Willow Creek Meats
Contact: Konnor & Nick
City: Watkins, CO, 80137
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About Us
What happens when you combine a fifth generation cattle rancher with a young upstart from the suburbs of Denver? Something different. Something better. You could say that cattle ranching is in Nick’s blood, having grown up on a ranch in southeastern Colorado. “There is something about making your living off the land. The independence and innovation is fulfilling - it’s such a pure way to make a living.” Five years ago, when he ventured on his own, Nick founded Trainor Cattle Company and secured a long-term lease on a ranch east of Denver that had been in operation for some time but needed some help. He saw the 26,000 acres as an opportunity to fulfill his vision using holistic planned grazing to build an ecologically advanced ranch that provided locals with a responsible alternative to conventionally raised meats. When along came Konnor, an unlikely aspiring young cattle rancher who grew up in a suburb of Denver but was always drawn to a more rural way of life. Determined to find his way in this business, Konnor called over 30 ranchers in Colorado looking for an internship. Nick answered the call - he saw a drive and desire that mirrored his own and gave him an opportunity to be a part of and grow something pretty extraordinary. Their joint vision resulted in Willow Creek Meats, a partnership that is on the forefront of responsible ranching and quality meats.