Braun Ranch is a family run ranch, consisting of Dick and Lorraine Braun along with their son Craig, and his wife Carrie. Dick and Lorraine settled in the valley, just north west of Simmie in April of 1976. Over the years, the ranch has had the opportunity to expand and grow. It's not only cattle that are a part of Braun Ranch. Cereal crops, as well as pulse crops, are a major part of the operation. Spring time is busy between A.I.'ing and seeding. But around here, farming and ranching go hand in hand. The stubble carries the cattle from late summer or early fall into the first part of winter, depending on the weather conditions.
We calve out 240 +/- head in Feb/March and wean off our calves in October.
Out of 180 purebred cows, only about 50 bull calves will make the cut. This is a "one strike and you're out" operation. There are no summer fallow cows around here. Every cow is required to raise a quality calf along with keeping herself in good condition on our South West Saskatchewan grass.