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My name is Kim Yates and I own and operate Angelina All Natural Beef with my husband David in Canton, Texas. We weren’t born on ranches and we didn’t grow up in the saddle – we are “skip-a-generation” cattle ranchers. My grandfather and great grandfather ran cows but my dad was a farmer. David’s family also had a farm and ranching history bringing the first “steam driven” hay baler to Kaufman County but that legacy fell away generations ago.
I can remember riding to the ranch to check cows with my grandparents. My little sisters and I would ride in the back of the truck and pour out range cubes for the cows. They would leap for joy and follow us wherever “Pappy” wanted to take them. He would rotate pastures so they always had fresh grass and water and he would plant crimson clover and vetch to keep them healthy through the winter months. People would tell him that his cows were overfed and my mother recollects many times when the cows would be fed before the kids. He was an ethical and admirable steward who took great pride in the land and the well-being of his cattle.
“Pappy” passed away when I was 15, long before I knew I wanted to be a rancher. But after spending 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry, his ranching legacy was resurrected. I met David and we shared a dream of raising cattle and being stewards of the land. I decided to kick off my heels and pull on my boots, trade in my company car for a 135 horse power tractor, give up the big house with a small patch of grass and find a small house with a big patch of grass. Ranching is hard work but David and I are honored to carry on the legacy of our grandfathers and great grandfathers.
Being “skip-a-generation” cattle ranchers, unlike many of our counterparts, we had to start from scratch, work hard, pinch pennies and save for everything we have. The cost of cattle, the cost of equipment, the cost of land and the cost of keeping cows fat and happy can be daunting. Despite that, we have been