Our ranch is located just minutes west of Crossfield Alberta, and is owned and operated by Kevin and Amy Taks and family. The ranch is a 3rd generation ranch and grain operation. We have great pride in our herd and raise all our own replacement heifers. Our herd consists of 400 females which are primarily red Angus with some simmental influence. Cows calve in April/May at the ranch, and are typically taken to pasture by the end of May. We have a love for horses and the huge asset they are for cattle handling. Our horses come from ranch horse pedigrees that have a keen eye for cattle. The use of horses aid in our low-stress cattle handling. We work closely with Veterinary Agri-Health Services and their fabulous team for all our herd health. The pastures are all located within 40 minutes of the ranch and provide a blend of tame and native grasses. The pastures are grazed using rotational grazing methods to preserve of the grasses and water sources. Solar water pumps and fences around dugouts and springs help keep the water pure and free of contaminants.
Our second herd consists of two wild and crazy little boys, Harlan and Decker, and the newest addition, our baby girl Ellis. They are our pride and joy and they absolutely love spending time outside helping us and learning the ways of ranch life.
We spend our spare time (which is very little these days) running to various activities with our boys, and taking a few weekends each summer for camping trips and to venture to south-east Saskatchewan to visit the other side of the family.
We love the ranch life, it is how we were raised and how we want to raise our children. Life on the ranch can be hectic and 24/7 but we wouldn't change it for the world. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for our daily adventures, @longrunranchbeef.
Kevin and Amy
Around the Ranch
Around the Ranch