Champion Jackpot Steer at the 2017 Montana Junior Beef Expo, Lewistown MT
The winning streak keeps on for Jonna McCullough and the Unstoppable sired steer we raised and sold at the NILE in Billings last October.
Congratulations and thanks for your awesome job Jonna.
We were honored to be featured in a news segment, on KRTV Great Falls.
Toole County ranchers stay busy during calving season
Mar 27, 2017
For many cattle ranchers, the month of March marks the beginning of calving season.
Butch and Doreen Gillespie, owners of Gillespie Show Cattle, have been cattle ranching on Revolution Ranch in Toole County northwest of Shelby for 40 years.
The Gillespies raised two children, and hosted many work-study students from all around the world on their ranch through the years.
Doreen noted, "You learn what life is all about when you're dealing with a ranch because you see the birth, you see the death, you see what happens in life generally."
The Gillespies are active in their industry. Butch develops and distributes mineral-vitamin-protein supplements to other ranchers. Doreen works with the American Breeders Service to refine bull-genetics.
Both sit on the advisory committee for the Animal & Range Science Department at Montana State University.
Butch said, "We’re proud to be a part of agriculture. It's such a dynamic, moving industry. You really have to be up on your toes to stay up with things, we compete with people all over the world.”
A couple of our heifers did very well at the 2016 NILE Spring Futurity Show.
Congratulations to Shelbie Oblander (pictured) for taking 2nd place with her heifer and Cooper Lane for taking 3rd place with his heifer!
Here is our calf we sold at the sale in Moses Lake, Washington, in November 2015. He went on to win the show for the young man that bought him.
Steer Donated to the MSU Steer-a-Year Program
This steer was donated to the Steer-a-Year Program & Livestock Judging Team at Montana State University-Bozeman.
It's a great program that they have going, for the students to really get some "hands-on" learning experiences in courses such as beef cattle management, meat science and livestock evaluation.
If you're interested in learning more about this neat program, Northern Ag Network put together a very nice video that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQJQIdiL9jU
Steer #290 (Flesch Angus x Tabasco Shorthorn). This photo was taken late September.
2015 NILE Champion
The 2015 NILE Grand Champion Galloway Steer was bred & owned by Gillespie Show Cattle.
Gillespie Steers Make Impression in Havre
Congrats to Loni Waid and Sydney Scheresky O'Neil with their Grand & Reserve Champion Steers at the 2015 Hill County Fair in Havre, MT.
You girls make us look good. Great job of feeding, caring for, and presenting the calves you got from us. Thanks.
Big Sky Blue Ribbon Cattle Clinic
Gillespie Show Cattle attended The Blue Ribbon Cattle Clinic held in Great Falls on August 22, 2015. This cattle clinic was hosted by Mountain View Co-op and allowed young people to gain knowledge in cattle nutrition, management and showmanship.
Butch and Doreen are featured in this Video Clip shared by KRTV News Station.
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