Let me tell you about my family line. The Howlett’s (Hulet), Evans, and Blacks migrated from England, Wales and British Colonial Maryland settling in Utah between 1620-1856 dedicating their families to working farmlands, running mines, and starting their own business and they are still in business today. In 2010, my father (William C. Black) and I changed the operation again; buying more grassland and grass farmland to raise healthier beef cattle through rich natural soil. It was in my family’s heritage that the livestock business could be a benefit to help feed the United States and to keep them healthy
In December 2011, my father William C. was diagnosed with Mucormycosis (fungus) which is a form of fast-moving cancer. For several months he was in and out of surgeries and hypobaric chambers. William C. beat this fast-moving cancer in April of 2012. That month when William C. came home, he returned to the Dixie Jr. Livestock Show to help the younger generation understand about raising livestock and the livestock business. He received an award called the “Corner Post Award”. The award was made by the Brent Atkin family and tells a story about their ranch going the extra mile to do and finish the job handed to them. The Corner Post award says “When the Atkin family was out gathering cattle, Clayton (the dad) would ask his boys if they went to the corner of the property to see if they got every cow. Every time, Brent, one of the boys, told his dad that he road to the corner post and touched it, so his dad knew that he went to the corner post”. So that’s why the Atkin family awarded my dad, because he went to the corner post to see if his job here was done, and to this day, my dad is still here helping me keep the ranch life going.
At Bar & WC Cattle we appreciate and are very grateful to be the next ranching heirs and to be involved in such a rich heritage of family, ranching, farming and hard work. We thank the previous generations for the opportunity to be doing what we do today, and we are working hard to keep our ranching way of life profitable to be passed to future generations.