All Breeds Cattle Tour will headquarter in Dickinson
The 2008 All Breeds Cattle Tour will showcase a slice of western North Dakota Oct. 5-6. Seventeen ranches extending from Glen Ullin to Dickinson and from Mott to Golden Valley will welcome the event this year.
“This year’s tour includes areas we haven’t visited on All Breeds Cattle Tours in the past,” said North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Member Services Director Tracey Koester, the tour coordinator. “We’re glad to add some great new stops and beautiful scenery along the way.” Registration runs from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. MT Oct. 5 in the lobby of the Days Inn Grand Dakota Lodge of Dickinson. (Those arriving early may also register Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Buses will depart at 7 a.m. Stops along the tour for Oct. 5 will include Friedt Herefords of Mott, Messmer Red Angus of Richardton, Pollestad Herefords of Halliday, Nueta Cattle Company and Pelton Polled Herefords of Dunn Center, Stroh Herefords of Killdeer, Dukart Ranch of Manning, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh of Gladstone, and Ridl Farms Angus of Dickinson.
Monday, Oct. 6 will begin with registration for new tour attendees at 6:30 a.m. MT in the hotel lobby, with buses leaving at 7 a.m. The buses will stop at the Richardton Cenex station at 7:30 a.m. and pick up anyone who would like to leave their vehicle.
Schriefer Red Angus of Golden Valley, Spirit Ranch and Reich Angus of Zap, Scott Woroneicki’s feedlot, Opp Brothers Angus, Miller Gelbvieh Farm and Wehri Gelbvieh Ranch near Hebron will all be stops on the day’s tour for Oct. 6. Registration, bus transportation, lunches and refreshments are free. Supper on Oct. 5 costs $20. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Days Inn Grand Dakota Lodge. To make reservations, call 800/422-0949 or 701/483-5600.
To help with meal counts and bus reservations, Koester asks anyone who plans to attend the tour to pre-register by Oct. 1 if possible by calling 701/223- 2522 or e-mailing tkoester@ ndstockmen.org. — WLJ
“This year’s tour includes areas we haven’t visited on All Breeds Cattle Tours in the past.”