Steve Fettig and his wife, Sherry, have four children, Tyler, Stephanie, Michael and Nicole. They, along with brother, Chuck, own Fettig Land and Cattle.
Steve’s grandfather, Mathias, a German/Russia immigrant, bought the land in 1920. His father, Anton, took over the operation in 1940's.
In 1980 Steve and his brother, Chuck, began ranching together on the land. They took Alan Savory’s holistic management course in 1986 and built a cowherd from 180 to 400 pairs and quit crop farming.
In 1997, a shortage of hay and tough winter caused the brothers to sell the cowherd and start a custom grazing operation.
Steve and Chuck care for 1,300 head of yearlings from mid-May through October. The animals are run in one herd and managed
with one to two-day grazing periods alternatively with recovery time the remainder of the year. Pastures are grazed once during the summer.
Watering points with shallow pipelines and pastures sub-divided with poly wire and step in posts are developed continually. The ranches goals include family, faith and soil health that is not only sustainable, but regenerative.
Steve’s areas of expertise are: