Putting Down Roots in Wyoming

Tyler and Angela McCann with their dogs Ruger, Max and Missy stand with the Wind River Mountains in the background – {h/t Randy Tucker}

Wyoming is a land of opportunity for anyone looking for a rewarding challenge. People move to the state interested in areas like recreation, hospitality, retail, and one of Wyoming’s biggest industries – agriculture. 


After their marriage, Tyler and Angela McCann moved to Wyoming. The couple and their daughters now live on a 300-acre farm/ranch operation in Fremont County. They have a total herd of about 100 heifers, and approximately 500 cows. 


While Angela grew up in Wyoming, Tyler is a transplant from Colorado. Their ranch has clear, brilliant views of the Wind River Range to the south, buttes to the west, and the Owl Creek Mountains to the north. They decided it was a beautiful place to raise their family and earn their living. 


In 2019 they incorporated Wyoming Cowboy Cuts as an LLC. They had decided to pivot from the traditional cow/calf operation that relied on selling their steers at auction to one that raised beef, finished it, and sold the beef whole or in halves, or packaged into consumer-sized hamburger, steaks, and roasts.


The McCanns found a niche market for their beef during the COVID-19 pandemic when people’s eating and shopping habits favored their new operation. They’ve now added pork and lamb to their plan and have partnered with area retailers and restaurants. 


The McCann’s have found a niche in the market that works for them, and that fills a basic need in the community for locally grown food. The speed of their success was a surprise for them, and they continue to plan for the future including selling beyond the region to the entire country. Their business was filmed by the Outdoor Channel for an episode of a series called “Ranch America.”


You can read their full story here on County 10. 


The McCann’s story isn’t unique. Lots of people have moved to Riverton and the surrounding area to restart their lives, chase a dream, and raise their families. It’s a welcoming place full of hard-working people who always lend a hand to others, making it a perfect place to call home.