2005 January 31
Scratching out a living from the Wyoming countryside isn’t for the faint of heart. However, Bill Suranyi isn’t easily fazed. A lifetime northern Wyoming resident, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Suranyi relies on years of experience and careful management to keep his 200 Red Angus cows in prime condition. And while 5,600 acres of green needlegrass, western wheat grass and pubescent grass usually do the job, even the best manager can snag a few glitches. “The cattle business hasn’t been easy the last few years,” Suranyi explains. “I’ve had to sell 100 cows because it’s been so dry.” Suranyi isn’t alone.