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True Ranches LLC, a continuing Wyoming tradition

True Ranches photoBranding on the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

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A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.

Traveling the United States you’re bound to notice vehicles identified by amazingly varied and colorful licenses. Each state’s plates flash the world some icon or geographic feature that helps determine where they’re from. Wyoming plates rank among the most widely- and quickly-recognized, because of their vivid bucking horse and rider silhouette.

The artist for that distinctive plate was Allen True, ancestor of the founding family of True Ranches LLC. That fact, alone, leaves no doubt that True family roots grow deep in the Cowboy State!

Some of the True Ranches are also very historic. The LAK Ranch, which sprawls along Stockade Beaver Creek and straddles the scenic Wyoming-South Dakota border in the Black Hills east of Newcastle, is one of those. Several Chicago businessmen, including a financier, a geologist and a banker, established the ranch in the 1870’s. They registered the brand “L, open A, K” which continues to identify and lay legal claim to the True livestock ranging there. The VR Ranch near Glenrock is also historic, established in the late 1800’s.

True Ranches LLC isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill business. It started in 1957, when Dave and Jean True purchased the Double Four Ranch near Laramie Peak, along with 35 resident cows and one bull. Scott Dunlap is Ranch Foreman there today, and True Ranches LLC now owns and operates seven different Wyoming-based ranches, two farms and two feedlot operations.

In 1960 the first farm and feedlot were acquired, located in Platte County west of Wheatland. Farm Foreman John Hayes oversees the production of hay, corn, sorghum, Sudan grass and oats there. The adjacent feedlot, under the expert management of Walt Thornton, finishes over 20,000 head of mixed breeds annually.

Next to come on board with True Ranches LLC was the Rock River Ranch. Purchased in 1961, it is located southwest of the town of Rock River, on the Laramie Plains. It experiences the most severe weather of any True holdings. At around 7,000 feet elevation, deep snow, frigid temperatures and wild winds test the endurance of men and livestock eight or nine months of each year. Rock River Ranch Foreman Terry Vallier has adapted well to the environmental harshness, and so have the True cattle that range there.

A 1964 acquisition of True Ranches LLC is the ADA Ranch, located in southeastern Wyoming. Everett Powell is Ranch Foreman there today. It is considered one of the best-balanced cow/calf operations in the state, having good grass, adequate water and productive hay meadows.