Over the years our seedstock program has evolved into a network of outstanding cooperative producers. We’ve been able to increase our numbers without sacrificing quality by accepting only the best bull calves from select cooperator herds. These are producers who have philosophies, genetics, and breeding programs very similar to our own, with whom we have been working very closely for several years. Each Cooperative Producer has signed a contract with Pharo Cattle Company agreeing to abide by our guidelines and philosophies. Below are biographies for all of our cooperative producers.
- 4-P – 4-P Farms
- ACT – Agape Cattle Company
- BA - Bruns Angus
- BCC - Bard Cattle Company
- BSR – Bar S Ranch
- CTM – McDaniel Ranch
- D-7 – D Bar 7 Ranch
- D-J – David Johnson
- DC – Dry Creek Red Angus
- FSR – Flying S Ranch
- GMJ – GMJ Cattle Farm
- LCC – Lost Creek Cattle
- MYT - MYT Farms
- N-K – N-K Land and Cattle
- O-H – Ozark Hills Genetics
- P-L – Landrigan Livestock
- PAR - Pulliam Angus Ranch
- PCC - Pharo Cattle Company
- R2R – R2 Ranch
- SSCC – Seven Spades Cattle Company
- TCH – Turner Creek Herd
- TF – Toby Foland
- WFF – Walker Family Farm
4-P – 4-P Farms
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Rod grew up as a farm boy in Eastern Colorado, and always saw farming in his future. After marrying the girl next door (Kit’s sister, Kathy), he became familiar with Pharo Cattle Company's philosophy. Rod and Kathy run a small herd of registered Angus, keeping only the 'best of the best' cows, i.e. those that know how to work for a living. Rod also serves as a county commissioner and Kathy manages the bull data for Pharo Cattle Company.
ACT – Agape Cattle Company
Lone Oak Ranch, Valley Mills, Texas
Lone Oak Ranch was part of an original Spanish land grant in 1832. Our focus is on land stewardship, and we use rotational, high-density grazing to maintain healthy forages that result in healthy cattle. We are constantly working on improving our soil carbon levels, expanding ground cover, and increasing soil rainwater absorption. PCC genetics fit perfectly into our grain-free operation and we are proud to be a Cooperative Producer. You can find us at www.agapecattleco.com.
BA – Bruns Angus
Kirk and Kristi Bruns
Bruns Angus is owned and operated by Kirk and Kristi Bruns, along with our children Kara, Paige and Ben. Our moderate-framed Black Angus cows are well-adapted to our low-input environment. We calve in May and June, using rotational grazing in the summer and stockpile or bale grazing in the winter. We appreciate the opportunity to market our bulls with Pharo Cattle Company. Visitors are welcome any time, as seeing is believing.
BCC – Bard Cattle Company
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bard Cattle Company is owned and operated by Nancy Bard Nunn, west of Pauls Valley, OK. The Barzona breed of cattle were developed to survive in the arid inter-mountain ranges of the Southwest. The result is a modern maternal breed that is heat tolerant, low maintenance, profitable, producing a superior carcass, and adaptable to any climate and environment. BCC is proud to have been asked to join the PCC family and looks forward to a great future here.
BSR – Bar S Ranch
I have been helping my parents, Ryan and Diane Shay, with their Angus herd for as long as I can remember. In 2013, I branched out and bought my own Red Angus cows. My ideal is low-maintenance, moderate-framed cows with calving ease and fleshing ability. I am excited about the future of the livestock business, and delighted to work with Pharo Cattle Company. Please feel free to contact me, as I'd be happy to talk with you.
CTM – McDaniel Ranch
Cody and Tancy McDaniel
We have been raising Red Angus since 1997. Producing cattle that require few inputs and calve easy is far more enjoyable (and logical) than spending time and money accommodating inefficient cows. We raise the right kind of cattle - self-sufficient, moderate-framed, and easy-fleshing cows that pass these traits on to their calves. Our biggest asset is the privilege of working with Pharo Cattle Company and all of the other like-minded Cooperative Producers that we appreciate so much. Find us at mcdanielranch.com, https://twitter.com/_codymcdaniel, and https://mcdanielranch.wordpress.com.
D-7 – D Bar 7 Ranch
Al and Debb DeWit
We started out as commercial producers, and realized how tough it is to find bulls raised by low-input cows. In time we encountered Kit Pharo and found that his philosophies really resonated with us. As seedstock producers, we focus on developing easy-fleshing, good-uddered, slick-haired cows that are productive on fescue pastures in the heat and humidity of Missouri. We feel fortunate to be associated with Pharo Cattle Co and its progressive group of Cooperative producers.
D-J – David Johnson
David and Pam Johnson
573-729-0164 (home) 573-247-0164 (cell)
The privilege of being stewards of this solar energy production model (sun to grass to beef) is downright humbling, if you give it much thought. PCC helps to keep us pushing beyond our comfort zone, moving forward with information we otherwise might not have come in contact with. Applying what fits us and our environment is our objective; working with producers with the same objectives from different environments has been extremely helpful.
DC – Dry Creek Red Angus
Jon and Terri Luhman
651-923-4604 (home) 651-380-9635 (cell)
Our goal is to be good stewards of the land that God has allowed us to use, and leave it in a better state than when we started farming here. We farm crops organically and utilize mob grazing methods and cover crops to improve the soil health. We breed cattle that fit our environment and take full advantage of our forage-only program. We feel fortunate to be able to work with PCC in producing low-maintenance, profit-making seedstock.
FSR – Flying S Ranch
Ryan and Diane Shay
St. Francis, Kansas
785-332-3209 (home) 785-332-5588 (cell)
Diane and I have run a low-input Angus herd since 1994, and we are proud to carry on my father's tradition of producing only the best cattle and horses. Our cows calve on Republican River bottom grass in March and April, with a minimum amount of harvested forage. They graze native grass in the summer and fall, and winter on corn stalks. Please give us a call or stop by to see us anytime.
GMJ – GMJ Cattle Farm
Jason and Margaret Spigner
Jason 662-862-6929 (home) 662-255-7937 (cell)
Margaret 662-862-9592 (home) 662-401-7423 (cell)
Our program was started by the patriarch of our family, Glendon Spigner, and carried forward by Jason and Margaret Spigner after his passing. We have focused on registered Angus since 1990, producing medium-framed, low-maintenance cattle that can thrive in Mississippi's brutally hot and humid summers. We are pleased to be Pharo Cattle Company Cooperative Producers, and hope to continue in this role for years to come.
LCC – Lost Creek Cattle
Sean and Kat Weinert
Hettinger, North Dakota
Sean and Kat, along with daughters Charlene and Magdalene, are fifth generation Angus ranchers on their family ranch. We strive for low-input cows with excellent maternal traits, easy-fleshing ability, and longevity. These are traits that work hard for us and we believe these traits can make a difference in your herd, too. We are so proud to be a part of PCC; they are always challenging us to find a better way to do our job.
MYT – MYT Farms
Cade & Israel Christensen
As a young producer, I feel the urgency to keep my input costs low. Each day, I try to learn from the folks who are already where I want to be. The more I learn, the harder my cows have to work! I can't afford cows that aren't operating at peak efficiency, and neither can you. So as my mentor Kit Pharo would say, that's buying your bulls from someone who raises cattle the way you ought to.
N-K – N-K Land and Cattle
Phil and Linda Wertenberger
785-284-3258 (home) 785-285-0079 (cell)
At N-K Angus, a mix of prairie, creeks, and timber provide a great environment for our cow-calf operation. We raise all species of livestock with a holistic approach utilizing rotational grazing of cool season and fescue grasses. Pharo Cattle Company genetics, smart grass management, and calving in sync with nature = more profit and more fun! To us, being part of the PCC network is a privilege.
O-H – Ozark Hills Genetics
West Plains, Missouri
Ozark Hills Genetics started in 1993 as a partnership between Jerry Hall and his son David. Our commercial cow-calf operation gradually turned into a purebred Red Angus ranch. These red cows are our passion and we are very proud of them. The "relentless pursuit of fertility, performance, and longevity" is the phrase that best describes what we do. Call anytime, or better yet, come and visit. We'd love to show you some good red cows and southern hospitality!
P-L – Landrigan Livestock
Paul and Janet Landrigan
Broken Bow, Nebraska
Love of the cow-calf business and a ruthless practicality combined with a sense of genetic responsibility are the motivators at Landrigan Livestock. The cow test is simple: calve annually in a least cost environment. Earmarks of our herd are ease of maintenance, trouble-free calving, docility, longevity, and winter forage hardiness. Our range management practices are aimed at harvesting forage as well as improving the quality of life above and below the soil surface.
PAR – Pulliam Angus Ranch
Robert & Gina Pulliam
Pulliam Angus is located in the mountains near Montrose, Colorado. Robert and Gina manage a commercial Angus herd at Buckhorn Mountain Ranch with sons Nathan, Jason and his wife Rachel. We also manage a private herd of Registered Angus. Pharo bulls changed everything for us, producing moderate frame, low maintenance, fertility, and calving ease as promised. We are excited for the opportunity to join PCC and hope to supply some high altitude PAP tested Angus for other producers.
PCC – Pharo Cattle Company
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
The “PCC” prefix (by itself) is used to identify bulls produced by cows owned by Kit and Tyson Pharo. Some of these cows are located at PCC Headquarters in Cheyenne Wells, while others are placed in Cooperator Herds around the country. You will see the PCC prefix on Angus, Red Angus and Composite bulls. If you are passing through, we would love to give you a personal tour of our ranch and cattle.
R2R – R2 Ranch
Past experience has shown me that some animals could make it on the land we have, while others would need a feed bag. Multiple droughts have enabled us to cull to a core herd of low-maintenance, highly-fertile cows. We have both a direction and a destination for our herd, informed by the Pharo Cattle Company philosophies. We feel blessed by the opportunity to work with PCC and the other Cooperative Producers.
SSCC – Seven Spades Cattle Company
Dave and Donna Gwyn
Our cattle venture started back in 1987 with 15 cows purchased with all our savings and a low-interest ag loan. After several years of breeding conventional cattle with disappointing results, Dave had some key conversations with Kit Pharo. And those talks opened the doors to the genetics we needed to become successful. If you are ever in our area and want to take a look, please call us. We would enjoy talking cows and spending time with you.
TCH – Turner Creek Herd
Eddy and Perri McMurtry
In working with cattle, I like to remember wisdom from my Dad, such as "You know son, the easiest way to get a cow to do what you want is to let her think it was her idea," and "if you can figure out what a cow is thinking, it will make this a lot easier." Another important philosophy I agree with comes from Pharo Cattle Company: "Raising cattle should be enjoyable and profitable."
TF – Toby Foland
I live in Wheatland, Wyoming and maintain a herd of efficient, moderate-framed Angus and Composite cows. I have been breeding my cows to Angus, Tarentaise, and Composite bulls from Pharo Cattle Company from many years. My goal is to produce efficient, easy-fleshing, good-natured cattle that optimize hybrid vigor and increase my profits. Calving in May and June has greatly reduced my input costs while shortening my calving season.
WFF – Walker Family Farm
Weston and Beth Walker
Weston and Beth Walker own and operate Walker Family Farms, a multi-species grass-based farm. We focus on producing "do it on forages alone" animals that are well-adapted to their environment, including temperature extremes, high humidity, and endophyte-infected fescue. Through a rigorous selection process and adherence to low inputs, we are able to produce animals that can go anywhere in the country and be efficient meat producers. Farm tours and phone calls are welcome.