North Canadian Red Angus is owned by Tony, Yvonda, and Bryan Moore. Bryan is the fifth generation of Moore’s to raise cattle in western Oklahoma. His great-great-grandparents settled west of El Reno around 1910. One of their sons, Earl Moore, continued the family tradition just west of Calumet. Earl, his wife, Sylvia, and the family farmed wheat and owned both cattle and hogs. All five of their boys married and raised their families on a family farming operation. Each developed his own farm and, while they often worked together at various tasks, they did not pool resources and develop a larger operation.
The various family groups have gone on to do all kinds of things but only one of the farming operations is still in existence. In a vastly different form today, it is operated by Tony’s brother and nephew. Bryan started his farming/ranching business in 1998 and Tony and Yvonda joined him in 2001.
In 2015 we began a transition to an all-cattle operation. Our focus has been on restoring land continuously farmed in wheat into grass and fencing for rotational grazing. In 2018 we purchased Pharo bulls and started to transition our commercial cow herd to a medium frame Red Angus mama cow.
We have our first butchered beef for sale in 2020. There is a conversation going on today about whether grass-finished or grain-finished beef is the best. We believe a combination of the two is ideal. Our butchered beeves spend their entire lives on some form of forage. They are grain-fed for about 60 days for a tender, flavorful, healthful, and enjoyable eating experience.