The name for our operation is the outcome of three ag students who met at Montana State University in the fall of 1985. A lasting friendship was formed when Bryan and Ernie Ratzburg met John Goggins at MSU, home of the Bobcats, of course. Following college our partnership was formed and we went to raising registered Angus cattle. John grew up in the registered and commercial Angus business on the Vermilion Ranch in Billings, Montana. Bryan & Ernie grew up raising commercial cattle and also run a sizable farming operation producing dryland wheat and irrigated beer barley near Shelby, Montana.
Bryan and Cathy have three children; Ernie and Jayne have three children; and John and Debi have two children. Our kids will be the fourth generation of ranching families. We are extremely proud of our cattle, but even more proud of our families!