Beyond the Horizon

Third-generation Montana ranch manager Rich Roth doesn't only prepare for the next year's calf or hay crop. He plans for a future when the 167-year-old IX Ranch has new ownership. IX Ranch

The radio in Rich Roth's hand crackles to life, breaking the tranquility of the pre-dawn Montana morning. The muffled voice coming through the speaker says just three words: "Bring them on."

Warrick Road is clear of traffic; the fence that usually keeps cattle off the road has been taken down.

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Western Horseman
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 13:30