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In Pictures: The Haida Gwaii ranch where breeding bulls are raised

A visit to Richardson Ranch, home of prize-winning purebred Herefords

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Up close and personal with a member of the Richardson Ranch herd of Herefords.

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Don Richardson, a sixth-generation cattle breeder, feeds his prize-winning breed stock on Haida Gwaii in October.

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Don Richardson and his family run an operation that includes a veterinary clinic, a feed store and his herd of purebred breeding cattle.

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The main export of the Richardson Ranch is not beef or dairy, but product for the international bull semen trade.

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Despite operating apart from the beef production process, “the last thing I want to see is a downturn in the beef industry,” says Richardson.

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Herefords from Richardson Ranch breathe in the ocean air of Haida Gwaii.

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