Counties of interestAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Butte-Silver Bow, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone
Planned OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Veterinary Assistant - Large & Small Animal & Employment at local Salebarn
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.I have over 7 years experience in vet med working with large and small animals. I have owned/raised cattle, horses, sheep and goats. I currently run a flock of 50 registered Katahdin hair sheep which I began putting together in 2016 when I sold my wool flock. I currently work part-time at a veterinary clinic as well as the local sale barn while raising my 3 boys.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100
Farming PracticesConventional, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would like to relocate to Montana with my flock of Katahdins and continue expanding. I currently sell mostly market lambs and some breeding stock each year. In the future I would like to focus more on being a seed stock operation. My oldest son has taken an interest in showing, so we are exploring that side of the industry as well with this past year being his first year showing in the All American Junior Show.
I currently own a sheep handling system, lambing pens, feed bunks/feeders, a skidsteer and various other sheep equipment that I would be bringing with.