In the Highwood Mountains, quality-driven cows are at the top of a supply chain that can quickly snowball.
"It can be tough on the rancher. We do all this work out here, calve them out in the weather, take good care of them; we've got to get the ball rolling. Everyone else depends on us," Todd Prosser says from atop a hillside already blanketed with snow in early September.
Originally published Feb. 6, 2017 in the Angus Journal.