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Ranch feature: Mark, Deb and Tate Pieper, Pieper Red Angus

When Mark Pieper reflects over the last 38 years, he is amazed at what he and his family have been able to accomplish with their registered Red Angus operation. Pieper Red Angus is located seven miles east and three miles south of Hay Springs, NE. It is a family operation comprised of Mark and Deb Pieper, and their son, Tate. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Jarrod Bargman, live in Lincoln, NE, but manage to help with the Web site and annual production sales.

The operation started with a wedding gift of 10 Hereford heifers from Deb’s parents. “Back then, everyone was crossing Herefords with black bulls,” Mark explains. “However, Deb’s father, Kenneth Hollibaugh, encouraged us to use Red Angus bulls, so we went to Wyoming and purchased some Red Angus bulls. We really liked the first cross of red baldy calves,” Mark says.

It wasn’t until a year later, Mark and Deb entered into the registered Red Angus business. “I had went to Sturgis (SD) to buy my first set of Red Angus cows,” he recalls. “I thought they were commercial cows, then I received the registration papers. I had no idea I had purchased some registered cattle.”

Mark had always been interested in artificial insemination (AI), and went to school to learn shortly after the two wed. “Deb’s dad was using [AI], and he got me interested in it. I am glad I did, because it has been a vital part of our program for the last 36 years.”

Once he finished AI school, Mark was able to come home and start AI-ing their own cattle, which allowed them to rapidly improve the cattle and their genetics. Shortly after, the family started selling some bulls, and the operation has grown from there. Later on, Deb, Travis and Tate also went to the school to learn how to AI cattle.

Unlike many seedstock producers, the Pieper family has used leased ranches over the years to grow their operation, until they purchased their own ranch 13 years ago. “We still lease some land, but this ranch has given us a home base, and a place to have our production sales,” Mark says.

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When Mark Pieper reflects over the last 38 years, he is amazed at what he and his family have been able to accomplish with their registered Red Angus operation. Pieper Red Angus is located seven miles east and three miles south of Hay Springs, NE. It is a family operation comprised of Mark and Deb Pieper, and their son, Tate. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Jarrod Bargman, live in Lincoln, NE, but manage to help with the Web site and annual production sales.

The operation started with a wedding gift of 10 Hereford heifers from Deb’s parents. “Back then, everyone was crossing Herefords with black bulls,” Mark explains. “However, Deb’s father, Kenneth Hollibaugh, encouraged us to use Red Angus bulls, so we went to Wyoming and purchased some Red Angus bulls. We really liked the first cross of red baldy calves,” Mark says.

It wasn’t until a year later, Mark and Deb entered into the registered Red Angus business. “I had went to Sturgis (SD) to buy my first set of Red Angus cows,” he recalls. “I thought they were commercial cows, then I received the registration papers. I had no idea I had purchased some registered cattle.”

Mark had always been interested in artificial insemination (AI), and went to school to learn shortly after the two wed. “Deb’s dad was using [AI], and he got me interested in it. I am glad I did, because it has been a vital part of our program for the last 36 years.”

Once he finished AI school, Mark was able to come home and start AI-ing their own cattle, which allowed them to rapidly improve the cattle and their genetics. Shortly after, the family started selling some bulls, and the operation has grown from there. Later on, Deb, Travis and Tate also went to the school to learn how to AI cattle.

Unlike many seedstock producers, the Pieper family has used leased ranches over the years to grow their operation, until they purchased their own ranch 13 years ago. “We still lease some land, but this ranch has given us a home base, and a place to have our production sales,” Mark says.

When Mark Pieper reflects over the last 38 years, he is amazed at what he and his family have been able to accomplish with their registered Red Angus operation. Pieper Red Angus is located seven miles east and three miles south of Hay Springs, NE. It is a family operation comprised of Mark and Deb Pieper, and their son, Tate. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Jarrod Bargman, live in Lincoln, NE, but manage to help with the Web site and annual production sales.

The operation started with a wedding gift of 10 Hereford heifers from Deb’s parents. “Back then, everyone was crossing Herefords with black bulls,” Mark explains. “However, Deb’s father, Kenneth Hollibaugh, encouraged us to use Red Angus bulls, so we went to Wyoming and purchased some Red Angus bulls. We really liked the first cross of red baldy calves,” Mark says.

It wasn’t until a year later, Mark and Deb entered into the registered Red Angus business. “I had went to Sturgis (SD) to buy my first set of Red Angus cows,” he recalls. “I thought they were commercial cows, then I received the registration papers. I had no idea I had purchased some registered cattle.”

Mark had always been interested in artificial insemination (AI), and went to school to learn shortly after the two wed. “Deb’s dad was using [AI], and he got me interested in it. I am glad I did, because it has been a vital part of our program for the last 36 years.”

Once he finished AI school, Mark was able to come home and start AI-ing their own cattle, which allowed them to rapidly improve the cattle and their genetics. Shortly after, the family started selling some bulls, and the operation has grown from there. Later on, Deb, Travis and Tate also went to the school to learn how to AI cattle.

Unlike many seedstock producers, the Pieper family has used leased ranches over the years to grow their operation, until they purchased their own ranch 13 years ago. “We still lease some land, but this ranch has given us a home base, and a place to have our production sales,” Mark says.

When Mark Pieper reflects over the last 38 years, he is amazed at what he and his family have been able to accomplish with their registered Red Angus operation. Pieper Red Angus is located seven miles east and three miles south of Hay Springs, NE. It is a family operation comprised of Mark and Deb Pieper, and their son, Tate. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Jarrod Bargman, live in Lincoln, NE, but manage to help with the Web site and annual production sales.

The operation started with a wedding gift of 10 Hereford heifers from Deb’s parents. “Back then, everyone was crossing Herefords with black bulls,” Mark explains. “However, Deb’s father, Kenneth Hollibaugh, encouraged us to use Red Angus bulls, so we went to Wyoming and purchased some Red Angus bulls. We really liked the first cross of red baldy calves,” Mark says.

It wasn’t until a year later, Mark and Deb entered into the registered Red Angus business. “I had went to Sturgis (SD) to buy my first set of Red Angus cows,” he recalls. “I thought they were commercial cows, then I received the registration papers. I had no idea I had purchased some registered cattle.”

Mark had always been interested in artificial insemination (AI), and went to school to learn shortly after the two wed. “Deb’s dad was using [AI], and he got me interested in it. I am glad I did, because it has been a vital part of our program for the last 36 years.”

Once he finished AI school, Mark was able to come home and start AI-ing their own cattle, which allowed them to rapidly improve the cattle and their genetics. Shortly after, the family started selling some bulls, and the operation has grown from there. Later on, Deb, Travis and Tate also went to the school to learn how to AI cattle.

Unlike many seedstock producers, the Pieper family has used leased ranches over the years to grow their operation, until they purchased their own ranch 13 years ago. “We still lease some land, but this ranch has given us a home base, and a place to have our production sales,” Mark says.

When Mark Pieper reflects over the last 38 years, he is amazed at what he and his family have been able to accomplish with their registered Red Angus operation. Pieper Red Angus is located seven miles east and three miles south of Hay Springs, NE. It is a family operation comprised of Mark and Deb Pieper, and their son, Tate. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Jarrod Bargman, live in Lincoln, NE, but manage to help with the Web site and annual production sales.

The operation started with a wedding gift of 10 Hereford heifers from Deb’s parents. “Back then, everyone was crossing Herefords with black bulls,” Mark explains. “However, Deb’s father, Kenneth Hollibaugh, encouraged us to use Red Angus bulls, so we went to Wyoming and purchased some Red Angus bulls. We really liked the first cross of red baldy calves,” Mark says.

It wasn’t until a year later, Mark and Deb entered into the registered Red Angus business. “I had went to Sturgis (SD) to buy my first set of Red Angus cows,” he recalls. “I thought they were commercial cows, then I received the registration papers. I had no idea I had purchased some registered cattle.”

Mark had always been interested in artificial insemination (AI), and went to school to learn shortly after the two wed. “Deb’s dad was using [AI], and he got me interested in it. I am glad I did, because it has been a vital part of our program for the last 36 years.”

Once he finished AI school, Mark was able to come home and start AI-ing their own cattle, which allowed them to rapidly improve the cattle and their genetics. Shortly after, the family started selling some bulls, and the operation has grown from there. Later on, Deb, Travis and Tate also went to the school to learn how to AI cattle.

Unlike many seedstock producers, the Pieper family has used leased ranches over the years to grow their operation, until they purchased their own ranch 13 years ago. “We still lease some land, but this ranch has given us a home base, and a place to have our production sales,” Mark says.

When Mark Pieper reflects over the last 38 years, he is amazed at what he and his family have been able to accomplish with their registered Red Angus operation. Pieper Red Angus is located seven miles east and three miles south of Hay Springs, NE. It is a family operation comprised of Mark and Deb Pieper, and their son, Tate. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Jarrod Bargman, live in Lincoln, NE, but manage to help with the Web site and annual production sales.

The operation started with a wedding gift of 10 Hereford heifers from Deb’s parents. “Back then, everyone was crossing Herefords with black bulls,” Mark explains. “However, Deb’s father, Kenneth Hollibaugh, encouraged us to use Red Angus bulls, so we went to Wyoming and purchased some Red Angus bulls. We really liked the first cross of red baldy calves,” Mark says.

It wasn’t until a year later, Mark and Deb entered into the registered Red Angus business. “I had went to Sturgis (SD) to buy my first set of Red Angus cows,” he recalls. “I thought they were commercial cows, then I received the registration papers. I had no idea I had purchased some registered cattle.”

Mark had always been interested in artificial insemination (AI), and went to school to learn shortly after the two wed. “Deb’s dad was using [AI], and he got me interested in it. I am glad I did, because it has been a vital part of our program for the last 36 years.”

Once he finished AI school, Mark was able to come home and start AI-ing their own cattle, which allowed them to rapidly improve the cattle and their genetics. Shortly after, the family started selling some bulls, and the operation has grown from there. Later on, Deb, Travis and Tate also went to the school to learn how to AI cattle.

Unlike many seedstock producers, the Pieper family has used leased ranches over the years to grow their operation, until they purchased their own ranch 13 years ago. “We still lease some land, but this ranch has given us a home base, and a place to have our production sales,” Mark says.

editor’s note: for more information about pieper red angus, visit http://pieperredangus.com, or call 308-638-4557.

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