Despite the differences in the physical locations of each ranch, it's interesting to me how similar in many ways the ranches are. First of all, The quality of product that Country Natural Beef puts out is top notch. As a non -rancher having little knowledge about agriculture and specifically cattle ranching I don't understand the intricacies of grazing and feeding the animals, but I see that there are different challenges that face each ranch, and the solutions seem to be different for each. And yet the product remains amazingly consistent.
The second thing that strikes me is that the ranchers that I have visited have a tremendous love of the land and all living things on it. Certain animals seem to get a lot of attention, such as the sage grouse and other big game such as pronghorn antelope and big horn sheep. But there is also an awareness and appreciation for the fish in the streams, the water fowl, and the elk in the pastures. Most CNB ranchers have an attitude that they are only temporary stewards of the land, and they want to leave it better than they found it.
Lastly, and perhaps the most important thing about Country Natural Beef ranchers, is that the individuals and families that make up CNB are consistently some of the most thoughtful, kind and hard working people that you will ever meet. I think it comes down to the values and principals that they were raised by, and that they continue to teach the next generation.