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Jack & Mary Burt

Third generation owners/operators of the Burt Family Farm, together they started Shady Oaks Red Farm in 1988 and utilized Red Angus bulls in their commercial cowherd. 

As their children became active in 4H, the family began to purchased Red Angus females, and by the mid 1990s, the cowherd completely transitioned to purebred Red Angus genetics.

Today, Jack and Mary are both retired and manage day-to-day operations.

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Eric Mousel

Growing up near Hastings, NE, Eric brings a strong commercial cowman approach to raising cattle. He has a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and has taught range and ranch management courses.

Eric works for the University of Minnesota Extension as a Beef Cattle Specialist based at the North Central Research & Outreach Center in Grand Rapids, MN.

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Alaina Mousel

Alaina handles all of the data management, social media and artificial insemination work on the farm. 

When not working on the farm, or running kids to activities, Alaina works as a research assistant in agronomy at the North Central Research & Outreach Center.



Katie, Jack & June

The next generation of cow kids at Shady Oaks Farm. They are good at watching gates, filling buckets and recording numbers chute-side.

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