Being part of the 5th generation of ranches on the McMillen Ranch, I have been involved with the cattle industry since I was old enough to sit in the saddle. I have had the great opportunity to expand and run my own cattle on a neighboring ranch. We run a Red Angus cow/calf operation in Wibaux County, Montana. There isn’t a better industry to be part of than the ranching industry and I’m thankful for that.
McMillen Ranch began in 1907 when JR McMillen came from Missouri and homesteaded in the Brorson area north west of Sidney MT. David, Jerry and Kyle McMillen are the 3rd and 4th generations and now the 5th generation is working on the ranch. Taking care of the land by being good stewards is an important part of the ranch management plan. Both families are involved in ranch organizations and the community.
Edward Skaar is the third generation in the Skaar family on this ranch. His grandfather, an immigrant from Norway, homesteaded here over 100 years ago. Ed and wife Tara Skaar, are located in the northern-most part of Wibaux County. They run commercial Red Angus cattle. Their cattle forage year round with pasture rotations and are supplemented with liquid feed and feed hay during the winter months.