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Diamond D Angus carries on tradition

Starla Lyon

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Since 1947, Don DeBoo has raised cattle. He began with Hereford cattle then later switched to black Angus and thus began Diamond D Angus Ranch located between Valier and Dupuyer, MT in the northwest part of the state. Since then, the ranch has continued to promote its progressive Angus breeding program.

Today, Don and his wife Janet along with son Mark and wife Cathy put together a production sale each fall on the third generation ranch. In November of 2008, the ranch offered a good selection including 100 foundation females, 110 grass-fed long yearling bulls and five registered Red Angus long yearling bulls.

“My dad had cattle and we still have some of those genetics,” said Don. “We got our first registered cattle in 1962 and then in 1967 we bought some registered heifers from Canada with a performance program in mind.”

As every cattleman knows, the 1980’s brought about a great deal of diversity both economically and philosophically when it came to ranching. The DeBoo family switched gears a bit as well.

Since 1947, Don DeBoo has raised cattle. He began with Hereford cattle then later switched to black Angus and thus began Diamond D Angus Ranch located between Valier and Dupuyer, MT in the northwest part of the state. Since then, the ranch has continued to promote its progressive Angus breeding program.

Today, Don and his wife Janet along with son Mark and wife Cathy put together a production sale each fall on the third generation ranch. In November of 2008, the ranch offered a good selection including 100 foundation females, 110 grass-fed long yearling bulls and five registered Red Angus long yearling bulls.

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“My dad had cattle and we still have some of those genetics,” said Don. “We got our first registered cattle in 1962 and then in 1967 we bought some registered heifers from Canada with a performance program in mind.”

As every cattleman knows, the 1980’s brought about a great deal of diversity both economically and philosophically when it came to ranching. The DeBoo family switched gears a bit as well.

Since 1947, Don DeBoo has raised cattle. He began with Hereford cattle then later switched to black Angus and thus began Diamond D Angus Ranch located between Valier and Dupuyer, MT in the northwest part of the state. Since then, the ranch has continued to promote its progressive Angus breeding program.

Today, Don and his wife Janet along with son Mark and wife Cathy put together a production sale each fall on the third generation ranch. In November of 2008, the ranch offered a good selection including 100 foundation females, 110 grass-fed long yearling bulls and five registered Red Angus long yearling bulls.

“My dad had cattle and we still have some of those genetics,” said Don. “We got our first registered cattle in 1962 and then in 1967 we bought some registered heifers from Canada with a performance program in mind.”

As every cattleman knows, the 1980’s brought about a great deal of diversity both economically and philosophically when it came to ranching. The DeBoo family switched gears a bit as well.

Since 1947, Don DeBoo has raised cattle. He began with Hereford cattle then later switched to black Angus and thus began Diamond D Angus Ranch located between Valier and Dupuyer, MT in the northwest part of the state. Since then, the ranch has continued to promote its progressive Angus breeding program.

Today, Don and his wife Janet along with son Mark and wife Cathy put together a production sale each fall on the third generation ranch. In November of 2008, the ranch offered a good selection including 100 foundation females, 110 grass-fed long yearling bulls and five registered Red Angus long yearling bulls.

“My dad had cattle and we still have some of those genetics,” said Don. “We got our first registered cattle in 1962 and then in 1967 we bought some registered heifers from Canada with a performance program in mind.”

As every cattleman knows, the 1980’s brought about a great deal of diversity both economically and philosophically when it came to ranching. The DeBoo family switched gears a bit as well.

this article appeared in the 2009 winter cattle journal, a publication of tri-state livestock news.

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