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Figure 4 Ranch Roundup

Joe McDaniel
American Salers Assoc,
Parker, Colo.
Joe McDaniel Bob Littlejohn rides at the 100 year-old Figure 4 Ranch in Somerset, Colo.

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The historic Figure 4 Ragged Mountain Ranch on the western slope of Ragged Mountain, Paonia, Colo., was homesteaded in 1911 by George Volk and has been passed down from generation to generation to Gary Volk and his wife Gail who run more than 400 head of Commercial Salers cross cattle. I paid a visit to Figure 4 Ranch for a roundup and processing of over 100 calves on a cold, clear late October day in 2009.

The Volks continue to strive for excellence in their cattle production. The integration of Salers in the early 1980’s provided them with an outstanding set of productive cows that form the maternal base of their program. Salers have given them an enviable track record of reproductive efficiency, great maternal instincts and range ability – essential in this rugged mountain country. Famous for their birthing ease, Salers calves are born light, grow and gain weight rapidly and feed out at a young age, while still grading Choice with a real high Cutability.

A crew, comprised of Mark Grabill, Doug Mclain, Bob Littlejohn, Felipe Torres Sandoval, Richard Miller and Kevin Harrison, came together to help out with the roundup and processing. Weighing, measuring and vaccinating was supervised by Gary and Gail Volk.

The historic Figure 4 Ragged Mountain Ranch on the western slope of Ragged Mountain, Paonia, Colo., was homesteaded in 1911 by George Volk and has been passed down from generation to generation to Gary Volk and his wife Gail who run more than 400 head of Commercial Salers cross cattle. I paid a visit to Figure 4 Ranch for a roundup and processing of over 100 calves on a cold, clear late October day in 2009.

The Volks continue to strive for excellence in their cattle production. The integration of Salers in the early 1980’s provided them with an outstanding set of productive cows that form the maternal base of their program. Salers have given them an enviable track record of reproductive efficiency, great maternal instincts and range ability – essential in this rugged mountain country. Famous for their birthing ease, Salers calves are born light, grow and gain weight rapidly and feed out at a young age, while still grading Choice with a real high Cutability.

A crew, comprised of Mark Grabill, Doug Mclain, Bob Littlejohn, Felipe Torres Sandoval, Richard Miller and Kevin Harrison, came together to help out with the roundup and processing. Weighing, measuring and vaccinating was supervised by Gary and Gail Volk.

The historic Figure 4 Ragged Mountain Ranch on the western slope of Ragged Mountain, Paonia, Colo., was homesteaded in 1911 by George Volk and has been passed down from generation to generation to Gary Volk and his wife Gail who run more than 400 head of Commercial Salers cross cattle. I paid a visit to Figure 4 Ranch for a roundup and processing of over 100 calves on a cold, clear late October day in 2009.

The Volks continue to strive for excellence in their cattle production. The integration of Salers in the early 1980’s provided them with an outstanding set of productive cows that form the maternal base of their program. Salers have given them an enviable track record of reproductive efficiency, great maternal instincts and range ability – essential in this rugged mountain country. Famous for their birthing ease, Salers calves are born light, grow and gain weight rapidly and feed out at a young age, while still grading Choice with a real high Cutability.

A crew, comprised of Mark Grabill, Doug Mclain, Bob Littlejohn, Felipe Torres Sandoval, Richard Miller and Kevin Harrison, came together to help out with the roundup and processing. Weighing, measuring and vaccinating was supervised by Gary and Gail Volk.


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