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We run Horned Hereford Cows on grass for most of the year and sell 10-15 forage raised bulls annually

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Carzan Land & Livestock
The first calf of my last calf crop. Still letting that sink in. I never thought I’d be saying that! Last year when I put the cows up for sale, it was after everything had calved. There was no feelings of exiting the cattle business during calving, and I never really looked at those calves as my last.Definitely mixed feelings as I look at a life without cattle in it. Excited at the chance to focus 100% on growing our jerky business across this country and even this continent! And even more excited to focus on more of a life with my children and my soul mate.I bought my first cows at 14 years old, had over 100 by 18. Ranching is in my blood, and all I ever wanted to do was raise cattle. All I ever wanted for most of my adult life was to get my herd to a size and point of financial stability that I could quit my job and just run cows. I always told people I worked at the steel mill to pay the bills, and cattle paid the soul!But I think that’s where the passion began to dissolve, working a job to pay the bills, and having cattle as a second full-time job to pay the soul. Cutting into family time and having money from off the farm being used to keep a dream afloat.In 2012 I ventured off on my own from my parents outfit and ran my cows separately. In 2013 I got a job at a steel mill, working full-time shift work. You can only run yourself mentally, emotionally and financially ragged for so long before it bites you in the ass. I felt like every calving season that one foot out the proverbial door of the cattle business, went a little farther.In 2020 there was a light at the end of the tunnel when we started Carzan Market and I quit my job at the steel mill to focus on that and cattle. But as Carzan Market grew and evolved into Carzan Meats, I began to realize that my love and passion for cattle began to be replaced by a love and passion for healthy grass fed meats and regenerative agriculture.So you’ll still be able to buy grass finished beef from us, it’ll just be in a different way!But, as we push and hustle to get our jerky moving across the country, I’ve come to realize that one dream must give way for another to succeed.It’s been a hard decision, but I’m at peace with it now. See MoreSee Less
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Beef shares open March 1st See MoreSee Less
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Carter had the pleasure of being asked to talk about bale grazing with Covers and Co on their webinar. Check out out! See MoreSee Less
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