Our first purchase of Tarentaise cattle was in the fall of 1981. (Prior to that, we raised purebred Angus and crossbred Simmental in Colorado) Even though the original cows are gone, the traits that sold us on Tarentaise cattle are stronger in our herd now than ever before. We have seen these cows produce a very desirable feeder calf and breed back through weather conditions of freezing rain and high humidity and heat.
We presently consist of 975 acres which produces enough grass for 350 mature cows and enough replacement heifers and bulls to maintain the herd.
Ankenman Ranch enjoys raising and merchandising Tarentaise seed stock, as we sell and deliver cattle all over the U.S.