Cooperative Producers

Over the years our seedstock program has evolved into a network of outstanding cooperative producers. We’ve been able to increase our numbers without sacrificing quality by accepting only the best bull calves from select cooperator herds. These are producers who have philosophies, genetics, and breeding programs very similar to our own, with whom we have been working very closely for several years. Each Cooperative Producer has signed a contract with Pharo Cattle Company agreeing to abide by our guidelines and philosophies. Below are biographies for all of our cooperative producers.

83R | 1883 Ranch [Black Angus]

Brian & Jill Munger
Springview, Nebraska
(402) 382-8814

1883 Ranch got its start in 2019, but our roots run much deeper than that. Rufus Seth Reed Munger homesteaded in Keya Paha County, NE in 1883. Currently owned and operated by Brian & Jill Munger (5th generation) with the heavy involvement of the 6th generation: Ethan, Kylin, Colton, Keely, Kortney, and Shane, our ranch has survived the test of time and we want you to know that we are in this for the long haul. If you find yourself roaming through the Sandhills of Nebraska, stop in for a cold glass of tea or a hot cup of coffee!   

4-P | 4-P Farms [Angus]

Rod Pelton
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado

Kathy Pelton

Rod grew up as a farm boy in Eastern Colorado, and always saw farming in his future. After marrying the girl next door (Kit’s sister, Kathy), he became familiar with Pharo Cattle Company’s philosophies. Rod and Kathy run a small herd of registered Angus, keeping only the “best of the best” cows, i.e., those that know how to work for a living. Rod also serves as a Colorado State Senator and Kathy manages the bull data for PCC.

Reid, Mandy, & Kelly Thomas of 4-T Cattle Company

4-T | 4-T Cattle Company [Hereford]

Kelly, Mandy, Reid, & Anna Thomas
La Cygne, Kansas

(913) 915-3126Kelly
(913) 687-5281Reid

4-T Cattle Co. began in 2005 when Kelly sought to expose Reid & Anna to a lifestyle different from the Overland Park suburban environment. Much has changed since. We purchased our first PCC bull in 2011, and this marked a transformation in our cow/calf operation, shifting from traditional thinking to the Herd Quitter mindset we’ve embraced ever since. Our self-sufficient Hereford herd requires minimal inputs and yields moderately framed, slick-coated, and easily fleshed cattle. We are fortunate to be associated with Pharo Cattle Company and the cooperative producers from whom we continue to learn.

5PF | 5-P Farms

Rob & Donna Pierce
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

5P Farms is owned and operated by Rob and Donna Pierce and is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Struggling to make profits with our cattle, we decided to purchase some PCC bulls in the fall of 2012 and it has definitely made “Ranching Great Again” for us! Our goal now is to help others do the same. We are blessed to be cooperative producers for PCC. Our herd is made up of Heat-Tolerant Composites as well as Red Angus.

ACT | Agape Cattle Company [Red Angus, Hereford]

Woody Thames
Lone Oak Ranch, Valley Mills, Texas
(214) 679-7737

Roger Linn
(214) 437-7844

Lone Oak Ranch was part of an original Spanish land grant in 1832. Our focus is on land stewardship, and we use rotational, high-density grazing to maintain healthy forages that result in healthy cattle. We are constantly working on improving our soil carbon levels, expanding ground cover, and increasing soil rainwater absorption. PCC genetics fit perfectly into our grain-free operation and we are proud to be a Cooperative Producer.

BSR | Bar S Ranch [Red Angus]

Riley & Kelsey Shay
Edson, Kansas
(785) 694-8300

The Bar S Ranch is located near Edson, Kansas, and is owned by Riley and Kelsey Shay. Riley grew up involved in PCC from an early age through his parents’ ranch, raising Black Angus cattle. We bought our first Red Angus cows in 2013. We are delighted to work with Pharo Cattle Company, and our goal is to produce low-input, moderate-framed cows with calving ease and fleshing ability. Please feel free to contact us, we would be happy to visit with you.

BA | Bruns Angus [Angus]

Kirk & Kristi Bruns
Springview, Nebraska
(402) 841-3671

Bruns Angus is owned and operated by Kirk and Kristi Bruns, along with our children Kara, Paige and Ben. Our moderate-framed Black Angus cows are well-adapted to our low-input environment. We calve in May and June, using rotational grazing in the summer and stockpile or bale grazing in the winter. We appreciate the opportunity to market our bulls with Pharo Cattle Company. Visitors are welcome any time, as seeing is believing.

D-7 | D Bar 7 Ranch [Heat Tolerant Composite, Red Angus]

Al & Debb Dewit
Lafayette, Indiana
(918) 915-0909

We started out as commercial producers and realized how tough it is to find bulls raised by low-input cows. In time, we encountered Kit Pharo and found that his philosophies really resonated with us. As seedstock producers, we focus on developing easy-fleshing, good-uddered, slick-haired cows that are productive on fescue pastures in the heat and humidity of Indiana. We feel fortunate to be associated with Pharo Cattle Co. and its progressive group of Cooperative Producers.

D-J | D Bar J Cattle

David Johnson
Salem, Missouri
573-729-0164 (home)
573-247-0164 (cell)

Our family has been developing Angus cows in southern Missouri’s fescue country.  We have selected for traits that work in our heat and humidity.   Improving our grazing resources is a priority.   Animal health and soil health and diversity of forages are among these ideas.   We are focused on the genetics required in our environment because we believe if the cattle can perform here, they can thrive in most other environments.   We are fortunate to be working with the PCC organization as we approach another decade of challenges and exciting ideas.

DC | Dry Creek Red Angus [Red Angus]

Jon & Terri Luhman
Goodhue, Minnesota
(651) 380-9635

Jared & Valerie Luhman
Goodhue, Minnesota
(507) 271-5968

Dry Creek Red Angus, located near Goodhue Minnesota, is owned and operated by 2 generations of Luhmans. Jon and Terri along with Jared and Valerie make up the Dry Creek team that is focusing on improving the land that God has allowed us to manage. We breed cattle that thrive in our natural environment, and take full advantage of our forage-only program. We feel fortunate to be able to work with PCC in producing low-maintenance, profit-making seedstock, and welcome you to come and visit.

FSR | Flying S Ranch [Angus, Crossbred]

Ryan & Diane Shay
St. Francis, Kansas
(785) 332-3209 – Home
(785) 332-5588 – Cell

Diane and I have run a low-input Angus herd since 1994, and we are proud to carry on my father’s tradition of producing only the best cattle and horses. Our cows calve on Republican River bottom grass in March and April, with a minimum amount of harvested forage. They graze native grass in the summer and fall, and winter on corn stalks. Please give us a call or stop by to see us anytime.

GMJ Ranch

GMJ | GMJ Cattle Farm [Angus]

Jason & Margaret Spigner
Tupelo, Mississippi
(662) 862-6929 – Jason Home
(662) 255-7937 – Jason Cell

Our program was started by the patriarch of our family, Glendon Spigner, and carried forward by Jason and Margaret Spigner after his passing. We have focused on registered Angus since 1990, producing medium-framed, low-maintenance cattle that can thrive in Mississippi’s brutally hot and humid summers. We are pleased to be Pharo Cattle Company Cooperative Producers, and hope to continue in this role for years to come.

P-L | Landrigan Livestock [Angus, Red Angus, Composite]

Paul & Janet Landrigan
Broken Bow, Nebraska
(308) 870-2411

Landrigan Livestock has been using PCC bulls since 2001 to produce cows that exhibit fertility while foraging for a living. It’s been a pretty simple process; we retain nearly all the heifer calves annually, expose them to bulls for a 45-day breeding period, and let the good LORD decide which ones will become cows for us! This has resulted in a moderate-framed cowherd that has the characteristics of high fertility, easy fleshing, calving ease, good udders, and longevity. The bulls that are sold in the PCC sales will produce cows that will do the same. You are invited to reach out anytime with questions or to arrange a tour.

LCC | Lost Creek Cattle [Angus]

Sean & Kat Weinert
Hettinger, North Dakota
(701) 567-6635

Sean and Kat formed Lost Creek Cattle Company in 2010 when they purchased the home quarter. Our cows have been selected to thrive on an all forage diet, and it has been the leading factor in our ability to finish cattle on grass. We have recently begun to sell pasture-finished beef. We run on a combination of native and tame pastures in SW North Dakota. The bulls that we sell will help your operation by providing offspring that are easy-fleshing, low-maintenance animals that will thrive on your forage.

CTM | McDaniel Ranch [Angus, Red Angus]

Cody & Tancy McDaniel
Townsend, Montana
(785) 694-3244

We have been raising Red Angus since 1997. Producing cattle that require few inputs and calve easy is far more enjoyable (and logical) than spending time and money accommodating inefficient cows. We raise the right kind of cattle — self-sufficient, moderate-framed, and easy-fleshing cows that pass these traits onto their calves. Our biggest asset is the privilege of working with Pharo Cattle Company and all of the other like-minded Cooperative Producers that we appreciate so much.

N-K | N-K Angus [Angus, Red Angus]

Linda Wertenberger
Sabetha, Kansas
(785) 285-8102 – Cell

At N-K Angus, a mix of prairie, creeks, and timber provide a great environment for our cow-calf operation. We raise all species of livestock with a holistic approach utilizing rotational grazing of cool season and fescue grasses. Pharo Cattle Company genetics, smart grass management, and calving in sync with nature = more profit and more fun! To us, being part of the PCC network is a privilege.

OAR | Orton Angus Ranch [Black Angus]

Jason & Chana Orton
Mills, NE
(402) 244-5264

Orton Angus Ranch is owned by Jason and Chana Orton. Our daughter, Caitlin, and son, Raden, also have important roles in the operation. We purchased our first registered cows from Bruns Angus in 2017. Our ranch is located in north central Nebraska, just north of the Niobrara River on the edge of the Sandhills. We calve in May and June using rotational grazing in the summer and fall. The cattle graze mostly sub-irrigated meadows with some bale grazing in the winter.

OH & OHN | Ozark Hills Genetics [Red Angus, South Poll]

David Hall
West Plains, Missouri
(417) 293-1072

The Relentless Pursuit of FERTILITY, PERFORMANCE and LONGEVITY — words we live by at Ozark Hills Genetics. A cow MUST… calve every year, raise a good calf — and do this for 10+ years. If she doesn’t, she will get fired. Simple! We call it Maternal Excellence. Our Red Angus calve in the fall. The South Polls calve late spring. On Grass, with minimal inputs. We are proud of our cattle! Call us or come see them anytime. A proud Pharo CP for over 25 years.

PCC | Pharo Cattle Company [Red Angus, Angus, Composite, Hereford]

Tyson Pharo
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
(800) 311-0995

Kit Pharo
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
(719) 342-5085

The “PCC” prefix (by itself) is used to identify bulls produced by cows owned by Kit and Tyson Pharo. Some of these cows are located at PCC Headquarters in Cheyenne Wells, while others are placed in Cooperator Herds around the country. You will see the PCC prefix on Angus, Red Angus and Composite bulls. If you are passing through, we would love to give you a personal tour of our ranch and cattle.

PAR | Pulliam Angus Ranch

Robert & Gina Pulliam
Montrose, Colorado
(970) 258-8704

Pulliam Angus Ranch is located in the high country near Montrose, Colorado. Robert and Gina spent 17 years managing a 13,000 acre ranch in the mountains converting to PCC genetics. Pharo bulls changed everything for us, producing moderate frame, low-maintenance, fertile, calving ease cattle, as promised. We now manage our own herd of registered Angus with our sons Nathan, Jason and his wife Rachel. We are excited about the PCC program and proud to supply some high altitude PAP tested bulls for other producers.

R2R | R2 Ranch [Red Angus, Red Angus Plus]

Richard Luciano
Fischer, Texas
Yancey, Texas
(512) 484-5522

Sara Toussaint-Mesa
(830) 481-4043

Past experience has shown me that some animals could make it on the land we have, while others would need a feed bag. Multiple droughts have enabled us to cull to a core herd of low-maintenance, highly-fertile cows. We have both a direction and a destination for our herd, informed by the Pharo Cattle Company philosophies. We feel blessed by the opportunity to work with PCC and the other Cooperative Producers.

RRG | Rocking 3R Ranch [Black Angus]

Ian & Billie Gerrish
Hillsboro, Texas
(903) 590-6841

My wife Billie and I and our 3 kids live near Hillsboro, Texas. We use management intensive grazing practices and PCC genetics to help heal and get the best production out of our land here in central Texas. Getting to work with Pharo Cattle Company and its group of progressive thinkers has been a true pleasure. We run our operation mostly on leased ground but would love to show you around.

RSR | Rocking S Ranch [Black Angus]

Nathan & Cheyanne Stevenson
Brewster, Kansas
(785) 953-7163

Rocking S Ranch is owned and operated by Nathan and Cheyanne Stevenson located near Brewster, Kansas. Our goal is to raise cattle that are adapted to our environment, a low maintenance grass efficient herd with fleshing ability and calving ease. We want our cows to not only survive on grass alone, but to flourish without supplements. We run our cowherd on native Kansas grasslands through the summer and fall. We winter them on a variety of stalks, grassland, and stockpiled forages. Feel free to contact us any time; we’d love to visit with you.

SSCC | Seven Spades Cattle Company [Angus]

Dave & Donna Gwyn
Stratton, Colorado
(719) 348-5437

Our cattle venture started back in 1987 with 15 cows purchased with all our savings and a low-interest ag loan. After several years of breeding conventional cattle with disappointing results, Dave had some key conversations with Kit Pharo. And those talks opened the doors to the genetics we needed to become successful. If you are ever in our area and want to take a look, please call us. We would enjoy talking cows and spending time with you.

SCC | Shirah Cattle Co. [Angus, Red Angus, Composite]

Brandon & Hope Shirah
South East, Alabama
(334) 701-4659

Shirah Cattle Company is owned and operated by Brandon and Hope Shirah and children in the extreme heat and high humidity of Southeast Alabama. In 2013, with nothing but a dream and faith in God, Shirah Cattle Company was born, using PCC genetics from the beginning. Our goals are to raise fertile, good-uddered, good feet, docile, easy fleshing cattle that will breed every year until their teens on nothing but grass and mineral — the type of cattle that is PROFITABLE. We raise Red and Black Angus and Heat-Tolerant Composites. We are thankful to be a part of PCC.

T&T | T&T Cattle Company [Red Angus, Hereford, Composite/Other]

Bobby & Erica Thoman
Riverton, Wyoming
(307) 850-2129

 T&T Cattle focuses on grass-based genetics that are moderate, fertile, functional, and efficient. Our cattle are low-input and perform well on grass with minimal supplementation. We emphasize “moderation in all things” and do not chase extremes. Our cattle exhibit great fleshing ability with an attractive phenotype and work well at high elevation. We run predominately registered Red Angus, but also have some Angus, SimAngus, and Hereford genetics.

TCAG | Terrell Creek Adapted Genetics

Jared, Jenna, & Josie Salchow
Southwest Missouri
(417) 366-9728


We have grown up on a Southwest Missouri grazing operation that has custom grazed almost every class of livestock. Our family has developed the bulls for PCC’s Missouri program for over a decade. Growing up with these bulls, we have had a unique perspective to observe the genetics that are most adapted to the rigors of fescue and the Ozarks. Over the last several years of studying ratings, EPDs and pedigrees, we finally convinced our dad that breeding these animals is a worthy use of the Lord’s resources.

TF | Toby Foland [Angus, Composite]

Toby Foland
Wheatland, Wyoming
(307) 331-1453

I live in Wheatland, Wyoming and maintain a herd of efficient, moderate-framed Angus and Composite cows. I have been breeding my cows to Angus, Tarentaise, and Composite bulls from Pharo Cattle Company for many years. My goal is to produce efficient, easy-fleshing, good-natured cattle that optimize hybrid vigor and increase my profits. Calving in May and June has greatly reduced my input costs while shortening my calving season.

TCH | Turner Creek Herd [Angus]

Eddy & Perri McMurtry
Shamrock, Texas
(806) 256-2979

In working with cattle, I like to remember wisdom from my Dad, such as “You know son, the easiest way to get a cow to do what you want is to let her think it was her idea” and “If you can figure out what a cow is thinking, it will make this a lot easier.” Another important philosophy I agree with comes from Pharo Cattle Company: “Raising cattle should be enjoyable and profitable.”

2DT | Twodot Land and Livestock

Zach Jones
Harlowton, Montana

Twodot Land and Livestock, located south of Harlowton, Montana, was founded in 1908. Zach, the 5th generation, leads and is grateful to have an awesome team of talented, thoughtful people working with the ranch. Managed holistically since the mid-1980’s, the ranch has built ecological resilience, is operationally flexible, and our cattle are continuously adapting to our context. Low-input, nature-based livestock production is our culture. Twodot is excited to be both a Cooperative Producer and Pharo’s Montana forage bull developer.   We welcome visitors to the ranch and look forward to hearing from you.

WCC | Walker Cattle Company [Heat Tolerant Composite, Red Angus]

Weston Walker
Aldrich, Missouri
(417) 777-0599

Weston Walker is an 8th generation Ozarkian livestock producer who owns and operates Walker Cattle Company. The Walker program focuses on producing well-adapted cattle that fit their environment, including temperature extremes, high humidity and endophyte-infected fescue. Rigorous selection and adherence to low inputs produces cattle that can excel anywhere in the country and be efficient and profitable. The WCC program produces Red Angus & Heat-Adapted Composites. Tours and phone calls welcome.