It was a warm summer day with the relief of a slight breeze making the rolling bluestem grass sway. Horses and cattle gather under the few oak trees. The owner of this northeast Oklahoma ranch, Mike Armitage, continuously studies management techniques to improve livestock production while staying true to his traditions. The producer said he is hopeful for the future of the beef industry.
“It is an exciting future for the beef industry,” Armitage explained. “For those who are always evolving and willing to step to that forefront, I feel as though they will be justly rewarded.”
Armitage was raised 10 miles north of Shawnee, Okla., in Meeker, Okla., on a cowcalf and alfalfa operation. His grandfather and father—Fred Frost and Vernon Lee Armitage—influenced Armitage from a young age. [READ MORE]