L BAR W CATTLE COMPANY
Line One Hereford Cattle
Carl and Denise Loyning, have been raising commercial Hereford, Angus and Black Baldy cattle for about 10 years, but their passion for cattle started during their childhood, as both of them were raised in multi-generational ranching families in south-central Montana. A few years ago, we formed L Bar W Cattle Company in partnership with Mike and Jeannette Walen. Our goal is to raise industry leading registered horned Hereford cattle.
Carl and Denise run the day to day operation of the ranch. This is truly a family operation as our fathers, Hanly, Dennis, and Bob along with Mike help with everything on the ranch, from calving, spring cattle work, irrigating, haying, fall cattle work and everything in between. Our mothers, Rochelle, Nancy and Marilyn along with Jeannette are always there to whip up a tasty meal for the crew.
As our herd grew and we expanded our flush activity and embryo implants, we decided to expand our crew. We welcomed Emily Shilling to the ranch in January of 2015. We are very excited that Emily joined our family. Emily, a recent graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Animal Science with a emphasis in Cattle Management, adds a new dimension to our operation.
Carl and Denise’s commercial cattle herd consists of approximately 150 head of mother cows, most of which are Hereford influenced. The L Bar W registered herd, while small now, is growing rapidly. We anticipate the herd to expand quickly as we introduce new technology into our herd. For the past year we have implanted embryos into our best commercial cows. This has provided us an opportunity to add top Line One genetics into our herd, while purchasing top herd bulls and females.