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Starting in late 1999, Slanker Grass-Fed Meat became the meat marketing arm of Ted Slanker's ranch, which was known as "Slanker's Polled Herefords." But let's back up a little before that.
Ted was always very interested in agriculture even though he graduated from Oregon State University (class of '66) with a degree in Business and Technology. It wasn't until 1969 that he bought his first horse. That motivated his move to the country. In early 1971 he bought two Polled Hereford steers to raise for the freezer. Three years later he had acquired a herd of registered Polled Herefords which he raised up until 2020.
Over the years, Ted was a very active and progressive cattleman who experimented with numerous advanced cattle breeding methods. He was an early advocate of rotational grazing and modern pasture management and was a guest presenter at many professional cattlemen gatherings. He was known as the maverick's maverick with his many controversial opinions which are now becoming evermore common in the meat industry.
Ted and his wife, Linda, recently cut back on the ranching arm of the business. Now, with a group of dedicated livestock producers they continue to market a wide variety of grass-fed meats, Omega-3 meats, and wild-caught seafood from the old cabin and freezer complex on the ranch located in the Red River Valley of northeast Texas. They now manage the meat operation from Palm City, FL while pretending to be retired. Obviously, they are still very active in the business.
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