North Platte, Ne - From his earliest memories of growning up on a Lincoln County dairy farm, Tyrell Rousey always knew he wanted to be a cattleman. Rousey was heavily involved in livestock judging in college, and after graduating he began internships for local cattlemen, eventually working for Berger’s Herdmasters between North Platte & Stapleton as manager of the program after college. After being with Berger’s Herdmasters program for 15 years, the opportunity to lease the Berger cowherd and ranch was presented and has since transitioned to Rousey SimAngus, LLC.
The Rousey's have tried not to reinvent the wheel, but instead to evolve their heard over the years, according to Tyrell "you know whenever there's a changing of the guard you know there's always a few things that that change for sure but you know we haven't made any any drastic changes. I guess you know the saying goes if ain't broke don't fix it. You know we've got a diverse set of customers and you know.... when talking to them they've been very pleased with what we've provided to them over the years ,but there's some technology and everything evolves. We've moved forward, we've started doing some genomic testing, I guess that that's one step we've made."
Tyrell Rousey sat down with Eagle's Derek Beck recently to discuss SimAngus, and what excites the Rousey's about the future of their heard. Enjoy their conversation below, sponsored by North Platte Kubota. The Rousey SimAngus Bull sale is Saturday, February 11th at 1pm CST at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte.
Story by Derek Beck/Eagle Communications, LLC