Across the gem state, Idaho's ranchers greet every day with a commitment to doing what it takes to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the animals they care for. The process of raising beef cattle is complex and ranchers' dedication to humane and environmentally sustainable methods throughout the process is as entrenched as Idaho's ranching heritage.
If you've ever wondered what life on a ranch is like or the values that power the cattle industry, this is your chance to meet a few of Idaho's 7,500 ranchers who carry the legacy from generation to generation.
Malson Angus & Herefords is a family-owned and operated ranch located in the high-desert area of southwest Idaho. Three generations of the Malson family currently live and work on the ranch, raising registered Black Angus and Hereford cattle near Parma, Idaho.
Kim Brackett, along with her husband, Ira, and 4 kids, manage Brackett Ranches, a cattle ranch that raises cows and calves on the Oregon and Idaho border. The ranch is comprised of private and federal lands which the Brackett family manages with their own resources and time. By ranching on public lands, the Brackett family is helping preserve water and plants, controlling fires, and protecting wildlife habitat.