Our Ranchers

The Dedicated Family Ranchers of 1855 Black Angus

We carefully choose family ranchers who have a passion for raising high-quality Angus cattle and fully understand the steps required to achieve a memorable eating experience.

Jay Wolf and the Wagonhammer Ranch

When you live in Wheeler County, Nebraska, where the cattle outnumber the people, you know you are in an area that understands beef.

The Waggonhammer Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch that opened its gates in 1910. The Black Angus cattle this ranch produces are highly sought after and known to be of the highest quality. Besides the attention to detail, the toil, and the sweat, Jay Wolf, Rancher-Owner at Wagonhammer, believes it is something specific that helps the cattle he raises earn the reputation they do.

“This is rich cow-calf country. We’ve been blessed with great grass,” said Wolf. “We take good care of the land, and it takes good care of us.”

For more than a century, the Wagonhammer Ranch proves that the best Angus beef starts with a strong passion and understanding for what it takes to produce it.

“My father was a Rancher, his father was a Rancher and I am carrying on all that they started.”

Steve Boeshart and the Pawnee Springs Ranch

At the wheel of his pickup truck, driving the perimeter of the Pawnee Springs Ranch, Ranch Manager, Steve Boeshart shared his passion for producing quality Angus cattle. “Ranching is a lifestyle. It’s not a job – it’s a way of life,” Boeshart said. “And, it is a lot of fun.”

When you raise the exceptional cattle that come from North Platte, Nebraska, everything on the ranch must be considered.

“We run and maintain everything ourselves to make it all more usable and more cattle friendly, seems to be our second biggest challenge,” Boeshart points out. “Mother Nature is out first. Trying to figure her out is always interesting.”

Boeshart, his family, and everyone involved in the Pawnee Springs operations are always trying to build a better herd by considering everything from feed, to weaning, to genetics.

It is a lot of work, but one Boeshart enjoys in every aspect. “It’s getting up in the morning and doing what we do. I enjoy it all.”