Longhorn Cattle Company named Kittitas Cattleman of the Year

Kittitas County Washington ranching family honored at Cattlemen’s Banquet.

The Don and Barbara Akehurst family was named the 2013 Kittitas County Cattlemen of the Year during Saturday’s annual county cattlemen’s association banquet.

Don Akehurst told the audience on behalf of his family he was deeply honored to be chosen for the countywide honor. The family’s ranch on Brick Mill Road, known as the Longhorn Cattle Company, will host the 2013 Cattlemen’s field day in May to which the general public is invited.

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