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Bryan Ratzburg started a farming and ranching partnership with his brother, Ernie, in 1985. They are still partners in both crop and livestock production. Bryan manages the livestock operations, while his brother manages the farming operations. Their family business is 100 years old this year. They are in the process of bringing back the fifth generation into the operation, as both brothers have three children who will eventually be involved in the business. The ranching entity is a mid-sized commercial cow-calf operation. They also develop bred heifers in a feedlot operation. Bryan also manages a registered entity, Bobcat Angus; which markets bulls and bred heifers at their annual production sale the end of January in Great Falls. They raise our own feed for the feedlot at the farm and also market high-quality wheat, barley, and pulse crops.