|Bill and Jan Taliaferro, Green River Livestock Co., Rock Springs, Wyo
(november 1, 2010) The Taliaferros run a migratory sheep operation of about 2,500 Finn/Targhee crossbreed ewes, though have in the past run up to 14,000 head. The bands spend the summer in the Kemmerer range and are trailed to the Rock Springs and Green River area for the winter. In addition to sheep, the Taliaferros also raise 700 acres of center-pivot irrigated alfalfa. The ranch, as of last year, was designated a Centennial Ranch through the Wyoming Centennial Farm and Ranch program. To qualify for the program, the ranch has to have been in the same family for 100 years. Taliaferro’s grandfather and father ran the ranch before him, and now his children and grandchildren are also involved. Taliaferro has also served on the American Sheep Industry Association’s executive board.
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