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oghair Angus Ranch Ent. was established in 2004 on a small ranch in central South Dakota, just three miles west of a little ghost town called Okaton. Brad Roghair stepped away from his family’s preference for Hereford cattle and bought six head of registered Angus cows from his uncle, Stan Caldwell, in 1996. Those cows remained on his parents’ place a few miles down the road until 2004 when Brad and I were married and settled down with our two girls where we currently reside. For the fi rst seven years of our marriage, Brad traveled the country as a technician and supervisor for Barnhart Cable and Rigging in their wind division, building and maintaining wind towers. I stayed home managing the place and schooling our girls. We learned a lot in those fi rst years, especially myself. I had been familiar with the ranching lifestyle, had even worked one summer for Brad’s uncle, but hadn’t been raised in agriculture. I was learning from the ground up. Brad quit tower work to remain full time on the ranch in 2009, just before our fourth daughter was born. Today we run just under 300 head of cows on the same small place where we winter them on grass and alfalfa mix hay, calve them out, and then ship to various summer pastures that we lease, some as far as 70 miles from where we live. We have a mixed herd of commercial cows as well as our registered Black Angus herd, and try to sell several head of registered Black Angus along with a few Red Angus and Hereford bulls every year. We share our love of cattle and our lifestyle with our six daughters, who participate in every aspect of our lives as we homeschool them. They range in age from 17 to 2. God had blessed us in being able to share this lifestyle with our children and we look forward to continuing the ranching legacy for years to come. MARCH 2018 I WORKING RANCH I 59


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