Ranch Advisory Welcomes Domenech

Posted on: Jun 16, 2017

Elizabeth Domenech recently joined the Ranch Advisory team as the Manger of Ecosystem Services.  Originally from a Texas ranching family, Domenech has worked across the west on a variety of ranching and wildlife-related conservation efforts, including fence design, coordinating predator/livestock…

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Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (Nevada) has position open.

Posted on: Jun 01, 2017

The Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (SANE), a local area working group in NE Nevada, is seeking an Organizational Coordinator who is highly motivated and passionate about enhancing healthy and resilient sagebrush ecosystems through public/private partnerships while preserving livestock operations…

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Gallatin Valley Land Trust Seeks Lands Project Manager

Posted on: May 01, 2017

The Lands Project Manager develops and manages land conservation projects throughout GVLT’s service area and plays an important role in achieving GVLT’s land conservation mission. The Project Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships, and negotiating and completing complex…

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Sieben Live Stock Seeks a Mechanic and Farm Hand

Posted on: May 01, 2017

Sieben Live Stock Co. in west central Montana is offering a full-time position for a mechanic and farm hand.  See the position announcement here. 

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Long-Time Client Wins Beef Award

Posted on: Mar 31, 2015

Long-time client John Raftopoulos of Diamond Peak Cattle Company in northwest Colorado recently won the 2015 Colorado Seedstock Producer of the Year Award as recognized by the Colorado Cattlemans Association.

Angelo and John Raftopoulos are shown here receiving the award from the Colorado Cattleman's Association


The press release for the award is as follows:

The Diamond Peak Cattle Company and the Raftopoulos family are setting standards for seedstock producers in the industry with their ability to produce quality Angus cattle through an intense breeding system and strict selection and culling process. Diamond Peak Cattle Company uses artificial insemination to breed nearly 2,600 head of cattle every year. Of these 2,600, they initially cull 50% of those cattle and then from those cattle, they market between 450 and 500 head of bulls at two production sales; one in Loma, CO and one in Riverton, WY.

Considering the amount of cattle that are being dealt with, the record-keeping system implemented by Diamond Peak Cattle Company is impeccable. All sire and dam data are collected on each animal, and those cattle that are culled from the replacement program are retained in ownership. They then track all of the carcass data and use that information for future replacement prospects. Also, as most bulls are sold in western mountain states, PAP scores are collected. The Raftopoulos family also stands behind the bulls they sell and replaces any bulls that are inadequate in PAP or phenotypic traits.


Ranch Advisory has worked with the Raftopoulos family since the 1990s in designing grazing programs and tracking changes in rangeland health data.  We congratulate them on this award and wish them the best of luck in the national competition.

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