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The Kuck Ranch began in 1957 with the marriage of Leroy and Loretta Kuck. They started with only five commercial cows and grew their herd to 1,100 by 1983. One key to their success was the marketing and selling of their cattle through a local sale barn - Lexington Livestock Market of Lexington, NE. As with any business or commodity there have been cycles and changes to the cow herd resulting in some years of dispersal and other years of rebuilding.
The Kuck Ranch today consists of grandparents, Leroy and Loretta Kuck, son Kallen Kuck, and grandson Abe Kuck. When Abe came into the operation in 2000, the cow herd took a change of direction by becoming a registered herd. This change from a commercial herd to a registered herd occurred via three drafts of 80 bred registered Angus females from the former Stevenson Basin Angus Ranch of Hobson, Montana. The purchase agreement included the bull calves to be marketed by and prepared for sale at the Annual Basin Angus Ranch Production Sale. With the complete dispersal of the Basin Angus cow herd in 2010, we decided to take the opportunity to return to Lexington Livestock Market (Lexington, NE) to sell our bulls and continue to do so.