Eldon & Louisa Krebs
Eldon and Louisa Krebs own and operate Krebs Ranch. Having spent their entire lives in the beef cattle industry, they now focus on breeding elite Angus cattle in the WK program. Eldon was raised on a commercial ranch in Neligh, NE, and attended the University of Nebraska. From there, he began working on some of the nations most elite purebred operations including Bob-Lee Shorthorns in Ohio and Ken Caryl Angus in Colorado. In 1979, Eldon and Louisa put down roots in Gordon, NE, and established, what is today known as, Krebs Ranch. Eldon manages and directs all employees and ranch activities on a daily basis while Louisa supervises the Krebs Ranch office.
Ty, Kaleigh & Sage Krebs
Ty Krebs, son of Eldon and Louisa, grew up on the ranch and then attended Oklahoma State University where he majored in Animal Science. Ty has a broad range of skills and experience in all segments of ranching, but devotes most of his time overseeing the haying, irrigation, construction, and trucking operations for WK. In addition, Ty helps prepare the WK bulls for competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. and for our annual bull sale in March. But Ty’s favorite job by far is raising the next generation of Krebs men, his son Sage! Ty’s diversity and work ethic make him a true asset to the ranch!
A fixture that’s as familiar to Krebs Ranch as our own logo, is our good friend and trusted employee, Jack Dahlgren. Jack is a native of the Sandhills who was raised in nearby Merriman, NE, and has been with the ranch since we first moved to the Sandhills. Jack works with John Delaney during calving season as the WK night watchman, and spends his summers constructing and maintaining the fences at WK and on other area ranches. It isn’t hard to recognize a fence built by Jack, they are straight as a string, and all have Jack’s trademark blue gates and handles. Thanks Jack for all your contributions, and for keeping us all smiling.
Brad Wolkow is Eldon’s right hand man during cattle development at Krebs Ranch. Brad is a native of the Gordon area and has spent his life working in the ranching and trucking business. Brad assists with feedlot operations during weaning and throughout bull development, in addition to overseeing the WK commercial and registered yearlings females on grass. Brad also spends a great deal of time helping during summer hay production and with cattle trucking as needed. Whether horseback, in a truck, or on a tractor, Brad Wolkow is a top-hand; and we appreciate his hard work and his great attitude!
Kami is the daughter of Eldon and Louisa and directs advertising and promotion for Krebs Ranch. Kami was born and raised on the WK, and then attended Oklahoma State University where she majored in Journalism/ Advertising and was a member of the OSU Rodeo team. Kami spent 7 years working with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, and was responsible for the junior program, membership, and magazine development, before returning to the ranch in 2007, with her husband Jake. Kami spends a lot of hours behind a computer creating WK print advertisements, sale catalogs, and updating the WK website, in addition to helping Louisa in the office. Thank you Kami for making us look good!
Jake Scott works on marketing and customer relations for Krebs Ranch. Jake is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he judged livestock and majored in Animal Science. Jake served 4 years as General Manager of Rolling R3 Ranch in Oklahoma, before returning to the WK, with wife Kami, to assist the WK with travel, marketing, and promotion. When you see Jake at purebred and commercial cattle sales as well trade shows and conventions; say hi to him, he looks forward to meeting you!
In Memory of Jason C. Humphrey
March 18, 1975 – September 21, 2008
Jason C. Humphrey was born March 18, 1975 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Tony Craig and Deborah Kay (Rider) Humphrey and passed from this life September 21, 2008 in Nebraska after having attained the age of 33 years. Jason lived in Wellston, Tecumseh and Stillwater before moving to Gordon, Nebraska in November 2007. He is a 1993 graduate of Tecumseh High School. He furthered his education at Connors and OSU, graduating with a degree in Animal Science. He was a devoted OSU Cowboy his entire life. Jason began showing Cutting Horses under the guidance of his grandfather, Fred Humphrey and continued learning from his Uncle Randy. He had great success in both NCHA and Okla. High School Rodeo on his horses, Ollies Sallie and Rondos Lynx. During his years in Stillwater he worked for the Walking F Ranch. He was currently doing what he loved most – training cutting horses at Krebs Ranch in Gordon, Nebraska. He was a member of the NCHA, and was a National Approved Cutting Horse Judge.