Several years back I went to see the late Larry Leonhart at Shoshone Angus in Wyoming and satisfy my curiosity about his unorthodox breeding program.
Leonhart was one of the purebred breeders who sold a lot of high-priced cattle in the 1980s during the upsizing of cattle in this country. Then he dropped out of the mainstream and began linebreeding cattle and refusing to keep EPDs.
While I was at the ranch with him one beautiful fall day, Leonhart told me two things that seem permanently burned in my memory.
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