Staigles host finale to 30th Annual NDSA Cattle Tour
By Annette Tait
It’s not unusual for guests to visit a working cattle operation. What was out of the ordinary last week at Mandan Lake Simmental northeast of Center, was the number of guests and their mode of transportation: two tour buses delivered producers from throughout North Dakota and as far as Canada to view examples of the Staigle family’s Simmental cattle.
Chuck and Jan Staigle, their son, Wade, and his wife, Merri, along with Wade and Merri’s oldest two boys, Daniel, with his wife Amber, and Ethan, hosted the final stop on the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s 30th annual All Breeds Cattle Tour. The two-day event made stops in Burleigh, Morton, and Oliver counties, and featured 20 of the region’s producers of Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Hereford, and Simmental seed stock. All told, more than 200 participants took part over the course of the tour.
“They pick a region every year – it takes about 10 years to make it through the state,” Merri Staigle said. “We were on the tour in 2006.”