Long-Run 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 the grasses and water sources. Solar water pumps and fences around dugouts and springs help keep the water pure and free of contaminants.
We have 3 children that are our pride and joy and they absolutely love spending time outside helping us and learning the ways of ranch life. The boys are eager to help on their horses, and are becoming great helpers at opening gates! Our littlest helper spends her days riding around and being my sidekick for everything.
We spend our "spare time" running to sports with the kids, and we try to sneak away on the odd vacation. We love the ranch life, it is how we were raised and how we always wanted 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!
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