OUR STORY



About Us



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The story began when Al and Bev met when they were 10 years old when they lived across the road from each other. They would help each other out with chores and sit next to each other on the school bus. That is where a great friendship began. They married at 18 and went on to have four daughters. Now after 43 years of marriage their family has grown with 12 grandchildren. The ABN Ranch started in 2015 in southern Utah where Al fell in love with Wagyu cattle. Al and Bev decided to relocate to a larger ranch in Walters, Oklahoma where there is less snow and more water. Three of their daughters and their families have now joined working on the ranch. In 2023 Al was elected to the board of directors of the American Wagyu Association (AWA).
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Hi, my name is Sheila. My husband Luis and I have been married for almost 24 years. We have worked together all that time. We love to spend time with our kids. We like to go hiking and exploring new places. Now our kids are working with us.

Our daughter Alexis is in her second year of college at Baylor University in Waco, TX. When she has vacations or breaks from school she is at the ranch helping out. She loves to feed the baby calves and hang out with her cousins.

Marc is our youngest. He is a senior in high school this year. He has already been accepted to OSU Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Where he is going to be studying Agribus. Luis and Marc feed over 1,300 head of cattle everyday. After they get done feeding they do all the maintenance and repairs on the ATVs, tractors and trailers on the ranch. There is always something to do.

My day is different everyday. One day I can be working cows to set up for embryo transfers. Next day weaning calves, dehorning and branding. In my “free time” I catch up on all the paperwork/ data input for the cattle. The days can be hard and long. Ranching is not for everybody, but when you have your family by your side it makes the day go by fast.

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Hey ya’ll! My name is April. I am Al and Bev’s third daughter. I am a wife, mother and sister. My husband Edwin and I have been married for 10 years and live on the ranch. We have three beautiful daughters together. I start my day getting kids ready for school, while my husband does his daily check on all the cattle. Not everyday is the same, we may be working on different projects around the ranch such as, fixing fences, building windbreaks or welding gates. Depending on the day, you can find me down at the squeeze chute working cattle, recording daily data for our cattlemax and updating our social media and creating listings for the ranches website. The ranch is the best place to learn and grow. We are all working for a sustainable future for our kids.

ABN Ranch Has a Big Future


ABN Ranch main goal is to breed and raise the very best in Red Wagyu cattle based on foundation bloodlines.
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Backed by Genetics