Families in Motion
Washington's farming and ranching families are a lot like you. They juggle caring for their cattle and the land with their family's full, active lifestyle. They have that patented Pacific Northwest passion for their life's work, and a desire to raise a healthy, happy family.
Sound familiar? We thought so. Get to know more about some of the families who raise beef right here in Washington through these WABeefLove Stories.
Also rancher. Also mom. Also college instructor. She shares her knowledge of what cattle eat on ranches and feed yards here in Washington and how we work to reduce food waste to make raising beef more sustainable.
Meet this Columbia Basin ranch family and learn more about what cattle eat from Jaime, a cattle nutritionist.
This first generation farming and cattle feeding family in Othello is passionate about their modern approach.
This family makes the most of the fine cattle feeding conditions of eastern Washington. Take a virtual tour of a feedyard.
Will and Nicole Derting started Post 5 Cattle Co. to raise their boys Hank and Gus the same way...
Justin Waddington and his family raise cattle near Yakima. Three generations work together...
Bob and Jim Rose are long time ranchers near South Bend, WA on Willapa Harbor...
The Rathbuns are hard at work, raising healthy cattle and a healthy family in Moses Lake...
This family is committed to animal care - as a husband and wife team of practicing veterinarians and ranchers, raising their daughters...
Washington is a dairy-rich environment. This family makes the most of their farms east and west of the cascades for their cows...
Spotlight on safety
Washington's One Health working group visited Coulee Flats Dairy to learn more about the use of antibiotics in livestock agriculture. They were surprised by what they saw.