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Farming, ranching in Hockersmiths' blood


December 27, 2018

ZACH SPADT/Pine Bluffs Post

Cody Ipsen pours a coffee drink at the Butcher's Pantry in Burns. Ipsen and his wife opened the business earlier this year.

Farming, ranching in Hockersmiths' blood

Published Jan. 4

Hockersmith & Son has been in the business for over 40 years now and even has truck permits all the way from the 1940's. It started with Jack Hockersmith Sr. and Jack Hockersmith Jr.. The farm is now ran by Jack Jr. and his son Matthew Hockersmith.

Jack Sr. was joined by Jack Jr. after he graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1970. At that time the Hockersmith's were running a 4 truck trucking line, feeding cattle on their property, and were part of a traveling harvest crew with around 4 or 5 different machines. After ret...

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