Volks raise low-input, high-efficiency Salers in the Colorado mountains

Volks raise low-input, high-efficiency Salers in the Colorado mountains

Teresa Clark

The Fence Post

A registered herd of Salers cattle graze contently at the base of the Ragged Mountains in the northwest corner of Gunnison County. The way they’re raised is what sets them apart. “They receive no special treatment,” Gary Volk says of the cattle. “We raise registered cattle that are kept like commercial producers would keep them. They don’t get supplements, only minerals and hay during calving. Our goal is to graze them most of the year. What we produce here are good honest cattle.”

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