"Big ranches mean big risks", says Chase Hibbard. Large lands and lots of cattle doesn't equal guaranteed success in the economically unforgiving world of family ranching. The Sieben Live Stock Company has been around for 6 generations and has both awards and scars to show for their perseverance. All good stories have tension and dark threads in the weaving. Join Tip in a conversation with Chase and Cooper Hibbard about navigating the ups and downs of keeping a big ranch together. They discuss the fascinating history of this iconic Montana ranch, hard succession planning decisions, and how management is sustained today.
AoR 60: Ranch Succession and True Grit at Sieben Live Stock Co. with Cooper & Chase Hibbard
Sieben Live Stock Company website: www.siebenlivestock.com/
Charlie Russell painting, "Waiting for a Chinook", aka "Last of the 5,000": www.charlesmarionrussell.org/Waiting-Fo…inook.html
Montana Land Reliance: mtlandreliance.org/
Land Trust Alliance: www.landtrustalliance.org/. The Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,000 member land trusts and is a good source for more information about land trusts and conservation easements. www.landtrustalliance.org/
Ties to the Land succession planning: tiestotheland.org/