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2010 Montana Stockgrowers Association convention re-cap

Walter “Watty” Taylor became President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association in December 2010. He will serve a two-year term through December 2012.

Watty was born in Lake Forest, IL in 1949 as his father was moving from New York to a ranch in Kirby, MT, now known as the W Lazy T Ranch. Watty was raised on the ranch and attended school at a one-room schoolhouse until the sixth grade. He spent the next two years in Denver, CO, before attending high school in Cornwall, CT. After high school he attended a one-year course at the Royal Agricultural College in England.

Watty served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1969-1971 and returned to Montana to work at the Snowy Mountain Ranch near Roundup. Watty met his bride-to-be, Lila, while working there. The two were married in 1972 and began ranching in Boyd, MT. In 1973, the Taylors moved back to Kirby to manage Watty’s father’s ranch until 1994 when they took over the operation. Watty and Lila raised three sons, two of whom are still on the ranch and a third who farms and feeds cattle in Fallon, MT.

The Taylors run a Hereford and Angus cow-calf operation on 30,000 acres and raise their own replacement heifers. They raise alfalfa hay with a hay barley rotation crop for their own use. The Taylors also raise thoroughbred horses for ranch use and for polo.

Watty has been active in the Montana Stockgrowers Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association since 1980. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He also spent nine years on the Montana Beef Council, including three years on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee and also on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board collection and compliance committee. Watty is active in his local Big Horn County Livestock Association, the Big Horn County Farm Bureau, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is a director of the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and a NILE 200 Club member.

Walter “Watty” Taylor became President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association in December 2010. He will serve a two-year term through December 2012.

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Watty was born in Lake Forest, IL in 1949 as his father was moving from New York to a ranch in Kirby, MT, now known as the W Lazy T Ranch. Watty was raised on the ranch and attended school at a one-room schoolhouse until the sixth grade. He spent the next two years in Denver, CO, before attending high school in Cornwall, CT. After high school he attended a one-year course at the Royal Agricultural College in England.

Watty served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1969-1971 and returned to Montana to work at the Snowy Mountain Ranch near Roundup. Watty met his bride-to-be, Lila, while working there. The two were married in 1972 and began ranching in Boyd, MT. In 1973, the Taylors moved back to Kirby to manage Watty’s father’s ranch until 1994 when they took over the operation. Watty and Lila raised three sons, two of whom are still on the ranch and a third who farms and feeds cattle in Fallon, MT.

The Taylors run a Hereford and Angus cow-calf operation on 30,000 acres and raise their own replacement heifers. They raise alfalfa hay with a hay barley rotation crop for their own use. The Taylors also raise thoroughbred horses for ranch use and for polo.

Watty has been active in the Montana Stockgrowers Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association since 1980. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He also spent nine years on the Montana Beef Council, including three years on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee and also on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board collection and compliance committee. Watty is active in his local Big Horn County Livestock Association, the Big Horn County Farm Bureau, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is a director of the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and a NILE 200 Club member.

Walter “Watty” Taylor became President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association in December 2010. He will serve a two-year term through December 2012.

Watty was born in Lake Forest, IL in 1949 as his father was moving from New York to a ranch in Kirby, MT, now known as the W Lazy T Ranch. Watty was raised on the ranch and attended school at a one-room schoolhouse until the sixth grade. He spent the next two years in Denver, CO, before attending high school in Cornwall, CT. After high school he attended a one-year course at the Royal Agricultural College in England.

Watty served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1969-1971 and returned to Montana to work at the Snowy Mountain Ranch near Roundup. Watty met his bride-to-be, Lila, while working there. The two were married in 1972 and began ranching in Boyd, MT. In 1973, the Taylors moved back to Kirby to manage Watty’s father’s ranch until 1994 when they took over the operation. Watty and Lila raised three sons, two of whom are still on the ranch and a third who farms and feeds cattle in Fallon, MT.

The Taylors run a Hereford and Angus cow-calf operation on 30,000 acres and raise their own replacement heifers. They raise alfalfa hay with a hay barley rotation crop for their own use. The Taylors also raise thoroughbred horses for ranch use and for polo.

Watty has been active in the Montana Stockgrowers Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association since 1980. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He also spent nine years on the Montana Beef Council, including three years on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee and also on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board collection and compliance committee. Watty is active in his local Big Horn County Livestock Association, the Big Horn County Farm Bureau, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is a director of the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and a NILE 200 Club member.

Walter “Watty” Taylor became President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association in December 2010. He will serve a two-year term through December 2012.

Watty was born in Lake Forest, IL in 1949 as his father was moving from New York to a ranch in Kirby, MT, now known as the W Lazy T Ranch. Watty was raised on the ranch and attended school at a one-room schoolhouse until the sixth grade. He spent the next two years in Denver, CO, before attending high school in Cornwall, CT. After high school he attended a one-year course at the Royal Agricultural College in England.

Watty served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1969-1971 and returned to Montana to work at the Snowy Mountain Ranch near Roundup. Watty met his bride-to-be, Lila, while working there. The two were married in 1972 and began ranching in Boyd, MT. In 1973, the Taylors moved back to Kirby to manage Watty’s father’s ranch until 1994 when they took over the operation. Watty and Lila raised three sons, two of whom are still on the ranch and a third who farms and feeds cattle in Fallon, MT.

The Taylors run a Hereford and Angus cow-calf operation on 30,000 acres and raise their own replacement heifers. They raise alfalfa hay with a hay barley rotation crop for their own use. The Taylors also raise thoroughbred horses for ranch use and for polo.

Watty has been active in the Montana Stockgrowers Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association since 1980. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He also spent nine years on the Montana Beef Council, including three years on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee and also on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board collection and compliance committee. Watty is active in his local Big Horn County Livestock Association, the Big Horn County Farm Bureau, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is a director of the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and a NILE 200 Club member.

Walter “Watty” Taylor became President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association in December 2010. He will serve a two-year term through December 2012.

Watty was born in Lake Forest, IL in 1949 as his father was moving from New York to a ranch in Kirby, MT, now known as the W Lazy T Ranch. Watty was raised on the ranch and attended school at a one-room schoolhouse until the sixth grade. He spent the next two years in Denver, CO, before attending high school in Cornwall, CT. After high school he attended a one-year course at the Royal Agricultural College in England.

Watty served with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1969-1971 and returned to Montana to work at the Snowy Mountain Ranch near Roundup. Watty met his bride-to-be, Lila, while working there. The two were married in 1972 and began ranching in Boyd, MT. In 1973, the Taylors moved back to Kirby to manage Watty’s father’s ranch until 1994 when they took over the operation. Watty and Lila raised three sons, two of whom are still on the ranch and a third who farms and feeds cattle in Fallon, MT.

The Taylors run a Hereford and Angus cow-calf operation on 30,000 acres and raise their own replacement heifers. They raise alfalfa hay with a hay barley rotation crop for their own use. The Taylors also raise thoroughbred horses for ranch use and for polo.

Watty has been active in the Montana Stockgrowers Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association since 1980. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He also spent nine years on the Montana Beef Council, including three years on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee and also on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board collection and compliance committee. Watty is active in his local Big Horn County Livestock Association, the Big Horn County Farm Bureau, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is a director of the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) and a NILE 200 Club member.

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