Founded 30 years ago, Cross Four Ranch is run by Wacker, his wife, four children and their spouses. Every person plays an integral part on the ranch, performing duties from raising corn and hay for winter feed to heading up the finance and budget department.
Along with family, Wacker places an importance on producing the best natural Angus he can. “We’re doing everything we know how to raise a healthy, clean and pure product, so that when you enjoy a beef dinner off our ranch, you’re eating as fine a product as the beef industry has the ability to put out.”
Fred Wacker’s philosophy is simply stated: “I believe that the rancher is the first and the best environmentalist and caretaker of the land. We will never do anything to harm our livestock or to harm our land because if we do, we’re only harming ourselves.”