ROCKY CREEK —- Where it all began…
Darcy and Michelle met while using their horses and dogs in the pens at the feedlot and married in 1994. Their combined interest in what cattle excel during the feeding period and knowing the current market needs help them choose the commercial and purebred cattle that produce for their ranch, Rocky Creek. The herd has evolved by using their combined experience to raise cattle that demonstrate traits like longevity, temperament, structure, weight sold, and carcass, yield and grading data. All cattle have CCIA tags and are age verified.
Darcy Welsh had grandparents who influenced him. They raised cattle and purebred Percheron horses. He was taught to recognize quality animals with emphasis on longevity. With Darcy having extreme respect and interest in the historic ways of the early horseman, it was natural for him to begin learning the crafts of braiding rawhide and building leather horse equipment.
It was easy for this cowboy to become involved with the rodeo arena. He competed in steer riding, saddle bronc and then received his CPRA and PRCA cards as a bullfighter to provide protection for the bullriders. His 12-year calling took him across Western Canada and the Northern United States. Placing in the Wrangler series bull fights, were some of his career highlights.
Darcy’s work started part time in grade 6 at a 20,000-head feedlot. His 15-year profession in cattle handling, feed preparation, health and wellness, and processing included countless hours on a horse.
Michelle’s grandparents had a great impact on her life as well. They raised champion Holsteins and competed with their light horses. Through out Michelle’s 4-H horse and beef projects, judging competions, college and work, it was always instilled to recognize what animals were successful. With this influence, it was natural to begin learning animal health and riding pens for the beef industry. It has now been over 20 years of service, which has evolved to include the Welsh Animal Wellness seminar, and teachings that assist persons in learning how to provide professional health care to cattle.
Look around the site and see what they have been working on.