Dennis & Shirley Huck
Dennis Huck practiced veterinary medicine in Larned, KS, for 40 years and has been involved in his family’s commercial ranch operation in Comanche and Kiowa County, KS, for many years. In the late 1980s, Dennis bought his first registered Angus cow from Gardiners with plans of flushing and using embryo transfer to raise bulls for the family’s commercial cow operation.
Dennis has continued to expand his registered operation through ET and AI with emphasis on balanced genetic traits. Under his DVAR prefix, Dennis has raised and sold cattle at the National Western Livestock Show, state sales, a cooperative herd with Gordon Stucky, and private treaty.
In 2007, Dennis and Shirley moved back to Coldwater, KS, where they both grew up. They have 4 children--Denise Dreiling, Darin, Tami Ireland, and Todd. They have 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and counting!
Russ & Glenda Smith
Darin & Kara Huck
Bernie & Debra Stegman
Bernie Stegman’s interest in cattle began when he helped his Grandpa Schulte with the family farm and cow herd near Spearville, KS. When Grandpa Schulte retired, Bernie and his dad, John Stegman, took over the family business.
In the 1980s, Bernie raised Limousins and sold Limousin bulls. In the past 15 years, however, Bernie has concentrated on raising commercial black Angus cattle and has included artificial insemination and embryo transfer into his breeding program.
In September of 1996, Bernie and his family moved to the family farm near Spearville, KS, where they reside today. John Stegman retired a few years ago, and Jacob, Adam, and Ben—Bernie’s three sons—now help Bernie run the farm and herd.
Bernie’s family includes his wife Debra, who works for Farm Credit Southwest Kansas in Dodge City, and their three sons: Jacob who farms full-time on the family farm, his wife Sarah who is a K-5 Special Ed Teacher in Spearville, and Jacob's children Emalye, Jace & Katye; Adam who works full-time as a crop consultant and helps on the farm, his wife Kacey, who farms with her family north of Dodge City, and their children Cayson & Kinlee; and Ben who is a student at Spearville High School.
Bernie has always wanted to have a production sale and fondly remembers the first SouthWest Angus Genetics bull sale on February 27, 2015.
Darin Huck grew up helping his father, Dennis Huck, in his vet clinic in Larned, KS, and grandfather, Vernon Huck, a rancher and farmer in Protection, KS. Darin went on to study veterinary medicine at Kansas State University. After graduation, he practiced veterinary medicine at Ellsworth, KS, and moved to his current practice in Dodge City in 1996.
Darin has always taken an interest in his family's cattle operation, and Dodge City offered the proximity to take a more active role in the breeding and management of his father's registered Angus herd. Currently, Darin assists with many day-to-day tasks like preg checking, synchronizing, and calving.
Darin's family includes his wife Kara, a teacher for USD 443, their son Brady, his wife Cara, grandsons Cassius & Camden, their daughter Mara and her husband Clint Goebel, & grandsons Bennett & Bowen, all of whom reside in Dodge City, KS.