It's as plain as black and white to Kansas rancher Ken Stielow. At least that is how he made the decision to add Charolais cattle to his already Angus herd at Bar S Ranch in north central Kansas.
The ranch, located near Paradise, is the home of 600 registered Angus cows, 150 registered Charolais cows and an additional group of commercial cows.
Ken and Pat Stielow, along with their daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and David Dickerson, run the family operation that has been raising cattle at the current location for more than 110 years. Stephanie and David's sons Grady, 12; Ethan, 10; and Jayce, 7, are the fifth generation to be raised on the ranch.