Ranch is a
cattle ranch located east of Kaycee, Wyoming. It has been
owned and operated by the Meike
Family for four generations.
We maintain a brood herd of around 700
Angus-cross cows and a breeding flock of around 3,000
Rambouillet-cross ewes on approximately 40,000
acres of combined deeded and leased acreage. The operations
center of the ranch is located in the Powder River Valley surrounded by
1,200 acres of irrigated meadows and farm ground. Alfalfa
hay, oats, barley, and corn silage are staple harvests during a typical
year. The greater portion of our livestock grazeland is sited
bottom of Powder River and south thereof, in a mixed terrain of
grasses and scrub forage in high desert conditions. (Average
annual rainfall hovers near twelve inches.) During the
summer, our livestock graze forty miles distant in the cooler climes of
beautiful Big Horn Mountains at elevations between 7000 and 8000 feet
above sea level.
Wildlife is abundant in the region.
Mule deer and thrive in the river bottoms and on
alfalfa meadows. Pronghorn dot the rolling hillsides.
deer are at home on the slopes of the Big Horns, and elk roam the
higher elevations. Prairie dogs towns can be found on many
flats, and raccoon, skunk, porcupine, badger, beaver,
jackrabbit, and cottontail rabbit are other not-uncommonly seen
Bird varieties include ducks, Canadian geese, wild
turkeys, sage grouse, pheasant, eagles (golden and bald), and
Sand Hill cranes.
include fox, coyote, bobcat, mountain lion, and occasionally black
bear in the Big Horns.