Welcome to Carter Country | Since 1964

Since 1964

It all started in 1964. Rancher and visionary, Mark Johnson Carter, moved his young family 280 miles from their Bozeman, Montana ranch to Ten Sleep, Wyoming. His vision: 40,000 acres fed by twenty-seven natural springs on some of the finest land nestling the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains. The land’s potential proved as high as the work to be done.

Raised as one of eleven children, Richard knew a thing or two about grit and self-reliance. Those same skills helped him ride the changing times when the market was down, and cattle prices were low. Richard is the sole reason the ranch is still in family hands to this day.

Cultivating the lands

These days, RC and his wife, Annia continue the family tradition on the ranch. They are leaders in redefining regenerative and restorative food production models and are 100% committed to raising their young family in the ranching ways. Their lives are colored by what they value most; red dirt, food, family, and play. Their boys spur their desire to provide genuinely grown food and an upbringing reminiscent of generations past. Carter Country Meats is a company steeped in family, food, and tradition and an advocate for a more honest relationship between land, ranch, and table.

Continuing the tradition

These days, RC and his wife, Annia continue the family tradition on the ranch. They are leaders in redefining regenerative food production models and are 100% committed to raising their young family in the ranching ways. Their lives are colored by what they value most; red dirt, food, family, and play. Their boys, Cam, Will, and Tru, spur their desire to provide genuinely grown food and an upbringing reminiscent of generations past.

Mark took the unlikely path of becoming a professional snowboarder, but despite his time away, Ten Sleep is in his blood and every summer he jumps back into ranching to help the family.

Carter Country Meats is a company steeped in family, food, and tradition and an advocate for a more honest relationship between land, ranch, and table.

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