Like many others in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, we got our start in the black angus business with a heifer from my parents, Frank & Dianne Strimbold, of Poplar Meadows Angus. That heifer, Poplar Meadows Mayflower 12B was a granddaughter of "Canadian Colossal". We had her right up until November of 2010! She was an amazing cow! We ran her with Brent's parents commercial herd for the first few years and got our first registered calf in 1998. And... the rest is history! We have about 100 cows, about 2/3 are registered and 1/3 are commercial.
We have 2 kids that help us out, Shea and Tori. Tori has her own small herd of red angus and polled herefords and Shea has already retired from the cattle business! Shea is a mechanic at a local truck shop and doesn't mind helping with the haying and equipment, and Tori attended Lakeland College and took the Western Cow Horse program and currently works at Canfor in the sawmill.
Tori competes in barrel racing everywhere she can! Her cows have helped her purchase MORE horses!!
Brent hauls gravel and runs his excavator and I recently sold my real estate office . We lead a busy life and therefore are trying to raise no fuss, easy doing cattle.
We would love to show off our herd. Feel free to stop by anytime, whether you are in our neck of the woods fishing, hunting or snowmobiling or just passing through! We are located 2.5km off Highway 16 on Buck Flats Road.
Brent & Lia Long