A Donation That Keeps On Growing!

The Montana Stockgrowers Foundation is excited to announce the 2021 Cattle Drive Program was a success. The 2022 cattle Drive is underway with a record number of 75 steers. Funds from the Cattle Drive will be invested back into Montana’s ranching community through programs focused on leadership, education and conservation.

The Cattle Drive program allows ranchers to donate a calf directly or donate the market value of a steer calf. Donors can also partner with friends or neighbors to participate. This annual program allows your donation to gain in value to contribute an even larger impact in the future of the industry!

To donate this year, contact Jeri Delys at (406) 880-4080, Dan Moore at (406) 852-4422, or Monty Lesh at (406) 853-1523.


Donations for the 2023 Cattle Drive will open October 1 – December 1, 2023.

The Cattle Drive program is designed so ranchers can contribute towards the efforts of the MSF by donating a steer. Cash donations have been accepted with a steer purchased in the donors name. All proceeds from the net sale of the calves support the Foundations programs.

As the cattle go through the program, donors receive periodic updates throughout the year on their steers. The top three winners in carcass value and average daily gain are announced during the annual convention in Billings. Donors are recognized throughout the year in MSGA publications and on our social platforms.

To donate to the 2023 Cattle Drive Program, contact Jeri Delys at (406) 880-4080, Dan Moore at (406) 852-4422, or Monty Lesh at (406) 853-1523.

5 Year Donors

2016 Leadership Class
Organized by Chisholm Christensen

Garrison Ranch – Chokecherry Ranch
Jim and Cheyenne Garrison
Bill Garrison

La Cense
Race King

Peterson Grain and Cattle
Kim Peterson

VS Inc.
Jim Steinbeisser

Willow Creek Cattle Co
Dan and Lina Moore

Two Creek Monture Ranch
Wayne Slaght

Taylor Ranch
Watty and Lila Taylor

Thompson Cattle Co
Ty Thompson

Cross 4 Ranch
Fred Wacker

Bobcat Angus Ranch/Ratburg Livestock
Bryan Ratzburg

2021 Cattle Drive Awards

Average Daily Gain

1st Place
Rein Anchor Ranch – Charlie Rein

2nd Place
Veseth Cattle Company – Dale and Janet Veseth

3rd Place
Saylor Ranch – Chip Saylor

Carcass Value

1st Place
Bobcat Angus Ranch/Ratzburg Livestock – Bryan Ratzburg

2nd Place
Hahn Ranch – Dusty Hahn

3rd Place
Hobble Diamond Ranch – Michael Browning

2021 Cattle Drive Donors

VS Inc
Jim Steinbeisser

2 Creek Monture Ranch
Wayne Slaght

2016 Leadership Series Class
Chisholm Christensen

21 Mile Creek Ranch
Rusty Ellis

3C Cattle Co
Chad & Lacey Sutherlin

AgriBest Feeds

Andy Head

Bales Ranch
Keith Bales

Barthelmess Ranch Corp
Leo Barthelmess

Bobcat Angus/Ratzburg Livestock
Bryan Ratzburg

Bonanza Creek Ranch
David Voldseth

Boucher Ranch
Dennis Boucher

Brookman Livestock
Chris Brookman

Bruce Glennie

Castle Mountain Ranch
David Fryer

Cayuse Livestock
Wyatt Donald

Cedar Creek Land & Livestock
Joe Dooling

Cherry Creek Ranch
Lon Reukauf

Chip Saylor
Roger (Chip) Saylor

Chokecherry Cattle/Garrison Ranch
Jim and Cheyenne Garrison
Bill Garrison

Cline Genetics
Travis Cline

Cornwell Ranch
Lee & Madylon Cornwell

Cross 4 Ranch
Fred & Gwen Wacker

Cross W Livestock
Bret & Kim Lesh

Diamond Ring Ranch
Joe Goggins

Drange Ranch, Inc
Jess Drange

Dynneson Ranch
Katelyn Dynneson Larson

Ehlke Herefords
Mark & Della Ehlke

Feddes Livestock LLC
Jake Feddes

Glasgow Stockyards

Grande Ranch
John Grande

Griffin Ranch Company
Don and Pat Griffin

Hagenbarth Livestock
John Hagenbarth

Hahn Ranch
Dusty Hahn

Hammond Cattle Company
George Hammond

Highland Livestock
Matt Pierson

Hobble Diamond Ranch
Michael Browning

Hockett Farms
Jeff Hockett

Holden Herefords
Jack Holden

Hougen Ranch
Tom Hougen

Houghian Ranch
Terry and Janet Houghian

Iverson Ranch
Justin Iverson

IX Ranch
Rich Roth

Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

Jim Peterson Ranch
Jim Peterson

Jones Cattle Company
Ryan and Nicole Jones

Lazy YE Cattle Company
Jim & Lesley Robinson

Lee & Madylon Cornwell

Little Belt Cattle Company
Greg Putnam

LO Cattle Company
Travis Brown/Taylor Brown

Marks – Miller Post and Pole
Debra Marks

Monty and Sherry Lesh

George Yost

Ostendorf Red Angus
Tom & Lilian Ostendorf

Oxbow Cattle Company
Marc and Lindsay Orem

Peterson Grain & Cattle Company
Kim Peterson

Prewitt & Co.
Rod Prewitt

Rein Anchor Ranch
Charlie Rein

Revolution Ranch
Butch and Doreen Gillespie

Schuett Farms
David Schuett

La Cense
Race King

Sitz Angus
Bob Sitz

Stovall Ranches
Turk Stovall

Sutherlin Farms
Bob and Laurie Sutherlin

Tash Livestock
Tom Tash

Thompson Cattle Company
Ty Thompson

Ty Jones

Veseth Cattle Company
Dale and Janet Veseth

Watty & Lila Taylor
Watty and Lila Taylor

Western Ag Network
Russell Nemetz  & Lane Nordlund

Willow Creek Cattle Company
Dan Moore

Willow Creek Ranch
Sue Moore

Woody Creek Cattle & Grain
Steve Uffelman

Thank You

Eric Moore & Solaris Feeders
for his help with donating yardage for the cattle.

Mike Schuldt and Dr Megan Van Emon
for their help with our data this year