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. In 1982, his son, Richard Carter took on his father’s vision. 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.

In 1982, his son, Richard Carter took on his father’s vision. 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 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 values are directly connected with the natural cycle and biology of the land. They are focused on continuing education with their family and in turn, their loyal customer base across the country. Educating the public about what regenerative agriculture means, the nutrient density of beef the importance of phytonutrients and more. Their boys, Cam, Will, and Tru, spur their desire to provide genuinely grown food and an upbringing reminiscent of generations past.

Continuing the tradition

In 2012, Carter Country Meats was born and now lives a third generation to call Ten Sleep, Wyoming “home”. 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 while instilling current education such as the importance of phytonutrients, farming biodynamically and staying current on regenerative agriculture practices. 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. 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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