Location: Upton, Wyoming
Proprietor: The Taylor family
In 2009 Taylor family purchased Lonetree Ranch, a classic mountain cattle ranch. Originally founded by the Wadsworth family in 1918, this was once one of the most historic large-scale operations in the Cowboy State. Today, we raise livestock with the goal of being an economically-viable working ranch, as well as enhancing the health of the land and water systems. We believe ranching is a mix of art and science. Blending the two disciplines is our way of mixing age-old practices with modern knowledge and ideas. The Art of Ranching consists of skills that embody a sense for the land and the animals. It is passed from one generation to the next. These skills are hard to learn: they come from years spent working the land, of being with animals. We strive to couple these ancestral ways with current scientific understanding of agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, and business. Blending these two disciplines allow us to keep close to mother nature and aware of opportunities to better observe, predict and react to our experiences. Our herd is made up of mother cows, their offspring and young steers. The cattle graze the high country of the Uinta Mountains in the summer, and come down to our lower pastures during the fall, winter and spring. The ranch and the cattle are USDA certified organic. We want to push the envelope of American ranching and promote our work on animal welfare, as well as land and water management. We commit to; Do Our Best by the land, the animals, and the people we work with. Be Safe, always. Get Better every year.