About Our Family
The Sharp Family have had cattle on the ground since the early 1900's. In 2013, we started the Registered Hereford side of our operation and have since expanded to commercial beef cattle. We are a 4th generation cattle operation that thrives on family, livestock and the land God has blessed us with. We are located in Healy, Kansas, right in the heart of the Midwest.
Cattle have been at the soul of our family for generations, starting as far back as 1886 on John Israel Sharp’s homestead here in Lane County. In 1940, M.B. “Brownie” Sharp bought one of the ranches our cattle call home today. Due to the aftermath of war, the cattle herd was later sold off in 1956, and the ranch was leased out. In 1958, the Sharp Brothers Gerald, Gail, and Mark pursued their new career of Sharp Brothers Seed Company producing native grass, helping the government establish the Conservation Reserve Program. Gail’s son, Dan, grew up in the family business and continues to operate it today alongside his son, Tyler, and daughter, Kiara.
Being a small-town kid with a rancher’s heart, Tyler had a desire to bring the cattle operation back to life. In 2010, that dream came true when an additional ranch was acquired closer to home. The ranch was later blessed with Alex O’Rourke, our ranch manager, as they needed a dedicated employee with years of cattle experience.
The operation started with Registered Herefords later adding commercial cattle to the herd. Tyler and I, Hanna, met, fell in love, and quickly realized we both had a love for cattle and ranching. After marrying, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Kane. Kane has been learning to be a rancher since the day he was born as his daddy took his little hand, and said “I won’t tell you, I’ll show you.” With every year comes changes, struggles, and successes. But our strong work ethic and faith in God continue to keep the heart of the ranch alive and thriving.
Our ranch is truly a family. Our ranch manager Alex O’Rourke doesn’t take his job lightly. He has a passion for ranching that runs deep. His hard work ethic shines daily. He has years of cattle experience. He brings a lovely wife Amanda and 4 strong boys Teghan, Hudson, Terrance and Teghan. We are happy to have added another Ranch Hand recently, Nick Lute. He has been a blessing in sharing the workload for us all. He comes with feedlot experience and knowledge in cattle medicine. He brings a lovely wife Shelby and son Colter to our ranching family!
Life on the ranch
Nestled within the Kansas Prairie, our Ranch is a wide open view of green pastures filled with native grasses. From hilltop to valley you can catch a glimpse of our herd as they roam. Our farm is truly a family, hard work ethic runs through our veins. We work closely every day to provide the most supreme quality upbringing for our cattle.