Founded 30 years ago, Cross Four Ranch is run by Fred Wacker, his wife, four children and their spouses. Every person plays an integral part on the ranch, performing duties from raising corn and hay for winter feed to heading up the finance and budget department.
Along with family, Wacker places an importance on producing the best natural Angus he can.
“We’re doing everything we know how to raise a healthy, clean and pure product, so that when you enjoy a beef dinner off our ranch, you’re eating as fine a product as the beef industry has the ability to put out.”
Fred Wacker’s philosophy is simply stated:
“I believe that the rancher is the first and the best environmentalist and caretaker of the land. We will never do anything to harm our livestock or to harm our land because if we do, we’re only harming ourselves.”
Fred Wacker was elected to the Montana Stockgrowers Association Board of Directors as 1st Vice President in 2016. He previously served as 2nd Vice President.
Wacker is a third-generation Montana rancher. Cross Four Ranch operates in Custer and Rosebud Counties as a cow/calf, yearling, and a finished cattle operation. The entire Wacker family is involved in the operation and specializes in All Natural Cattle. Fred and his wife, Gwen, have four adult children: Sara Rehm, Julie Nowicki, Karen Martin, and Mike Wacker.
Wacker has served as chairman of MSGA’s Marketing Committee is a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Live Cattle Marketing Committee, and served as Montana Cattle Feeders vice president, 2004-2005. Outside of the beef industry, Wacker has served on the Custer County Water & Sewer District Board (including four years as chairman), the Custer County Planning Board, and as president of the Miles City Kiwanis.
Contact Fred Wacker – owner, Cross Four Ranch