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In 1910, J.C. Berry homesteaded in Cheyenne, Wyoming and his soon to be wife, Mary Bevan, also filed a homestead claim. That homestead still lies on the current ranch. They raised four children, Jim, DC, Marvin and Mary.

The Berry's began when the boys used their 4-H steer money in 1935 to purchase some registered heifers from Cuykendall's at Roggen, Colorado at $60 each. They were Granddaughters of Wilton Domino. The first sale was in 1939 and 33 bulls averaged about $200. The first sales were in an old straw shed, and then moved to a tent, and eventually the current sale barn was built in 1951. The ranch and families grew until 1980. The herd made its mark by the number of times the sale average was at or near the top in its category, some years selling over 100 bulls. In a large private treaty sale in 1980 the entire herd was sold to Ron Sondrup at Yoder, Colorado.

Marvin and Margaret bought 50 heifers back from the sale to begin their new herd and along with their son Jay and his wife Janice started having the annual bull sale again in 1986 as The Berry's.  Jay and Janice formed Berry Herefords Inc. in 1990 and have run the cows since Marvin’s passing in 2001. Many visitors have been welcomed over the years and valued friendships formed. Janice and I are proud to be still actively raising Herefords and trying to perpetuate what has been a great way to make a living and raise our family.

JC Berry may have said it best, "This business means hard work and lots of it. But when you are done wind up the year and look back at what you have're satisfaction can't be measured by $ and cents.”


Below is a sale add that celebrates our ranch's centennial: