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Flying M Cattle Inc., A Legacy in the Owens Valley

Danielle Mendiburu and her sister Nicole Dobrzanski are partners in the Flying M Cattle, Inc. ranch in Owens Valley, California.  The ranch is located in the Eastern Sierra Region of the state.  They run about 650 head of cross bred cattle on approximately 17,000 acres leased City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power (DWP) rangelands and 1,600 acres of DWP irrigated pasture, 3,900 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rangelands, and a 19,500 acre United States Forest Service (USFS) grazing allotment.  The ranch is primarily a cow calf operation, but this year they also grazed a few yearlings to assess the viability of that type of operation.  Read more... [PDF]






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