teichert of Teichert Angus in Cokeville, Wyo.
Mark Teichert discusses Teichert Angus in Cokeville which he operates with his brothers, Matthew and Tim

The tour included breeder stops at Teichert Angus in Cokeville, Hepworth Angus in Auburn, Jensen Angus in Boulder and Lucky 7 Angus in Boulder.

Tour participants load into a truck to view the cow/calf pairs at Jensen Angus in Wyoming
Tour participants “loaded up” to get an up close view of the cow/calf pairs at Jensen Angus in Boulder, Wyo.
The Hepworth Family raise angus cattle in Auburn, Wyo.
The Hepworth Family (L-R) Hal, Dixie, daughter-in-law Stephanie and son Tyson, own and operate Hepworth Angus in Auburn, Wyo.
Riders on horseback at the Lucky 7 Angus on the Wyoming Angus Tour
Lucky 7 Angus riders hold the herd in place during the Wyoming Angus Tour. Lucky 7 is owned and operated by Jim Jensen and his family in Boulder and Riverton.

The tour also stopped at the Afton Civic Center for a tour of the CallAir Museum and at the Denbury Resources office in Big Piney for a presentation on their Riley Ridge Gas Plant Project that is nearing completion.

Ranchers explore crop dusting history at the Afton Civic Center
David Oedekoven of Sheridan and Wyoming Angus Assn. President Neal Sorenson of Spotted Horse explore the CallAir Museum at the Afton Civic Center. CallAir was a pioneer in developing crop dusting planes
Scott Stinson with Denbury Resources talking about the Riley Ridge Gas Plant
Scott Stinson, project manager with Denbury Resources, discussing their Riley Ridge Gas Plant in Big Piney

Tour Sponsors included the Wyoming Angus Association, Denbury Resources, Farm Credit Services of America (Brad Willford), Rock Springs National Bank, Accelerated Genetics (Don Cox), Jensen Angus, The Wyoming Livestock Roundup, Chef Wendy Schwartz, Colonel Dave Stephens Auction Service and The Boulder Store.

From Curt Cox – Wyoming Livestock Roundup

2 thoughts on “A Different Kind of Tourist

  1. I keep coming back to look at the pics of our cows and how pretty it was that day warm and sunny.Now cold and wintery.Thank you from all of us at Jensen Angus; Justin, Renee, Keeley,Kelsey, Cody, and Cassidy Jensen 🙂

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