5th Generation Cattle Ranch,
Homesteaded in 1882.
Black Leg Ranch is a working cattle ranch utilizing planned rotational grazing to improve our natural resources including wildlife.
We raise cattle and buffalo and operate with Holistic Management to improve our bottom line and quality of life.
Jewell Doan Sr. brought the first Black Angus cattle to the area and the ranch around 1930. This was predominately Hereford cattle country and folks did not like the new black cattle. They were termed those “Black Legged SOB’S”. Jewell, being the innovative character, he was coined the name Black Leg Ranch.
Even though the ranch has diversified to bring the next generation back and added new ideas and ventures to complement the ranch, the livestock industry will always be the foundation of Black Leg ranch.