Vollmer Angus Ranch, Wing
Vollmer Angus Ranch was founded 51 years ago by Alvin and Verna Vollmer as a diversified operation, including beef, dairy, swine and small grains. In 1968 their son, Allen, and his wife, Bev, started a registered Angus herd. They continue to operate it today. Also involved are their daughter, Tamra, and their son, Troy along with his wife, Sara, and daughters.
The forage-based livestock operation focuses on raising quality Angus cattle and the grass and feedstuffs required for long northern winters. The ranch is operated solely by the Vollmer family and includes 450 cows on more than 5,000 acres in the Couteau region, where the tall-grass prairie meets the short-grass prairie.
The ranch hosted its 25th annual bull sale this year. The Vollmers rely on the vast array of information provided by the American Angus Association to achieve breeding and performance goals in their herd.
Allen and Bev are past presidents of the North Dakota Angus Association and North Dakota Angus Auxiliary, respectively. Troy and Tamra were both active in junior Angus programs, and Tamra was the first North Dakota junior elected to the National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors. The family has been recognized for their resource management and soil conservation practices.
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